No Extras On New On Tour DVD

ElvisMatters spoke exclusively to Jerry Schilling, former Elvis aid and closely involved in the making of "Elvis On Tour" in 1972. Jerry confirmed that the DVD will be released later this year, but there will be NO extras. The movie is property of Warner Bros while the outtakes are owned by Turner Classics. Both parties tried to come to an agreement, but unfortunately the negotiations were unsuccesful.

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Mar 12, 2010 
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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2010report abuse
Does this mean Ftd will still use the same excuse for not putting out the On Tour shows! For me i have given up hope of a special edition of On Tour,but hope Ftd will release the concerts! How about a 2 cd set with Hampton roads and Richmond,or a box set! This is news i would welcome, no more 76 Elvis, On Tour is one of the few Ftds im interested at this point! Also how about a 2 cd set from the session that produced songs like,guitar man,us male!
Werewolf150 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2010report abuse
Well, The damage is done. Elvis On Tour will not have any extras. And that means no Greenboro or Hampton Roads Concerts in full. I am so mad that i don't know what to do. Elvis On Tour is our vice. The love and joy that we all feel as elvis fans. Really. They should not even release On Tour at all if there going to be that way. But i guess it will be better than nothing at all. All that extra concert footage now will be wasted. Good luck Warner Bros. I hope this Elvis movie makes you uttles of money. But please remember, us fans won't ever forget what you have done.
eric c (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2010report abuse
I mean no disrespect but Ted Turner is evil.All of these shows,especially Greensboro and Hampton Roads,are among his very best performances and now they will continue to gather dust in the turner archives???.Makes no sense to me unless he is the supplier for all the bootlegged material for the On Tour stuff floating around.This footage is historical and needs to see,must see the light of day.To sit on it and not allow it to be seen by the fans and the world for that matter is,in a word....evil.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2010report abuse
that's good news either way 'round. What I would be looking for in an additional release was every after show gospelsnippet. The way they do rock my soul, I John, lead me guide me...are just great. How about a petition after release of the original DVD by all of us? I recently signed on for improvements in a canon camera body. so someone would open a place for online petitions, print them all and provide them to the Turner Classics CEO, maybe Priscilla? Anyone?
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2010report abuse
Loesje.Thanks for your explanation. But it was placed and the next day it was gone.But if you said it was a hick-up, then i believe you.So i said enough about it.There's so much hate in the Elvis world.(believe me it's true.).So it's ok with me.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2010report abuse
Since Jan 1, 2010, I do the moderation over here. There was nothing removed from Japio. It must have been a hick-up in the system.

EspenK: that incident was cleared, wasn't it? Now please stick to the subject of this thread!
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2010report abuse
japio: There are no rational logic behind the moderation of this site. You just have to accept that. I tried once to explain to them the flaws behind their "rules" and how they practise them, but then the guy just banned me from the site, because he (Kees I think it was) got the impression I didnt like him... Sooo... *shrugs*
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2010report abuse
strange. I give a reply to the last psot and it was removed. Why?.i don't attack people.I only compaire withe succesful boxsets of aloha and 68's. it's a reply to kilburn Tony.And what they could do ,to give ontour a good release.We all waiting. And with the last boxsets .There was a few years later a single disc.And it sells again very well.The whole serie of a several years ago wasnt good. Mono sound,edited and only tranfered to dvd.But they removed my opion about that. That's the world of today. Free of speech. My as....
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
There was a very telling comment in the last posting about the people concerned with these release not caring about the fans and only being interested in the money. I'm afraid we have to accept that as always being the case. I generally asume that they do not care about the fans and then if they ever do show any signs of humanity, I take that as a bonus!

Moving the subject slightly sideways, but still regarding "Elvis On Tour", I wonder how people would want the out-takes presented upon release. It could be one or two ways. Firstly, it could be like "That's The Way It Is". This would be a complete re-vamp of the film keeping lots of the original footage but replacing some bits with new perfomances. The main difference with "That's The Way It Is" is that "Elvis On Tour" does not present the footage in chronological order. As we all know, the film goes full circle ending with footage from the same concert that it started with.

The more I think about how the footage could be presented, the more it becomes a mystery to me. The second option would be to produce a box set as per the "Elvis" and "Aloha From Hawaii" sets which did present the raw footage in the order it was recorded. It is difficult to decide which I prefer, as a fan that wants to own every frame of Elvis footage ever filmed, I would go for the box set option, but on the other hand I do watch "That's The Way It Is" more than the box sets because of how it flows. I would be interested in other fans thoughts on this matter.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
o yes ,i forgot something.it's the same way as by bob dylan with the bootleg serie from Sony.
first so called fanreleases,then an official release. The same will be with on tour. First a "cheap version. Then a socalled fan edtion and then a collectors edition by MGM
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
What's that no extra's.What a shame.But what do we get then? Mono ( or) stereo in a fake 5.1 mix. Edited like the serie that was released a few years ago.And all in mono.Why? Most of the classics are in very good quality. But again. Transferd it ot dvd with a dvdsoftware and voila. big money.They even comes from his lazy b... to make it a good release. they don't care about the fans.They only make a quicj buck.Ok the quality can be improved.But it's that enough to spend money on this one.And i will tell you that i also convinced about that too.There is only one copy of tapes. And then they released in these quality. And then we get the same ( most live) from FTD. That's it's not only my opinon. I knwo it for sure
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
dgirl: It will be released on dvd too, as the title of this article indicate. But to Ton and other sceptics: Wait until the picture and audio quality is known before you rate this release. Admittedly it is unlikely but not impossible that they spend the required amount of work to make it a good hd-release. In that case this release should not be ignored by anyone (and a good reason to grant yourself a blu-ray player!)
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
they will prolly have it done by 2012 the 40th anniversary. seems to me they like celebrating the 40th anniversry of things more. this release is just a feeler or a teaser. nonetheless i will be buying it because i want to. i still have to egt more of elvis's movies on dvd.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2010report abuse
It seems to me that all things Elvis tend to lean toward "someday" instead of "never." It stands to reason that this will not be the last On Tour official DVD release. It will be the first with more to follow. I plan to buy this one, being that my VHS official copy is getting on in years. I'll probably buy the next version of it too, be it from FTD, via a Graceland Exclusive, or some other marketing scheme designed to get us to buy it again. Let's face it, we all have Elvis repeats. It's just part of being a fan.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2010report abuse
All fans should skipp this one ! What an unbelievable decision...but I am not surprised either..I have been disappointed enough in the past...
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2010report abuse
Is this going to be a blu-ray only release or also on regular DVD? DVD is not dead as far as I am concerned. I do not own a blu-ray player and no one I know does either.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2010report abuse
Guys, *if* they do a good job (and that is a big IF) in the transfer to blu-ray this release will be worth it even without the extras. As NOSTAB92 so correctly pointed out there is a difference between 16mm and 32mm, but still if they put some effort into it we will see Elvis On Tour like we've never seen it before. Let me use Star Trek The original series as a proof of concept. The tv-series were definitely not filmed on 32mm but thanks to modern technology and some careful restoration work the picture quality is so amazingly good it's almost TOO good; you can see the makeup work on the actors of "alien races" like you never could before, you see hidden zippers on costumes that looked like full body coverups earlier, it really is such a jaw-droppingly good picture quality. So nevermind the extras, that will come eventually, this time around all that matters is that they do a good job on the original release, and make it shine in true HD. If so, noone will have any reason to complain. And on the other hand, if this is a sloppy work giving just dvd-quality on the hd release then not all the extras in the world will save the honor of this release - it should be boycotted.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2010report abuse
A friend of mine observed that unlike Europe Elvis is not at all well treated in the USA (where he resides). So most likely they don't realise the full scope of releasing all materials all over the world. We as fans have indeed been loyal ever since the KING started or from the very moment we discovered him in our lives! Maybe they should (re)do their research and check what will be the revenue all over the globe. If and when we have bought the blu-ray of the limited version, I think most of us will not be interested in an extended version, with just a few extras. I share the sentiment of 'I told you so', as the full potential of the Elvis Fans is not really understood at the other side of the great waters.
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2010report abuse
I remember when I came to my music store and "68 Comeback Deluxe" set was 1 and "Aloha Deluxe" set was 2 on their sales chart. Didn't we lick their bal.. enough? They are always moarning about the very bad times the entertainment industry is going through due to mp3 and illegal movie downloads. And now they leave their loyal customers hanging again. I have no excuse for that.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2010report abuse
Everything owned by a corperation is for sale if the price is right. Turner will only contemplate a release of the out-takes if we all get behind the "Elvis On Tour" DVD and buy a copy as soon as it is released. Imagine if every Elvis fan out there pre-ordered it on Amazon (or similar) the initial pressing run would have to be huge. If we ignore it and continue to say things like I've already got it on VHS/I've got the bootleg DVD/I downloaded it illegally/etc they will not see the value of what they have in their archives and it will be left to rot.
Martin DJ (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2010report abuse
Let's not be too pessimistic. If Turner sits on the outtakes they have they're not making any profit, they only way to make a profit is to release them in some way. That they didn''t team up with Warner Bros on the On Tour dvd doesn't mean they will let those outtakes gather dust.
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2010report abuse
Frankly I am not surprised at all with this news. After all it's only Elvis we're talking about, not the supreme Beatles or The Rolling Stones, who have the best management and copyright control on their products. Shame on you Turner!
bamche (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2010report abuse
I totally agree with you OurKing4life.... But I don't think Sony or Turner will sell anything back to EPE. They still make to much money on EP. But it's a nice thought to get EOT in the same package as 68 comebak and Aloha. Now that's giving the fans quality
NOSTAB92 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2010report abuse
I think we are all referring to Blu Ray, not DVD which has long been dead surely. Bear in mind that EOT was shot on 16mm not 35mm so it ain't gonna look as good as other previously restored films such as the Italian Job which someone mentioned earlier.
bamche (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2010report abuse
It's a shame... Another scoop for the bootleggers. I read in Elvis monthley some years ago that there existed ariound 52 hours of film from Elvis on Tour. 4 complete concert, the test film from Buffalo + alot of "of stage" And I agree with EspenK... DVD is going to die. EOT on BlueRay would be great if they cleaned up the film first.
Rejane (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2010report abuse
Loud Boo! As always it's all about the money and greed!
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Forget the DVD release. DVD is dead. Let's hope they do a decent job at transferring it to blu-ray. If done right the result will be stunning. I've got both tv-series (Star Trek TOS) and movies (The Italian Job) from the sixties on blu-ray and the quality is stunning. And with all these re-releases on blu-ray at such a high quality they set the standard for the rest to follow so I have high hopes for On Tour on blu-ray. After all it's Warner Bros we talk about here.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Well I have to buy it since I sold my MGM VHS (for a whopping 1.99) when this was announced. I really despise VHS now and welcome anything new to DVD.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
I have had a good quality DVD of 'On Tour' for several years now and as I do not own a blu-Ray player I will not be buying this release. A missed opportunity to utilise the unreleased outtakes.
NOSTAB92 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
It is a real shame that compromise could not be reached, a box set with all of the concert footage plus rehearsals would have been awesome and what we have all waited years for. That said, if Warner Bros don't own the rights for the outakes and TCM won't negotiate then there is little that Warner Bros can do so why blame them. If the movie is remastered with DTS soundtrack then that has to be an essential purchase in my eyes. If you want more Elvis on blu ray, then support the products and high sales will mean more releases. Let just hope that the estate one day get the rights for TTWII and EOT and do the job properly.
mikem (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
dannyboy1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
I really shouldn't say it but... I told you so.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Well look on the bright side. 62 years from now will mark the 100th anniversary of this film. Maybe then there will be a collectors release then with 10 minutes of bonus footage & a collectors edition hearing aid & bi-focals for anyone needing aid watching it. 2072 is just around the corner give or take a half dozen decades.
Thorsten_Germany (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
It s disappointing, but not unexpected for me. A good opportunity to make som extra bucks when the outtakes will be relaesed in different DVD boxes in the years to follow... The release policy of the companies/management was poor during Elvis' lifetime and is hasn't changed much since then with some exceptions of course. However, very sad for all true fans!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Do they realize now is the time to put pettiness & greediness aside and release this stuff? The longer it takes, the less people will be around who care if it does get released. Elvis fans get screwed again. As Jerry says, this better be in pristine quality and not lifted from a second rate print.
Herman (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Well Turner, you know what to do: make a dvd box with outtakes and beat warner bros !
Michael.W. (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Bastards:-(
Chop983 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Wasted talent and missed opportunities
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Stay cool guys: There will be a 100th birthday in only 25 years. Can't be that hard to wait just a little longer. Uh and you guys at MGM: Did you read the article "Elvis is already dead in Japan" posted here a little while ago? Wait a little longer and you don't have to fight for a good price for the outtakes anymore, you may cast them in a recycle container then.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Thats such bad news for us Elvis fans ! As usual, feuding companies can't work it out for the fans. All we can hope for, now, is that ,"Turner" will put together a new concert movie from the footage not used for "Elvis on Tour" & "Elvis-That's the way it is".
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Shock, horror, surprise! NOT!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
It is a shame that you can go to Youtube and see lost footage and buy bootlegs of lost footage, but two greedy companies can't see the forest for the trees when it comes to a legitimate release. I will still buy the new DVD as I only have "Elvis On Tour" on VHS and it is 20 years old, but this is disappointing. I would love to see outtakes from all of his movies and footage of him singing songs like "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" and "Britches" in "Flaming Star" (they were in the original print that was previewed to select audiences), but who knows if we will ever see this kind of stuff.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Two hundred hours of footage! I do not know where this figure first came from but the amount of film shot for "Elvis On Tour" would have been a small fraction of this number. One concert was filmed pretty much complete plus segments from three others. This probably totals a maximum of three hours, if that. Even when the rehearsal and backstage footage is added the total time is not that high. Having said that I would like to see every frame of existing footage released in a box set similar to the "Elvis" and "Aloha From Hawaii" packages.
Ken in Tasmania (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
I just have to agree with the comments made. What a disappointment if this is the case. Maybe they should have a look at the collectors edition of MJ ''This is it''released in Aust. and see the photo booklet-3d backstage passes-and collectors postcards...If the dvd comes out without any of these features and not remastered vision and sound , then all Elvis fan clubs and members on this site can now start the ball rolling and EPE getting involved...''On Tour'' is great and it deserves 100% attention..
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
A little dissapointed that there will be no 'extras' on this release but not surpised really!.....still will be nice to have it in a official capacity and let's hope the picture/sound will at least give us what we have lacked in the 'extra' dept.......don't be surpised if 'Boxcar' don't come up will a bumper box set along the lines of TTWII etc.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
I think most fans will still buy the DVD despite their disappointment over the lack of extras. People have been crying out for a DVD release of "Elvis On Tour" and that is exactly what we are getting. Hopefully if the WB DVD does well it might encourage Turner Classics to put together their own release featuring the out-takes. Regarding the quality, I have the laserdisc and the quality is great, in particular the soundtrack.
Jerome-the-third (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
I wonder now if that footage will ever say the light of day on an official release..
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Why am I not surprised by this revelation. Now I WILL be upset if the film itself if NOT in excellent audio/video quality. I shall refrain from purchasing until I read reviews.

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