Acclaimed New Zealand film maker Peter Jackson recently released a sneak peek of his highly anticipated documentary “The Beatles: Get Back”.
Jackson’s documentary film will reexamine some of the Beatle’s musical sessions using over 55 hours of unreleased original 16-millimetre footage filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, which are now restored, and over 120 hours of mostly unheard audio recordings.
“We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ said Jackson. “We hope it will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time.”
Earlier Jackson described the project as a ‘joyous discovery’. “I’ve been privileged to be a fly on the wall while the greatest band of all time works, plays and creates masterpieces,” he said.
Endorsing the documentary, Paul McCartney said, “I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together. The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”
Ringo Starr added: “I’m really looking forward to this film. Peter is great and it was so cool looking at all this footage. There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out. There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”
“The Beatles: Get Back” is also being produced with the support of Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
Accompanying the release, the book of the same name will feature many unseen high-resolution film frames from the same restored footage.
More information is available to fans worldwide on TheBeatles.com and the documentary will be streamed on Disney+ and released in theatres on August 27, 2021.