Peter Jackson's Beatles Doc Is Now a Massive Six Hours Long
'The Beatles: Get Back' will arrive in three parts this fall on Disney+
Published Jun 17, 2021It goes without saying that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson isn't one to keep things brief. So it's no big surprise that his upcoming Beatles documentary project has now ballooned up to a colossal six-hour, three-part series.
Called The Beatles: Get Back, the project was originally slated be a standard theatrical release due out this summer. Instead, it will now arrive via Disney+ in three two-hour instalments on November 25, 26 and 27.
The Beatles: Get Back will utilize more than 60 hours of unseen Beatles film footage, shot in January 1969 by Let It Be director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. There's also 150 hours of unheard audio and — for the very first time — the Beatles' complete rooftop concert from atop London's Savile Row.
"In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg's remarkable footage captured multiple storylines. The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership," Jackson said in a statement. "It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it's not nostalgia — it's raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you'll get to know the Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible."
Previously, a trailer for The Beatles: Get Back was shared back in December. You can revisit it below.