The Beatles: Get Back was a lengthy three-part, six-hour documentary of the making of the Let It Be album. Now, director Peter Jackson wants to release a longer version.

The Academy Award-winning director said on The Business with Kim Masters (as transcribed by Ultimate Classic Rock), “[Disney and Apple] say — and they might be quite right — that there’s no market anymore for extended cuts. But I know that there’s five or six hours of fantastic material that we didn’t include, and I don’t want it to go back into the vaults for 50 years. So, let’s just say that it’s a conversation that’s happening, but it’s not necessarily a definitive one at this point.”

The Beatles: Get Back was met with critical and commercial acclaim. The doc is nominated for five Emmy Awards including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. Additionally, Julian Lennon said the documentary reminded him “of the way Dad used to be.”

Julian said of his late father, John Lennon, in an interview with Yahoo! Music, “You know, when we were together, when I was a kid, he was funny, goofy, sarcastic, talented, moody, broody — but fun.”

He added, “And that was all the things that he was to me when we lived together. And it made me fall in love with him again, which was really lovely. It made me appreciate him again and reminded me of how he was before everything went a bit pear-shaped.”

Julian and John were estranged for a number of years after John divorced Julian’s mother, Cynthia, and married Yoko Ono. Julian would reconnect with his father before his tragic murder in 1980. He said of that reconnection, “Certainly we tried to embrace each other’s company and tried to learn about each other again before he passed. And it was enjoyable experience. It was great. And I was longing to hang out with him even more, but you know, sadly what happened, happened.”

Julian said, “… So, [Get Back] was just a way of remembering who he was and seeing the human side of him again. And that inspired me, and I loved that.”

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