Coming to DVD THIS FALL!!!!
This past Saturday, on the President of the We Love Lucy Fanclub, Tom Watson's internet radio show, "Star Notes" (broadcasting from http://www.shokusradio.com/), Dann Cahn, "I Love Lucy"/"The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour"'s film editor, was the special guest.
Tom started discussing this film, commonly reffered to as "The 'I Love Lucy' Movie" (Dann rediscovered this "lost" film back in '01). Tom announced that the "The 'I Love Lucy' Movie" will most likely be released in late September or early October. The DVD will definitely be out before Christmas.
Gregg Oppenheimer, who produced the ILL DVDs (Seasons 1-6), is working on this release, and currently searching the CBS/Paramount vaults for bonus features to include on the DVD. Gregg told me a few years back, I believe around May of 2004, that he was restoring this film and preparing it for a DVD release and/or a TV network airing, so it's been "in the works" for a few years now.
"The 'I Love Lucy' Movie" had originally been planned to be released as part of the "Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" DVD set, as a bonus feature. However, for the producers to add the "ILL Movie" to the DVD release, there would have been a two month delay for the DVD release of the LDCH set. So instead, it was decided that the "ILL Movie" would have its own DVD release.
More information on "The 'I Love Lucy' Movie" HERE: http://www.lucyfan.com/lucymovie.html.