Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary, “Get Back,” which creates a new film from the hundreds of hours of footage filmed during the recording the group’s final album “Let It Be.”
“The Beatles: Get Back” is scheduled to be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on Sept. 4, with additional details and dates for the film’s global release to follow.
The film creates a cheerful counter-narrative to Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary “Let It Be, which has a gloomy atmosphere and laid bare many of the internal disputes and arguments that ultimately broke up the Beatles.
Unlike virtually every other item in the group’s oeuvre, Linday-Hogg’s film has been out of circulation for many years.
Read the story at Variety.
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