Elvis Presley HD Releases In September

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD release of "Jailhouse Rock" and "Viva Las Vegas" on 18th September 2007. Arriving just over a month after the new Deluxe Edition DVDs, Warner continues their commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing, with the high definition release of two of his most popular films. Priced at $28.99 SRP each, the films are presented in 1080P Widescreen with optional English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. Both titles have been digitally restored and feature new 5.1 remixes while extras are expected to match the new Deluxe Edition DVDs (details here). Using BD-25 Blu-ray Discs and HD-30 HD DVDs full specs are TBC.
Source: DVD Times / Updated: May 16, 2007 
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Devon (profilecontact) wrote on May 19, 2007report abuse
We shall see when it comes out?
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 19, 2007report abuse
PJones - Thanks for the explanation.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on May 19, 2007report abuse
Just a slight change to what I mentioned earlier. HD-DVD claims that the resolution is six times that of regular DVD's.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on May 19, 2007report abuse
Hey Steve V. Blu-Ray and HD-DVD have twice the resolution as DVD's, but to be honest I have a really hard time telling a big difference with the naked eye and you have to spend big bucks on a TV to truely benefit. To be honest, you might be better off buying a DVD player with upconvert as the problem is there are two formats battling. Blu-Ray has the edge in that I think all but one of the movie companies support it unlike HD-DVD and it's intergrated into the Playstation 3 so Sony have a vested interest and has a larger storage capacity. But Sony hasn't always backed the best choice (Betamax, Mini-Disc and UMD movies to name but a few). Neither formats are dominating the market at the moment and LG has announced their new HD player has both formats built in just to be on the safe side.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on May 18, 2007report abuse
Doubtful they will release On Tour in Blu Ray or HD as it was filmed with 16mm cameras and tends to look a bit grainy. But of course if they are willing to spend the money, anything is possible.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on May 18, 2007report abuse
When they release on tour the 5 disc edtion and thats the way it is 5 disc edtion,i will upgrade not untill then lol!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 18, 2007report abuse
If you have a widescreen LCD or Plasma TV with 1080p, does HD DVD or blu-ray make that much of a diff from a regular DVD? I mean DVDs are lightyears ahead of tape, I'm asking if its the same leap from DVD to either HD or blu-ray? If so, it may worth it, not sure. Sure a lot of money all over again.
colnago (profilecontact) wrote on May 18, 2007report abuse
I have a Sony 46 inch lcd and Samsung blu ray player.HD picture is outstanding.Upscaled standard dvds are also awesome.I look forward to Elvis in HD.I will probably rent the discs first before buying as the discs can be expensive,depending where you buy them from.I subscribe to tesco dvd rental,where you can rent blu ray and hd dvd discs.Having said all that if you're not into this new technology standard dvds are more than capable of delivering a stunning picture,if you have a good quality dvd player and tv.I also have a 36 inch toshiba crt tv connected to a philips dvd recorder and the picture is amazing.Happy viewing.Looking forward to This Is Elvis.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on May 18, 2007report abuse
I agree MysteryRider. I have spent hours debating whether or not to buy this stuff checking it out at my local store. I was suckered into Betamax, then Laserdisc now this. I just can't tell a big difference between a good quality DVD player and either of the HD formats. I know on paper the facts speak for themselves, but I think it would be wasted on my eyes. Homie, the HD formats will not work on a standard computer, you will need to spend $750 on a Blu-Ray drive or use a LCD screen with a HDMI input connected to either a Playstation 3 or the XBox360 with the HD-DVD drive. Is that the set-up you have or do you use another way?
Joe Carr (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
Jerry, Elvis had 2,355,628 hairs in his head for the movie Follow That Dream!
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
Go like the rest of the I gotta have it now nuts, charge it ALL like everything else but never figure out how you will pay for everything in the end. stick with what you can afford there are more important things in life than elvis in HD
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
You don't need them in region 2 anyway. It's sped up and the sound quality is worse. Just get yourself an all region DVD player and you will see a whole different movie. I will wait until I get a bigger TV set and when the BR prices drop. It's not like DVD is unwatchable.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
Spend all that money just so I count every hair on Elvis' head? No thanks. I'll stick with my little old TV until the TV networks and the FCC force me to convert to Hi-Def.
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
No release-date for the 6 missing movies (Charro etc.) in Regioncode 2 yet. So, please guys, could you conclude one thing before you switch to another.
Lonely Surfer (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
A computer and monitor may be the cheapest way, but doesn't have much HD impact. I use an Optoma HD70 front projector and Toshiba HD-DVD player. It is projected onto a 106" diagonal screen with full surround sound system. Even old films, like John Wayne's "The Searchers", look astounding. The projector was $999 and player around $550, although Toshiba has some models for $299 now. The thought of Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas up on that big screen in hi-def (and stereo sound) is very exciting! My Toshiba player also upconverts SD (standard definition) DVDs by doubling the lines, so the other films coming (Kissin' Cousins, Girl Happy, etc.) will look better than ever too. I recommend to anyone, with the inclination, to get into one of the hi-def DVD formats.
Lonely Surfer (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
A computer and monitor may be the cheapest way, but doesn't have much HD impact. I use an Optoma HD70 front projector and Toshiba HD-DVD player. It is projected onto a 106" diagonal screen with full surround sound system. Even old films, like John Wayne's "The Searchers", look astounding. The projector was $999 and player around $550, although Toshiba has some models for $299 now. The thought of Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas up on that big screen in hi-def (and stereo sound) is very exciting! My Toshiba player also upconverts SD (standard definition) DVDs by doubling the lines, so the other films coming (Kissin' Cousins, Girl Happy, etc.) will look better than ever too. I recommend to anyone, with the inclination, to get into one of the hi-def DVD formats.
Homie (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
HD doesn't have to be that expensive nowadys and you really don't need a 3000$ 1080p TV to notice the difference. The cheapest way to watch HD is with a standard computer and the right equipment. I know what I'm talking about. The difference to normal DVDs - in most cases - is huge. I just can't wait to see "Jailhouse Rock" and "Viva Las Vegas" in high definition...
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2007report abuse
Nice. Now I need $1000 to buy a Blu-Ray player or $500 for HD-DVD, which will probably be obsolete in two years and then a couple of thousand bucks for a 1080P television along with a surround sound system and I'm ready to go.
gbalaban (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2007report abuse
Finally a chance to see an Elvis film in Blu-Ray format. I can't wait!
Homie (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2007report abuse
Finally. I've been waiting for the first Elvis HD releases. Now I know that I will wait for the HD versions of those two films. But I would love to see TTWII and On Tour in HD. THAT woul be definitely cool!
asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2007report abuse
Yeah, let's buy 'em again and again and again... I'm sure 2010 will bring us some Ultra-High-Definition DVDs as well ;)

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