Here is the reaction from EPE on the "leaking" of the (rumoured) releasedates for the new DVD editions of the "Aloha From Hawaii" and "Comeback Special" on our site.
"The release date for the '68 and Aloha comprehensive DVDs has not been locked in yet, nor has it been announced. Yes, June 22nd is among the likely dates talked about internally among the EPE and BMG staff as we look at all we have going on. It's too bad someone decided to leak that still-speculative information. But, if that date does indeed turn out to be the one, then it does not represent a delay of any kind.
In our FAQ on Elvis.com we have projected that DVDs will come out sometime in the first half of 2004. Actually, we have never announced a specific date - only our very best guess or hope as things have evolved. As we have promised over and over and over again in news articles on our site and in our FAQ (a subsection on NEWS and ALL ABOUT ELVIS sections of our site), whenever there are new details we can share, we will immediately update the FAQ, post an item in News and issue an alert via our free E-newsletter service. No one is more excited about these DVDs than we are and no one is more anxious to see all the details made available. And, please, if you hear gossip about an EPE project, you're always invited to write to email@example.com and get the straight story.
In the meantime, our work on the material for these DVDs continues. We sneak-previewed some material in a screening for fans in Memphis during Elvis Week a couple of months ago. As now indicated in the Elvis Birthday Celebration info on Elvis.com, we will have special free screenings at Graceland in January to show you how things have progressed since then. We're too excited about how it's all turning out to wait until the DVD release to show it to you!"