Cover Aloha And Comeback DVD And Release Dates

Here is a snapshot of the design of the new "Aloha From Hawaii" and "1968 Comeback Special" DVD sets. What didn't show clearly on the previews of the Aloha cover is that it is covered with silver glitters. Here is the global release schedule for '68 and Aloha DVD Sets: Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special – Deluxe Edition DVD and Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii – Deluxe Edtion DVD will be released in North America on June 22. Dates vary in other territories of the world, depending upon the plans of the BMG marketing teams in those areas. Here is a full rundown from BMG of the release dates as they now stand: Australia (July 5) Belgium (June 21) Canada (June 22) Chile (June 30) Czech Rep (June 21) France (June 21) Germany (June 21) Ireland (July 2) Italy (June 24) Japan (Aug 16) Korea (June 24) Mexico (June 27) Netherlands (June 21) Poland (June 28) Portugal (June 28) South Africa (June 28) Sweden (June 21) Switzerland (June 21) Taiwan (July 2) Thailand (July 6) United Kingdom (July 5) United States (June 22) The scheduled release date for all other European markets June 21. The scheduled release date for all ll other Asian and Latin American markets is on or before July 5. The dates in a few places outside North America could change because promotional campaign plans by the BMG marketing teams in those areas continue to evolve and the release date is tied to those plans. Any updates or revisions we get from BMG will be posted on the EPE site immediately.
Updated: Jun 16, 2004 

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ranskal (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2004report abuse
Rico007, that makes sense. I was thinking about TTWII being widescreen but that was an actual theater movie. Oh well.
Rico007 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2004report abuse
Ranskal, as these are TV registration from a time there was no wide screen, it's obvious that both sets will be full screen.
For Dutch fans: it's already available in some shops (Van Leest), bought mine today. Also, at you can buy both sets together for €52,-. Best price I've seen so far.
ranskal (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2004report abuse
I can't wait for these, 5 more days! Does anyone know if there will be a widescreen version and a full screen, or will it be one or the other? I am hoping for a widescreen version.
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
What ever happened to this "special site" EPE were goign to put no the official site to promote the two DVD's with clips and info? And the audio commentary on the '68 special from Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana???? Oh well. Got the Aloha one pre-ordered for £14.99.
ijustcanhelpbelievin (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
i can hardly wait!!! these may very well be the biggest selling dvd's of all time!!! why not? next to mickey mouse,elvis is the next most recognized face on the planet!!! no joke there,true statement...this site is the best elvis site out there!!!
JeroenNL (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
Jim Semple: check the news section: your promotion is on it´s way.
elvis_77 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
I can't wait to get my hands on these two sets. I think it is great that they are releasing all this unseen footage. I hope that in the near future they release Elvis on Tour and even Elvis in Concert like this. I'm a young Elvis fan and wasn't born till two years after he died but was raised on his music and have been a fan ever since I could walk. Stuff like this is the only way us younger fans can see more of the true King of rock 'n' roll. I would have given anything to have been around to see him in concert. I went to Graceland last year for the first time and it blew me away to finally get to go. I'm going back this year during Elvis week in August. I also have to say this is the best Elvis news site ever. There's not a day goes by that I don't come here. Keep up the good work.
andy0862 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
the packaging looks good on both releases. the aloha cover is not at all bad and at least stands out from being another white jumpsuit pic, which umpteen other album covers and releases have. ask a thousand people what cove they would have liked and there would have been numerous variations of answer. but white jumpsuit pic would be one of the most popular no doubt. i dont care what either cover has on it am just wanting to watch the dvd's inside. money has been spent on these releases and a lot of are as well............i am happy with that and am awaiting the release date with excitement.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
JeroenNL - If you read my message properly, you would see I am referring to BMG Uk not Holland or USA. And yes I have contacted BMG UK and had no response whatsover.
JeroenNL (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
So here we have 2 GREAT dvd´s. Great material, great quality and both loaded with never before seen footage. What else does any REAL Elvis fan wants?.

Now I read reactions about promotion and that people won´t buy the dvd´s because of (in their eyes) bad promotion???.
It is a crazy, crazy world. Some ´fans´ always find something to complain about and it is making me sick. Just sit on their lazy asses and do nothing but tear everything down.

Let me remind you that BMG USA will promote the dvd´s with heavy marketing and previews in cinema´s. BMG Holland has just done a releaseparty and will promote with a heavy tv campagne. So there will be promotion. And if YOU are not satisfied with the promotion in your country why don´t you stand up and call your BMG office and tell them?. It is easy to stay in your chair and do nothing. You can also promote Elvis yourself. Please remember that the Recordbusiness is on it´s ass these days. BMG has put a lot, a whole lotta money in these dvd´s. Be happy that someone does because no one else can or would do that. But one thing needs to be clear: the dvd´s are GREAT stuff, the best ever, Any true Elvis fan will want them and enjoy the hell out of them.

Elvis deserves our attention and efforts to keep him alive and in the public eye. Always critisizing everything that is released doesn´t help the fans and Elvis. So stop being a fan if nothing can please you and leave us alone so we can enjoy.
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
Well, now we know what the "Outer box" of the Aloha looks like - nothing like the inner box that was unveiled a couple of weeks ago-

Pareto, it is not just complaints that we make about the covers or lack of promotion - be sure that it is very directly reflected in any future product put out- if something sell really well you will have a Vol 2 or a follow up really quick.If not well, you just might have to wait for the 75th or 100th Anniversary.

What's the odds that Warner's top bosses are not keen on spending any money on an "On tour" project simply because TTWII-SE "failed" ? You can bet that their marketing guys will swear they did all they could, but heck, what can you do Elvis just isnt popular as he once was. You can also safely bet your Ass that those guys will not be surfing sites like these to check fan reactions.
I have several colleagues who like music and "dont mind" Elvis but do they know anything about these releases ?

Or do you like some other artists/types of music that are not currently on the "Hot 100" for eg . Sam Cooke or Roy Orbison , you know any curent release of theirs ?

Sure this set will sell a few thousand sets, and then it will be the residual sales from EPE and fan clubs that may help make a profit.

Well at least they put glitter on it-

J. (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
Well Jim says the right thing. It's really a shame that these great DVDs weren't promoted in anyway. And I can recall EPE stated to do a big promotion around the world. The sad thing is, that if the DVD sets will sell normally, EPE will state it as flops. The same with TTWII SE. It wasn't really a flop, but they expected more sales. And that will be the same thing here. So there will no Elvis On Tour then I guess... I was in hope that this will sell great in order of the promotion and EPE finally wakes up. Well anyway, I already pre-ordered the DVDs here and I can't wait until June 21. Have a nice day :)
Elvos (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
Let me tell you...i've just watched a view bits of these new dvd's (mostly 68')....And it is good enough to sell without any promotion...Any music lover will admit This is what music / entertainment is all about....This is the creme de la creme of music history (in my opinion) The cherry on the cake The sound and vision are in optimal quality...Now you can see details like never before...You can feel the excitement..the power....the charisma....What a display!! This is the best possible way to bring these shows....If you're not an Elvis Fan no explanation is possible..... just watch ... If you are an Elvis fan no explanation is necessary This is why we do it...
And Jim I will be very proud of you if you really have the strength to leave those dvd's for what it is and not buy them!
It's like refusing to buy sigarettes for a heavy smoker...And I can tell.OK people let's enjoy this gift once more Uhuhuh.
pareto (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
people are really never happy, first we wait 20 years to get a decent dvd collection and as soon as it gets in the stores what is some people's problem?the marketing....
I m sure enough people will buy those dvd's jim semple and I m pretty sure you'll be the first in line on july 5th
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2004report abuse
These DVDs will probably be the last things I ever purchase. I am truly disgusted at the zero marketing and promotion there has been in the UK for these forthcoming releases. It really is appalling, I've spoken to loads of people that past couple of months and they have no idea about these DVDs and thats criminal. BMG UK, EPE, whoever - hand your heads in shame, the UK is probably Elvis's biggest fan base.

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