Complete Aloha from Hawaii DVD Details
By: Elvis Australia
Source: EPE / BMG
May 13, 2004 - 1:25:00 PM
Elvis DVD News
The DVD set features the complete concert that was adapted for that special and the complete rehearsal concert performed two days before. Both concerts are presented with newly re-mastered sound and picture and are being released in their complete, uncut form for the first time.
Also included is the raw, uncut footage shot for the "Elvis arrives" sequence of the special's original opening and the raw, uncut performance footage of songs recorded for the after-show session that Elvis taped as a resource of extra material for the American broadcast.
2-DVD set, over 4 hours of material / Includes previously unseen material.
- The absolutely complete January 12th and January 14th concerts - never
before available in complete form. They are re-edited from scratch and feature
meticulously re-mastered sound and picture.
- The complete footage of the post-concert session Elvis did to expand program content for the American broadcast - never before available in complete, raw form. Uncensored.
- The complete footage shot for the "Elvis arrives" sequence for the opening of the television special - never before available in complete, raw form.
- The original American broadcast version of the Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii television special.
The original videotape material for this program has been digitally remastered and restored. The original multi-track audio has been digitally remastered and remixed for Dolby Digital stereo and 5.1 surround.
Beautiful, special and deluxe booklet with extensive historical text,
never-before-seen photos and rare memorabilia / Critical essay by Dave Marsh /
Mastered in stereo and 5.1 / Total Running Time: 242 minutes
Disc 1 (running time: 02:18:27)
Elvis arrives and greets fans - January 9th 1973 - for the opening of the Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii television broadcast. Presented here for the first time is the complete, raw, uncut footage from that one-camera shoot.
Rehearsal concert - January 12th 1973 - presented here for the first time in its complete, uncut form, re-edited from scratch with remastered sound and picture.
Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii concert - January 14th 1973 - presented here in its absolute entirety for the first time since the initial satellite transmissions and for the very first time on a DVD or home video release, re-edited from scratch with remastered sound and picture.
Disc 2 (running time: 01:43:39)
Post-concert 'Insert' songs session - January 14th 1973. This after-concert session has Elvis and the band returning to the empty arena to tape five additional songs to be used for the expanded version of the show, as it would be seen on American television. Here, for the very first time, is that session in complete, uncut and uncensored form.
Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii NBC TV Special - April 4, 1973 Broadcast Version Sans the commercials and most of the TV announcer bumpers interrupting it, this is how America first saw Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii on television.
BMG has opted to start off with DVD only, as the VHS market worldwide is nearing extinction. It's virtually a sin to watch this glorious material on VHS anyway! Still, BMG and EPE are discussing possible means of addressing the demand that will continue for Elvis on VHS.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.