Elvis On Tour

Jun 26, 2004
Elvis On Tour
Just after we received the deluxe edition DVD sets of “Aloha From Hawaii” and “68 Comeback Special” we received an import DVD edition of another fan’s favorite, “On Tour”. Does it meet the new standard? Design The producers tried to come up with a good looking design and looked for good images of Elvis. They came up with the same image as used for the “That’s The Way it Is SE” DVD from a few years back. Good images, but a bad choice for Elvis' “other” concert movie. Why not use the original cover and be done with it?!? The disc is a real DVD, unlike the many (factory made) DVD-recordables which you can find on eBay. The menu is clear and gives direct access to all songs. Content You all know this movie, showing our man on and off stage, presenting a picture of life on the road in the seventies with the girls, suits, capes and extended entourage. With the recent re-releases of the “Aloha From Hawaii” and the “68 Comeback Special” deluxe DVD sets it is probably unfair to compare these releases, but for us fans, EPE and BMG reset the standard for and Elvis concert release June 2004. This release, a bootleg, does not meet the new standard. Seems like a video copy, and not a laserdisc copy (like the “The Lost Performances” bootleg release) which is available as a good source too. The video quality is a standard “good video tape” quality, not bad, the colors are bit pale with the standard DVD quality in mind, and for the sound goes the same, not DVD quality (and unfortunately distortion during one of the highlights “Bridge Over Troubled Water”). The small screens might have worked in the seventies, but watching them on a widescreen television set you immediately see the need for some re-editing to make this seventies style movie fit into the 21st. century equipment and style. As a bonus the theatrical trailer is added. Conclusion For now this DVD will do as a good replacement for the video, but we keep our fingers crossed we will see an official “deluxe” release real soon. With the amount of material available we will settle for a ten (?) disc DVD box ;-)
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pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2004report abuse
i think its about time graceland now released this on to dvd-especially with success of the 'the 68 comeback special,and i think it should have 'bonus features' too!,also they should now release 'thats the way it is'-original version and 'the lost performances' too..they got no excusses for not releasing these on to dvd now have they?.
Michael Z (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2004report abuse
How can I get a copy of that DVD plese? Of course I'm waiting for a new edition for years now! It should be at least four DVD's. Includind the original but extended movie which won a price , the studio rehearsals which are fantastic according to Joe Tunsi, and at least two shows: the Hampton Road which is the best, and onother unseen consert of course.
ep3577 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2004report abuse
We need to set aside our money for this mega EOT release when it does happen. If Elvis On Tour is not released as a 4 to 5 DVD set, they will not have done justice to whats out thier on film. I hope it will be released the way the 68 DVD was all in tact. Lets hope for a release next July!!
Renan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2004report abuse
To JerryNodak: I´m also not made of money but If they could release 10 ten discs no problem, or 20, I really don´t care. You just have to think one thing: we Elvis fans are waiting 32 years for a new release.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
To Judy Presley: I'm glad you're made of money. I'm not. A three DVD box is as much as I can afford. And that's
stretching it.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2004report abuse
That is not a new re-mastered DVD. Soon we will get news on when the 'Elvis On Tour' will be re-worked... Probably will be out around end of 2005.
Brando (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2004report abuse
Well that´s really is DVD-R and EPE and BMG has´t any rights to "On tour" material as they wasn´t to "That´s the way it is" either. Let´s hope that AOl Time Warner sometimes realease "On tour"
judy presley (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2004report abuse
I love the last sentence of your conclusion! BMG/EPE please take note.

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