New date for “Get Back”
Amazon in the UK has announced a new release date for the upcoming blu-ray of Peter Jackson’s documentary “The Beatles – Get Back”: July 11, 2022. In the USA the date is the day after, July 12. The new dates has apparently been confirmed by The Beatles official online store, but still not by Amazon in the USA. Still, chains like Target and Best Buy are both announcing the new date, as is American magazine Variety. In Australia, JB Hi-Fi has mailed their customers with the new release date downunder set to July 12, also.
A February 8 release date was announced in January, but faulty discs lacking the 2.0 stereo sound prevented the release, and Disney recalled the discs. A few of the faulty blu-rays fell into the wrong hands and appeared at horrendous prices on ebay, whereas Amazon.com mistakenly sent out their supply of the DVD version to pre-ordering customers.
No DVD edition has been announced in Europe, only the blu-ray is listed. And even as a blu-ray, the quality will not be as high definition as on Disney+, because the streaming service has it in 4k, a definition a standard blu-ray disc is incapable of delivering. Only the newer format UHD Blu-ray can hold 4k material, but no such release has been announced, at the time being.
Even though no extra material has been announced, we would have wished for the option of being able to view the rooftop concert without the police and the audience disturbances.