The Beatles Get Back on DVD/Blu-Ray (Out Now)

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:


The prices varied wildly.  These two sales from March 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.

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 DVD is listed on Amazon as a 3-disc set for $34.99 (lowered to $24.99).  The Blu-ray is listed at $44.99 (lowered to $34.99).

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/

8 Replies to “The Beatles Get Back on DVD/Blu-Ray (Out Now)”

  1. When will the new date be known? Is it going to be after every other showing to make their money? I don’t think it’s about the reason given. I’ve already paid for it.

    Editor: Yes, I’ve ordered mine too. The release seemed to happen suddenly, and somehow they were unable to pull it off. My Amazon order of the DVD arrived 2/28/22. The new date is July 12th, 2022.

    1. May 27th 2022 for UK release and June 30th 2022 for Japan release is what is posted on Beatles site. Also noticed that UK price jumped up ALOT. At a tune of now $80-$90 American/Canadian.

      Editor: Thanks for the info. The American site still has the Blu-ray at $44.99, but no date is given (update: July 12th, 2022). The UK price in pounds is listed at 45.99, which as you say is higher in dollars.

  2. The last time Let It Be was released in the ’70’s the world was in a bad place just like it is now! This album is cursed!

    Editor: Interesting perspective. It also came out in 1987 & 2009. There’s always something bad going on in the world, hopefully we’ll get through it again…and still enjoy Let It Be.

  3. Quite a crock of shit IMHO. I prepaid months ago yet there is no longer even a projected date. I guess we’ve already waited 50+ years, so a few months shouldn’t matter much, but I have a major pet peeve about being jerked around.

    Editor: Hopefully we’ll find out what really happened. My Amazon ordered DVD arrived 2/28/22, and the new date is July 12th, 2022.

  4. Real lack of information , and I would like to know when it’s gonna be released , especially as I’ve already paid .
    It’s a really poor way to treat customers/fans .

    Editor: Yes, they should have been clear as to what happened, and come up with a new date to tell everyone. New date is July 12th, 2022.

  5. VERY upset about no new release date. I paid for my Blu-ray the day they announced presale. No word about it. Been waiting for months. How long does it take to fix a “glitch”?

    Editor: Yes, they’ve been strangely quiet about what happened, and we finally have a new release date of July 12th, 2022.

  6. IT’S LIKE ALL
    HYPE TYPES
    SQEEZE-EM
    YOU KNOW THEY’LL PAY
    THEY SAY
    IT’S MY SANDBOX
    AND I’LL CHARGE PER GRAIN
    OH YEAH
    I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
    SO WE CAN PICK OUR
    POCKETS
    RELAX
    DON’T DO IT
    JUST LET IT BE.

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