Billy Hinsche is pleased to re-introduce his celebrated documentary about Dennis Wilson with a new, beautifully designed DVD case using a never-before-seen vibrant color photo by renowned California photographer and Beach Boys enthusiast, John Conroy, whose work is being featured in the video tribute to Dennis currently being shown on The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour. This splendid photo captures Dennis in a relaxed, candid moment during a performance at the Santa Barbara Bowl on October 18, 1973. The new DVD packaging features some additional information not included in the slim-line CD jewel case originally offered in 2007, though the content of the film remains the same.
After three years in the making, this powerful interview-driven documentary on the life of one of the most interesting, creative, and lovable members of the Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, is now available on DVD! Dennis Wilson Forever was produced and directed by Dennis' dear friend and family member, Billy Hinsche, who shared many years on and off stage with Dennis throughout the most memorable times of his professional career.
Filled with fascinating, funny, outrageous anecdotes about Dennis the surfer, drummer, race car driver, songwriter and friend, the film is an insightful, honest, loving look at the incredible life of the legendary Beach Boys drummer as seen through the eyes of those who knew him best; containing over thirty different interviews with family members, close friends, fellow musicians, co-workers, admirers, and members of The Beach Boys past and present. You will be moved to laughter and tears while hearing about some of his many adventures and how he inspired and touched the lives of those with whom he came into contact over the years. Included are comments and remembrances by Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, Dean Torrance, Barbara Wilson, Annie Wilson-Karges, Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson, Justyn Wilson, Matt Jardine, John Stamos, Desi Arnaz, Jr., David Cassidy, John Cowsill and many more.
The soundtrack incorporates Billy's song “One in a Million” (written for Dennis) into the body of the film. It should be noted that no Beach Boys or Dennis Wilson music is used within this film.
Release Date: The DVD will begin shipping the first week of June, 2012.
Price: The price for Dennis Wilson Forever is $25, plus shipping and handling:
- Please include an additional $8 for shipping & handling for orders within the United States and Canada.
- Please include an additional $10 for shipping & handling for all other countries worldwide.
Special Offer: Buy two (2) copies and pay only $40 (plus an additional $8 shipping & handling for the U.S. and Canada, or $10 worldwide shipping & handling), for a savings of $10. Makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for Christmas! Order now while supplies last!
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“Ultimately, the whole theme of the early Beach Boys, to me, comes from Dennis.”
— Domenic Priore, author
“He was like my first mentor in playing rock 'n' roll music.”
— Desi Arnaz, Jr., drummer
“I always remember him being the life of the room — he would set it off.”
— Justyn Wilson, nephew
“I always wanted to be Dennis Wilson.”
— John Stamos, actor
“He was the sexiest man ever.”
— Carnie Wilson, niece
“He's tough on the outside and tender on the inside — a force to be reckoned with.”
— David Pack, co-founder of Ambrosia
“He was just full of life and love and warmth.”
— Wendy Wilson, niece
“It seems like every moment with Dennis was an adventure of some sort.”
— Matt Jardine, singer, percussionist
“I don't know that he ever, himself, really appreciated his own talent.”
— Barbara Wilson, former wife
“I was very aware of his material on Sunflower because he had four of the best songs on that whole record.”
— Alan Boyd, filmmaker
“I love Dennis' music.”
— Ricky Fataar, drummer, former Beach Boy
“As much as he raced through life he still had a soft heart.”
— Dewey Bunnell, co-founder of America
“Raw, gritty, heartfelt and full of spirit and light, this film goes where no other documentary has gone and shows a side of Dennis and his family and friends that we've never seen before. And stories we've never heard. It makes you feel what it was like to create music with the man, race cars with him or just hang with him — what it was like to be his friend and be in his family. What it was like to be in the room with Dennis Wilson. And all the laughter and tears and, ultimately, joy that came with it. What was Dennis really like? That's the question every fan asks. With his film, Billy has answered.”
— Steve Latshaw, screenwriter
“Billy's tribute to Dennis Wilson is a dream come true for fans of the late, great drummer. It's nice to see Dennis finally getting his due in such a loving manner by those who knew him best. I had the good fortune of being there for a few of the interviews and after viewing this film, learned a lot about Dennis that isn't in any of the books or movies currently circulating throughout the fan community. This film is a must own for Beach Boys fans or anyone interested in classic southern California culture.”
— Jeff Celentano, singer, member of Tripsitter
“This is great stuff. Beach Boys fans (and not just the serious, scholarly ones) should definitely get a hold of this DVD, and get to know the ‘Real Beach Boy,’ as seen through the eyes of a wonderful collection of people who knew him, loved him, played with him, partied with him, cried with him, made music with him, studied him... and miss him with all of their hearts.”
— Alan Boyd, filmmaker/archivist
“What a wonderful tribute to that immense, multifaceted presence that Dennis was. From the bull in the china shop to the sensitive, thoughtful artist, Billy seems to unveil it all through the stories of Dennis' peers. Billy is the supreme musical detective.”
— Ed Carter, musician
“Interviews with Dennis's friends, family and collaborators make up Forever, a biographical documentary put together by Billy Hinsche [who] knew Dennis well and has elicited fascinating testimony from his witnesses, allowing them to talk with a minimum of intervention.”
— Richard Williams, UK Guardian
Written, produced, and directed by Billy Hinsche
Interviews were conducted at various locations in the United States and Canada from 2004-2007
Additional black & white footage filmed on location during the Beach Boys' summer tour of the Midwest in May, 1974
“One in a Million”
Original song written and performed by Billy Hinsche
Copyright © 2004 Hinsche Haus Music
Cover Photo: © 1973 John Conroy Images
Dennis Wilson Forever
Copyright © 2007, 2012 MFM PRODUCTIONS, INC.
All rights reserved.
Total running time: 82 minutes (approx.)
Standard/Region: NTSC Region 0
Note: Dennis Wilson Forever is a DVD-R.
Many current DVD players are (and virtually all future ones will be) DVD-R compatible. If you are unsure of the DVD-R compatibility status of your current DVD player, simply go to the Todd Video Productions website for a comprehensive list of most older DVD players and their model numbers.
Further, this DVD-R should play or be compatible with most computers. This link is provided for your convenience as a courtesy to you. Todd Video Productions is not affiliated with MFM Productions and is not involved with this project in any way.
Disclaimer: There might be a slight “fluttering” effect that might occur at the top of your screen during a few seconds of “One in a Million.” This is due to the original PortaPak video system “pulling” and “stretching” the videotape over the recording heads; you cannot “adjust” this on your home unit and is not a “tracking” problem.