Sunday, May 19, 2024

Beatles For Sale: Fab Four Rare Flop with “Get Back” DVD Sales, Ringo Now Promoting with Toes

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Last year Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary, “Get Back,” was the hit of the season on DisneyPlus. No one could stop watching it and the reviews were raves.

The DVD-Blu Ray release was coming, then postponed and kind of fell between the cracks. It should have been a monster release.

“Get Back” was finally released three weeks ago in both formats. No one knows about it, and it’s been a dud. The DVD version has sold just 12,716 copies. The Blu Ray has sold 31,661. This is very disappointing. Total sales so far have come to just $1.6 million.

This was a landmark documentary that fans should have wanted for their permanent collections. Paul McCartney did what he could, using footage from the doc in his live concerts this spring. Otherwise, there’s been little promotion. Ringo Starr is currently trying to give the collection a boost on Twitter, using pictures of toes in sandals for some reason as an illustration. It’s not a good look.

Me? After writing several glowing pieces about the documentary last year, I tried to get a review copy so I could do more. Not one email has been answered. It’s likely I am not alone in this predicament.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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