The first poster and trailer for the three-part documentary series The Beatles: Get Back, has officially been released by Disney Plus.
Directed by Peter Jackson, “The Beatles Get Back” will take fans back to 1969, when the iconic British band had rush to write and record a new album in only three weeks’ time. The three-part documentary series will provide a glimpse into the bands creative process and relationship between John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
In 1969 a film crew was given access to document The Beatles as they worked to record their next studio album. The Beatles’ 1970 album, Let it Be. They would record over 57 hours of footage that would find its way locked up in a vault for nearly fifty years.
The three-part documentary series looks at the band’s Interpersonal conflicts, the looming deadline, the agony of the creative process all while the band records one of their most memorable records. The trailer also teases The Beatles last live performance as a group, the rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row,” which the series will present “for the first time in its entirety.”
The Beatles: Get Back will premiere on Disney Plus on November 25, 26, and 27, over three two-hour-long episodes. You can check out the trailer and poster below.
Directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s January 1969 recording sessions, which became a pivotal moment in music history. The docuseries showcases The Beatles’ creative process as they attempt to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert in over two years. Faced with a nearly impossible deadline, the strong bonds of friendship shared by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are put to the test. The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored. What emerges is an unbelievably intimate portrait of The Beatles, showing how, with their backs against the wall, they could still rely on their friendship, good humor, and creative genius. While plans derail and relationships are put to the test, some of the world’s most iconic songs are composed and performed. The docuseries 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.
You can also check out the sneak peak video of “The Beatles: Get Back” that Peter Jackson released back in December of 2020. The video has a lot of the same footage along with some footage not seen in the trailer just released. Peter Jackson introduces the video himself.
Is there a DVD release in the works ?
At this particular time I am not aware of one. I would love for there to be one eventually, but so far the majority of titles that have gone to Disney Plus have not been given a Bu-ray/DVD release.