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Elvis In Person : The 1969 Fantasy Concert DVD is an incredible complete show created using a tremendous collection of footage to make a very enjoyable show. Elvis' 'first live performance in nine years' is finally in film format. The audio is as we all know it, the video comes from various sources, some of it well know, other very rare, but the overall experience is breathtaking!

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Elvis : That's the Way It Is : The Complete Rehearsals DVD

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PAL or NTSC Formats. Region 0 (Free) 'Elvis : That's the Way It Is : The Rehearsals' is a 2 DVD set that contains 3 hours of quality film of Elvis' rehearsals. Both titles are in full stereo and in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Full stereo and in 5.1 Surround Sound.

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Review

NOTE the following review is of the 'That's The Way It Is : The Complete Shows' 4 DVD set. NOT the Rehearsals (But it is a good overview just the same).

Elvis Presley Video Elvis: 'Santa Claus is Back in Town' (With 1970 Rehearsal film)

Also found on the 'Elvis : Santa Claus Is Back In Town' DVD.

I've just had the opportunity to watch the 9+ hours of video (exhausting but intriguing as well) and think I can provide some accurate details to the questions being asked:

- The focus of the video is Elvis. If a camera angle with Elvis in it exists, then that is what is seen on the screen.

The picture quality is the best you will ever have seen of these outtakes (and I've purchased over 50 discs of this material over the last few years spending over $1,500). The footage has either come from an earlier generation copy or has been extensively remastered to improve sharpness/colour/reduce graininess, etc (or both). It is not as good as SE of course (except for the portions in the edits borrowed from the original discs) but significantly better than what we have had before.

The edits are all created 'new' from scratch. Nothing has been taken from previous (Crap) Star or other releases. There is at least 3 hours of new footage without 'Property of Turner...' and perhaps about 30 minutes of footage never before seen. Some of the completely 'new' footage that I can remember includes: 'Something' from Aug 10; 'some extra telegram' reading;

'Love Me Tender' complete from Aug 12ds without 'Property of Turner...'
'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' complete from Aug 12ds (TTWII SE was a splice of Aug 12ds and Aug 11ds);
'new extra dialogue' before 'Twenty Days And Twenty Nights' on Aug 12ds;
'extra dialogue' before 'Heartbreak Hotel' on Aug 12ds;
'Hound Dog' from Aug 12 ms but mainly the band;
'dialogue and complete instrumental' before and after 'Polk Salad Annie' Aug 12ms
'Heartbreak Hotel' Aug 12ms (to this date I've never seen the first bar of the song with Elvis in the picture, always the audience
'Love Me' / 'Words' / 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' Aug 12ms without 'Property of Turner...'
'Lot of New dialogue before 'The Wonder of You' Aug 13ds
'Can't Help Falling In Love' more complete Aug 11ds
'Love Me Tender' Aug 11ms
'I Just Can't help Believin' Aug 11ms
'I'll Take you Home Kathleen' - a few lines Aug 7 rehearsal
'Lot of clips' with original sound from Aug 14MS that were new to me.

Probably a lot more but these clips stood out in my mind.

There is no cropping of any pictures. In the 3 angle sequences, the main angle is raised to the top where the widescreen black bars would normally be seen. The 2 additional angles are at 50% size and below the main normal sized angle. Talking about angles, there are lots of new angles throughout that I had not seen before.

Sound throughout is excellent to my ears except with Aug 14MS which is 'camera' sound. The rest has to be from BMG source but the mix is different. Live material played surround on a Dolby digital 2x receiver.

- 3 angle screens seem to be in perfect synch
- picture looked very good on a 65 inch screen and better than what I've seen before
- some of the songs (perhaps 5-6) do not have original Elvis footage but rather nicely created videos from candid/band/audience/Vegas clips to create more complete shows for Aug 11 and 12.

All the rest are complete Elvis songs presented in multi angle and single angle depending on what was available.

Track listing

Don't expect Turner quality throughout
Expect better quality than you've ever seen before
Expect excellent sound in stereo (except for rehearsals which are a combination.)
Expect perfect synchs
Expect complete songs in order
Expect lots of new footage without 'Property of Turner...'
Expect seamless transitions from multi angle to single angle
Expect a box set that you will value for many years to come
Expect to be able to see where Turner/MGM did their splices and the proper order here.

Elvis Presley DVDs. That's The Way It Is : The Rehearsals

'Elvis : That's the Way It Is : The Rehearsals' contains 3 hours of quality film of Elvis' rehearsals. Full stereo and in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Full stereo and in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Rehearsal Recording For M.G.M: That’s The Way It Is
July 14th, 1970. M.G.M Stage 1, Culver City, California

Arriving and Greeting Crew 
Baby What You Want Me To Do 
The Next Step Is Love 
Polk Salad Annie 
Words
Words (Take 2)
Elvis Talks
Words 
Bridge Over Troubled Water 
I've Lost You (playback) 
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Take 2)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Elvis and Band Talk
Elvis and crew eating lunch
Packing Up

Rehearsal Recording For M.G.M: That’s The Way It Is
July 15th, 1970. M.G.M Stage 1, Culver City, California

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Take 2)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Take 3) 
Sweet Caroline (ending) 
Yesterday 
Hey Jude 
I Can't Stop Loving You 
Tomorrow Never Comes 
Love Me 
One Night 
That’s All Right
Elvis and Band Talking 
Twenty Days & Twenty Nights
Crying Time 
How The Web Was Woven 
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (piano)

Rehearsal Recording For M.G.M: That’s The Way It Is
July 29th, 1970. M.G.M, Culver City, California

Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home/Something
Words 
I Just Can't Help Believing 
Little Sister/Get Back 
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water 
I Was The One/Cattle Call 
Baby Lets Play House 
Don't 
Money Honey 
A Fool Such As I
Such A Night 
It’s Now Or Never 
What'd I Say 
My Baby Left Me
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 
Stranger In The Crowd

Rehearsal Recording For M.G.M: That’s The Way It Is
August 4th, 1970. The International Hotel’s Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada

Arriving
Talking To Sweet Inspirations
Words 
Cattle Call
Yodel 
Twenty Days & Twenty Nights 
Something
Father Along 
Something/Mother In-Law (one line) 
Santa Claus Is Back In Town 
Don't Cry Daddy 
In The Ghetto
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 2)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 3)

Rehearsal Recording For M.G.M: That’s The Way It Is
August 7th, 1970. The International Hotel’s Showroom, Las Vegas, Nevada

You've Lost That Loving Feeling 
You Don't Have To Say you Love Me 
The Next Step Is Love
Twenty Days & Twenty Nights
Polk Salad Annie
I'll Take You Home Kathleen 
Oh Happy Day 
I've Lost You 
Mary In The Morning
Words 
Patch It Up
Goodbyes

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