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On Tour Down Under
Warner Australia have announced that they will release both Elvis On Tour on standard Blu-ray and (PAL format) DVD formats on September 29.
I always wondered why Johnny B opened this film and not an Elvis song. It never made sense to me. For historic purposes it is not good, but in the end, I may like this better. That was a 'tired' version of Johnny B in my opinion, so musically, no big loss.
Brian, maybe annoying,but it is not THAT dramatic . The opening sequence is not showing Elvis singing Johnny be..., just a compilation of movie-fragments during the song. And though the version is a very good one, there are a lot of other very good versions of that song on several live-CDs. So no great loss and still worthwhile having OT on DVD ( at last !!) Always El.
According to fans who have already got a copy of the new DVD of 'On Tour' the opening sequence where Elvis sings 'Johnny B. Goode' has been retained BUT the sound has been removed and replaced with 'Teddy Bear'/'Don't Be Cruel' due to copyright problems. How annoying!
Larry Gellar must have been on vacation because Elvis needed a hair cut! He looked a bit pale compared to TTWII and he was carrying a little more weight in the face however after these 3 issues Elvis On Tour is a masterpiece. Its the King at his best vocally and the set list is great too. You can feel the energy and excitement of a live performance from Elvis when watching this film. Anyone who doesnt like this footage cannot call themselves a true fan and lover of the King.
Elvis rocked for sure in 1972. People who think that he wasweak, they are not real elvis fans. To be an elvis fan means that even when he doesn't move on stage, it's getting excited by just a facial expression or a high note he made; well.. He did MORE than this during April tour. HE DID IT AGAIN. Always El...
Elvis may have looked better in That's The Way It Is but his voice was much stronger in 1972 and the TCB band were on fire too.Elvis and the band really ripped it up in On Tour.I would also have loved extras in the new dvd but I'm just glad it's coming out in blu ray.I only hope the picture and sound are as good as the Rock movie The Last Waltz,which is truly outstanding.As a bonus they could have added a full version of Suspicious Minds from On Tour.Now that would be something to see.
Oh come on how can some so called fans!!!! slate Elvis and On tour?........as a visual documentary of Elvis on stage in the 70's for me it goes some way in showing me what Elvis shows were about and all involved. Of course i/we would love a multi disc edition of this release but am happy to have this officially on a blu-ray edition.There are a lot of highlights in this film and i often debate with fellow music lovers of a different taste just how good this documentary holds up the Elvis legend. Can't wait for feedback on the 50's tv dvd set due this summer and of course the monster CBS tv special set,again as a visual record of Elvis this will make a compulsive addition to any Elvis fans collection.. but non-Elvis fans need not apply??
Actually, some of these comments surprises me, I can´t believe what I am hearing. Yes, perhaps Elvis´ performance was better during the TTWII concerts, but have you forgot that only five years before he didn´t do any music at all, just starring in those silly movies. In those days, people was longing to see him perform at all. After The Comeback special, the live comeback, TTWII, it seems like there was a certain satisfaction among the fans.
TTWII is in no way better than EOT. Elvis was on fire, sang great, and he had changed his live show in a great way. In general, people often seem to focus on how he looked, and I believe that´s wrong. It was all about his voice and his stage presence. I also think that concert films isn´t what attracts visitors in general. I believe that the ones that attended was Elvis fans.
I totally agree with pedro nuno. He rocks more here,more audience feeling in this movie too. I will definitely buy this one,no crap at all.
Elvis on Tour is the only movie that shows us Elvis The Rocker. And his performances are far better, for me, than in TTWII.Elvis is harder, meen, alive and kiking. He his on Top form, even if he doesn't look as good as in 1970. But as a performer he was just good as he was in Vegas. For me he was better. Its my favorite concert movie.
I love Elvis on Tour. There is some fascinating footage of Elvis really cutting it up on stage. All the karate and moves during a real rocking version of Johnny B Goode is unbeatable. Whereas Aloha from Hawaii he played it straight and concentrated on the singing, which always impresses me too, how he stood there for over an hour and poured himself in to the music while half the globe watched. But back to On Tour, we get Elvis the mesmerizing stage performer and all the backstage stuff is great too. The part where he warms up with the Inspirations, singing I John while the audience starts filling the building is very emotional and the camera stills in one of the final scenes we see the look on the audiences faces of near hysteria as Elvis leaves the stage and these are couples, intelligent looking people but they look like they're gonna cry and who could blame them, thats the effect Elvis had on people. Eleven out of ten. i have it on video so am really looking forward to dvd release.
I'm IN with ALL the ones who welcome this release ! As for some "fans " ????!!!!, well, to those who really admire Our Man : don't waste your precious words and time on those "almost always negative" moaners or users of rude ( and sometimes filthy ) language . Always El.
I'm suprised at those fans that seem so negative. Three months ago it was all Elvis fans seemed to want. But everyone can have their own opinion. Im grateful that this film is on DVD/Blue-ray even without extra footage or whatever. To me the problem with this film isn't Elvis' condition, its always been how the split screen and stupid interviews seem so 70s, and very dated. Just like those two girls and the cat did in the original TTWII. I also think the age of the film didnt help Elvis to look any better, hopefully the digital remaster will get rid of the 'white-wash' on alot of the clips. Theres no getting away from the fact TTWII shows a much more passionate Elvis but On Tour still has its plus points.
Natha i love your comment i'm also with you all the way
Iray and circleG and Martin DJ and not forgetting Mofoca22 i'm so with you guys i don't really understand either why On Tour is being trashed by some fans ( are they?) especially by Linda Kovalcik i mean what's her problem anyway reading her comment and then indeed you would think she doesn't like Elvis certainly when you use the C word i will buy On Tour for sure... can't wait!!
Yes it is not Elvis in the fifties (my favorite period). And CercleG, you are soooo right. I cherish the time we had to search hard for a low quality bootleg AND enjoyed it. Now I cherish the many cds just as much. Good things are always good and Elvis was just that at his worst. Up to excellent! So no complaints from my side and thus I am looking forward to this. It even prompted me to buy a Blu-Ray system. If you dont like? Don't buy. No need to be negative.
wow amazing opinions. 15 years ago we would have jumped up and screamed at the news of this release WITHOUT the extra footage. Its times like this I feel we've been spoilt as fans but nonetheless everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I personally am so glad to see this release on dvd and bluray. I grew up in the 70's and loved everything about it. Elvis was like a family member back then and I'm so glad the younger members of my family are embracing him too - jumpsuit or no jumpsuit! Bring on EOT deluxe!!
It's funny: while some people demand the immediate release of a multi dvd set of all On Tour material, others dismiss the film. Elvis does look rather pale and bloated in it, his performances however are more energetic than in the Aloha concert.
why are people trashing the film? i mean come on this is what everyone wanted they wanted it out. just like many want elvis in concert out on dvd. elvis wasnt totally pale during elvis on tour. he was white yeah but remeber this was early spring he had just done his winter season in vegas, went from there straight to the mgm studios to record music for the film and his record that was supposed to come out all the while dealing with priscilla leaving him and finding out who she was shagging. elvis was tired he buste dhis but off the first 4 montsh of 1972 and dint have time for himself. he still gave on great shows and got better with each performance. as the weather warmed in the citie she performed so did his color and so did his performances. he had a few weeks off in may and early june before his msg shows which should have been filmed for on tour same with his november 1971 tour.
It is interesting to me that many Elvis fans don't really like Elvis and even use the C word when describing the great Elvis On Tour on blue-ray. This is Elvis rockin hard in 1972. I don't get you guys.
Well i know Elvis was not feeling very well in On Tour so i'm not silly after all, just wondering where the audience seen in On Tour was coming from then? not from the sky i read al lot about On Tour as long as i am a Elvis fan more then 30 years now so..i never read anything about On Tour when it was released the first time in The USA that it did so bad i just read the opposite not in all places in the USA it was so well attended maybe, but then please tell me why was every concert a sell-out throughout the seventies until the end came looking around the corner? still today he sells like wildfire that's proof enough yes ok he was better looking in the documentary TTWII and yes in On Tour he was not feeling all that well but still gave powerhouse performances and it still is a very good documentary i like elvis in the 50's as well but lean more towards to Elvis in the 60's and then the seventies to cut it short i am a elvis fan
Jesse- How silly. Box office receipts have nothing to do with Golden Globe or any other nominations. Some films you never heard of are nominated year after year for one award or another. I went to see this film the first week it came out in New York and my theater too was half empty. This was after he played at MSG! In Europe where Elvis never toured I would assume it did much better and will do again. Its a good film as a documentary but Elvis gave better performances in TTWII. At the time, most fans & critics enjoyed enjoyed the 50's footage the most which at the time was not too commonly seen. I'll take the 50's over the medley of jumpsuits any day.
Linda Kovalcik this is not CRAP are you sure you are a elvis fan? watch your language please how can you call this CRAP my god
and if it didn't do well at the box-office then he wouldn't have got a a Golden Globe Award for this documentary period
wonder why this WON a Golden Globe Award was it for people who didn't go to see it? don't think so i never heard anything about that On Tour wasn't that good and therefore not visited by fans, that really goes beyond me and now when it's released 38 years later all the tickets are a complete sell-out,also here in holland there only have a few tickets left and elvis being white and puffy well..funny now on the blu-ray dvd and standard dvd he looks good and not white and puffy Elvis On Tour did so good back in 1972 it won a Golden Globe Award and now 38 years later it still does good
I think the oldscudder hits the nail on the head on why there may never be an expanded version of this released.
It didnt even do well at the box office when Elvis was alive. My theater was more than half-empty also. Remember the expanded updated version of TTWII did not sell as expected and here we have the same scenario. Why would the comany put time & effort into a project that won't reap big benefits. They are releasing this on DVD/blu-ray after years of moaning by fans Be happy for that and dont expect much more.
I remember when this movie first came out. I had to ride approx.25 miles to the closest theater. It was the first day out & I thought it would be crowded. To my surprise I was the only one in the theater. I remember this was the first time the King didn't look that good. Kinda white & puffy. Not as good as That's The way but still ok. I may or may not buy this. If I do I'll probably play it once. Not because it's bad but I rarely play dvd's more than one or two times.
Same old CRAP for the zillionth time?
Yeah its the same stuff and all of us can recite this movie line by line and it has a dated 70's look (very bad styles) but hey when you want to view it at least the quality will be great. Right now I don't own a copy, sold my VHS a while ago, so I guess I will get it eventually.
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