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Sir Peter Jackson's Let It Be
7 January 2020
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Ron Nasty said
I'd prefer it stick to a roughly chronological order myself, maybe a short bit of them going onto the roof and starting to warm-up, possibly a caption or voiceover, "29 days earlier...", then cutting back to Twickenham on the 2nd and taking it from there.

  

I'd ordinarily prefer strict chronology, but placing all the unplugged ballads after the rocking rooftop show feels anticlimactic. I see it told this way:

Part One

1. Open cold with the acoustic "Two of Us"; followed by superimposed caption reading something like "The Beatles: Apple offices studio, 31 January, 1969".

2. Caption then changes to "The Beatles, 29 Days earlier: Twickenham soundstage, 2 January 1969" over footage of Mal setting up equipment.

Then the Twickenham period is covered. Regular onscreen captions indicate the changing dates and situations, and soon we get one explaining the change of location: 

Part Two

1. Open on performance of "Long and Winding Road", caption once again indicating "Apple offices, 31 January".

2. New caption: "13(?) Days earlier" and we cover the first working day at Apple. Then later, Billy's arrival, Heather and Linda visiting, etc., until

Part Three

Caption reads "Apple Offices rooftop, 30 January", and we get the concert. And then, to close the film, we get the performance of "Let it Be". Superimposed caption reads "31 January: The Beatles' final performance for a motion picture camera."

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Ron Nasty said
Speaking on SiriusXM in the past few days, Ringo has commented on the upcoming Jackson version:

I'm looking with Peter Jackson at all the footage that was never used. Prior to us doing that [the rooftop performance], we're all hanging out, and it's a lot of fun, lot of humour, and not like the one that came out.

 

At 1 time, I owned the double DVD set (Winter of Discontent).  Although the 2nd DVD was crappy quality, there was sooooooo much more stuff that should have been put on the movie than the George/Paul incidents.

 

I'm shocked that The Beatles didn't have more say in it before the original release.

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Bongo said

Ron Nasty said

Speaking on SiriusXM in the past few days, Ringo has commented on the upcoming Jackson version:

I'm looking with Peter Jackson at all the footage that was never used. Prior to us doing that [the rooftop performance], we're all hanging out, and it's a lot of fun, lot of humour, and not like the one that came out.

 

At 1 time, I owned the double DVD set (Winter of Discontent).  Although the 2nd DVD was crappy quality, there was sooooooo much more stuff that should have been put on the movie than the George/Paul incidents.

 

I'm shocked that The Beatles didn't have more say in it before the original release.

  

The film first ran for something like 2 hours and 30 minutes before it was cut down to what was the final release and they had a say. I doubt they were too interested wanting to get rid so they could move on and forget the entire experience. There are photos of them at a rough cut screening.

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Article giving details of the film on MSN today. Looks interesting if it gives a different perspective from hours of unused footage: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/ente.....spartandhp 

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So we've got a cinema release (US and Canada at the moment) on 4 September 2020.

For those wondering about DVD/Blu-ray, nothing's been announced, but for comparison's sake Eight Days A Week : The Touring Years (the Ron Howard doc) came out in cinemas on 15 September 2016, and on disc on November 18, 2016. I'd imagine they'll do a similarly quick turnaround with this one, particularly with Christmas looming and because they'll doubtlessly want to get the reissue of the Let It Be film done in the 50th anniversary year. Let's see.

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Joe said
For those wondering about DVD/Blu-ray, nothing's been announced,  I'd imagine they'll do a similarly quick turnaround with this one, particularly with Christmas looming and because they'll doubtlessly want to get the reissue of the Let It Be film done in the 50th anniversary year. Let's see. 

You'd think by now they would release it as a Blu ray & streaming the same time it's being released  to theatre.  Not everybody likes to go to Theatres and actually wait for the home release.  Times have changed, especially now with coronavirus.

Just a thought!

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