On Tour

On Tour (cover)
Released: 2010/08/03 by Warner Home Video
Rating: 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

1972 documentary.


Additional information:

Format: AC-3, Dolby, Original recording remastered, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
Run Time: 93 minutes

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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2014report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsMy earlier comments revised: I still feel the film is overrated. And I DIDN'T buy it because of the exclusion of the "Johnny B Goode" intro. If at a later date "Johnny B Goode" is restored to the film I will buy it. I deducted one star from my earlier rating due to the JBG fiasco.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2011report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsFinally availale officially but I was a bit disappointed. The picture is great but no greater than my bootleg version. The sound is superior than the bootleg but the bootleg has the origianl Jonny B goode intro. No extras. Bit disappointing
WayDownUnder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsThe good and the bad. Bad - Don't be Cruel introduction, what were they thinking!!! Good - Bridge Over Troubled Water, absolutely BRILLIANT an unbelievable performance.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsI just watched the DVD and found it ironic that before you get to the main menu there is a trailer for the AFI, boasting of their mission i.e. to preserve classic films for future generations. I found it ironic because I knew that, due to copyright problems, Johnny B. Goode had been removed from the introduction. What I did not expect, however, was the insulting amateurishness of the editing job performed on Don't Be Cruel (which here replaces Chuck Berry's number). Firstly, Don't Be Cruel was never going to be on anybody's list of potential candidates—least of all a version containing the "kick your ass" ad-lib. I was appalled not only by the ham-fisted way in which the editor cuts the song, but by the fact that they chose to repeat the same segment! I found it incredibly distasteful. It was as if they had been told to do it in five minutes or less. Why not choose a longer song and fade it out? Why not choose one of the many songs in the Presley canon to which they own the copyright, or could comfortably use without violating said copyright?
You'll see that I have still given the film 5 stars. Fortunately, the horrible butchering inflicted on this Presley favourite came early on and I was glad to get it over and done with. As for the rest of the film, it's as if a layer of dust has been lifted, in terms of both picture and sound. Never before has Charlie Hodge's harmony work sounded so full, and I also hear what sounds like organ work on Proud Mary/Never Been To Spain and even saxophone on Bridge Over Troubled Water, fattening the aural picture—nuances that I've never been able to pick up before.
My favourite moment is when The Stamps perform Sweet, Sweet Spirit and the sheer reverence, euphoria, exhilaration, excitement, and immense pleasure that flashes across the face of a thirty-seven-year-old Elvis Presley. He could be back in church: a teenager shuffling along the packed pews; a young Memphian, pimpled, and ducktailed, and awestruck. It's a moment of utter transcendence, extremely endearing. He's giving himself over, being carried away by the same gospel harmonies which haunted him in his youth. That he manages to do so in front of a crowd of thousands makes it all the more remarkable. Simply sublime.
WadeElvisMan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsHello all, Well, what I did was take an un-opened VHS tape of it, and used Pioneer's Elite Reference DVD recorder, a stand alone unit, not a PC type recorder. It looks like a VHS as far as size goes, but it was the very first one, an boy, it cost $3900.00. Now I know many don't have that kind of money, but, it has over 490 settings, and can professionally "remaster picture and sound . I was able to remove ALL scratch's , blemishes, etc...and sound restored/ remastered 12 times, and it comes out better than the dvd new one.

So, MGM/Warner could have done much better. I saw the theater one, a ONE night only, and my copy definitely sounds way better. I was shocked as many of you guys are that nothing new was added. What a shame, maybe, lets hope they come out and once an for all release ALL the concerts in a box set. That would sell well, and they could make a fortune.

Just look at the Aloha box set and compare it to the "so called remastered version from around 2001. the box set, with both shows, and back stage footage was super, dramatically remastered so well, you could see things you could never see with the 2001 version. The audience was well lighted up, and sound was way better, so if they could do it for that, and I could do it from home, then they could have done this with "Elvis On Tour". So, take care everyone, TCB
burton (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2010report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsI was the first to ask whether this was Region coded or Region free. Well now I can answer my own question. It's Region Free for all those fans who are wondering whether to get it or not. My advice also is if you have Blu-ray (Like me) get that, as it's vastly improved & you won't be disappointed.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 2, 2010report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsThe American Blu-Ray version will play perfectly on a UK Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) & the standard US DVD version works on a UK multi-standard player, which is most of them, except the very cheapest models. The Blu-Ray is really the one to go for, the quality off the 16mm negative is as good as you will get. There are very occasionally one or two black vertical tramlines, scratches visible, as with previous issues on VHS & Laserdisc. These are scratches on the original camera negative, caused by dirt in the camera gate, & as such cannot be removed. No amount of restoration or remastering will get rid of those! It happened a lot with 16mm film but fortunately there is not too much evidence of that here. The overall brightening & sharpening-up of a film often struggling with backstage lack of light has resulted in a much improved end product. Having said that, it would be nice to actually be able to buy it in the UK!!
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsI think it's important for fans to go out and buy this DVD (even though most of us already have it on VHS) so that strong sales encourage a special edition somewhere down the line. However, there doesn't seem to be a Region 2 version, it's not in the usual shops and I'm just not prepared to fork out £40 for the NTSC US import being offered on Amazon. I was just about able to see past the opening credits being changed plus the lack of any extras whatsoever and was ready to buy my copy. I understand this is a minimum investment push from Warner to get this DVD out and I appreciate it coming out at all. But on top of the issues already mentioned for me to have to pay over twice the normal price for a DVD and still get it in NTSC instead of PAL is just a bridge too far for me I'm afraid. Any news of a Region 2 version coming out? Come on Warners, I've got my money set aside for you here! Coo-ee!
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsBetter Than "ALOHA FROM HAWAII" for sure. Elvis IS Elvis there not in the satellite concert. I cried, shouted and enjoyed every second of it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!! Clear sound and footage... !!!
Elvis_The_King (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2010report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsBelieve it or not but johnny be good is missing due to copyright issues.....info is confirmed.
1 BILLION SOLD (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsIm rating the movie, not MGM or Amazon, (no offense burton), and On Tour is FANTASTIC!! Been anxiously waiting for the dvd for years! Cant wait to play it on all my flat screens at my bar and crank up the surround sound!!! It's gonna rock!!!
burton (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2010report abuse
1 StarThis Blu-Ray is being advertised on Amazon.co.uk as a U.S. import, does this mean it'll be coded Region A (U.S.A.) or will we be getting a Region B (Europe) version released? I can't see the Americans making this Region Free for all to buy world wide, can you? If it's coded Region A then it won't play on any European Blu-Ray players & we won't have an official release of this movie. If you do order this from Amazon.com & it is Coded Region A & doesn't play on your European Blu-Ray player, Amazon won't refund your money because they say you should have known that before you ordered it & they do give warnings about this on their site. With virtually no information out there about this release which is only a couple of months away from being released that's why I've rated this 1 star only.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2010report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsWhy, oh why didn't they put at least the Always On My Mind rehearsal!? :(
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 7, 2010report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsOverrated. But I'll buy it anyway.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsAbout time! I wasn't expecting previously unreleased material but a remastered copy of the original film should find a place in every Elvis fan's collection.