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New And Digitally Upgraded High Definition DVD Releases For Elvis Presley


By: Elvis Australia
Source: UMe
April 10, 2018
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Elvis Ed Sullivan Performances DVD re-releases | upgraded high definition video.
Elvis Ed Sullivan Performances DVD re-releases | upgraded high definition video.
On May 25, SOFA Entertainment/UMe will release newly upgraded from standard definition (720x480, 4x3) to high definition video (1920x1080, 16x9) and digitally enhanced for image clarity and stabilization releases of three Elvis Presley DVD Collections showcasing Elvis' classic performances and fascinating insights about the icon's life and career.

The Three Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley presents the three entire 'Ed Sullivan Show' episodes with Elvis' historic performances, from September and October 1956 and January 1957. All 13 of Elvis' electrifying performances for the program (including medleys) are featured in the 2DVD collection, as well as each show's additional guests, including comedians Carol Burnett and Señor Wences, actor Charles Laughton, and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. Special bonus material includes a home movie of a very early Elvis Presley performance in Houston, Texas; Elvis and Ed Sullivan remembered; and home movies of Elvis, his wife Priscilla, and their daughter Lisa Marie.

  1. The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis (2 DVD)
  2. Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Performances (1 DVD)
  3. Elvis: The Great Performances (2 DVD)

Los Angeles – April 9, 2018 – From 1948 to 1971, TV's longest-running prime time variety program, CBS' 'The Ed Sullivan Show', beamed the world's biggest stars into the homes of nearly every American household live every Sunday evening. For musicians of all stripes, performing on the show was the pinnacle of television opportunities, with singular star-making potential. Among the artists vaulted to new heights of stardom via history-making appearances were The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Temptations, and The Supremes, all of whom returned to 'The Ed Sullivan Show' several times after electrifying debut performances on the program.

The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley (2 DVD)

The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley (2DVD), which includes all three entire episodes featuring Elvis;

Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Performances (1 DVD)

All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances features all 15 songs from Elvis Presley's three appearances on the show between September 1956 and January 1957, without the show's other guests. So explosive and radical were these performances, Elvis' final 'Ed Sullivan Show' appearance had to be filmed from the waist up due to the fears and timidity of CBS's censors.

Elvis: The Great Performances (2 DVD)

Elvis: The Great Performances (2DVD), which collects three previously released documentaries featuring appearances on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and dozens of other great Elvis TV and film performances into one DVD collection: Center Stage, The Man And The Music, and From The Waist Up.

Elvis: The Great Performances collects three feature documentary films on two DVDs, exploring the rise, music, personality and presence of the man crowned The King of Rock 'n' Roll. Center Stage captures Elvis' undeniable physical appeal and unrivaled artistic brilliance as it explores the time between his first TV appearance in 1956 to one of his very last concerts. The Man and The Music offers glimpses into Elvis' private life and the difficult realities of his unprecedented fame. Featured are rare home movies of Elvis' friends and family as well as his first recording, a song called 'My Happiness' That he recorded at Sun Studios as a gift for his mother. From the Waist Up, narrated by U2's Bono, follows Elvis' remarkable trajectory to stardom, from unknown singer to icon in just 12 months. Featured are many of Elvis' TV performances culminating with his legendary appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'. Other featured performances include 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Don't Be Cruel', 'All Shook Up', and 'Return To Sender'. The collection's bonus features include interviews with Elvis Presley band members Scotty Moore & D.J. Fontana, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, and Elvis contemporaries Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

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The Ed Sullivan Performances

September 9, 1956

1. Don't Be Cruel
2. Love Me Tender
3. Ready Teddy
4. Hound Dog

October 28, 1956

5. Don't Be Cruel
6. Love Me Tender
7. Love Me
8. Hound Dog

January 6, 1957

9. Medley: Hound Dog / Love Me Tender / Heartbreak Hotel
10. Don't Be Cruel
11. Too Much
12. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
13. Peace In The Valley

Buy The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis (2 DVD)
Buy Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Performances (1 DVD)
Buy Elvis: The Great Performances (2 DVD)

Newly upgraded from standard definition

Newly upgraded from standard definition (720x480, 4x3) to high definition video (1920x1080, 16x9) and digitally enhanced for image clarity and stabilization.

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Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.

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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

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.