Import DVD's

By Michel Pathuis

ELVIS BICENTENNIAL

MDVD - 2006 - codefree
Memory Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 60 min.
Production Company: Memory records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD comes from the Memory Records label. They give us 2 concerts from 1976. The first you will see is the incomplete show from Charlotte, march 20 and contains 15 tracks. The second incomplete show is from Chicago, october 15 and contains 13 tracks. All the footage comes from a 8 MM source and is overdubbed with soundboard audio.

ROCK & ROLL ELVIS IN THE MOVIES

WLR 1001 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 204 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes 4:3
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD is a straight copy from the "Time Warp" DVD on the Memory Records label. So nothing new on this one, but it comes in a nice package and that's all.

ROCK & ROLL ELVIS IN THE MOVIES

Pin Up Prod. - 2006 - codefree
PIN UP Productions

Studio:?????
Total Run Time: 115 min.
Production Company: PIN UP Productions
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color & B/W
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD is the first DVD from the PIN UP Prod. label. They show us the tracks from the 50's movies plus the movietrailers and they go to the beginning of the 60 with moviesongs and movietrailers. As a bonus there is the Blue Hawaii and the Roustabout trailer. Very well done.

THE KING GOES WILD

WLR 1013 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 95 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color & B/W
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD was first available as a DVD-R under the title "A Legendary Performer Vol. 1". It has footage from 8 MM sources, original footage and television ads. Nothing new on this one, put together in a nice package but that's all.

LIVE MEMORIES 1970

WLR 1005 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 115 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD was first available as a DVD-R under the title "Going back in time". It has footage from 8 MM sources. You get a total of 47 tracks. There are also 9 tracks that has no footage but instead of that they show you several pictures, in my opinion this is one of the worst DVDS from WLR, but as I say that is my opinion.

CHAIN REACTION

WLR 1007 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 73 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes - PAL 4:3
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD was first only available as a DVD-R. It has footage from 8 MM sources and original TTWII footage mixed together. There are also 3 tracks from Las Vegas 1971 plus a bonus that captures the press conference from Houston, February 27, 1970. Overall a nice DVD to watch.

A PRINCE FROM ANOTHER PLANET

WLR 1006 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 66 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes - PAL 4:3
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This is a complete RIP OFF from the "Rocking the Garden" DVD.

CELLULOID ROCK VOL. 2

WLR 1012 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 73 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes - PAL 4:3
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

A DVD from Wonderland Records housed in a stunning digipack. They have collect songs from different movies. They footage is from DVD sources, because the picture and soundquality is great. Here is the tracklisting: King of the whole wide world, Can't help falling in love, In my way, I dont wanna be tied, A boy like me A girl like you, Because of love, Song of the shrimp, The walls have ears, Moonlight swim, Guadalajara, You can't say no in Acapulco, Ku-u-i-po, The bullfighter was a lady, Marguerita, El toro, Mexico, I think I'm gonna like it here, Ito eats, Slicin' sand, Hawaiian sunset, Beach boy blues, This is living, Home is where the heart is, Island of love, Wooden heart, Pocketfull of rainbows, Tonight is so right for love, Doin' the best I can, Little Egypt, Big love big heartache, Poison ivy league, It's a wonderful world, One track heart, Riding the rainbow, Hard knocks, Dainty little moonbeans & Girls girls girls.

CELLULOID ROCK VOL. 1

WLR 1011 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 80 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes - PAL 4:3
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

A DVD from Wonderland Records housed in a stunning digipack. They have collect songs from different movies. They footage is from DVD sources, because the picture and soundquality is great. Here is the tracklisting: Easy come easy go, You gotta stop, No more, The lady loves me, The love machine, Bossa nova baby, Adam & evil, All that I am, Never say yes, Am I ready, Beach shack, Spinout, Smorgasboard, Queenie wahine's papaya, Scratch my back, Drums of the island, Datin, House of sand, Stop where you are, This is my heaven, Drums of the island, Who needs money?, A house that has everything, Confidence, Clambake, You don't know me, Hey hey hey, The girl I never loved, Let yourself go, Your time hasn't cme yet baby, He's your uncle not your dad, Who are you, There ain't nothing like a song, We'll be together & I'll be back.

THE WAY IT REALLY WAS

2006 - codefree
72 Entertainment

Studio:72 Entertainment
Total Run Time: 11 hrs. 50 min..
Production Company: 72 Entertainment
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: yes
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

A fantastic 2 DVD set housed in a great looking cardboard/slipcase. The 2 dvds are seperataly packed in 2 digipacks with stunning artwork. For the first time on DVD the complete and uncut video outtakes to the movie "That's the way it is". There is a audio bonus from Las Vegas, Aug.11 1970 from the midnight show and from Las Vegas, january 28, 1971. And we get a videobonus from 8 MM footage from Birningham, AL, December 29, 1976 and from Chicago, IL. October 14, 1976. The TTWII footage is from the following dates: July 14, 15, 29, 1970 (rehearsal) - August 4 & 7, 1970 (rehearsal) - August 10, 1970 (opening night) - August 11, 1970 (dinner/midnight show) - August 12, 1970 (dinner/midnight show) - August 13, 1970 (dinner show) - August 14, 1970 (midnight show) - August 15, 1970 (midnight show).

ROCKING THE GARDEN

2006 - codefree
Memory Records/Dragonheart

Studio:Dragonheart Production
Total Run Time: 70 min.
Production Company: Dragonheart Production
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

A DVD from 2 production company's, Memory Records and Dragonheart Productions. The have put together the 8 MM footage from the afternoon show (30 min.) and the evening show (26 min.) from Elvis his famous Madison Sqaure Garden shows, the exact date is june 10, 1972. Both the shows have overdubbed sound. As an extra there is a song index, the june 9, 1972 Press conference a photo gallery and a complete concert info.

ELVIS: THE TV TIMES

2006 - codefree
Dawn Distribution

Studio:DAWN home entertainment
Total Run Time: 130 min.
Production Company: Dawn Distribution
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: B/W
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

The third 2 DVDset from Dawn distribution. This time it focus on the TV years from the 50's. Picture quality is not that great. Disc 1 runs for 55 minutes. Disc 2 runs for 75 minutes. Both the DVDS have the praise "Promo - not for sale". DVD 1 captures the Dorsey Brothers stage shows and the incomplete Ed Sullivan shows, as an extra there are 2 Elvisthemed advertisings from the 50/60's. DVD 2 captures the Milton Berle and the Frank Sinatra shows, as an extra there is the Elvis VS JXL remix and the 1972 Aloha Press conference Advertising.

ON STAGE WITH ELVIS

2005 - codefree
Dawn Distribution

Studio:DAWN home entertainment
Total Run Time: 125 min.
Production Company: Dawn Distribution
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

The second 2 DVDset from Dawn distribution. Cover looks stunning and promising. Picture and soundquality is ok. Disc 1 has the incomplete dinner show from Aug. 12 1970. Disc 2 has the incomplete midnight show from Aug. 12 1970. Backside and both the DVDS have the praise "Promo - not for sale". Overall it's a nice DVD set but the green screens and the beeps are still there.

ELVIS THAT'S THE WAY IT IS SESSIONS

2005 - NTSC - codefree
MS-007-2005

Studio:Memphis Sound Studios
Total Run Time: 4 hours.
Production Company:Memphis Sound Rec.
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby D