The Production: 3.5/5
3D Rating: NA
Blue Hawaii on 4K UHD presents English audio in 5.1 Dolby TrueHD. The audio tracks have a rich sound stage, whether it is one of the musical numbers or merely dialogue and orchestral music. The Blu-ray disc has the same English audio, but adds a separate option for restored mono Dolby Digital.
Special Features: 1/5
The special features, located solely on the Blu-ray disc, include the following:
Feature length commentary by author James L. Neibar.
Blue Hawaii photo scrapbook(5:29): This featurette includes a number of black and white photos from behind the scenes of production, including Elvis posing with Edith Head.
Original Theatrical Trailer(3:14): If you want to see what the video presentation for Blue Hawaii looked like on the DVD release, this trailer will give you an idea.
Also included is a paper insert with validation code for digital copy of the film.
Blue Hawaii is a beautiful time capsule of Elvis Presley and the Hawaiian Islands circa 1961. It is not hard to see why it had the highest box office receipts of any Elvis Presley film, even if it did not have particularly challenging material in its script. The video and audio presentation on this new release are nearly flawless, even if the special features are minimal. Blue Hawaii on 4K UHD is a fun confection of Elvis Presley in his prime, with some nice music and amazing scenery as a bonus. This release is one that you will certainly revisit more than once if you are really a fan of the King of Rock and Roll.
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