In addition to the two CD releases "Elvis At SUN" and "Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock And Roll", BMG Strategic Marketing has partnered with Elvis Presley Enterprises to distribute two comprehensive deluxe DVD box sets chronicling two of Elvis Presley’s most memorable television appearances. The DVDs “ELVIS: ’68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD” and “ELVIS, Aloha from Hawaii - Deluxe Edition DVD” feature all the previously released material and an abundance of previously unreleased footage.
The “ELVIS: ’68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD” is a three-disc set featuring all the material shot for Elvis Presley’s 1968 television special, which is considered one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest moments on television and one of the most magical and important moments of Elvis’s career. The original broadcast version of the special is included for historical context. The DVD set features the two complete jam session concerts and the two complete solo concerts – all with Elvis in black leather – that were shot as the resource for the heart of the original broadcast. These four concerts have never been released in their entirety. Also included are all takes of the material shot for the original broadcast’s two big production numbers and for the show’s opening and closing segments. Over half of the seven hours of material on this set is previously unreleased. The material is presented with newly re-mastered sound and picture.
“ELVIS, Aloha from Hawaii - Deluxe Edition DVD” is a two-disc set featuring all the performance material formally shot in conjunction with Elvis’s “Aloha from Hawaii” television special – an historic concert event seen in more than 40 countries by 1.5 billion people when it initially aired in 1973. The original American broadcast version of the show is included for historical context. The DVD set features the complete concert that was adapted for that special and the complete rehearsal concert performed two days before. Both concerts are presented with newly re-mastered sound and picture and are being released in their complete, uncut form for the first time. Also included is the raw, uncut footage shot for the “Elvis arrives” sequence of the special’s original opening and the raw, uncut performance footage of songs recorded for the after-show session that Elvis taped as a resource of extra material for the American broadcast.