Michael Lindsay-Hogg's 1970 documentary, which features footage of The Beatles' final public performance on a rooftop and contains insight into why the group broke up, is infamously difficult to see. Reportedly, the surviving Beatles have blocked attempts to release the film on DVD because it features footage from such a dark time in the band's history — until then, copies only survive on VHS and LaserDisc ...
The film documents the group rehearsing and recording songs for their twelfth and final studio album Let It Be, in January 1969. The film includes an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last public performance. Released just after the album in May 1970, Let It Be is the final original Beatles release.
The film was originally planned as a television documentary which would accompany a concert broadcast. When plans for a broadcast were dropped, the project became a feature film. Although the film does not dwell on the dissension within the group at the time, it provides some glimpses into the dynamics that would lead to their break-up. Following the film's release, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr collectively won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.
Let It Be has not been officially available on home video since the 1980s.
1969- Let it be (35mm 16:9 stereo)
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