The Beatles: Get Back is finally coming to Blu-ray and DVD.
Fans might remember that director Peter Jackson's epic 2021 documentary (which premiered on Disney+ where it is still streaming) chronicling John, Paul, George, and Ringo's exploits in the studio on the road to Let It Be was originally scheduled for home video release on February 8. Just days before the release date, an audio error was discovered. Copies were recalled, although some trickled out and became high-ticket items on auction sites such as eBay. Now, a fully-corrected version has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 12.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray presentations offer the three-part, 468-minute Get Back on three discs - one part per disc. No additional bonus features have been included, although the packages do come with four photo cards (one per Beatle). Both Blu-ray and DVD boast numerous audio options. The former has Dolby Atmos, 7.1 PCM surround, 2.0 PCM stereo, and 2.0 descriptive audio. The latter features 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo Dolby Digital tracks as well as 2.0 descriptive audio.
Get Back has remained in the headlines recently as Paul McCartney's current tour - entitled Got Back - features McCartney on a virtual duet with John Lennon of "I've Got a Feeling," utilizing Lennon's isolated voice and image from the rooftop concert footage that brings the documentary to a thrilling close. While no physical release has been announced, the rooftop concert audio is currently streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major music streaming outlets. The 38-minute, 10-track release features all of the music played atop 3 Savile Row in London on January 30, 1969, including three takes of "Get Back;" two of "Don't Let Me Down" and "I've Got a Feeling;" "One After 909," "Dig a Pony," and a band jam.
The DVD and Blu-ray releases cap off a flurry of activity related to the Get Back documentary including Apple, Capitol, and UMe's Let It Be super deluxe edition and various reissues, the companion coffee table book from Callaway Arts and Entertainment, and Get Back to Let It Be, an immersive exhibition at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Beatles: Get Back can be pre-ordered on DVD and Blu-ray now at the following links: