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The Beatles’ Original “Let it Be” Film Coming to Disney Plus After Decades Out of Print


Disney Plus will be streaming The Beatles’ final movie, “Let it Be,” soon.

Michael Lindsay Hogg made the 1969 movie his way. A couple of years ago, the Beatles thanks to Peter Jackson took all the footage and made a long miniseries showing everything Lindsay-Hogg left out. That was “Get Back,” which has proven a valuable exercise.

But the director wasn’t stupid, and his version — which had to be under two hours — was put together for a reason.

“Let it Be” had a run in theaters, and was never on DVD. If it was on VHS, it’s lone gone. But for a while it was possible to get it off the internet.

The Beatles are running out of things to remaster, but we’re happy they finished this up.

Check back for the first airdate.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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