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Sir Peter Jackson's The Beatles: Get Back
11 May 2022
sir walter raleigh
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you’re demanding evidence yet your argument is… 

Mean Mr Piggie said

I don’t believe distribution is an issue

The answer to your question appears to be no, but you’re having trouble accepting that. why?

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12 May 2022
Mean Mr Piggie
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sir walter raleigh said
you’re demanding evidence yet your argument is… 

Mean Mr Piggie said

I don’t believe distribution is an issue

The answer to your question appears to be no, but you’re having trouble accepting that. why?


My question was “does anyone know if copyright issues over songs/performances/references to/of music not created by The Beatles themselves is creating the delay to the physical release of Peter Jacksons’ ‘The Beatles: Get Back ‘?”

I don’t remember seeing an answer.

Can you please stop throwing definitives into my questions? I never used the word ‘cancelled’ nor suggested it, I never ‘demanded’ anything, I asked if anyone had information. I stated that I didn’t think distribution was an issue.

Ron, I’ve read a lot of threads here where you are a wealth of information, where you have been one of the first to come up with news about upcoming events and releases, where you have found information before anyone else. I’m not here to start a trolling session. Not with you…not with anyone.

I have never seen ‘Let it Be’. It was last aired on BBC2 in 1982(ish), I was really looking forward to seeing it but my parents decided that a holiday would be fun so I never did.

I want to see the official airing/release of the film so I have never watched the pirate copies, the you tube copies nor any other. Over the last 40 years I have read news reports, stories, interviews, ‘insider’ comments on why ‘Let it Be’ hadn’t been available through official sources. The most common reasons raised were that the copyright owners to songs/music/recordings/performances had been blocking it, (I assumed it was because they knew a cash-cow when they saw one and were demanding high royalties), and that the remaining Beatles considered the film to be too negative to their image as a happy, laughing, love-sharing phenomenom.

You ask why I’m doubting distribution issues. Because I’ve got a 4k copy of ‘Dune’ right next to me, because I can get a dvd/blu ray/4k copy of ‘The Batman’ on 13th June, (I don’t want one), I can get ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ tomorrow. I could find a dozen more examples but so can you. All of these were released after ‘Get Back ‘.

So…I doubt distribution issues. I believe ‘authoring’ issues. Whether from Disney trying to extend the life of their truncated version or copyright owners trying to milk The Beatles brand. I’m still hoping the delay is for Peter Jackson to do his ‘thing’ and add 8 hours or more of footage.

I never said I believed it was cancelled. I am still asking if anyone has any information on the ‘authoring’ issues that came out in the initial press releases.

…and, yes, I believe in PR obfustication.

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What’s happened to the original ‘Let It Be ‘ movie that Apple promised we were definitely getting this year? And have we all given up on a box set of song outtakes from the film including the complete Rooftop Concert that at one point many were pretty sure was coming?

Seems like both have vanished with the only hint of a release of the unextended as-it-was-streamed edit which will be delayed by possibly a year, if not longer. Meanwhile a billion bootleg DVDs are or have been uploaded online for anyone who wants it, many of which come with the complete ‘Rooftop Concert’, multi-angle views and other bonuses that will embarrass the official release. 

The only hope is that whatever the reason for the delay is (I doubt it’s due to distribution alone as that would not take months to sort) eventually results in an expanded cut with features that make the release an essential purchase.

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