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'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' Blu-ray

By: Elvis Australia
Source: Troy Yeary / Mystery Train / Warner
August 1, 2014
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Warner Brothers Senior Vice-President of Catalog Marketing George Feltenstein has provided more details on the 12 outtakes included as special features on the 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is : Two Disc Special EditionBlu-ray due out on August 12. As suspected, the content mirrors that of the 2007 2-DVD set, except with a new twist. On DVD, the outtakes were presented in abysmal quality, but on Blu-ray, they will be pristine. 'The Blu-ray has high-definition, incredible new presentation, [and an] all-new master, but we also have, with really impressive quality, additional songs that were not included in the Special Edition. They were on a prior DVD but with, really, not very impressive quality because that''s the best that we had at the time, and it really was disappointing to fans.

So, we were unable to locate the actual master tapes that had the outtakes that we intended to use in 2007, and, finally, now, that tape was located, and that is now on the Blu-ray. So people will be able to see the – I think there are about ten – additional performances, and they're going to look and sound much better than they did on the 2007 DVD – which was really a heartbreaker for us because we always want to give the consumers the best thing we can, and now we can do that, and it's very, very exciting. We are always looking for new ways to make Elvis fans happy'.

The outtakes are:

01) 'You don''t Have To Say You Love Me' (Rehearsal-July 14)

02) Eating Sequence (July 14)

03) 'Cattle Call', 'Baby Let''s Play House,' and 'don''t' (Rehearsal-July 29)

04) 'Farther Along' (Rehearsal-August 4)

05) 'Oh Happy Day' (Rehearsal-August 7)

06) 'I Just Can''t Help Believin''' (Live-August 11 Dinner Show)

07) 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes' (Live-August 11 Midnight Show)

08) 'I''ve Lost You' (Live-August 12 Dinner Show)

09) 'Sweet Caroline' (Live-August 12 Midnight Show)

10) 'Little Sister' / 'Get Back'* (Live-August 12 Midnight Show)

11) 'Stranger In The Crowd' (Live-August 13 Dinner Show)

12) After Show Party (August 10 Opening Show)

*The 'Get Back' portions of this live medley were edited out of the 2007 DVD release. It is unclear as of yet whether they have been restored for the 2014 Blu-ray release.

According to a Warner Brothers press release, here are the product details:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray Disc) 2001 Special Edition

Special Features:

'Patch It Up: The Restoration of 'Elvis: That''s The Way It Is'

12 Outtakes – song/nonmusical sequences

1970 Original Theatrical Version

Disc 2 (DVD) 1970 Original Theatrical Version

Special Features:

12 Outtakes – song/nonmusical sequences

A limited-engagement theatrical run of Elvis: That's The Way It Is begins on August 16 in Memphis and expands to much of the US the following day.

A week prior to the Blu-ray, Sony will release 10-disc and 2-disc expanded versions of the Elvis: That's The Way It Is album on August 5.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release for the first time on blu-ray, 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition', and also in a deluxe format, 'Viva Las Vegas' 50th Anniversary on August 12 - both as Premium Blu-ray™ Digibooks. 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' which was re-edited and remixed for its acclaimed release in 2000, will now debut on Blu-ray™ as a Premium Digibook, newly remastered, and with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. These Premium Digibooks include rare behind-the-scene photos. 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' includes a DVD containing the 1970 Original Theatrical Version.

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'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' : Two Disc Special Edition Premium Digibook

With thousands of feet of materials including sequences added to capture with greater intimacy Elvis' performances and his creative process behind-the-scenes, the previously released Elvis: That's The Way It Is - Special Edition is now being made available as a Blu-ray™ two disc Special Edition Premium Digibook. Denis Sanders (Shock Treatment) directed this 'rockumentary'. Academy Award® nominated Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch) was the cinematographer, following the show's development from rehearsal to stage.

Disc 1 2001 Special Edition and Special Features: (DVD)

- 2001 Special Edition
- Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis: That's The Way It Is
- 12 Outtakes - song/nonmusical sequences
- 1970 Original Theatrical Version

Disc 2 1970 Original Theatrical Version and Special Features:

- 1970 Original Theatrical Version
- 12 Outtakes - song/nonmusical sequences

Elvis Presley 2 CD Set Buy Elvis: That's the Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition Premium Digibook
CD. Buy Viva Las Vegas 50th Anniversary Premium Digibook

Buy That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) 8 CD / 2 DVD

'Viva Las Vegas' 50th Anniversary Premium Digibook

In his highest grossing movie, Elvis shares the screen with Ann-Margret, easily creating the most electrifying teaming Elvis had on screen. He plays Lucky Jackson, a Grand Prix race driver working at a casino to raise cash for a new engine; she's a hotel swimming instructor - and the romantic action revs up from their first meeting. George Sidney, who also directed Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie, combines the hormonal heat wave with

fascinating sights of '60s Las Vegas. David Winters (West Side Story) choreographed the 10 musical song-and-dance scenes which also featured his dancers. Songs include the high-roller title track, the stars' duet on 'The Lady Loves Me,' her sultry 'Appreciation' and The King's version of Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say'. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.

Special Features:

- Commentary by Steve Pond, rock journalist and author of 'Elvis in Hollywood'
- Featurette Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas
- Theatrical trailer

CD. Buy 'Viva Las Vegas' 50th Anniversary Premium Digibook

Elvis Week Premiere

As part of the 'Elvis Week' festivities, the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis will host the world premiere screening of Warner Bros'. newly-remastered 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is'. Fans in town for Elvis Week will also be treated not only to the newly-remastered film, but will also get to experience an outtake performance or sequence never-before-seen on the big screen, along with some special on-stage surprises still to be announced.

'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' Blu-ray.

Elvis Presley 2 CD Set Buy Elvis: That's the Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition Premium Digibook
CD. Buy Viva Las Vegas 50th Anniversary Premium Digibook

Buy That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) 8 CD / 2 DVD

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