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Dan Keefe

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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:crazy:
thanks
dan
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Keith M.

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For the unseasoned Elvis fan, which would be the best movie to get? Is Blue Hawaii his best one?
 

Donnie Eldridge

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Does anybody know what the story is on the two "comeback special" ('68) discs,
I bought the original 68 comeback by Warner in 2000 when it first came out. I loved that disk and it's now out of print. Unfortunately, part of my dvd collection was stolen and that particular disk was taken. I was going to replace it, but wasn't willing to pay in upwards of between $100-$300 off of Ebay or half.com to get another copy. I hope to get the re-release when it comes out.

Be warned, there are tons of bootleg versions of this disk out there if you intend to purchase it!
 

David Von Pein

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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.
Yes...I, too, had heard this. My VHS version runs 109 minutes, but the DVD version is trimmed to 95 min.
As I understand it, it's now "All Elvis", without the cutaway "talking head" interviews with friends, acquaintances, et al.
Sounds like this trimmed DVD version would be better if ya ask me. Cuts the fat. And we are treated to nothing but a (trim :)) Elvis in action. Anyone agree?
Also....This "The Way It Is" film *is* in 2.35 Scope, correct?
 

Bill Burns

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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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Jim Spencer

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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.
 

JimmyT

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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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