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Some Copies of ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ on Blu-ray Appeared at Retail Despite Recall

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Some copies of The Beatles: Get Back appeared on retail shelves Feb. 8 despite a recall.

Several Blu-ray Disc copies of Peter Jackson’s acclaimed documentary on the legendary British rock band were spotted in the new-release section at a Target in Orange County, Calif.

The title had been slated for a Feb. 8 release but was recalled due to a technical glitch. A new release date hasn’t been announced.

However, it’s not as if shoppers could actually buy copies of Get Back if they managed to find a stray. Once the street date was canceled the checkout computers and major retailers such as Target and Walmart would have been set to flag attempts to scan it at the register, prompting a clerk or manager take possession of it and remove the rest from the sales floor.

The initial release date was slated for nine days after an hour-long concert film of the group’s iconic 1969 rooftop concert was released at select Imax theaters on Jan. 30, the 53rd anniversary of the performance atop the Apple Corps’ Savile Row headquarters.  The concert film includes a Q&A with director Jackson, who said in a statement, “I’m thrilled that the rooftop concert from The Beatles: Get Back is going to be experienced in Imax, on that huge screen. It’s The Beatles’ last concert, and it’s the absolute perfect way to see and hear it.”

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The concert, which is included in the documentary, will be digitally remastered with proprietary Imax DMR (digital remastering) technology.

The Imax event is being followed by a global theatrical run of the 60-minute concert film that starts today (Feb. 11) and runs through the weekend.

The Beatles: Get Back covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, whose working title was Get Back. Originally conceived as a feature film, The Beatles: Get Back was expanded into three episodes with a total runtime of nearly eight hours. The docuseries, which premiered on Disney+ on Nov. 25, was compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century, according to a press release.

18 thoughts on “Some Copies of ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ on Blu-ray Appeared at Retail Despite Recall”

  1. I tried 2 purchase a Blu-ray copy at the Walmart in Clinton, MD on 09 February 2022. 2 copies were in the rack, but when I tried 2 ring it up at the self-register, I got an error message. A lady told me I had 2 take it back 2 the Audio/Video department 2 buy it. But the registers back there wouldn’t work either. The clerk refused 2 sell it 2 me, and she went over and removed the other copy from the rack. I pleaded with her 4 about 5 minutes, but she wouldn’t budge. I own a Beatles ‘butcher’ cover, so I wanted this ‘recalled’ Blu-ray…

    1. P. S. I am pretty sure when a Beatles item is released, then abruptly recalled, it then becomes a ‘collector’s item’ and starts trading hands 4 ten times its original value. There’s no ‘glitch’ involved, somebody is just trying 2 create something ‘rare and collectable’.

  2. I’m a 68 year old BEATLE FAN SINCE I WAS 10,who may not get to see this because of Disney’s GREED not a ‘technical glitch’.

  3. I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER, A BEATLES FAN, WHO IS VERY ILL WITH CANCERS TO WHOM I WANT DESPERATELY TO GIVE A BLU-RAY COPY OF “THE BEATLES: GET BACK” AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A LOCAL SAN DIEGO SOURCE TO BUY IT OR ORDER IT ON LINE IN SPITE OF SEVERAL TRIES ON AND SINCE FEB 8. WHEN WILL THE 3-DISC SET BE AVAILABLE – PLEASE “LET IT BE” AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHOEVER IS HOLDING UP ITS RELEASE SO SHE WILL HAVE IT TO SOOTHE FOR THE TIME SHE IS ABLE TO ENDURE THE PAIN.

  4. I have a blu-ray Get Back i received before the recall. Haven’t played it. Hoping it becomes a collector piece.

  5. Just saw this in my local Wallmart (12 March) and tried to pick it up. The register refused to ring it up. The employees told me it was an old movie and was no longer in their system. I had to do a web search to find out what was going on. Silly Wally World…

  6. Here’s the thing though, the recalled item may be a collectors item. It’s going on ebay for upwards of $200, but if the technical glitch doesn’t allow it to be played, what the hell good is it?

  7. No one wants this crap dogshit documentary anyway. Where’s the fucking original 1970 version?

    1. Sorry, but the original 1970 film was the dark and gloomy version. This is more intimate and true.

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