Comeback And Aloha DVD Cover And Content

In addition to the two CD releases "Elvis At SUN" and "Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock And Roll", BMG Strategic Marketing has partnered with Elvis Presley Enterprises to distribute two comprehensive deluxe DVD box sets chronicling two of Elvis Presley’s most memorable television appearances. The DVDs “ELVIS: ’68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD” and “ELVIS, Aloha from Hawaii - Deluxe Edition DVD” feature all the previously released material and an abundance of previously unreleased footage. The “ELVIS: ’68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD” is a three-disc set featuring all the material shot for Elvis Presley’s 1968 television special, which is considered one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest moments on television and one of the most magical and important moments of Elvis’s career. The original broadcast version of the special is included for historical context. The DVD set features the two complete jam session concerts and the two complete solo concerts – all with Elvis in black leather – that were shot as the resource for the heart of the original broadcast. These four concerts have never been released in their entirety. Also included are all takes of the material shot for the original broadcast’s two big production numbers and for the show’s opening and closing segments. Over half of the seven hours of material on this set is previously unreleased. The material is presented with newly re-mastered sound and picture. “ELVIS, Aloha from Hawaii - Deluxe Edition DVD” is a two-disc set featuring all the performance material formally shot in conjunction with Elvis’s “Aloha from Hawaii” television special – an historic concert event seen in more than 40 countries by 1.5 billion people when it initially aired in 1973. The original American broadcast version of the show is included for historical context. The DVD set features the complete concert that was adapted for that special and the complete rehearsal concert performed two days before. Both concerts are presented with newly re-mastered sound and picture and are being released in their complete, uncut form for the first time. Also included is the raw, uncut footage shot for the “Elvis arrives” sequence of the special’s original opening and the raw, uncut performance footage of songs recorded for the after-show session that Elvis taped as a resource of extra material for the American broadcast.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Apr 26, 2004 
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Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2004report abuse
Yeh the prices on DVD Planet are extremely cheap, but thats great !! PS - Still no mention of the TCB Band interview that was supposedly on the Aloha DVD ??
Jon Burrows (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2004report abuse
Eeeeehhhh..... what ever happened to the press conferences before the Aloha Special?? Surely they must be included??
And the '68 Comeback Special was aired twice, so I really don't get this part of EPE's statement: "The original broadcast version of the special is included for historical context." In the second airing Tiger Man was replaced by Blue Christmas (I think those were the songs), so I sure hope that in the '68 Special DVD you should be able to watch both songs in the same line-up as they were in '68 special
lray (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2004report abuse
Thanks dismas. Some you were wondering about the price. I just found them both listed at the DVDplanet web site, located in LA Calif. The 68' special is retail for $49.95 and discounted to $34.97. The Aloha is retail for $29.95 and discounted to $20.97. The prices look to be right where they should be. At the DVDplanet web site they say great things about these DVD's but mistakenly list the 68 Special as being in widescreen. I believe this to be a mistake. They do not always bet everything correct. Only 7 more weeks!!
elvishimselvis (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2004report abuse
Just imagine if we have different camera angles with the Aloha special. we for sure have differernt camera angles with the CBS Tv special. why not use the shots of Elvis from far away and make another CBS TV special. todays stars even have the picture of them fixed up and touched up to make them look better. this can be done with Elvis also...
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2004report abuse
Yes, yes; all this talk about covers is all very well, but are they leaving in all the swearing? This is keeping me awake at night.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
i cannot wait till these are 'finaly' released-they sound to amazing to be be true,we been waiting for years for the rare footage from the '68 comeback-the rehereasal footage,outtakes,etc,etc;it is excellant that graceland have finaly listened to us elvis fans and given us what we want.why some elvis fans complain about the 'dvd covers' i dont know?-it dont matter,what matters is whats inside the package-the elvis footage!,i mean we finaly got all the outtakes released officially and other bonus stuff and we 'still complain.aloha from hawaii sounds amazing too..includes the back-up show and elvis arrriving at hawaii.cant wait to see the unedited version,as i've always loved to watch that scene with elvis walking round with the hawaiian flowers round his neck.just beutiful man beutifull..elvis in his prime.i got and most elvis fans got bootleg versions of all the '68 outtakes,and rare copies of the alternate alohao,but to have it remastered and on dvd format is just a gift from god..far better i think than being forced to watch rubbish vhs copies of the outtakes and footage.i dont think i would ecver watch the vhs video ever again when i get the dvd version..hurry up june!.10/10 to graceland,they got it right for a change...thank you.
rags2riches (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
Cant wait for the new DVD releases but the covers are very boring they could of used some great pictures of elvis for instance one of him looking into the camera for the Aloha dvd. When oh when are we going to get the On Tour stuff released thats what i really want.
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
I'm sure the content on these DVD's will be great, but the covers are poor. The '68 one is OK I guess, could have been better but not to worry. However, the Aloha cover is pitiful. Hope the back of the case is better. Hope there's some godo booklets To accompany the DVD’s with interesting details and photos, etc. Always nice to get a good booklet.
Teddy Boy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
I'm sure it would be great. But the COVERS are weak indeed. They don't look that special for such fabulous releases. Apparently the designers wanted to make something beautiful in a minimalist way, but it came out too simplistic. The covers don't please one's eye. Think better messrs designers.
Renan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
The cover art of both are too weak. Great to see many hour from 68 comeback special that are unreleased. Does somebody know if on Aloha DVD, there will be the Press Conference? And the January,13rd,1973 rehearsal?? Was it filmed? And the backstage before the concerts, does it exist any footage of Elvis in "2001 Theme", waiting to come on stage??? It would be great. And the November, 18th, 1972 concert he did in Hawaii?? There were Japanese cameras through the stadium and it was filmed four songs as far as I know. Will it appear because it was a test for the Aloha concert. Only the time will answer. There are many unreleased footage. Let´s wait. Last question: How about "Elvis On Tour" concerts? My God, 32 years passed and almost anything about it. And the rehearsal the That´s The Way It Is concerts. Let´s wait ALOHA and 68 COMEBACK. The others will come with the time
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
I really think everyone should forget about that dreaded word "Promotion". I've long since given up on expecting epe or bmg to successfully promote Elvis. They are quite happy preaching to the converted. So don't bother considering it- you'll only end up disappointed, if it wasn't for Nike The King wouldn't have had any success two years ago (Oh my god, is it that long?). In any case, on the the most important issue of all, which no one appears to have mentioned yet, are they leaving in all the swearing?
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
Respectfully big boss man. I just don't see that anymore. 20 years ago we saw alot of the media focused on the negative. In the last 10 years, especially since the government issuing the Elvis stamp, which to this day is the greatest selling Commemorative stamp in History. I hear by far, mostly good things. What we're talking about here, is the promoting of Elvis 50th anniv of R&R, and all the releases BMG and EPE will be promoting surrounding the event. They need a heavy and strategic multi-level campaign in order to do it right.
Big Boss Man (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2004report abuse
I think the nowadays negative image of Elvis comes from 2 sources: The first, the media, specially the American one, who still remembers Elvis as the well-known fat and drugged guy who could barely fit into gold-squine jumpsuits. The second, some fan´s attitudes that are considered as the average Elvis fan, so all of us are thoughht of as freakies
ijustcanhelpbelievin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
gribz thanks for the compliment,and yes i agree,we need elvis to be introduced more now to our children. if people would stop complaning about the covers,and concentrate more on getting the word around,we would all benefit. i also agree that today's music has seen a great decline,and if promoted from epe right,elvis would again be making another great comeback!! who do you know today that toured 9 straight years,album after album every year,and gave over 1100 concerts??? none to my knowledge. cheers to bmg,and epe for realizing that the world is a better place when elvis is around to sing in our ears once more!!
elvishimselvis (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
There is a really really cool dane remix of BURNING LOVE by DJ REDLIGHT that I have heard. it would be cool if they could take the video footage from the New Aloha DVD and mix it with the Remix of Burning LOve as a special feature.
I also have heard Elvis' version of FEVER remixed and that would also be cool to see that one with the ALOHA footage and the remixed Fever
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Girbz is absolutely right. You've gotta bear in mind that it is only us hardcore Elvis fans that log onto these websites to find out all this information about new releases. The 99% rest of the general public will not have a clue that these 2 brilliant DVDs are coming out and thats criminal considering how long we have waited for them, delays etc. We could have had a fantastic promotional campaign for the past 18 months but now we are 6 weeks away and the public don't know whats happening. PS - This is not a complaint of the actual DVDs but trying to make EPE wake up to the fact that the sales figures recently for Elvis are poor, 30 Number 1s and ALLC excepted.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Well moody blue, if they don't do a heavy promotion for this remarkable 50th anniv, I'm sorry to say in a few years you will start to see a decline in the Elvis Legacy. With the state of the world today, and all the so- so music coming out, Elvis is Primed to make that 'SUN' Rise again. As good as 'ALLC', was, we have tremendous visual tools to hit the public with, for these releases. With the right coordination and energy put into the 50th anniv, we can take Elvis to the Stratosphere. We the fans have to start getting in touch with the powers that be, at EPE and BMG, to make sure PEPSI, MILLER, and WARNER BROS, are conscious of this window of opportunity. We need a major campaign, not a minor one. It has to be on the top of the priority list for it to be a massive success. It can be done. Lets see how we can facilitate this along.
Hans Otto (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Absolutely great stuff!! Would have been a plus, though, if they had also included some of the behind-the-scene clips from the Japanese version of the Aloha show. These clips include both the rigging of the stage, sound checks by the back-up musicians, and even shoots of Elvis' dressing room. Anyhow, these DVDs will sure make my day :-D
moody blue (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Promotion , promotion . promotion . but before i start , let me congratulate EPE/BMG for a splendid job in getting these two gems to us . As for promoting these DVD's ask yourselves the last time they promoted an Elvis product heavily [30 number ones i hear you say ] I dont agree . If it were not for ALLC an that famous add which got Elvis so much attention would BMG have backed that album so heavily . Look at the evidence since , hardly any promotion for Second To None and nothing for Ultimate Gospel . Promotion for these exellent DVD's , don't hold your breath .
elv1s (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
I can't wait! EPE is doing a fantastic job (again)
sam (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Thes DVd's will ROCK.;)
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Really looking forward to those DVD's. Don't like the covers at all; especially the one from the Aloha show is just awful. Elvis was one of the best looking men ever and they come up with this ??
ranskal (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
I can't wait to get these DVDs. I absolutely love the Aloha, it is by far my favorite! I am hoping it will be like seeing it again for the first time with the different angles. I really enjoyed the "Memories" cds released from the Comeback Special and I am looking forward to seeing all of this footage. I know a lot of people are skeptical and disappointed with some things that are and are not included but I just want to thank EPE for these. You can't please everyone, but I am one person that is pleased!
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Ijustcan'thelp believen I know what you're saying I worked at a summer camp last year and played alot of Elvis during the day, and I can tell you that 75 percent of the 6-10 year olds went nuts, and love the guy. But in order to get the worlds children into it big time the promotion will have to be there in a massive way. Then we're in like Flynn.. THe children of the world don't all have people like us around introducing them. As you know the world needs Elvis now more than ever.. So, lets start e-mailing and doing our part to motivate the powers that be. Then we know Elvis will do the rest...
ijustcanhelpbelievin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
here is the way i see far as the dvd covers go it doesn't mean anything to me,or my 5 year old finally see new footage of the 1968 special in black leather,uncut,and better sound,and clarity in itself will be fantastic!!! the aloha will also bring the same delight to me,and my daughter...i have never pushed her to like elvis,in fact she only heard him sing in my car on cd for a long time,until recently started watching him in the ttwii special edition,and then she really loved his music even more!!! so the extremely young generation will be just fine,because,his god given voice,his look until late 1973,and his moves on stage have surely got my 5 year's old attention for a long time to come!!! THAT'S THE WAY IT IS in 2004
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
Lyle Ray I understand what you're saying, but I am also interested in bringing Elvis to the next generation of fans. I'm not into just pleasing myself. We core fans are going to eat all this stuff up, but if some coordinated marketing strategies are not put in play, then the Elvis legacy may start to decline in a few years. Few things would bother me more than that. Music in general is starting to go thru a transition , and I want to make sure Elvis is a big part of that. The "SUN" will rise again". Where would Jesus be today without Paul. (just kidding, but trying to make a point)so let's do our job in bringing forth Elvis to the youth. 'Elvis on tour' can be masterfully re-mixed because all the tracks were recorded seperately in 1972, so imagine what can be done with that. Not to mention all the un-released footage Turner has.. We will probably see it in 2006 or 2007...Lets get motivated and do more than sit back...
roustabout (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2004report abuse
yes, i am excited about these releases, but as a marketing manager, i am disappointed by the graphics- why ever pass up an opportunity to prominently display E's image?
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
Well said, Lyle Ray!
James69 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
The ALOHA cover sucks plain and simple, looks like it was done by a 2nd grader. The 68 comeback cover is ok. No matter I will buy these 2 special editions the day they come out, June 22nd 2004. I can't wait. I just was hoping that EPE/BMG would come up with stunning covers & graphics. I guess we can't have everything....
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
To comment on a few things mentioned below. If I Can Dream was part of the live stand up shows, so the answer is yes, you will see Elvis perform it twice in leather, although he is lip synched (just like in the movies) to prerecorded vocal and orchestration. Elvis On Tour belongs to Turner, not MGM or BMG. I'm guessing it will be out in the near future. Turner does not have to protect Elvis or his image. That movie is great, and it is sure to be out someday. This Is Elvis is due out and it has a negative slant running through the whole movie. Elvis On Tour is much more positive and I don't think anyone will have to hold it back to protect Elvis. I think these are great covers for these sets, stop your whining people, it gets old. These are going to be fantastic. We know that they will have Scotty and D.J. doing the commentaries on both of the sit down shows. We will get all four shows from beggining to end and all the outtakes from the production numbers. These DVD's are dreams come true for life long Elvis fans like me. For those of you that are doom and gloom, go pull out your LP copy of, Elvis Sings for Children and Grownups Too! Party with that while I'm watching Elvis at his best in 1968. Only eight more weeks!!
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
Where is the promotion ?? These should be massive sellers but if you exclude the hardcore fans like us, nobody will know its out there. I fear just like 2nd To None, Rubberneckin, Ultimate Gospel, sales figures will be very poor and this might put off EPE and others ever releasing future stuff.
Big Boss Man (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
I am not sure if they are going to make a new EOT.First of all, I think they have spent a big amount of $$ in these 2 special editions now, so I guess till 2 years after this release we wont have it.Of course, if the next DVD releases got a big success, they might consider to do it before. But, there´s another problem.And is that some fear about Elvis on Tour. Elvis didn´t look as good as a year and half before; he was pale and overweight, and in some moments his mind looked to be out of this world. And you know how cautius are in Elvis world(not just EPE, I bet MGM too) to try to erase any view of a overweight Elvis(and assuming that he doesn´t look bad either in EOT)
And another problem is the sales failure that was TTWII, due to the stupid policies we all know.
So lets Aloha and 68 Comeback have their time, and if they are success, lets try for EOT and TTWII 2nd edition(of course, forget about Elvis in Concert, excpet if it´s being released in FTD, but never a general release)
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
These will be monsters for sure, can't wait!
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
Aloha From Hawaii and 68 Comeback Special are OK. But do they support the advertisements for young generations? I don't think so. Maybe 68 Comeback Special could be a little effective on this subject. But we all know that Elvis On Tour shows the best; rockin' performance of the King and people (not huge Elvis fans) have no idea about Elvisw' 72 image.Just go outside and ask people for Elvis' seventies image? They all talk about a white ornimentated jumpsuit used in Hawaii... That's all but people do not have an idea about a rockin' Polk Salad Annie ( By the way I'm 22 and many people around the same age adore Polk Salad Annie; On Tout version and say" Elvis had sung these kind of songs too???" Poeple... Please wake up...Young generations would like to see Aloha and 68 Special;ok! I couldn't agree with you more! But this is a truth that Elvis On Tour is the best rockin' filmed experience. And ordinary people do noy have any idea about it. That's real Elvis... We all know that Elvis was very nervous during Aloha Specials and songs were balads generally. Please let BMG or MGM know that Elvis On Tour Special edition could sell millions.Not like a That's The Way Special Edition. That was another nervous;ballad performance.So it's the time to see real Elvis; ELVIS ON TOUR.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
We were advised a while back that the TCB Band had all given interviews for the ALoha DVD and this would be included. Hasn't been any mention of this for a while - anybody got an update ??? Thanks
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
I'm not so bothered with these covers. I'm not so sure they are the definite ones! I'm more for the content and that they contain what we've been told! And I hope they really have got it all this time! These two should along with a complete TTWII SE and ON TOUR SE, be the ULTIMATE performances captured on video and film with Elvis! I can hardly wait to receive these two packages!
doncoulleone (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
What's available right now is significantly inferior to these two phenomenal releases. So let's all look forward positively to what is in in the dvds rather than nit-picking an omission as 'viva' has already mentioned. As for cover art, the Aloha cover is modern marketting. I think it's an attempt to try and break down some of the barriers the 'white suit' shows represent to the casual listener. To fans, as I certainly am, its about the man and his music. But to Joe Public the 'white suit' shows are often parodied and seen as kitsch and cliched. Therefore the minimalistic cover design is a representation of modern techniques in selling Elvis. See covers of ElvIs and ElvIIs as a reference.
Marco Aurelio (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
I agree with jb gude. And the price ? Will it be for Elvis fans only or it will be available for others ? I can´t wait for this release, but the cover art is awful. The 68 Comeback Special is OK, but Aloha cover makes me laugh. I imagine people going to the stores and looking for Aloha concert. They will recognize Elvis ih his famous suit, not in this awful cover. Another question: Will it be released here in Brazil ? BMG Brazil has made a bad merchandising about Elvis. It´s not the first time I write it here, but nobody believes me, when I asked about 30 #1 Hits in a store, and they didin´t know about this CD! Let´s wait for the DVD´s....
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
While all this news is very good indeed - there is an important factor not mentioned : What is PRICE ??? I just hope the DVDs will be released in a code free/ All Region edition.
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
One question which I hope anyone can answer: is the '68 Comeback Special the DVD with "If I Can Dream" in black leather on it? If so, if so I know what I am going to buy next ...
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
GUESS WHAT!!! I just got an E-mail from Graceland that Pepsi, Miller and Warner brothers have signed on as sponsors. It is also possible that General Motores will be signing on..This can be awesome and can amount to 100 million dollars in promotion if done by trade, endorsements and direct advertizement. This will be a tremendous influence in bringing Elvis to the new generation.. Get ready...
MV (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
From what I've seen of the Aloha press conference Elvis really isn't that focused.To put it kindly. It would in my opinion be out of place on the quality set being released.
ep3577 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2004report abuse
I have to agreee with most, 68 looks great but Aloha should have a great eye catching photo of Elvis on the cover. He is the best photogenic man in show business, and with the eagle suit that would of been awsome. I also hope the two press conferances are included. That would make a total and complete package. EPE Hope that footage is on the DVD! Can't wait to see'm
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
Oh my god! This is my most eagerly awaited event since my first pubic hair! I really can't wait for these two babies. Having seen the 68 stuff on crappy bootleg for twenty years, it will be so nice to see the man in crystal clear pictures and sound. I agree with elvissessions, let's see the bloody things before we criticise everyone from bmg to epe. I'm sure there will be a lot of fringe material missing, but let's concentrate on what's IN the sets rather than what's not in 'em. Have to say the aloha cover is crap. Whoops, sorry couldn't help myself.
Roll on June, I hope we don't get one of those traditional 12 month delay things going on with these releases, I'll be a gibbering wreck if that happens.
Alejandro (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
It´s a shame that they have not included in the new comeback 68 version, the recent Elvis remix: "A little less conversation" as a bonus track. In the new musical DVD you can see concerts, interviews and some MTV videos. if BMG wants to enter to the new generations market,they would not have to make box Set so big that the youths cannot pay The idea is good and I think "Comebak 68 and Elvis aloha from hawaii" are excellent but I hope the prices are also it.Many products of Elvis are expensive and many times it makes impossible for a student to buy them. Think of that. Thank you
MA (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
Can't wait for the releases! 1 comment - Aloha's cover art should have been better - with all of the photos from the show and creative people out there it just should have been better! This was the concert of all concerts and the cover should've had art work that reflects this dynamic show. There are many talented people that visit this site that could've come up with something better.
elvishimselvis (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
also I forgot to say. I really like the NEW 68 Comeback cover but the Aloha cover is very boring if I were looking through DVDs to buy at a store. that one would not catch my eye unless of course I was in the store looking for it.
The Teacher (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
When is the UK release for these two DVDs? The Aloha concert has got to be the top of the Elvis concert tree, even though I couldn't pick a second or third, etc!!
elvishimselvis (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
I hope they only forgot to mention the ALOHA Press Conference. how can you have a big build up to the concert with out putting the pre-fight Hype. they had two press conferences for the special. these would really build suspense and it would be nice if they put the Cup O noodle commercial that was only aired in Japan... but thats not as inportant as the Press-Conferences. does anyone know if these are included. ALSO wasnt the ALOHA shows re-mastered about 5 years ago when they released them on DVD and video. thats what is says on the DVD box. that I bought in 2001. so how would the sound be different from then to these new ones. I do understand the video will be different camera angles. which is the reason I am buying the ALOHA show again for the third time. first time was back in 1984 when it was first released on Video. then in 2001 with the Newly remastered sound and picture and again in June with different angles and the entire Helicopter arrival which I have seen on the Japanesse version of Aloha... and let me tell you its pretty cool as the cameras follow Elvis to the hotel and not just 4 mins of the arrival like we have in the US version.
mrcactus (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
Looks pretty good BUT, i thought they might include some of the Aloha Press Conference footage....:)
King Of Western Bop (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
Both DVD's will be available (with a DVD copy of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" (original version) thrown in for free) for £50 + £7 UK postage (Europe £9, rest of the world £15) From The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain. The free DVD of TTWII is exclusive to the fan club. Release date: 22nd June. No doubt they will be available at a cheaper price in the future. I suppose it's OK if you want a copy of the original version of TTWII on DVD as well
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
I think the 68 Special cover looks outstanding but the Aloha is awful ! Why on earth they didnt use a great photo of Elvis looking fantastic in the American Eagle jumpsuit all jewelled up is beyond me ! Not a complaint by the way, just making a personal opion for all you touchy people out there !!
elvissessions (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
OK, we endure year after year of fan opinion about the lack of release for these projects and paranoia over EPE's motives behind not releasing it. I mean, really, besides the never-ending grumping about why EPE won't re-release the Elvis in Concert footage, this is the most common topic.
Now, we finally get what most reasonable people will agree is clear and compelling evidence that EPE is doing the best it can to give the fans exactly what they want. And do we have even one day to savor some of the most exciting news for Elvis fans in years? Heavens, no.
Now we're on to oh, OK, EPE is doing everything a lot of people said they never would, but, hey, they won't market it right and, oh, yeah, as usual they fouled up the cover art.
By God, I'm going to enjoy this! I was fortunate enough to get a preview of most of the unreleased material, and it's amazing. I've looked forward to this for a very long time. This is a dream come true. Could we please have, say, 24 hours of pure fan pleasure before we start tearing it apart?
Big Boss Man (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
I fear this releases because : No promotion(as always)
Anybody said delay?(I hope it wont) Do you remember what happened with the 1 hour plus of TTWII?I hope this doesn´t happen once more But I also have hope because the 3 problems can be solved easily
brbiedoll (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
Has anyone gone to & seen the covers for the dvds?? They are terrible!! I wish that they would use more imagination or hire better people for the artwork. There are a lot of talented people here who have sent in great wallpapers..maybe epe should start checking out some of us who can do some nice designs instead of the garbarge they put together. Just my opnion anyway.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
Great news - definitely something we have all been looking forward to, especially the 1968 Special which has the vast majority of the unseen footage. Gribz is exactly right about the mass promotion and marketing but that wont happen now unfortunately. We are nearly into May and these releases are set for June, so thats a disappointment. I would love to know the thinking behind EPE's lack of promotion for arguably Elvis's best periods of work. These should be the best sellers of all time for an Elvis release but I still think only the hardcore Elvis fan will purchase them, a bit like 2nd To None and Ultimate Gospel, which is a tragedy. What we really need here in the UK, is for ITV or BBC to screen either one of the concerts in its new format, thats a sure way to win a new audience, but I guess that costs too much money and wouldn't appeal to everyones tastes. Incidentally, any idea how much these DVDs will be ??
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
True Mr Burrows. I certainly cannot wait either. But, of equal importance, is the promotion for these important and historical releases. This will be key for introducing Elvis to the new generation. BMG and EPE must coordinate a major promotion campaign to achieve this objective. We need to do what we can, as fans to encourage the overall goal.
Jon Burrows (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2004report abuse
Fantastic; I can´t wait! Great job at everybody at EPE!

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