BMG and EPE are scheduled to release "The '68 Comeback" and "Aloha From Hawaii" deluxe-edition DVD's on June 22. Here are a few small updates from Billboard we found on the Elvis Autralia website. We have asked EPE for confirmation, will add their response when we get it.
Both DVD sets will have special packaging and will contain all the previously released material plus previously unreleased material all specially presented in newly re-edited and re-mastered form.
In the case of the 1968 special, so much footage was shot from which to assemble the original TV show that the previously unreleased component of the ’68 TV special DVD will be particularly significant. "The '68 Comeback" will be a three-disc set and contain seven hours of content showcasing never-before-seen performances, the original unedited TV special as it aired and all the outtakes from the skits.
"Aloha From Hawaii" will be a double-DVD with three to four hours of previously unreleased material and content.
Another Elvis project to look out for is "Elvis at Sun", a compilation of Elvis' greatest recordings at Sun Studios, DiMuro says. The Elvis Team says there is a possibility that this will include a previously unreleased track.
Updated with reaction Todd Morgan EPE:
We've not actually sat down and tallied up how many hours and minutes of our comprehensive '68 and Aloha sets have not ever been in release. We probably need to come up with at least an approximation sometime soon. Both figures cited by this journalist are inaccurate and exaggerated. He must have misunderstood what he was told by BMG.
This was not a big formal announcement. Just a general "what's going on" interview done with BMG. As soon as absolutely every little aspect of the '68 and Aloha DVD content is locked in and cannot change, we will do a big, formal announcement with every detail. We know that if we say anything about content and one little thing changes, we'll get crucified. We expect no problems or disappointments. Actually, the information is all typed up and ready to post as soon as every detail is finalized. No one is more anxious to get the word out than we are. It gets more exciting by the day around here as the release date approaches and the work continues into its final stages.