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Series Description: This three part extraordinary documentary documents in a way never before the band recording their twelfth and final album Let It Be, on which the song “Get Back” features. The Beatles: Get Back is set over the 21 days it took to record the album in the studio, and each episode covers a week each. The episode titles are: “Part 1: Days 1-7,” “Part 2: Days 8-14” and “Part 3: Days 15-21.”

The series is developed from 57 hours of restored unseen footage shot in January 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and 150 hours of unheard audio, so the total run time could have been a lot longer than seven hours if Jackson hadn’t cut so much.

The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, compiled from over 57 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 (by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to these private film archives. “The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years, capturing the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album. The documentary features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be.”

Another remarkable feat pulled off by Jackson and company is the preamble to the film that manages to summarize The Beatles history in a relatively brief introduction that takes less than fifteen minutes and transports the audience through the early days of the group right up until the idea is formed for the “Get Back” project and its more than ambitious goals.

It is also mesmerizing how Jackson’s take on the proceedings seem to play out like a documentary within a documentary instead of a simply recut of existing footage. This perspective, along with the painstaking restoration of the original footage of the film, that gives The Beatles: Get Back a uniquely fresh feeling that allows it to transcend the distance in time since it was originally shot.

This 3 Blu-Ray Set is divided up into the episodes listed below respectively. Each Blu-Ray contain 1 part of the 3 part documentary series for highest possible quality. Quality is unmatched as it is sourced directly from the original in FULL Widescreen 1.66:1 (Original Theatrical Aspect Ratio) FULL 1080p HD Picture *Also Includes: EXCLUSIVE BONUS Features with multiple Peter Jackson interviews (discussing the making of the documentary series) at the end of DISC 3 that you will find on no other release of this documentary. All of this for the first time on Blu-Ray ever!

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Episode Descriptions:

Episode 1 title: “Part 1: Days 1-7” Original Air Date: Thursday 25th of November 2021: The Beatles begin rehearsing at Twickenham Studios for what is at first meant to be a television special about the recording 14 new songs for their next album leading up to a live show at a location to be determined. During the sessions, Paul McCartney and George Harrison play some songs that would later appear on their respective solo albums. After seven days of rehearsals, Harrison abruptly leaves the group.

Directed by Peter Jackson and Michael Lindsay-Hogg (1969 film crew)

Cast (in credits order appear via archive footage)

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Denis O’Dell, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Mal Evans, Kevin Harrington, Yoko Ono, Shymasundar Das, George Martin, Glyn Johns, Neil Aspinall, Anthony B. Richmond (as Tony Richmond), Les Parrott, Peter Sutton, Magic Alex (as Alexis ‘Magic Alex’ Mardas), Mukunda Goswami, Paul Bond, Ethan Russell, Peter Brown, Linda McCartney (Linda Eastman), Dick James and Maureen Starkey

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jane Asher, The Beatles, Brian Epstein, Cynthia Lennon, Mike Love and Heather McCartney

Duration Episode 1: 157 minutes (2 Hours 37 Minutes)

 

Episode 2 title: “Part 2: Days 8-14” Original Air Date: Friday 26th of November 2021: After Harrison’s departure, rehearsals at Twickenham briefly resume. John, Paul and Ringo meet with George following his walkout and move the session to Apple Studios. The live show is ultimately scrapped and the television special is changed to a documentary film. Following a productive meeting with Harrison, the Beatles agree to resume rehearsal and recording at their Apple Corps studio location. Billy Preston, a musician the group met in Hamburg, joins in on the sessions on electric piano.

Directed by Peter Jackson and Michael Lindsay-Hogg (1969 film crew)

Cast (in credits order appear via archive footage)

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Peter Sutton, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Anthony B. Richmond (as Tony Richmond), Ethan Russell, Mal Evans, Glyn Johns, Kevin Harrington, Linda McCartney (as Linda Eastman), Neil Aspinall, Yoko Ono, Paul Bond, Peter Sellers, Denis O’Dell, George Martin, Dave Harries, Sue Aherne, Eileen Kensley, Derek Taylor, Peter Brown, Chris Thomas, Pattie Boyd, (as Pattie Harrison), Alan Parsons and Robert Fraser

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jane Asher, The Beatles, Donovan, Cynthia Lennon, Mike Love, Heather McCartney and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Duration Episode 2: 173 minutes (2 Hours 53 Minutes)

 

Episode 3 title: “Part 3: Days 15-21.” Original Air Date: Saturday 27th of November 2021: After a week of recording at the Apple Corps studio, the Beatles must decide if they will perform live for the first time in three years. The band perform an unannounced live performance on the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters, bringing about a crowd of London passersby as well as the attention of the Metropolitan Police.

Directed by Peter Jackson and Michael Lindsay-Hogg (1969 film crew)

Cast (in credits order appear via archive footage)

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Sue Aherne, Eileen Kensley, Glyn Johns, Mal Evans, Yoko Ono, Heather McCartney, Linda McCartney (as Linda Eastman), Ethan Russell, Dave Harries, Alan Parsons, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Jimmy Clark, Kevin Harrington, Keith Slaughter, Chris Thomas, Sally Burgess, Anthony B. Richmond (as Tony Richmond), Paul Bond, Gene Mahon, Peter Sutton, Derek Taylor, Mike McGear, (as Mike McCartney), Debbie Wellum, Maureen Starkey, Peter Brown, Ray Dagg (as PC Ray Dagg), Ray Shayler, Peter Craddock (as PC Peter Craddock) and David Kendrick

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jane Asher, The Beatles, Cynthia Lennon and Mike Love

Duration Episode 3: 138 minutes (2 Hours 18 Minutes)

Total Duration of  The Beatles: Get Back Parts 1, 2 & 3: 7 Hours 48 Minutes or 468 minutes

 

BONUS FEATURES:

  1. 60 Minutes 11/14/21: Opening, while sifting through 57 hours of footage shot in January 1969, Jackson said he came to see Ono’s presence around the band as “benign,” doubting the influence she had over the Beatles’ breakup. “She never has opinions about the stuff they’re doing,” Jackson told 60 Minutes correspondent Jon Wertheim about the footage he worked with. “She doesn’t impose herself on them in any way, shape, or form.” Interviewed by correspondent Jon Wertheim about the four-year process of creating “The Beatles: Get Back,” three-part documentary series, the footage used by the New Zealand filmmaker and his team was originally shot by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg for the largely forgotten 1970 film “Let it Be.” That earlier project would go on to become synonymous with the band’s break-up. Jackson told of Hogg’s film “does not show a band falling apart” poor timing and technical decisions impacted how the public remembers the work. (15:31)
  2. Entertainment Tonight 11/24/21: Exclusive interview with Peter Jackson come in his insight in directing “Get Back” (2:17)
  3. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 11/24/21: Opening, in-depth interview with Peter Jackson. Easily one of the most in-depth one on one interviews that has been broadcasted with Peter Jackson on national television in the US regarding:”Get Back”. There’s two segments from this one episode. It ends with Stephen Colbert specifying that this is only “part 1” with part two airing the following Monday which follows the segment below. (14:17)
  4. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 11/29/21:  Opening, in-depth interview with Peter Jackson continues with part two from the original broadcast on 24 November 2021. Easily one of the most in-depth one on one interviews that has been broadcasted with Peter Jackson on national television in the US regarding “Get Back”. There’s three segments from this one episode. Total from both broadcast episodes total 5 segments over the span of five days. (18:59)
  5. The Beatles “Get Back” Trailer 11/21 (3:56)
  6. The Beatles “Get Back” Television Commercial Spot 11/21 (:15)

Total Duration of  BONUS FEATURES: 55 Minutes 25 Seconds

Complete Duration of  The Beatles: GET BACK Parts 1, 2 & 3 PLUS ALL BONUS FEATURES: 8 Hours 43 Minutes or 523 Minutes

FULL Widescreen 1.66:1 (Original Theatrical Aspect Ratio) FULL 1080p HD Picture. This 3 Blu-ray collection comes in three clear circular plastic promo cases as seen in photos.

Directed by Peter Jackson and Michael Lindsay-Hogg (1969 film crew)

Cast (in credits order appear via archive footage)

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Denis O’Dell, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Mal Evans, Kevin Harrington, Yoko Ono, Shymasundar Das, George Martin, Glyn Johns, Neil Aspinall, Anthony (Tony) B. Richmond, Les Parrott, Peter Sutton, Magic Alex (as Alexis ‘Magic Alex’ Mardas), Mukunda Goswami, Paul Bond,
Ethan Russell, Peter Brown, Linda McCartney (Linda Eastman), Dick James and Maureen Starkey

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jane Asher, The Beatles, Paul Bond, Brian Epstein, Cynthia Lennon, Mike Love, Heather McCartney, Tony Richmond and Ethan Russell

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