King Creole (1958)

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I just read that Paramount will be releasing King Creole with Elvis Presley on March 17 2020 ! I just thought I would pass the Great news for fans of this film. It’s about time ! : )

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  1. RICK BOND

    I just read that Paramount will be releasing King Creole with Elvis Presley on March 17 2020 ! I just thought I would pass the Great news for fans of this film. It's about time ! : )

    Yeah, it upgraded to 4K/Dolby Vision on iTunes earlier this month.

  2. The Elvis film that really needs a massive upgrade is Girls! Girls! Girls! The DVD is horrendous, a complete grain storm, one of the worst discs I've ever seen. If King Creole does come out on Blu-ray, I'll buy it immediately. It's a good film, directed by one of the masters and has Walter Matthau as the villain.

  3. Robin9

    The Elvis film that really needs a massive upgrade is Girls! Girls! Girls! The DVD is horrendous, a complete grain storm, one of the worst discs I've ever seen. If King Creole does come out on Blu-ray, I'll buy it immediately. It's a good film, directed by one of the masters and has Walter Matthau as the villain.

    I agree with both points, The 35mm IB Tech prints of G!G!G! were so awesome (I had one). If they did it right, it would look fantastic.

  4. Now I know what I’m getting my cousin Valerie for her birthday.

    And one Blu-ray copy for me too!

    Now if we could just do something about Loving You (1957) and get it out of whatever limbo it’s stuck in.

    Also would like GI Blues (1960) and Spinout (1966).

  5. Kyrsten Brad

    Now I know what I’m getting my cousin Valerie for her birthday.

    And one Blu-ray copy for me too!

    Now if we could just do something about Loving You (1957) and get it out of whatever limbo it’s stuck in.

    Also would like GI Blues (1960) and Spinout (1966).

    Spinout is an MGM title and was put out on DVD by Warner some years back. I believe they still hold the rights so a blu ray would need to get released by them, not Paramount.

  6. timk1041

    Spinout is an MGM title and was put out on DVD by Warner some years back. I believe they still hold the rights so a blu ray would need to get released by them, not Paramount.

    I have the DVD. I’ll check VUDU to see if it’s one of the Elvis titles making it to HD online.

  7. Speaking of SPINOUT, here are some shots from a recent screening of an extremely rare 35mm dye-transfer Technicolor UK print. The domestic release was on the inferior Metrocolor stock.

    In a word: stunning!

    Also interesting to note is the audio. MGM's sound mixers really pumped up the signal on the mono optical track to give the music more punch. As a result, dialogue suffered but the songs sound great!

  8. Bob Furmanek

    Speaking of SPINOUT, here are some shots from a recent screening of an extremely rare 35mm dye-transfer Technicolor UK print. The domestic release was on the inferior Metrocolor stock.

    In a word: stunning!

    Also interesting to note is the audio. MGM's sound mixers really pumped up the signal on the mono optical track to give the music more punch. As a result, dialogue suffered but the songs sound great!

    Holy cow. I'm drooling. I had a 35mm Metrocolor print with decent color but, man, IB Tech!

  9. Kyrsten Brad

    I have the DVD. I’ll check VUDU to see if it’s one of the Elvis titles making it to HD online.

    Since it’s taking you so long to check, I did it for you. There is no HD master of Spinout available anywhere. But until a couple of weeks ago there wasn’t an HD master of King Creole either, so there’s hope that it might happen.

  10. Nick*Z

    Now, if we could just get Paramount to also give us Blue Hawaii, Roman Holiday, The Carpetbaggers, The Greatest Show on Earth, Ordinary People, etc. et al.

    Also The Country Girl and Detective Story.

  11. Bob Furmanek

    King Creole was not shot in 65mm VV. It's standard 4-perf 35mm.

    The OCN is gone and went missing in the 60's or 70's when Hal Wallis still had rights. This is from the 35mm fine grain master positive.

    I think you mean not shot in 35mm horizontal VV.

  12. RICK BOND

    Still No Announcement ! ? March 17th is the supposed to be release date. Less than 2 weeks. No cover art, nothing. This does Not look good. : (

    Yeah, after the Loving You disappointment this would really be a bummer. ImportsCds even had the UPC code, etc. up when they had KC for pre-order and then pulled the title a couple weeks later.

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