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Elvis - Aloha From Hawaii (Special Edition) (1973) [DVD]

Elvis Presley , James Burton , Marty Pasetta    Exempt   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Jerry Scheff, Charlie Hodge, John Wilkinson
  • Directors: Marty Pasetta
  • Producers: Elvis Presley, Marty Pasetta, Harry Waterson
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Digital Sound, Dolby, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Bmg
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Aug 2006
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GHEBE8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,684 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Elvis Presley's performing career, punctuated by its extra-musical achievement as the first global satellite broadcast devoted to a single entertainer. Both the broadcast and its companion album captured the King in his most grandiose persona, fuelled by Hollywood scale and Vegas glitz, as a caped pop superhero.

He may have looked trim, but posthumous accounts (especially Peter Guralnick's Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley, the second volume in his definitive biography) confirm what a second look suggests--on this evening, Elvis was alternately overwhelmed and distracted, bravura renditions of signature songs (most triumphantly, the "American Trilogy" medley originated by Mickey Newbury) offset by less-focused readings. Fans may still savour a generous and diverse song list, but viewed beside Presley's earlier, more consistent performances (including a rehearsal the previous night, since released as The Alternate Aloha Concert), this legendary concert anticipates Presley's imminent decline.

In this remastered version, three songs have been deleted due to music clearance issues, while four songs taped after the actual show have been inserted. A fifth bonus track, "No More," makes its first appearance on video. --Sam Sutherland

Product Description

A celebrated live performance, viewed by over a billion people throughout the world, with Elvis performing in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History in the making 2 Aug 2004
Format:DVD
In the summer of 1984, the world rocked to 'Live Aid' (a hugely successful 'fund-raising' event that was broadcast 'Live' around the world). Many thought that this was the first time that such a daring feat had taken place. Not so!
For some 10 years earlier, on the 14th January 1973, Elvis Presley gave a show at the Honolulu International Centre (in aid of the 'Kui Lee Cancer Fund', that would be beamed around the world, via satelite.
Seen by nearly one and a half BILLION people,the 'Aloha from Hawaii' show was THE Elvis show of the 70's.
Here, finally released on an official DVD, is a 2 disc set that gives accounts of both the the originally aired 'live' show, the rehearsal (shot a day before) and the edited version that aired in the US. some 3 months later (This is the version that was released on VHS in the mid 80's).
Added to this are the additional songs that were added to the US. version - seen here totally uncut, as well as the full footage of Elvis' arrival by helicopter to the Centre (also edited for the US. version).
What does the 'Aloha' release mean to Elvis fans? It means seeing him in his 'finest hour', wearing THAT suit. It's also about when he took off his belt and threw it into the audience at the end of 'An American Trilogy' (as well as his $1000+ cape after 'Can't Help falling In Love'), His mention of Jack Lord (of Hawaii 5-0 fame) sitting in the audience and introducing Charlie Hodge as his general 'flunky' - All the things that have never been seen or heard before (unless you were privilaged to see the original broadcast).
Trust me, whether you watch the dress rehearsal, the original aired version or the US. 'edited' one, you'll be in awe as 'The King' rocks his way through favourites such as C.C Rider, Burning Love and Suspicious Minds.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aloha for the last time! 23 Nov 2006
Format:DVD
Yes, this is 'The King' in his concert prime making history performing the first worldwide televised via satellite rock concert with over 1.5 Billion people having viewed this classic masterpiece.

If you are a first-time buyer of this version of the show you certainly won't be disappointed. The more avid fans will no doubt have already purchased the two-disc deluxe edition DVD set from a couple of years ago.

But, Sony/BMG/EPE - how many more DVD versions do we really need in our collections??!!

What will it be in a few years time - "Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii...The Ultimate 'Super-Dooper', Re-remastered all-time definitive 4-Disc DVD Box Set"??!!

I love this show, but when you think about it Elvis only performed 2 shows for this special event - the rehearsal on January 12th and this the telecast on the 14th...how many more times can you attempt to re-vamp 2 classic concerts that had already took place nearly 34 years ago.

The 'Elvis Well' appears to be running a little dry...don't try and be creative with something that has already been created!

New fans - enjoy!!!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Elvis 100% Brilliant 12 July 2004
Format:DVD
Well we've waited long enough for this! Aloha From Hawaii was a ground breaking concert back in '73. Boradcast LIVE around the world form Hawaii. Personally I thought we would of seen this release last year in time for the Aloha 30th anniversary but they kept us waiting. Aloha has been avaliable on VHS and CD for some time now only as the edited US TV version. The US did not get to see the concert live as it coincided with the release of Elvis: On Stage, A film documenting his 1972 Tour. The US version was televised some months later with some extra footage recorded behind closed doors after the concert.
Included on the DVD is the rehearsal concert, released as Alternate Aloha as audio only. Now we get to see this concert in FULL! As satellite technologhy in the 70's was not as advanced as today this rehersal concert was recorded to be screened in the event of a technical faliure with the live event. In this concert we see Elvis in a much more relaxed mood, no pressure. In Aloha he seems more tense at the though of being seen live by around a billion people! Musically the rehearsal seems much looser too with more flamboyance from Ronnie Tutt on the drums and water being thrown at Glenn Hardin the piano player. We also get to see the huge stage show that is Elvis, not just the man himself but his backing singers, the fantastic J.D. Sumner and the Stamps quartet, The Sweet Inspirations female backes, Kathy Westmoreland's High Soprano voice. The Elvis TCB Band James Burton, John Wilkinson, Ron Tutt, Charlie Hodge, Glen Hardin and Jerry Scheff, all fantastic musicians in their own right, AND a full orchestra!
Elvis at his best. Buy it now before its too late.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally the definitive Aloha from Hawaii 20 Jun 2004
Format:DVD
2004 will go down into history as one of the years that Elvis fans were spoilt by a stream of remarkable releases. One of the highlights (along with the '68 Comeback DVDs) is definitely the "Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii" Deluxe Edition double DVD-set which assembles about everything connected to Elvis' historical television special in January 1973, at the time beamed throughout the world by satellite.
In fact, this new set brings 3 full length concerts: the rehearsal concert filmed on January 12, the actual concert from two days later, and that same concert as it was edited for the US television broadcast in April 1973. All are finally presented in their complete form and unlike previous home video issues none of the songs are missing.
Soundwise the set is a marvel. The remix is absolutely thrilling, with enhanced clarity and detail, and there is choice between Dolby stereo and Dolby 5.1 - why no DTS? Even though it surpasses all previous video efforts, the image quality is slightly less satisfying, especially in the rehearsal concert where the horizontal bands gliding over the screen bottom to top, are at times still quite visible. The completely re-edited January 14th concert fares a whole lot better, though, with superior lighting and more vibrant color. In matters of picture sharpness we have never seen better either.
As a bonus we get 17 minutes of the raw, uncut "Elvis arrives" sequence, part of which opened the TV broadcast, as well as the five post-concert insert songs, often in different takes. I wonder though if we needed to have disc 1 started with the "Elvis arrives" sequence, as this is material for die hard fans only. (There is an error in my disc as the image jumps after a few minutes to the beginning of the concert).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite songs
This was bought as a gift for my mother who is an Elvis fan. I had bought a few of his DVDs but this one was her favourite.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars What can you say other than HE'S THE KING!!!!!!!
I bought this in January 2014, and just couldn't wait to play it!!! Elvis has always been the BEST for me. Love his singing and charisma on stage, where he's just fabulous!!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Edna Lindsley
5.0 out of 5 stars great show
Had this on video for a long time and wanted to get the DVD as I hadnt seen it for a while and really enjoyed it, fresh and exciting show by the king.
Published 2 months ago by brummie boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love... love... LOVE this concert!!
If you haven't already bought this and need a little coaxing then please read...BUY THIS DVD its a MUST HAVE for any ELVIS fan or anyone that can appreciate great music and an... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kitty witter
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Concert
I bought this DVD for my Mum as part of a Christmas present, as she likes Elvis but had never seen one of his concerts even on TV. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Carolyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Yum Yum
I ordered 3 for Christmas presents though they arrived at different times i managed to get them sent off to my friends who are tired of me talking about seeing the show on t. Read more
Published 3 months ago by bloor2140
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
very enjoyable. I enjoyed every minute of watching the dvd's...prompt delivery..well satisfied with it and will watch it again and again
Published 3 months ago by susan wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis Aloha from Hawaii
As expected but great viewing! Recommend to any serious Elvis fans who have not got this DVD but be aware that both discs are virtually the same, one rehearsal and one concert.
Published 4 months ago by kim richmond
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD
Bough as a gift recipient over the moon with it had wanted it for a long time but could never find.
Published 6 months ago by C Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Elvis special edition.CD
I bought this for my husband, we have the video but don't use the recorder any more. Thought the quality was ok but found the format a bit boring, one song after another, think the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by rosie
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