The Complete On Tour Outtakes DVD

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

Source: Essential Elvis / Updated: Jan 15, 2013 
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Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2015report abuse
Boxcar rather offensively told me to dream on because I stated the reason that "Johnny B Goode" was omitted from the recent "Elvis On Tour" re-issue. The reason is factually correct, unlike his/her stupid conspiracy theory. Boxcar, carry on dreaming.
waymore44 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 12, 2013report abuse
I just wanted to let you know something I stumbled onto. I use VUDU and right now they have a disc to digital program. It has you put the DVD in your player, the software figures out whether you have a legitimate copy. Several Elvis movies are available in HD that are not available on bluray, such as "This Is Elvis". I upgraded to HD for that release, but didn't for Elvis on Tour because I own the bluray already. When I went to watch it, I was amazed when "Don't Be Cruel" was NOT the first song. "Johnny B Goode" was. Now I'm going to have VUDU delete the film and I'm going to redo this and upgrade to HD. I HOPE "Johnny B Goode" is still the first song. I don't know why it wouldn't be.
KINGE (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2013report abuse
Poor release....."Until It's Time" & "For The Good Times" footage is the zoomed versions as on the "Through My Eyes" release.Why use this poor source when better is available......huge black borders on all sides on tv scren....duh!
Nathan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2013report abuse
Its great to see this all in one place. Hopefully it will give MGM the push to finally create an ultimate box set.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
Wherever the truth lies, we'll probably never know, but that's the entertainment industry for you. It's quite simple, introduce a law, where, if people do not respond (say) within 3 months, then the material becomes public domain. I would expect Mr Berry would have replied then(if that indeed was the reason). Why should one person be permitted to prevent a project being completed? As for a fee, if it can't be agreed between the two parties an independent arbitrator should be used, whose decision is binding - simple!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
Without any doubt I immediately agreed with Tony C's posting of yesterday 17th. I remember postings of him a couple of years ago where he proved to know a lot about showbizz in general and was (is) closely involved in showbizz for many years . Now, with today's posting of Lefty ( also always full of sense ) I'm sure both are absolutely right ! Just my opinion, no more , no less. Always El.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
I met Chuck berry in 2009 after one of his concerts in St. Louis. He was warm and gracious, so at least he is nice to the fans. He is not nice to the "industry". If memory serves, he was recently sued for not appearing for a concert in Europe. He was paid in advance, and he just did not show up. I think he is bitter about being screwed out of royalties back in the 50's, as many black musicians were by the white dominated music industry. He doesn't need the money now, so it wouldn't surprise me if he did not return calls regarding use of Johnny B on On Tour. As far as I know, he has never said an unkind word about Elvis.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
Chuck maybe like Bo didley was,bitter about how things went down in the music scene. Sorry but i think some hold things against elvis right or wrong. I dont think you will see a on tour dvd set,lets face it thats the way it is didnt have complete shows,so why would on tour? I dont understand the way elvis products are handled,were there no full shows recorded for thats the way it is? As for comparing sinatra and elvis,one major difference is ,elvis fans are thought of as crazy fanatics, and those releasing sinatra know they cant get away with crappy thrown together releases.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
While it is true that Chuck Berry is not a very nice man to deal with (ask Keith Richards!) it is also hard to believe he would not cut a deal to make another buck for himself. I have seen Chuck Berry drive to his own gigs to avoid paying a car service and hire local musicians to play the gig to avoid paying a traveling band. It is hard to imagine him not wanting to be bothered with MGM or Turner or whoever for use of his song to make a few dollars, unless he is just that impossible to deal with on all levels of business.
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
Tony C .. dream on. We had the Aloha VHS tapes ... incomplete. We had the 68 Comeback VHS .. incomplete. We had the "One Night With You" VHS .. incomplete. We had the Elvis The Concert DVD with suddenly "What Now My Love" missing in the retail version while the direct-order EPE version had it. We had On Tour without the Opening. And the list goes on and on. Never wondered why this is? At the same time we have i.e. two "Frank Sinatra Duets" DVDs filled with many many duet-partners containing duets with many world-stars. Mysteriously no problem here. You really mean we have multiple-star music mega events on DVD and duet DVDs like Frank Sinatra's but only when it comes to Elvis the songwriters suddenly don't answere the phone and want no more money? Get real. It's marketing. Would you re-buy the On Tour Blu-Ray when it would be re-released remastered and with the original opening? Probably yes. And that's the point. But I have to admit that the "Chuck didn't answere the phone" stoy is cute. As cute as that Santa Claus thing.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
In-A-Flash says: "But who would pick up that role?". How about FTD as a mediator with an interest in publishing collectors items like these? Ernest has the requiered indepth knowledge from dealing with tape owners and so on. If a gem like "Little Mama" finally made it on silver disc, the wait hasn't be that long for EOT material. Anyone?
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
Still think there is commercial value in On Tour tapes, if there is value in amateur footage from MSG as released on Like A Prince From Another Planet. It seems that the rights are spread out over too many parties which makes the piece of the cake too small for each party involved. A good negotiator should be able to convince one of them to handover rights to another party for a reasonable price as otherwise none of them make any money. But who would pick up that role?
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
I think we need to wait untill 2022... Just be patient...
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2013report abuse
It is annoying that those 'right holders' often have no interest in releasing material, either music or video, unless a big profit is guaranteed. It is amazing how much great music remains unavailable because they do not bother. I think the laws should change in this respect. Any commercial recording (or film) that has more than say 1000 people interested in buying it should become available by the 'owner' within reasonable time (a few months or a year). If not it should become 'public domain' for anyone to release it. Many of us cannot wait forever to get what they want! Could they complain that the are losing revenue? I don't think so!
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2013report abuse
The previous posting completely ignores the facts which have been mentioned many times. It states that Warner Bros would not spend the money required to include any unreleased footage on the "Elvis On Tour" DVD or pay for the use of "Johnny B. Goode". Warner Bros tried to license the footage from Turner Enterprises but Turners would not agree to it. As for "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry and his people would not reply to any communication from Warner Bros regarding the use of his song on the DVD. They tried for several months but no letters or calls were ever replied to. Eventually, they had to give up and use "Don't Be Cruel". It had nothing to do with saving money, every song used on a DVD has to be paid for with a flat rate figure. Artists are generally keen to have their songs used on DVDs as that brings in income that requires no physical work from the artist. Chuck Berry obviously has his own agenda. He is one of the most disliked people in the music business, as a person, it is hard for find anybody that has a good word to say about him.
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2013report abuse
Have you ever seen what trash lies on the Blu-Ray shelves at your local dealer? Titles that I don't know a single person to buy it. Why does everybody say TTWII didn't sell? I remember german video charts on which the 68 Comeback box was on No 1 followed by the Aloha DVD box on No 2. If TTWII flopped it was obviously a matter of marketing errors. And did you ever thought about the fact that there are dozends of Stan Laurel DVDs on the market with digitally cleaned or even colorized movies on them while new Elvis material allegedly doesn't sell? They spend money to colorize Laurel while it's no longer worth to release Elvis due to lack of customers. And they don't have the money to even touch an unreleased minute of On Tour or buy the rights for "Johnny B. Goode". Sad, isn't it?
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2013report abuse
Money rules and the chief protagonists have decided that the effort is not worth the return. Rest assured, if there was enough in it for all parties this would have been settled ages ago.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2013report abuse
Lefty, let's hope you're right ! Always El.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2013report abuse
I'm very confident that we will see an "On Tour Special Edition" sometime in the near future. What it will contain is anyone's guess. If not, I am sure FTD will release the On Tour concerts on CD, which would be a very welcome treat. Sony found the repackaged MSG shows marketable to the general populace, including bits and pieces of amateur video, so it does not makes sense from a marketing standpoint to sit on the On Tour material. Yes, Turner owns the film, but they already agreed to the On Tour DVD, so the genie is out of the bottle. It's just a matter of time before we see the next On Tour official release.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
Tony C : a clear explanation ! I wonder what keeps Turner Enterprises from releasing the out-takes ? Granted, we're talking about 40 years-old stuff but I'm convinced that many Elvis fans, old(er) and young, are interested in such a release.Not only the USA and Europe have loyal fans, there's plenty more of them in other continents. I'm sure an official release would sell more than enough allowing Turner to make a good profit. Always El.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
Hard to believe that about Chuck Berry. Being the money hungry guy that he is known to be, why wouldnt he want the royalties he would get from Johnny B Goode being used in the film? Surely some money is better than nothing. I would like that story verified that he actually refused it from being used. I did not like the DVD release of EOT. I felt totally cheated, like they pushed inferior some product out there just to satisfy the demand(?) for it.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
MGM and Warner Bros have been mentioned below in the requests for a release of the "Elvis On Tour" out-takes, but neither will be able to oblige. MGM do not have ownership of the film or the out-takes and thus have no say in the matter. Warner Bros own the "Elvis On Tour" movie itself, but none of the out-takes. These are owned by Turner Enterprises. Warner Bros stated a couple of years ago that they wanted to use some of the unreleased material on their "Elvis On Tour" DVD but Turner Enterprises would not license it to them. That was the end of it, without permission they could not add a single frame of film to the original movie. Warner Bros were also denied the use of "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry. All very frustrating, but Warner Bros have to act within the law.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
The best dvd release for On tour outtakes is Through My Eyes. I think this release can't beat Through My Eyes. But it's hard
to track that older one down.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
To prevent from having the Presley collectors died off from the face of the earth, especially those who witnessed his 70s live shows in their twenties, MGM better wises up and releases what's there in their vaults. As sooner or later, no one else will care except the National Congress Library...Or why not donate it to FTD? I know, this is too much (pun intended) to dream about.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
No one cares is probably accurate when u talk about the general public, after all it is 40 yr old stuff and that is an adult lifetime ago but us older Elvis fans still care. I guess the powers that be do not care much about us much though. I refuse to buy this stuff on bootleg video. I am still hoping for the real thing to be released while I can still hear & see!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
There is not going to be a box set from on tour,your dreaming if you think there is. No one outside of elvis fans care about the material, again it isnt going to happen.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
It's not all that difficult to locate dealers. Usually, contacting one of the fan club sites that has an online shop will get you connected with a seller. You just have to ask. No one in their right mind is going to broadcast a message that says "We carry this illegal item -- click here!" I have never purchased any of the On Tour outtakes, but I did a quick search and found various offers for this material right away. Most of what is being offered looks like homemade copies (and in PAL format which does not work on standard players in the US), but the stuff is out there if you want it. I am of the belief that an official release is not far off, so I am going to save my money for the real deal.
Tracey Jayne (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
For those who are wondering where to get a copy your local import dealer should be able to help you here and prices are about 25 euro's.......not bad considering the running time.....another excellent release from those guys/gals at Eternal Flame Productions.
jeter (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
Would be great news if i knew where to get a copy !
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
If the DVD is as good as the write up then we might have something worth buying. I, like others have various versions of the footage, so there might not be anything new, so an independent review of how good it actually is will be welcome. The film parts with counters is always a problem for me, and detracts from the finished article, so I have resorted to expanding the screen to remove it where I could, to varying degrees of success.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
This sounds good, & IF the quality is good it would be nice to buy this, although the local HMV will no longer be able to oblige! As most fans know there is a lot more than 164 mins on footage not used in the released film, doing the rounds in less than pristine quality! But, as TTWII did not sell as well as hoped, it will probably be some time before Warner get round to doing something with this footage. (50th anniversary in 2027, anyone?!) But, just like the CBS "In Concert" it will come out in the end, as there will be nothing else left to sell us! Meanwhile, hopefully someone who buys this latest DVD will be able to give us a report on the quality.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
A legitimate Warner Brothers Elvis On Tour DVD ( or Bluray) box set is long overdue. For that matter so is Elvis That's The Way It Is. Let's hope we'll see them soon.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2013report abuse
I wish the owners of the unreleased footage, filmed for the movie "Elvis On Tour" would give the fans a nice treat, and put out a "deluxe special edition of "Elvis On Tour", or make some new DVD releases, from the unused film footage shot for the "On Tour" film. I too, would love to know where I can buy the DVD mentioned above, since we can't buy it in retail stores.
NorwayElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2013report abuse
Could be ok for fans who dont have any of the outtakes........others like me wont find anything new here.
ElvisCriticsSuck (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2013report abuse
Great. Now just got to find a reliable source to buy it from. Don't think it will be at my Local Walmart!

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