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More Details The Ed Sullivan Shows DVD

July 28, 2009 | Video

Image Entertainment will release "Elvis Presley: The Ed Sullivan Shows: The Performances" on August 4, 2009. The collection of Elvis’ three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show attracted a record-breaking audience when they first aired and will now be available on DVD for the first time ever. The press-release from Image Entertainment contained more details on the content of the set. The set is already available for pre-order.

From the press-release:

Share the excitement of Elvis Presley's earth shattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable episodes from The Ed Sullivan Show, now on DVD for the first time ever, and experience for yourself why Elvis became the legendary King of Rock and Roll! Appearing on the show Sept. 9, 1956, Elvis sent shock waves through a repressed nation with his soulful singing, wild hip gyrations and raw energy, attracting a record-breaking TV audience of more than 60 million people. Presley returned on Oct. 28, 1956, continuing to provoke ecstatic screams with hits such as "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender" and "Hound Dog." In fact, these exhilarating performances were so explosive that Elvis was filmed above the waist during his final Sullivan show appearance on January 6, 1957

Rockin' Special Features:

  1. A rare home movie capturing a very early Elvis performance, shot on August 7, 1955, at Magnolia Gardens near Houston, Texas
  2. Elvis and Ed remembered
  3. Elvis is on his way! Ed Sullivan Show clips
  4. Special Elvis moments including an appearance by comedian John Byner
  5. Home movies of Elvis and Priscilla, Elvis and his friends cutting up on a film set and some of the first shots of daughter Lisa Marie
  6. New collectible booklet featuring liner notes by Griel Marcus
  7. Rock ‘n Roll,
Herman wrote on July 28, 2009
Nice, all on one disc, a much better viewing !
circleG wrote on July 29, 2009
is there anything new on here compared to the 3 disc version?
Santa Claus wrote on July 29, 2009
A few month ago there were some rumours that somebody also restores the 6 Stage-Shows. Anyone knows what happened to this project?
Wiebe wrote on July 29, 2009
The people that were doing the Dorsey shows could be bankrupt, since their website is no longer online. Hope someone will look into this. I bought the first release from their site. I was really looking forward to this one.
FJE wrote on July 30, 2009
You are not alone Wiebe. I too downloaded the first two shows and I must say they were in excellent quality. But as you said the site is no longer online. Pity. I wish these shows were officially released asap.