The Beatles: Let It Be Is Meticulously Restored

Following 2021’s epic The Beatles: Get Back, The Beatles: Let It Be has been meticulously restored by Peter Jackson and company. Long out of print and only available through bootlegs, the original 1970 film is finally available once again. It opens with a brief conversation from April 2023 between Peter Jackson and director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Lindsay-Hogg’s original footage is what forms the basis of Jackson’s epic documentary series. It is amazing how different the rooftop…

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The Beatles: Let It Be Gets May 8 Release on Disney+

One day after The Beatles teased it on their social media channels, Disney+ announced that The Beatles: Let It Be is coming on May 8. Let It Be, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s original 1970 film about The Beatles, will launch exclusively on Disney+ May 8, 2024. This is the first time the film is available in over 50 years. First released in May 1970 amidst the swirl of The Beatles’ breakup, Let It Be now takes its…

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Let It Be: The Beatles Movie is Coming to Disney+

At long last, The Beatles have announced that the out-of-print Let It Be is going to have its streaming home on Disney+. It was only a matter of time following the work from Peter Jackson and company on the epic 2021 documentary, The Beatles: Get Back. While Disney+ has not made any formal announcements, the Beatles were cryptic on their social media pages. All they had to do was post the poster across social media…

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The Beatles: Sam Mendes Making Four Films For Sony Pictures

Filmmaker Sam Mendes and Neal Street Productions will be making four separate films about The Beatles for Sony Pictures. I’ll expand on this a bit later but this news is huge. It’s funny though–I was just talking to a colleague last week about how documentaries like The Beatles Anthology and The Beatles: Get Back make such narrative films impossible. A film can be good in the right hands if it has the right care and…

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Now and Then: The Last Beatles Song – Short Film Streaming On Disney+

A 12-minute short film, Now and Then: The Last Beatles Song, is now currently available to stream on both Disney+ and YouTube. There have been remasters and new mixes through the years. Until recently, it was thought that “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love” were the last songs to be recorded and released by The Beatles. It turns out that thanks to modern state-of-the-art technology and The Beatles: Get Back, we’re getting one last…

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Concert For George Marks 20th Anniversary With Global Screening

The Concert for George marks its 20th anniversary with a one-night-only global theatrical screening with remastered Dolby Atmos audio. I watched the film ahead of Thanksgiving weekend. You know, if there’s gonna be a tradition of new Beatles content in November, I’m here for it. Granted, this isn’t exactly The Beatles but a tribute to the Quiet One himself, George Harrison. After the death of George Harrison in November 2001, it was only a matter…

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years focuses on the years spent touring on the road during the height of Beatlemania. I’ve been in something of a Beatles kick of late–my flight to LA saw me listening to Pure McCartney while my return trip covered Please Please Me through Rubber Soul or Revolver. I’ll get through the rest of the albums when I fly to NY in December. My review of the…

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If These Walls Could Sing: A History of Abbey Road Studios

Mary McCartney takes us inside the walls of Abbey Road Studios for her feature directorial debut, If These Walls Could Sing. The film premiered during Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. Over the years, the fest has become a mecca for studios to launch their Oscar contenders. In any event, Disney is using the opportunity to launch the Abbey Road documentary. If you’re not launching a musical doc at SXSW, Telluride is the…

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Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles Do It Themselves

The Beatles do it themselves in their 1967 made-for-TV film, Magical Mystery Tour, which celebrates its 55th anniversary later this year. The BBC committed the terrible sin of first airing this film in black-and-white in December 1967. They would rectify this by airing a color version shortly thereafter. But by then, it was too late because they damage had been done. Here’s the thing about Magical Mystery Tour: it isn’t a film in the same…

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A Hard Day’s Night: Criterion Releases 4K UHD

Starring The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night is the latest classic title to get a 4K Ultra HD upgrade from The Criterion Collection. Richard Lester, who also plays piano and turns 90 years old on January 19, approved the new 4K digital restoration. Fans have three different audio options to choose from: a monaural soundtrack, stereo, and 5.1 surround mixes supervised by sound producer Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios. The sound mix is presented…

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