The Complete On Tour Outtakes DVD is a fantastic new release filled to the brim with outtake material from Elvis On Tour. There have already been a couple of releases with this raw footage that – fortunately for us – somehow escaped from the vaults at MGM. The producers of this DVD show there is a treasure trove of material that would make a spectacular official remake of this in 1972, Golden Globe winning documentary.
Because MGM/Warner/Turner will not produce such a remake in the near future, the producers of this DVD have made a nice start, beginning with a good looking and effective working Main Menu. You can choose the chapters of your liking. The producers have made this DVD in chronological order. Starting with the studio rehearsals, on to the rehearsal on the road, and then on to the live concerts.
Also on this DVD is the Madison Square Garden press conference (great footage and very sharp, close-ups of Elvis) and the press conference in Hawaii (November 1972) to announce Aloha From Hawaii (in very good quality!).
You will get to view an enormous amount of material carefully researched from the best sources available. The rehearsals are fantastic to see and they give us an intriguing look behind the scenes. Just how good are those images and what a pity not much of it was used in the original movie. You’ll enjoy many new camera angles, with both the rehearsals and the live material. The material of Elvis in the dark blue ‘owl’ jumpsuit (April 14th 1972) are great!
You’ll get to see all kinds of material along the way, including complete footage of the TCB Band in a plane on their way to the next gig. Touching images of The Sweet Inspirations sleeping in their chairs (touching knowing it is only recently that we have lost Sylvia and Myrna). All of this creates a wonderful portrait of what life was like in 1972 and that of Elvis on tour.
The interview of Elvis with the producers of the film, shot in black and white, is one of the most stunning pieces of film captured for this project and should urgently be released officially. This DVD release is pure joy and a must-have release for every fan!
Region Free (PAL Format) – Running time 164 minutes