Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary, Beatles: Get Back, is set to officially hit Disney + this Thanksgiving.
the Lord of the Rings the next documentary series from director Peter Jackson The Beatles: Return, now has an official Thanksgiving release date on Disney +. Widely regarded as the most influential music group of all time, The Beatles took the world by storm throughout the 1960s, eventually disbanding the band after the release of their latest album So be it and its accompanying documentary film of the same name. Jackson’s documentary is pieced together from a multitude of footage that was originally shot by Michael Lindsay-Hogg for the So be it film but has never seen the light of day before.
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The project was originally announced on January 30, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the infamous rooftop concert that served as the band’s last live performance. With over 50 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to Jackson, the project was undertaken with the full support of the two surviving band members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the widows of John Lennon. and George. Harrison, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. Where the original So be it the film was darker, choosing to focus on the breakup of the group, Ringo Starr previously commented on Jackson’s project saying “tthere was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show it.“
According to Variety, each episode will be approximately 2 hours long and air on November 25, 26 and 27. Using the same technological magic Jackson used to restore footage from his WWI documentary They will not age, this latest series will show the Beatles in a way never seen before. Explaining the project, Jackson said:
In many ways, the remarkable images of Michael Lindsay-Hogg captured several storylines. The story of friends and individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It’s a detailed account of the creative process, with the making of iconic songs under pressure, in the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know the Beatles with an intimacy you never thought possible.
Not only re-editing a stack of old footage, Jackson and his team have taken meticulous care in restoring and re-coloring the archival tapes and crafting a counter-story on the last days of the group that has was perpetuated by the release of the original documentary. Since So be it has been withdrawn from circulation, and it seems unlikely that the surviving members of the group would wish to revisit it in its original form. 5 minutes The Beatles: Come Back The preview Jackson released last year gave viewers a tempting glimpse at the level of devotion put into the final product.
With the Thanksgiving long weekend being a traditional boon to moviegoers, this new streaming version will offer something different for those looking to enjoy the comforts of home. Providing Beatles fans with an intimate look at some of the world’s most beloved and successful musicians, the Beatles: Return‘s The three-day release schedule will keep people glued to their screens throughout the holiday season. Originally slated for a 2020 release, Jackson is thrilled to finally be able to “present this story exactly as it should be told”.
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