Elvis on DVD?

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  1. Dan Keefe

    Dan Keefe Second Unit

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    Besides Elvis:That's The Way It Was, are there any other Elvis movies on DVD? I have know idea why this popped into my head at 5:30 in the morning... I must be losing it[​IMG]
    thanks
    dan
     
  2. Gary_E

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    Dan,
    Here's a few I have from Paramount:
    Roustabout
    King Creole
    Blue Hawaii
    G.I. Blues
    These are all anamorphic and very good looking discs.
    -Gary
     
  3. Greg_Y

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    There are also a number of concert films out:
    Aloha From Hawaii
    The Alternate Aloha
    One Night With You
    The original pressing of That's The Way It Is is out of print. The film was completely recut to be more of a concert film. It is shown on TCM from time to time.
    Here's a complete list (more or less) of Elvis on DVD:
    http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_lis...p?&cast_id=226
     
  4. Thomas T

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    MGM also has Clambake out. It's wide screen but the print they used is in pretty battered shape.
     
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    Well, there's also Jailhouse Rock (one of the very first DVD's released), but it's pretty dismal-looking.

    Don't forget the documentary "Elvis '56," which is a gasser: incredible kinescopes of the young King on network television. That's the real Elvis!

    MK
     
  6. Keith E

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    Also MGM has Viva Las Vegas and Frankie and Johnny.

    Frankie and Johnny is not anamorphic, but it is widescreen and is a decent transfer.

    Viva Las Vegas also is not anamorphic but it is a pretty grainy transfer.

    I have yet to see the Clambake disc, but I have heard it is real bad.
     
  7. Keith Paynter

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    Elvis has been sighted by customers at Wal-Mart (okay, I mean me...)
    Some Fox titles were seen including Love Me Tender. All with very low key art work. Some prime examples (from amazon.com):
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    Several Paramount titles were on the shelf as well. The nice thing is that they were all widescreen (typically 'scope'), and I think some were anamorphic as well.
     
  8. Tom B. Stones

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    Review of "Flaming Star" (yes, anamorphic scope): http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s584star.html .
    Does anybody know what the story is on the two "comeback special" ('68) discs, which I have never seen. Have these gone out of print? Could enhanced versions be on the horizon? I would have thought that this would have been an ideal time to put them out.
     
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    My review of Love Me Tender is up at dOc: http://www.digitallyobsessed.com
    In an nutshell, it looks terrific in b&w Cinemascope and the sound is fine too. Not much for extras, but about as good as Elvis movies get.
     
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    For the unseasoned Elvis fan, which would be the best movie to get? Is Blue Hawaii his best one?
     
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  12. David Von Pein

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    Any reviews on this fine Elvis 1970 Special? ......
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    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    I've got "Elvis: That's The Way It Is"-- it's pretty good, but is a different cut than the original version.
     
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    I saw Change Of Habit yesterday at K-Mart for $6.99

    Davey M.
     
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    Re: Elvis: That's the Way It Is (MGM), Elvis: That's the Way It Is -- Special Edition (WB), Elvis (the '68 comeback special), and other kingly business:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=155520
    Both versions of Elvis: That's the Way It Is are 'Scope and anamorphic. Jailhouse Rock in its MGM edition is also 'Scope and anamorphic; as with other MGM DVDs re-released without added content by WB, I'd assume the WB edition of JR mirrors its MGM predecessor.
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    Elvis Presley Enterprises is working on new Special Editions of the 1968 Comeback TV special and the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii TV special. They should be out in the 1st half of 2004. They are having a couple problems with clearance on some of the songs, such as Johnny B. Goode from Aloha Special. Hopefully they can these cleared up, and all the songs will be included.
     
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    This may be a little off the subject, but Rhino put out a 3 disc set last year called "Great Performances". It's also available as 3 separate volumes. I did some digging and found info from their solicitation material.

    DVD FEATURES

    - 5.1 audio and trivia tracks on each volume

    - Elvis filmography and discography on Volume 3

    SYNOPSIS

    Somewhere, lost amid the conversations about Elvis Presley's cultural impact, the enormity of his celebrity, the controversial way he died, is what first drew us to him: the music. This revealing three-volume collection contains legendary performances, intimate video clips, and additional footage that spotlights Elvis' extraordinary career in music on stage and off.

    Volume I: Center Stage captures Elvis' undeniable physical appeal. From his first performance that shocked a nation to one week before his death, Elvis' captivating stage presence and irresistible charm were constants to the end of his life.

    Volume II: The Man And The Music offers a glimpse into Elvis' private life and the difficult realities of his unprecedented fame. Featured are rare home movies of Elvis' friends and family as well as the recently discovered first recording of "My Happiness."

    Volume III: From The Waist Up, narrated by Bono of the rock group U2, follows Elvis' path to stardom. Following the remarkable trajectory of an unknown singer to icon in 12 months, many of Elvis' television appearances are featured, culminating with his legendary performance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
     

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