THE extended edition of Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary includes an alternative ending where the Fab Four do not break up.
Making use of all available footage, the Get Back trilogy clocks up a runtime of over 57 hours covering the recording of Let It Be, the famous rooftop concert, a subsequent global tour and the recording and release of ten more incredible albums.
Director Peter Jackson, who made good films from 1987 to 1992, said: “You’ve got to use artistic license when adapting a story into a movie. And you’ve got to make it longer. Much, much longer.
“This new, extended edition shows the Beatles rekindling their love of playing together, setting off on tour again and remaining the most popular band in the world for another two decades via multiple, lengthy endings.
“Viewers will see George Harrison admit that he was being a bit uptight all along, Paul and John make up, Ringo really develop as a songwriter and won’t see Yoko at all because she’s been digitally removed.
“We’ve created all the later performances, and songs, using groundbreaking new technology just as the Beatles would have wanted. I know them so well through the footage I don’t need to ask.
“Just when you think it’s over there’ll be another scene. Then another. And another. It will go on for longer than you ever thought possible, long after the initial charm of these cheeky characters has evaporated. And longer still.”