No Plans For On Tour DVD

One of the most wanted DVD's is the concert movie 'On Tour'. This tour documentary still has not seen an officially release on DVD. The copyrights are in possession of Warner Bros and although rumors popped up last year that a release was possible in 2008, the reality is something else. Jacqueline Allen, customer relations manager for Warner Bros replied this week to the question for a possible release that ‘We have no plans to release anything further at present’.
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Jul 24, 2008 
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Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2008report abuse
I don't think that an over weight, puffy looking Elvis is enough to can a potential money maker. We live in a world where stars can fall in and out of rehab, admit they're strung out -- even sing about it at the Grammy's, shave their head, lose their kids, and people still go nuts for them! It seems that the more grungy the star, the brighter he or she shines. If EPE pushed for a DVD project akin to TTWII, Warner Bros. would probably go for it. In my opinion, EPE isn't interested, and Sillerman has his focus on Elvis events and theme parks. The music means nothing to the new Colonel. Anyway, we can still hope that Ernst will do something with the On Tour shows. It would be great if FTD would release the complete Hampton Roads Concert on CD.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2008report abuse
it´s strange. Elvis Presley looked good enough to win a golden globe for On tour, but not good enough to release it as a dvd. Yes, I know, that can´t be the reason, but then what is the reason?And Steve, people is always saying that Elvis was such a bad actor, so how can they be more familiar with his regular movies. It´s like people like "I love only one girl" more than "American trilogy". No. Sure, TTWII was an expensive project, but don´t forget that "this is elvis" was released last year. I wonder how much money that movie made.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Not too mention that in his movies he looks more slender than in on tour,although i dont pay much attention,but if he gained a pound it seems people would care!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
JLp - I dont know the exact numbers but I do know more people were in the theater when I went to see TTWII and went back again to see it. Also it had a lot more press coverage (where I live anyway) as Elvis' answer to Woodstock, the first 'real' Elvis film, etc. Elvis was also riding a pretty hot wave in 1970. So I think all in all, a lot more people know TTWII as opposed to EOT. That doesnt make this situation roght, but I think thats a fact. As for his other movies, I bet they did sell since well they were always on TV especially after kids came home school throughout the 70's & 80's. A lot more folks are familiar with his regular movies than his documentaries.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Steve V, i gotta ask you a question. Was it such a big difference between TTWII and On tour while they were on the movies? If you think about it, TTWII couldn´t be such a massive hit, because if it was, on tour would be the same. I know how I reacted when I saw TTWII, I just wanted to see more.
And if On tour is less known than aloha and comeback special, I think it´s about time to promote it. And it can´t be all about money, they found the money to release every damn movie that Elvis appeared in. And how many have actually bought those movies.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Steve i wasnt saying us real fans,just meant people in general,i really dont see a delux edition being put out,it just seems there an image factor bloocking so many things when it comes to Elvis,i just love the on tour shows,i guess i really dont understand why on tour cant at least have a dvd release,just the original,this IS Elvis even had a set put out,does the casual buyer have more interest in that instead of a live concert dvd? strange world we live in!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Mature - not us. I personally didnt care how Elvis looked in On Tour. You gotta remeber these DVDs are not only put out for us, they are marketed for mass appeal. Im just saying MGM or Turner or whoever invested a lot of money in restoring TTWII and were not happy with the sales. Is this hurting an On Tour release? I think it is in a way. These movies are much less known than the 68 TV show or Aloha which are widely known since it was on free TV & gathered huge ratings & press when first aired. It made sense for them to release those in deluxe editions cause they knew it would sell beyond the hardcore Elvis fan. How many people you think saw Elvis On Tour when it was in the movies? I tell you , I went to see it on a Friday night in New York when it was a first run movie and the place was 1/3 full. Even casual fans I knew didnt go. Thats the bottom line - money to be made. I think it will come out eventually but maybe not given the deluxe treatment we are all hoping for. I hope I am wrong.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Did he look that bad in on tour? why are we not enjoying the music? have we become that vain in this world? why is no other artist treated with such disrespect?
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
The problem is that they don´t need to put anything new out. The guy keeps on selling well, whether it´s the movies, or albums or new crappy compilations. They keep Elvis´s image in a way that it keeps on selling. If you release On Tour or In Concert, he´s gonna look too human and it will hurt the image that is selling so well. I guess only us nerds are interested in the man, the human being, Elvis. By the way, Im pretty sure I read somewhere the TTWII SE sold very well and made more than the money back they put into it. I´m glad we have so many outtakes on Bootleg Video.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
I'm afraid Steve V is completely right ! I'm glad I still have the VHS-version and a good video-player. Of course the quality on DVD, after restauration, would be better. One can still dream. So let's hope for a (little) miracle in the near future, but to be honest : I doubt it! Always El.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Sad news, but this will be case for the next years, too, I guess. It's very nice that TCM classic movies does exist and all those bootleg dvd's from Elvis on tour, especially Elvis Through my eyes. Everytime I watch this dvd i'm amazed! Those footoge from Madison SG. Unbelievable, but true.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Steve V, of course it would have been elvis fans who would be interested in this project. The same fans that bought aloha, comeback special. How many editions of Comeback special has been maid? At least it´s more than one. The thing with TTWII is that it had already been released, so many fans already had it. I guess the result was the same with aloha and comeback special. This has never been released as a dvd, so many, many elvis fans would buy it, I´m sure
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
He still put energy into his shows during these on tour shows,the looks should have nothing to di with anything,as for them spending money,its too bad that much of what was suppose to make ttwii a special edition wasnt kept & the special edition wasnt really a special edition,you dont cut out what you had in the original version but then add a little new footage,also in on tour most of the footage shows him looking pretty good,of course ive never been into how he looks,for some reason im more intersted in the music,just put the original on dvd and just go ahead and say we aint releasing this in a delux format and the boys at Ftd can put together a box set with a proper booklet or maybe the imports will do that and then i guess Ftd will say they cant make enough from the shows because the importers beat them to it? i love the on tour shows expecially hampton roads, i prefer it over aloha!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Folks - whether or not they will admit it, it all comes down to money. They spent a lot of it (over 1 mill) with the restoration of TTWII special edition and it did not return what was expected. It was a poor seller. So now we have a film of Elvis , 2 years later, not looking as good, not performing with as much energy and they are there saying, should we invest in this & lose money again? Besides hardcore Elvis fans , who will buy this? This is the way business works like it or not. So what will prob happen someday, is the film will be released without giving it the proper restoration and we fans will be disappointed but at least have it on DVD.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
This is just awful. Even though On tour has a lower status than TTWII, there´s a lot of fans out there that loves it. He was in a great shape in 1972, so what are they waiting for. It seems like the people in charge picks their favorites, andthat´s what will be released. I can understand why Elvis in concert isn´t released but this makes no sense. Give us something else besides aloha and comeback special.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Its great that some fans have but not so great that so many dont,its pathetic that we have to look to the import market for such material,so does this finally give ernst the green light on a cd release from these shows?
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
Well This Is Truly Awful ButIDo Have One Of The Best Bootleg On Tour Dvds Out There (Elvis -Through My Eyes) I Have To Say Its Truely One Of The Best Ive Ever Ownedor Seen From The On Tour Archives .
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2008report abuse
What a poor outlook/future and what a terriffic way to ENCOURAGE people to buy the bootleg material out their!
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2008report abuse
There is to be a 3 disc blu ray release early in 2022 for the 50th anniversary except by then no one will be interested. And these people run a business????
Palle (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2008report abuse
*Sigh* What's new?? Why is this even news? ...tell me again Warner Bros, what release were we supposed to be "really excited about"??! Bootleg dvd rules!
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2008report abuse
What are they waiting for!?
Herman (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2008report abuse
Jacqueline Allen, you are a bad girl. Ha ha ! I think she's not an Elvis fan. Let me do her job and the fans will have a 10 DVD Elvis on Tour set !!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2008report abuse
Bummer. VHS lives!

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