Monday, November 26, 2007

Oh please release them!

I often find myself wondering why Elvis On Tour still isn't available officially on DVD. I mean, it's been released on VHS several times, the last time 1997.

Therefore, it was interesting reading the answer Todd Morgan of EPE gave Elvis Australia regarding rumors about Warner Brothers' having cancelled plans to release Elvis on Tour on DVD. "There's no truth to the rumor. We should see that come along from them in a couple of years or so," he commented.

Well, I'll believe it when I see it. Until then I'll hang on to my VHS-copy and watch the bootleg DVD version of Elvis On Tour titled Through My Eyes. This is one example of what you'll find on that one:



And then we have the TV Special Elvis In Concert from 1977 that has never been released officially at all. On Elvis.com EPE writes "There just simply is no way to get it only to the real fans (and we've exhausted all kinds of ideas) without also having Elvis served up to the general public and press for ridicule."

Hmm, that's what I thought FTD was all about...

1 comment:

Candy from Jumpsuit Stuff said...

Hey there, Thomas,

i too would love to see that on DVD. Perhaps EPE's unwillingness to release the '77 footage has to do with their recent tightening up under the new management. I work exclusively with one of their highest quality licensees and I can tell you that they are very concerned with protecting the integrity of Elvis' image. This is a good thing, as true fans like you and I want to see the ridiculing of our greatest entertainer cease.

Thanks for writing.
-candy