Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It finally happened - Elvis On Tour on DVD

Great news from Elvis Presley Enterprises! On elvis.com the following news item was posted today:

"This fall, Elvis On Tour is coming to DVD and dazzling Blu-ray high definition - for the first time ever. Featuring electric performances from Elvis' 1972 tour, this Golden Globe winning documentary captures the raw energy and excitement of Elvis' best live performances. In celebration of Elvis' 75 birthday year, a 17-film Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD box set is also planned, which will include Elvis On Tour, Viva Las Vegas, Jailhouse Rock and more. Be on the lookout for more details soon!"

Undoubtedly one of the most awaited Elvis releases, Elvis On Tour on DVD is finally becoming a reality. Not only can my faithful VHS copy look forward to a retirement that has been long overdue, but I will at last complete my collection of Elvis' movies on DVD.

The big question is how the movie will presented. No doubt with improved picture and sound, but what about extra footage? I for one would love to see a Special Edition, but my guess is it will be the original version. Still, best Elvis news I've heard in a long time!

2 comments:

MĂ„rtenbrother said...

Great news, but I don't expect more than just the movie ... A lot better than nothing still!

smacky said...

I just saw it on TCM on Elvis's birthday for the first time. I read a post somewhere online the next day where someone said this would never be released on DVD. Glad he was wrong!