Friday, August 01, 2008


Well, I guess the bootleggers will be happy to hear this. They will be able to continue to sell their inferior quality DVDs for a bit longer. I mean WTF are McCartney and Starr thinking?

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have reportedly stopped the long-awaited re-issue of the 1970 Beatles documentary Let it Be, because it features footage showing the internal strife among the Fab Four. According to Britain's Daily Express newspaper, an inside source says they don't like how the band comes across while they were recording what eventually became their 1970 album Let it Be.

The source said: "There has been talk of Let It Be finally being released but now there has been a change of heart. The Beatles are still a massive global brand and it's felt it won't be helped if the public sees the darker side of the story. Neither Paul nor Ringo would feel comfortable publicising a film showing the Beatles getting on each other's nerves."

The insider added, "People like to imagine the Beatles were a happy ship but the reality towards the end was very different as this film shows. There's all sorts of extra footage showing more squabbles but it's unlikely it will ever see the light of day in Paul and Ringo's lifetime."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you justify "blocking" a film from the public when it has been available to the public in one form or another for nearly 40 years? The Beatles story has been dissected and analyzed in every possible way. Even someone who is ignorant of the details could assume that the band must have had reasons for breaking up. Burying this movie fools no one and just manages to piss off a bunch of collectors who would like a nice clean copy with bonus features. I really hope those rumored reissues of the Beatles CD catalog come out before CD's stop being made altogether! 21 years?? Come on, already!!!

6:45 PM, September 23, 2008  

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