On Tour Available For Pre-order On DVD

Elvis' 1972 movie "On Tour" will be released on DVD in Germany March 10, 2006. This edition has a running time of 90 minutes, screensize 4:3, PAL, Dolby HiFi in English (mono) and German (mono). This first release of this movie on DVD is now vailable for pre-order from Amazon Germany. Update February 10: The German Cinefacts website mentions: Widescreen (1.85:1). Corrected a previous info it had stereo sound.
Source: Amazon.de / Updated: Feb 8, 2006 
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lvisfan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2006report abuse
I just now noticed what you are all talking about. Looks like they are taking it from the last video release a few years back that is represented by the art work that used in the article. It was 4:3 and stereo. I have the original VHS release from the 80's and it is in mono, but 2:35 aspect ratio. I also have the Laser Disc from the early 90's that I recently transferred to DVD. It is perfect! Great stereo sound and 2:35 picture. If anyone's interested, let me know. I still believe there will be a re-edited version of "On Tour", but I hope they also re-release the original too.
elvissims (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2006report abuse
I'll just be happy to get a copy of ON TOUR that is in the original widescreen format. My original VHS copy from the early '80s was (believe it or not), but I played it so many times that it is literally worn out. The replacement VHS copy has been "formatted" to fit my screen, so I lose all the split screen stuff - except for the edges that are still there. Chalk that up to BAD editing...
gilesm (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2006report abuse
IF you look at the new topic in this web site regarding EPE's reaction, you will see that EPE have said that e new vesion of On Tour is being planned by Warner in the USA. Great news, if it actually happens,
CHRISTIAN M (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2006report abuse
CD KING write: "I'm sure Warner is testing the market", YES Same of TTWII special edition without the one hour bonus footage annouced ! YES Same of others warner Elvis DVD Without bonus, if you wait for new release of Elvis movie withe bonus on dvd you r courageous others format same of blue ray etc come before. i continue to claim,A dvd of EOT in mono,4:3 whitout bonus for this classic golden globes awards winner Elvis movie for the only one movie of an Elvis tour this Edition is Criminel, and same of many of you i m more of very desapointed. Elvis news do a QUICK POLL on this release, by the way eache is free to buy or not this, they are more of one year i know EOT is comming on dvd for the first month of 2006 i have post the new on my page and FECC mb, but i never think a so basic edition
tcb_guy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2006report abuse
I can imagine, 4:3 must be HORRIBLE, especially with a film that lives from the widescreen format. But the film has been shown only in the right format (2,35:1) and with stereo sound on television during the last few years. I've never seen a 4:3 version, at least in Germany, I don't know about other countries. But the 1992 VHS release from the "Elvis Collection" was in correct format, wasn't it? It also had stereo sound, I believe. So why should MGM/Turner do such a stupid thing and release an old-fashioned version when there already was a correct one almost 14 years ago. That doesn't make sense. Some sources talk about 4:3 for the DVD release, others about widescreen. Nobody really can tell now what this DVD will look like. So let's wait and see. By the way, I already pre-ordered my copy yesterday.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2006report abuse
Yes, let's support this release. The first ever for an official ELVIS ON TOUR DVD. I'm sure Warner is testing the market. If this one sells - they might just release a box-set of ELVIS ON TOUR.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2006report abuse
Yes tcb_guy, they can do (ruin) it because I've had it on VHS for ages in that terrible format. You just see the middle picture and only portions of the frames on the left and right! Ugh!
tcb_guy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2006report abuse
I'm very likely going to buy this release because if it sells good that will show MGM/Turner that there is a possible market for a deluxe edition. It's obvious that this is a budget release and I think there is more to come after this first attempt. This is the very first time that this great concert movie is being released on DVD officially. I've been waiting many years for this to finally happen. I also own the Malaysia import DVD, but a bootleg is not the same as an official release with proper menus. Come on, this DVD is not very expensive, so let's show the people from MGM/Turner that we want more Elvis On Tour footage. I can afford around 10 euro for this great movie. And by the way, I can't really imagine that this film will be released only in mono and 4:3. How should they manage such a screensize with all those split-screens?
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
Turner has Elvis On Tour, not MGM. so give your opinion to Turner. Also I wonder about this report's accuracy. If it is coming out I would think it would be in widescreen.
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
If you don't buy it, they'll never come up with a x-CD set. So, if you don't buy it, please give your opinion why you don't buy it on the MGM website customer-service link.
gilesm (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
I agree, this is terrible, but there is one good thing to come out of this. IF they can release "On Tour" even in this poor version it means that there are no copyright or permissions problems holding them back from a proper release. Also, it means that the owners are probably aware of the market that has been 'created' by the boolegs and wanted to get anything they could out on the shelves as a responce. Perhaps now that they can go ahead and give us what we really want - all of the material in good quality!Even just the original film uncet and in 5.1 sound would be good.
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
Agreed. I'll skip this one for sure. The videotape with this version was plain awfull! The versions I taped from TV during the years were far better. Strange, there are plenty of bootleg dvd's out there with special stuff and they just release this thing.
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
I agree with all of you. Elvis fans have waited too long and deserve something better.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
I fully agree with all of you guys. Wrong running time, wrong screen ratio, wrong audio. I'll skip this one too!
Poffe (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
4:3 and Stereo. No thanks. It's nice that they finally release it on DVD, but that's not enough for me. I will wait for the special edition. I wouldn't mind a recut version like TTWII-SE, but I could settle with a restored original version with 5.1 sound and anamorphic widescreen... pleeeeease!
CHRISTIAN M (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2006report abuse
I Agree withe you Mississippi. Wait so long time , send thousends signatures petitions for this dvd and have a mono 4:3 without bonus is for me incredible. i hope a boycote of this product
Mississippi-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 8, 2006report abuse
Sorry, I will skip this one. MGM is too late with releasing this oldfashioned DVD without extra's and out-of-date sound. Looks like the bootlegversions are equal or much better.

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