The complete 8-hour Get Back movie was supposed to be released on DVD & Blu-ray on February 8th, 2022, but was postponed, because of a flaw with the surround audio. Finally the corrected set was released on July 12th, 2022.
My Amazon DVD order of Get Back (above) was delivered February 28th, 2022. My three DVD’s played just fine.
Crazy Update: Some of the recalled Blu-ray discs made their way to eBay. Here are a couple of completed sales:
Meanwhile, there’s more info on Get Back, 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 no extras are provided. 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. There’s no word on when (or if) the original Let It Be movie will be upgraded and released.
The Blu-ray listing is on Apple’s official site for the full list price of $44.99. Here’s the information they included:
The only “extras” are the four collectors cards shown with the Blu-ray set.
Update: (Sept. 2022) Get Back won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Series, and Best Director for Peter Jackson. It also won awards for sound & film editing. Paul, Ringo, Olivia & Yoko all won Emmys as executive producers.
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/