WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Elvis On Tour
Genre:Musical Performance

Reviewed In Issue 27 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Elvis Presley, James Burton, Charlie Hodge, Ronnie Tutt, Glen Hardin, Jerry Scheff & John Wilkinson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 1.5
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML106351
(MPAA Rating): G
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1972
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Credits Information
(Director): P. Alidge/R. Abel
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DVD Picture Information
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(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.32:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Stereo
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(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Elvis On Tour chronicles life on the road with Elvis Presley during the 1970s. With unique back-stage footage and effective use of split-screen photography, this “rockumentary” catches a rare glimpse of the King, his legend and his explosive talent as a performer. With this unusual cinematography, you will become a witness, simultaneously, to the arrival of the King and his anxiously awaiting fans, his performances and their reactions, his departure and their hysteria. Winner of the 1972 Golden Globe for Best Documentary, this incredible 15-city, cross-country tour will provide any Elvis fan a behind-the-scenes look at studio rehearsals, touring and thrilling performances of “Love Me Tender,” “Burning Love,” and much more.

LaserDisc Picture:
The documentary features ugly oversaturated and undefined colors with reddish-brown fleshtones and muddy brownish-blacks. Noise and artifacts are apparent throughout. Images are undefined and wanting in sharpness and detail, with poor shadow detail and contrast. Noise and artifacts are apparent. The aspect ratio varies from 2.32:1, 2.46:1 and 2.98:1.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is inconsistent throughout, switching from undistinguished monaural to expansive stereo.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
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(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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