Peter Jackson: Disney Wanted to Remove Footage of Swearing, Smoking From Beatles Doc

Peter Jackson has claimed that Disney wanted to edit out scenes from his documentary about the Beatles that contain smoking and swearing.

The director teamed up with the British rock group to release the musical documentary “Get Back,” which is streaming on Disney+ and has received rave reviews for its intimate look at the band’s time rehearsing and recording for their final album. Jackson sifted through hours of old Beatles footage to put together the three-episode series about the band. The end result has been hailed as a masterpiece but it could have been very different if the streamer had gone ahead and edited out several scenes featuring smoking and explicit language. 

Beatles members Paul McCartney, 79, and Ringo Starr, 81, refused to have the swearing eliminated though, Jackson revealed in an interview with NME.

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