Peter Jackson, “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Jackson’s documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” is getting a Disney+ release. The documentary is composed of never before seen archived footage that Jackson was given exclusive access to. The footage will showcase the Beatles as they “Come Together” for their first live performance in two years during January 1969.
“The Long and Winding Road” of the documentary’s release has been rough. The film was meant to be released in theaters in September of 2020. However, due to the pandemic, Disney pushed back the release. Finally, Disney has announced the project’s release date as Thanksgiving weekend.
The documentary will now premiere on Disney+ in three parts on November 25, 26, and 27. Jackson’s vision for the documentary is six hours long, and Disney+ executives have decided to “Let It Be.” Jackson’s uncompromised documentary will include, for the first time, the Beatles’ complete legendary concert atop London’s Savile Row. This announcement comes the week Edgar Wright is releasing his own documentary about the band that inspired the Beatles.
As many film buffs know, this isn’t the first time the Beatles have crossed over with Middle Earth. The greatest band of all time originally approached Stanley Kubrick about directing a Lord of the Rings adaptation starring the musicians as the four main hobbits. Of course, Kubrick declined. I’ve never heard an odder pairing of director to actors “In My Life”! But now we have come full circle; the true Lord of the Rings director directed the Beatles documentary.
Let us hope Jackson will do the great artists justice. You can see a sneak preview of Jackson’s project down below so you can “Think For Yourself.”