I Wanna Hold Your Hand

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  1. Robert Dunnill

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    Recently, the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking arrival of the Beatles in America generated a considerable stir in the media.

    Does anyone know if this has given any impetus to a DVD release of I Wanna Hold Your Hand, the 1978 Zemickis/Gale comedy concerning the misadventures of a group of teenagers and their wacky attempts to join the studio audience of The Ed Sullivan Show as it hosts the Beatles' first national U.S. telecast?
     
  2. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    Boy is that a great movie. I would like this on DVD.
     
  3. John Kilduff

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    An early collaboration between Zemeckis and Spielberg with some of the best rock music of all time?

    I would so love this.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    You thought it all started with 1941", huh?[​IMG]
     
  4. Colin Jacobson

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    Still Zemeckis's best movie - I'd also love a DVD of this. (And while we're talking largely forgotten Warner comedies - let's have Quick Change too!)
     
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    As I was watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan DVD on the anniversary weekend, a couple of weeks ago, I was also wondering about this movie. This is a very underrated movie that deserves its day on DVD.
     
  6. Joe_Pinney

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    This has been a longtime favorite of mine and still stands the test of time as a comedy. I am foaming at the mouth for this film - if it ever comes to DVD, especially in an anamorphic transfer with 5.x sound as well as its original mono sound mix, I will leap over man, woman, and child to be the first to get this title. It has some of the finest comic performances of some of the actors' careers: Marc McClure, Theresa Saldana, Nancy Allen, Bobby DiCicco, and the incomparable Miss Wendi Jo Sperber as Rosie Petrofsky (can ya tell I really love this film?). It also has a tight, well-written script, and completely professional Zemeckis direction. Definitely a worthy title for DVD release and for completing the Zemeckis theatrical titles available on DVD. Fans of ANYTHING will be able to relate to the exuberance of these young kids who try everything to be able to see the Beatles at their first US television performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. This title is just screaming for DVD release!
     
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    If I could get this AND "Secrets", I'd be one happy fanboy [​IMG]
     
  8. Joe Bernardi

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    I have been requesting a DVD release of I Wanna Hold Your Hand in various threads and wish lists on HTF for years!

    Let me add my vote here, too!
     
  9. streeter

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    I once attended a screening of this film and writer Bob Gale spoke afterwards. He said that the Beatles didn't care for it.

    Music rights might be an issue. Still, I'd love to get this great comedy on DVD. Eddie Deezen is brilliant.
     
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    Jon B NY Stunt Coordinator

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    I really want to see the Let it Be documentary on R1 DVD.
     
  11. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    This might be something someone could bring up at the WB chat. They may still hold the rights to the film.
     

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