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Dennis Wilson Forever
Dennis Wilson Forever
Actor: Dennis Wilson
Director: Billy Hinsche
Genres: Documentary
2008     1hr 22min

NTSC/Region 0. Three years in the making a first time on DVD, this powerful full-length documentary was produced by the late great Beach Boy's brother-in-law Billy Hinsche. This DVD, released to coincide with the reissue o...  more »


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Actor: Dennis Wilson
Director: Billy Hinsche
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Sony/Bmg Int'l
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 08/05/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Import
Languages: English

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Pretty Dissapointing
W. March | 08/23/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Hopefully they will soon make a better documentary on Dennis than this.Hopefully when they do so they wont use a camcorder in the most ridiculous settings to record their interviews.(without the kids or ringing phones in the backround,lol)Maybe they will also include some of his original music in it as well.I want so badly to be able to buy a dvd about Dennis Wilson that truly deserves five stars.This does not.Some of these interviews are boring while others are embarrasing and the song by Billy Hinsce at the end sounds like it was written the night before he finished the project.Too much attention is given to his role as a sex symbol,focus on his music more.And I dont just mean the Sunflower classic "Forever".More attention needs to be given to "P.O.B.", and especially the "Bambu" tracks which finally are available.I would not be surprised if some of the people being interviewed here were unaware of the fact that these interviews would actually be used for a "finished documentary".Quite honestly I dont care what John Stamos has to say about Dennis Wilson.Al Jardine and the other members of the wilson family here make a little more sense as they have some memorable stories to tell about a person they actually knew.I hope there is another documentary in the works right now.Anyone who appreciates his music would jump at the chance to buy it.Inluding me.One final comment;One of the people interviewed here says"She misses Dennis's soul".Wow.I don't know about anyone else but when I listen to Dennis Wilson's music,his soul is RIGHT THERE."
Bad Wedding Table Wishes
J. Jones | MARYLAND USA | 04/02/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, Horrible. I am a huge Dennis Wilson/ Beach Boys fan but PU! This film/home movie is like those horrible wedding videos when the guy walks aroung table to table asking to record your thoughts on the bride and groom. There is 2 minutes of bad quality black and white film of Dennis at the end but nothing more here. I really don't care what all his High school friends thought the first time they saw him, yuk. Believe me, thats 99% of this. It is poorly done with phones ringing in the background, kids talking in the background, poor lighting etc. Like a very bad school project. Somebody please present a better doc. on Dennis then this! Real footage, real interviews , how about a song of his PLEASE!"
Hardly worth watching once
Brian | Michigan, USA | 03/06/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This video is very poorly done. The sound quality is very poor. There is no background music with the interviews. It is nice to hear stories about Dennis, but this is just so poorly done that its hard to get through. I will not be watching it again anytime soon."
There is a NEW and BETTER Dennis docummentary now available!
Tuco | Phoenix, Az USA | 04/14/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"A SMASHING new 60 minute documentary film on the life of Dennis Wilson has been created for the BBC4 Legends series. The film titled 'Dennis Wilson - The Real Beach Boy' premiered in the UK February 26th 2009. The documentary features previously unseen footage and rare archival materials. New interview segments with David Marks, Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, Michael Wilson, Carl B. Wilson, Gregg Jakobson, Ed Roach, John Hanlon, Jeffrey Foskett, Tom Murphy, Ron Swallow, Jo Ann Marks, Taylor Hawkins, Mike Kowalski, Jon Stebbins and others give the film a fresh perspective on Dennis' life and legacy.

The documentary is produced by Lime Pictures of Liverpool in association with Dusty Slider films and BBC Wales. Matt O'Casey is credited as director and co-producer, executive producers are Tony Wood and Paul Bullock, Jon Stebbins is the film's U.S. producer, and Howie Edelson is program consultant. The documentary is narrated by noted British DJ Mark Radcliffe who is also a drummer and a longtime fan of Dennis Wilson.

Available for viewing on the web and also on DVD. Search for it!!!"