Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary gets official release date

The upcoming Beatles documentary — directed by Lord of the Rings filmmaker, Peter Jackson — has been given an official release date.

Disney’s executive chairman, Bob Iger, revealed that The Beatles: Get Back will be released on September 4 via Walt Disney Studios.


The new Beatles documentary, directed by Peter Jacksonwill be released in September. Let It Be: Get Back is made from over 55 hours of unseen footage.

The film is crafted from over 55 hours of unseen footage, taken from the recording sessions of the iconic album, Let It Be. Additionally, their legendary London rooftop performance will also feature in the final cut.

Paul McCartney expressed his delight in having Jackson on board for such a monumental project. In particular, showed enthusiasm in the film’s depiction of the genuine positivity permeating that era. 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 echoed this sentiment, noting the difference in tone from the 1970 feature film, Let It Be. “There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that. I think this film will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”

In response, Jackson added, “Working on this project has been 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.”

Let It Be: Get Back has also received the full support of Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. Additionally, a fully restored version of the original Let It Be documentary will be made available at a later date.