What’s Love Got To Do With It is a biographical movie, based on the life of Tina Turner. The film stars Angela Bassett as Tina and Laurence Fishburne as Ike. The screenplay was adapted by Kate Lanier from the best seller „I, Tina,“ written by Tina Turner and Kurt Loder in 1986. The story starts with an approximately six year old Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush Tennessee and ends with Tina’s first #1 hit single What’s Love Got To Do With It in 1984. The soundtrack album includes re-recorded versions of some old hits from Ike & Tina Turner as well as the theme song and hit single I Don't Wanna Fight.
Both main actors were nominated for an Oscar in the categroy „Best Actor/Actress“ and Angela Basset won a Golden Globe Award in 1994 and an Image Award in 1995.
For promotion, the documentary Tears to Triumph was released as a free home video rental, featuring interviews with Tina, Roger Davies and a look behind the scenes with Angela Bassett & Laurence Fishburne. It features also an alternate video for the hit single I Don’t Wanna Fight, produced and directed by John Pattyson. Touchstone Pictures in Germany released also a promotional CD with interviews, selected spoken scenes and music from the movie.
Director: Brian Gibson
Release: 1993 (movie) / 1994 (video) / 1999 (dvd) / 2013 (blu-ray)
Label: Touchstone / Buena Vista
Format: VHS / LaserDisc / DVD / Blu-ray
Time: 118 Min.