In a review of the new Aloha and Comeback DVD's the New York Post also quoted Ernst Jorgensen on the first time he watched the Comeback Special. The article also mentions a new project.
From the NY Post: Jorgensen has been waiting years for this treasure trove, but he's used to waiting — he had to wait until 1969 to see the special in the first place.
"In the small country of Denmark, it arrived 12 months after you'd seen it," says Jorgensen. "So I'd had the album for a year before I actually saw the show, and I freaked out completely." Despite all the advance hoopla, the " '68 Comeback Special" more than lived up to the hype.
"It was nothing like I could have ever imagined because we'd never seen him in concert," Jorgensen says. "We only knew him from the movies. On the NBC special, you can see Elvis is trying everything he can to please us. There's an urgency and almost despair in it. And when you see 'Aloha From Hawaii,' here's somebody sitting on top of the world in total control. It's two very different emotional experiences. Elvis needed us in '68."
These two DVD sets are Holy Grails for Presley fans, but don't think that means Elvis releases are coming to an end.
In the works by the Presley estate is an elaborate multi-part documentary — a la "The Beatles Anthology" — that plans to cover his entire career and to include never-before-seen footage that Jorgensen has been compiling from collectors and fanatics all over the world. But don't hold your breath: it won't be out any sooner than 2007.