July 15, 2005

At long last: the "Let It Be" DVD!

And just think of all the extra footage they have to choose from in stuffing the discs with "with tons of lost and bonus features."

6 comments:

Ron said...

Oh boy, hours and hours of George and John calling each other bastards, even worse treatment of and by Paul, More Ono caterwauling than a FabFanBoy can stand, and even Ringo bored and disgusted with it all.

96 hours of this drek to pick through and make 5.1! Yippee!!!

Why couldn't they have filmed all the 'Revolver' or 'Pepper' sessions? At least they wouldn't have hated each other's guts! (as much)

Sigh...

SippicanCottage said...
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Jay DeShan said...

C'mon Ron! There will enough good stuff in here to easily make it worth the purchase. Anytime you see Yoko, just fast forward---I won't tell her.

Ron said...

Sippicancottage: Gotta groan at that one! Even Eric Idle must groan at that one...Say no more!

Jay: I'm tellin' ya, that Ono...she has ways...especially if there are royalities involved...I hope you're right though...

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BUNCHY said...

I dont think you are refering to an authentic Apple/capital records release of Let it Be....
This dvd copy has been circulating since 1981 and the extra raw footage has been circulating since the mid 80's. I have an original copy of the vhs version that I pinched back in 85 when I was 14...yeah, yeah, yeah. Anyway, the dvd release is just a copy of the vhs version without clean up or audio/color enhancement. That version is in the vaults and will be for a few more years...but the dvd is worth seeing for historical/musical/technical reasons and yes, masochistic reasons. While Yoko Ono is present, neither her nor Mal Evans or Peter Sellers presence make a convincing reason for a Beatles fan or anyone else to "hate or be disgusted" with this film. If anything, it is MCCartney's abstracted perfection that obsorves most of the film. Over all this film is pretty good but can gain much more by having a "directors cut" version by including so many other perfromances known to exist (eg) Teddy Boy, All Things Must Pass, Jelous Guy(Child of Nature), Something (early version) and yes, a quick run through of She Loves You. Let us hope tjhat someone at Capital is reading this.

ps. on the comments on Revolver or Sgt. Pepper being filmed. They actually were filmed as was the White Album and Lady Madonna sessions. While they are shorter and vary from 16mm to 8mm theere is still a wealth of film materila exhisting. Lets not forget the Beatles were well aware of their talents and archiving their history