Paramount - More Elvis Presley Please

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  1. Doug Bull

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    Is any consideration being given to releasing another batch of Paramount's Presley titles?
    If the first batch of titles were a success, then surely the time has come to consider the remainder of your Elvis Movies.
    "Loving You" - Presents a young, still raw Elvis singing a number of his big early hits. My Number one choice.
    "Girls Girls Girls" - Highly enjoyable bit of nonsense.
    "Fun in Acapulco" - Terrific colorful Elvis vehicle
    "Paradise Hawaiian Style" - Great follow up to Blue Hawaii
    "Easy Come Easy Go" - Not one of his best, but still enjoyable.
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    Another great Elvis movie, that is very hard to find is It Happened at the Worlds Fair. I don't know who has this title but I really wish it would be released. The VHS version is next to impossible to find.
     
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    I agree, especially "It Happened at the World's Fair". I have a reasonable recorded VHS, but this is in 4:3 and grainy. The released DVDs so far are quite good and I am a fan of the early 60s fluff.
     
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    I had asked this question about three months ago and Martin had said he would look into which Elvis films Paramount still owned. It appears that Paramount had sold off some of their Elvis titles.
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    "It Happened At The World's Fair" is an MGM title.
    With the amount of releases they are doing, I would think there would be a good chance this title may appear some time in the future.
    Unless there are any copyright problems.
    Although they have not done much with his movies so far.
    MGM/UA are sitting on a wealth of Elvis Titles.
    "Follow that Dream"
    "Kid Galahad"
    "Kissin Cousins"
    "Girl Happy"
    "Tickle Me"
    "Harem Scarem"
    "Spinout"
    "Double Trouble"
    "Stay away Joe"
    "Speedway"
    "Clambake"
    "Live a Little Love a Little"
    "The Trouble with Girls"
    and "It Happened at the World's Fair"
    MGM Titles that have made an appearance on DVD are, "Jailhouse Rock" ( now Warners), "Viva Las Vegas" (Warners now, or still MGM?) and "Frankie and Johnny"(MGM/UA)
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    All the MGM titles you list (other than FOLLOW THAT DREAM and KID GALLAHAD, which were made at UA) are now owned by Warners (hence, their release of ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS). Most of them were released as widescreen LDs back in the early 90's.
    I'm in full agreement that we need more Elvis on DVD.
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