Fresh off the success of our campaign to get the "Monkees - Live Summer Tour - Extended & Uncut" DVD released, Monkeesrule43 Online is looking to get Monkees fans worldwide to unite again! This time, our goal is to get Rhino Home Video to release the long-awaited "Hey Hey It's The Monkees" TV special on DVD. This hour-long recreation of "The Monkees" 60s TV show aired in 1997 on ABC and featured all four Monkees, making it their last film project to date. Although it has been patiently waited for by fans for eight years, it has never been officially released on video or DVD. Now it's time to change that... Here's what we'd like to see:
The full TV special
Full-length commentaries on the special by all four Monkees
Any outtakes or behind-the-scenes footage that exists from the special
The complete 1996 Billboard Live concert
"Hey Hey It's The Monkees" TV Special
For a complete synopsis & detailed information, click here.
1996 Billboard Live Concert
This mini-concert was The Monkees' last performance in the United States as a foursome. It was meant to promote their new album, "Justus," and to be a "thank you" to us... their loyal fans. Although it was professionally filmed by Rhino Entertainment Company, the concert was only partially included on the 1997 "Justus" video. Here are the songs that were performed that night:
Circle Sky (Justus version)
You & I (Justus version)
(I'm Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
Run Away From Life
Oh, What A Night
Pleasant Valley Sunday
As many fans know, our last campaign was in the form of an online petition. However, since we are dealing with a larger company (Rhino Home Video) this time, I don't see a petition being effective for this situation. Instead, there's going to be a massive email campaign! Rhino takes fan suggestions very seriously, so if enough people show interest in the same product, we will be successful again! Although there is no obligation to send more than, you can send as many emails as you want and are even encouraged to send a a few every week. This will ensure that they understand our dedication.
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