It's coming eventually.
Why to this very day has ELVIS ON TOUR,never been officially released on dvd?
Instead we get TTWII released with footage we already have
I HOPE SO I'M WEARING MY VHS VERSION OUT
my boy , my boy
I have a feeling that Time-Warner is waiting until the right moment to release a whole new documentary using the outtakes to create a new film. Maybe for theatrical release.
they released thats the way it is so they have to release on tour it is just as good as elvis ttwii maybee as an anniversery edition
There won't be a theatrical release of the original film Elvis On Tour. But there could be a new documentary in the near future if the right heads get involved. there is a potential modern day documentary classic that could be way better than the original film with what was left on the cutting floor. I can't see Time-Warner holding this footage too much longer if they have no intentions of putting it to good use and making a profit off of it. Either they will put together a new project possibly theatrical first then DVD or sell it. And quite possibly Bob Sillerman would want to buy it knowing what a jackpot it could be financially.
Make no mistake. Sillerman wants the music catalog badly. And I would almost bet that the outtakes of EP's movies and concert films are on his list of Must Haves also.
Insulting other members on this forum will not be tollerated, period.
Therefore, we strongly suggest that this issue cease and decist now, and this thread get "back to the subject matter."
"Don't tamper with the property of the U.S. Male"
It's hard to say when it will be released, one thing is for sure EPE would have released it by now if it had EOT in its possession!
Time Warner just don't seem to have the inclination to get this programme off the ground. Perhaps they don't see a return on investment that would give any urgency to this project! Sometimes it's en ought to base your potential audience on the hard core fans but a good old fashioned INTERNET petition gives them an idea of how many fans would buy it?
Here we go again, I will say it again. EPE and Bob Sillerman has nothing to do with the release of Elvis movies at all. The movies are owned by the companies would put them out (Ex: Elvis On Tour is owned by MGM/Warner). It is up to the companies who made the movies to release outtakes or not. Most of the movies from Love Me Tender to Change of Habit might not have outtakes anymore since it was a custom to destory unused footage to saved space. As for TTWII and EOT the outtakes exist but alot of them are badly damage and alot of the EOT outtakes from I gather has Vinegar Syndrome. A copy of the film had to be made in order to have it saved from the effects of Vinegar Syndrome.
srj1967 - It was MGM/Warner who lost money on TTWII SE and not EPE. The reason why MGM lost money was because they showed it on TCM before it was release on DVD. That is why it didn't do so well. People recorded it either on VHS or DVD, so they had it and didn't want to pay money to get it.
If their is a chance for EOT to be release in the theaters which I will say it won't be. The movie will have to make money for releasing the film and finding the outtakes. It cost money to do that and if they know if they can cover their losses then they will do it but I doubt it will be release in theaters.
Correct that EPE and FXS do not own any movie footage. However that does not mean that FXS doesn't want to be in charge of it. From what he has said publicly in the past, I gather that he does want both the muisc rights and the movie rights. That being said, it would be very difficult for him to obtain rights and unseen footage without buying up Time-Warner to get them and that would mean owning a lot of other films that are of no financial use.
The music catalog is something he wants the most. He has called Parker's negotiations of the contract a big mistake on his part. There's no doubt in my mind that FXS will eventually approach RCA and SONY BMG for the rights to EP's music catalog in the near future. This could already be in the process and RCA is throwing out these worthless compilations to make a quick profit before possibly losing the rights. Not saying that this is the case. But think about it and look at how cheaply RCA has been marketing EP ever since the CKX takeover which came AFTER the success of 30 Number One Hits and Second To None. This is why I say read between the lines.