FROM THE DVD ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS on TOUR 1972 BLURAY
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The Golden Globe-winning chronicle of Presley's whirlwind 15-cities/15-nights 1972 tour. The 25+ numbers embrace the rocker Elvis, the gospel Elvis, the ballad Elvis, even the kung-fu Elvis. Between performances, montage sequences (supervised by Martin Scorsese) showcase Presley's early career and movies.
Elvis on Tour boasts a 1080p transfer that's of a relatively high quality, though there's no mistaking that this is a Blu-ray sourced from older and visually-rough elements. The image shows some wear and tear but nevertheless benefits from the 1080p boost; underneath the thick veneer of grain lies an image that fluctuates between steadily sharp and abundantly soft, though much of the material falls into some satisfying middle ground that seems appropriate, even on Blu-ray, given the style of the film and the era in which it was produced. Colors aren't aggressively vibrant but they're steady and honest, particularly as seen on the flashier clothes The King sports throughout the movie. Additionally, black levels are nicely absorbing but not detrimental to surrounding details. Fine detail is solid, too, given the look and feel of the image in its natural state. Nothing's razor-sharp or all that lifelike, but Warner's transfer does boast what is, overall, a very pleasant film-like texture. The best way to describe Elvis on Tour? It's a transfer with character, and no doubt fans will adore Warner's efforts with this classic title, source-inherent warts and all.
Elvis on Tour belts out a DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack that hits all the right notes but fumbles some of the lesser elements scattered about the mix. Much of the track is quite satisfying, with the music enjoying a rather smooth, effortless presentation that spills out from all over the soundstage. It's a nicely immersive experience, even if it does lack the crispness and clarity found in the better soundtracks. Dialogue is focused straight up the middle with no wiggle room out to the sides, save for some instances where words nicely reverberate about the soundstage during some pre-show testing sessions. Outside of the music, though, the track captures a mushy, indistinct tone; screaming fans come across as particularly troublesome, sometimes sounding like a tape recording played back in a tin can. Additionally, the track sludges through some audible hissing at various points through the film. No matter, though; Elvis on Tour delivers a quality track where it counts. There are better Elvis recordings out there, but Warner's DTS lossless presentation is a decent enough companion to the film.