The complete 8-hour Get Back movie was supposed to be released on DVD & Blu-ray on February 8th, 2022, but was postponed. Finally, an official announcement has set the new release date for July 12th, 2022. Here’s the updated listing:
My Amazon DVD order of Get Back (above) was delivered February 28th, 2022. The delay of the Blu-ray was due to a technical issue with the surround audio. My three DVD’s played just fine in a quick test.
Crazy Update: Some of the recalled discs have made their way to eBay. Here are a couple of completed sales:
The prices varied wildly. These two March 3rd sales are high priced ones, and the lowest I spotted was $50 from an earlier sale. It seems nuts to spend a thousand dollars for flawed discs that will be available in corrected form in July.
Meanwhile, there’s more info on the releases, and an audio bonus below.
Before the DVD release, the rooftop concert had a special showing at IMAX theaters on January 30th, which is the anniversary of the original event. It’s an hour long film, and the presentation included comments from Director Peter Jackson, as well as a Q&A by satellite after the showing. The event was reported as nearly sold out across the country. There was also a regular IMAX theatrical showing (no Peter Jackson Q&A) of this one-hour film for one weekend, February 11th-13th (extended a bit in the U.K.).
Update: The entire 40-minute audio of the rooftop concert was released to music streaming services on Friday, January 28th, 2022. It’s been remixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell. The sound quality is excellent, and we can hear all the songs without the breaks for street interviews used in the film.
The full nearly 8-hour 3-part documentary is included with the new DVD release, but apparently no extras are provided. There’s no word on when (or if) the original Let It Be movie will be upgraded and released. It would have been great if the DVD set had included Jackson’s original movie-length version that was to be shown in theaters in August of 2020.
The Blu-ray listing is on Apple’s official site for the full list price of $44.99. Here’s the information they included:
Based on the run time, the only “extras” are the four collectors cards shown with the Blu-ray set.
Bonus: Just for fun, check out this custom edit of the three rooftop versions of “Get Back” made into one “best version”:
Here’s the link to my review of the Get Back movie: https://ontherecords.net/2021/11/the-beatles-get-back-movie-review/
Here’s a review of the Let It Be remix box set: https://ontherecords.net/2021/10/let-it-be-remix-box-set-review/