No Elvis The Concert DVD Release

Originally we mentioned an update from Elvis Matters claiming: After years of speculations, the decision has finally been made: there will be a DVD-release of "Elvis The Concert" next year. All agreements with the musicians and copyright holders have been made. The producers will use the footage of the so called "Anniversary Concert" of August 16th 2002, as recorded at the Memphis Pyramid. Although the news was officially confirmed to us, it's still unclear when exactly in 2006 the DVD is released. But apparantly this is not true. This is what Elvis presley Enterprises wrote: "A story about a DVD release of Elvis-The 25th Anniversary Concert, a story now making its way to all the Elvis fan sites, is completely false. Who makes up these things and why? And here's the truth: Efforts continue to be made to contract with a production entity to take on this project - doing the clearances, production, packaging and distribution. Music clearances, musician clearances, footage clearances, etc. are not pursued unless the distribution partner is in place, so it's hilarious to read that all this has been done. If a distribution partner is obtained, then the clearances will be sought and we'll see if everyone decides to be cooperative. If it all works out and we get to do the DVD release of the 25th Anniversary show, then there will be an announcement on Elvis.com and we'll update the Concert FAQ in the Elvis-The Concert section of our site. We continue to be optimistic.
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Jun 1, 2005 
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Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2005report abuse
Absolutely, the whole world and his dog has seen ETC, let's have something we haven't seen. Elvis on tour please. Or the rest of TTWII. Or the pied piper of Cleveland. Or all the CBS footage. There I go, dreaming again. How about a compilation of Elvis' greatest love songs? Or an album of all Elvis' No1's in Germany; Ok it'll be the same as every other greatest hits release, but if they put a different picture from the fifties on the cover and call it "German No1's- In slightly larger print" no-one will notice. Now you're talking; I'm sure that will happen. Many times over. Sorry, lost my thread a bit there, back to the point: I was at the '97 Memphis show and it is quite frustrating when there were bloody huge TV cameras all over the place, I was sure we would see a video release soon. But, as with all things Elvis, there is a long, long queue of greedy b*****ds wanting their piece of the Elvis pie, so it looks as if we have to rely, yet again, on the glorious bootleggers to give us, the fans, what we want- a visual record of the closest thing to seeing the King live we'll ever get.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
I'm with you Ton Bruins, Let have MGM's Elvis On Tour & CBS' Elvis In Concert '77 DVD.
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
Thanks for the kind words Sean Ryan. Probably they don´t even know South America and Africa exists. And they forget they have millions of fans in this side of earth who supports EPE buying DVD´s, CD´s and we are just asking for one concert. Is that much? Wake up EPE friends when you say World Tour. Hey I have an idea: bring the concert to Brazil and film it.. The crowd here is really wild and be sure you will have an excellent DVD release. Think about it!
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
First the DVD Elvis By The Presley's and now Elvis The Concert ? I rather have Elvis On Tour or Elvis In Concert '77 on DVD.
Elvos (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
EPE always denies at first, maybe they want to be the first to bring the news out! News about releases and stuff elvis.com is always the last to report! Beautifull designed, but not up to date at all! Sorry EPE but you can do better then that!
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
I guess if this is released, it will be the only way our South American friends will see it. They should have done a South American tour.We have alot of fans in that part of the world and they should have been thanked for keeping Elvis's memory alive. How can they call it a World Tour when they havent been there?
Emiel Maier (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
I've seen ETC about 7 or 8 times, including the one in the Pyramid, and believe me the show that was set up in Memphis was way different to the regular ETC. With many many extra songs and many more musicians. Fans who did not attend this show will be surprised when the DVD will come out. Actually…, there is a bootleg DVD circulating amongst fans with this “Pyramid” show. And I applaud a legal release ! The only down side of this particular show was the tame reaction of the audience. (This is my vision as an European fan! Americans and Europeans seem to have different ways of enjoying a show…). There was no rush to the stage towards the end of the show. Best ETC in my opinion was at the Heiniken Music Hall in Amsterdam
Peter@EM (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
Hey guys, don't shoot the piano player... We got this news from Joe Moscheo who told us about this project in Nashville last week. Joe was also the producer of the "He Touched Me" DVD's and videos, and has been involved in quite a few other Elvis projects. According to him, the DVD of "The Concert" will be out by next year...
EPE (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 1, 2005report abuse
Who makes this stuff up and why? This story is completely false. Efforts continue to be made to contract with a production entity to take on this project - doing the clearances, production, packaging and distribution. Music clearances, musician clearances, footage clearances, etc. are not pursued unless the distribution partner is in place, so it's hilarious to read that all this has been done. If a distribution partner is obtained, then the clearances will be sought and we'll see if everyone decides to be cooperative. If it all works out and we get to do the DVD release of the 25th Anniversary show, then there will be an announcement on Elvis.com and we'll update the Concert FAQ in the Elvis-The Concert section of our site. We continue to be optimistic.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 1, 2005report abuse
This is good news. I think! I mean, I saw The Concert twice, both at Wembley Arena in London. The atmosphere was truly electrifying and I regret I was unable to attend this year's edition. But I have my doubts about its worthiness on DVD. Will it be that exciting to watch, I wonder. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. But personally I would rather have all the "On Tour" Concerts released on DVD and a REAL Special Edition of "TTWII" with all available footage included as per the special editions of The 68 Comeback and Aloha releases. Now that would be something to look forward to - if we live that long!!!
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 1, 2005report abuse
That's cool. But they should actually consider some footage from the first show in 1997. There were a load of studio camera's on hand, and the excitement was 10-fold due to it being the first. The instamatic cameras were exploding in similar ways to when The King came out on -stage in real life, and the audience was ecstatic. So I hope they take all things into account. JD Sumner was still alive, and many other extras.
asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 1, 2005report abuse
Great news! Let's hope there will be some extra stuff including interviews with the musicians etc. Wow i guess the sound will be awesome :-)

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