Get Back Blu-ray: Further delays
Some copies of the Beatles’ “Get Back” 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets made it out to the public in the USA before the product was recalled, due to the fact that the 2.0 stereo audio selection was faulty. It played surround sound. There has been no official word on when the replacement sets would be released. Meanwhile in Europe, the release date of February 28 stayed on for a while, until it was announced by the official Beatles Store to have been delayed to delayed to May 27.
But yesterday, Amazon (UK and Germany) set a new release date of 31 December 2022 on their listings and customers were reporting to have received emails from the company:
Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below was changed by the supplier, and we need to provide you with a new estimated delivery date based on the new release date:
“The Beatles: Get Back – Blu-ray Collector’s Set [Region Free]”
Estimated arrival date: January 07 2023 – January 17 2023
One of our aims is to provide a convenient and efficient service but in this case, we’ve fallen short. Please accept our sincere apologies.”
The JB HiFi online store in Australia also has December 31, as release date:
Without any official word from The Beatles/Disney/Apple, we don’t quite know how to interpret all this. Perhaps the campaign for inclusion of a “Director’s Cut” edition or bonus material has made them re-think and add some more value to the product? Or perhaps Disney+ are keen on still having the documentary series available exclusively on their streaming service? We’ll keep you posted.