from "Breakfast with the Beatles":
June 29, 2005
The restored version of the Beatles' "Let It Be" film will be released on DVD in September 2005.
Director Bob Smeaton told Archer of 99.5 The Mountain's "Breakfast With The Beatles" that the delay in restoring the movie was related to the sheer volume of film that had been shot.
Before he could tackle the project, which began last year, Smeaton was involved with painstakingly restoring footage of the film documenting the famous "Festival Express," which featured Janis Joplin, the Band and the Grateful Dead on a bus tour of Canada.
The DVD version of "Let It Be" has required an immense amount of film cleaning and color restoration, and Smeaton says viewers will be amazed with the results.
"It will also feature some remarkable bonus material," Smeaton added.