Another DVD of the award winning “Elvis On Tour” concert documentary was released... in Pakistan. Anything new?
In contrary to the previous DVD of “On Tour” (a bootleg) with the “That’s The Way It Is” design this DVD has a proper “On Tour” design. A classic movie poster, as we think all of Elvis movies should have. Why don’t the movie companies release old movies like the James Bond series; a double printed design with a modern look and the classic look on each site of the insert. The menu is o.k., or should we say we’re used to it … more on that later.
Turner Entertainment hasn’t released this movie on the digital format, bootleggers have, and according to the print on the cover of this release, this should be the first legal “On Tour” DVD “manufactured under license in Pakistan”.
The strange thing of this “manufactured under license” release is that they used a bootleg DVD and copied it 1 on 1, therefore the menu looked familiar when it popped up on the screen.
Good to watch “On Tour” again. Seeing the special effects, which were popular on the big screen in the seventies, we can only notice they don’t work so well on a wide screen television set. Since it is a straight copy of the previous bootleg DVD, we will skip the actual review, just read our previous one.
The DVD has the original trailer as an extra track; bootleggers simply copy the movie companies on that too unfortunately. As a bonus this release also contains a CD with “talking” from "On Tour". But since the movie is a copy, this material is probably a copy too, so we didn’t bother to see if we have it in our "talking collection". In contrary to the DVD disk, the CD is (factory) pressed on a CD-R.
For now it will do, but we do hope Ted Turner has received copies of the remastered “Aloha” and “Comeback” DVD sets and saw the sales figures of these sets worldwide. We know what a wise man would do … so hopefully we will have good copy in the near future so we don’t have to settle for (laserdisc) copies.