Elvis - The Movie starring Kurt Russell on DVD
By: Elvis Australia
Source: For Elvis Fans Only
July 30, 2007 - 4:49:00 PM
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Directed By: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Shelly Winters, Season Hubley, Bing Russell, Pat Hingle
Kurt Russell portrays The King from his beginnings as a 35-dollar-a-week truck driver to one of the most popular music and film stars the world has ever seen. As the film opens Elvis is about to return to the stage in his heroic Las Vegas comeback show. Alone in his hotel room Elvis flashes back to his past, a lifetime away. He remembers his rebellious youth at Humes High School in Tupelo, Mississippi, his early days in Memphis, and then his meteoric rise to fame and fortune and the one true love of his life-Priscilla. Elvis also features Shelley Winters in a strong performance as his beloved mother Gladys, Kurt's dad Bing Russell as Elvis' dad Vernon, and Pat Hingle as his shady manager, Colonel Parker. Country singer Ronnie McDowell does an uncanny job of recreating Elvis' singing vocals.
Product Information [DVD]
Running Time: 171 min.
Date Available: 8/7/2007
Catalog #: FLP - 80429
MSRP: 14.98 USD
Closed Captioning, Spanish Sub Titles
Dialog Languages: English
Subtitle Language(s): Spanish
Closed Captioned Yes
Elvis- The Movie starring Kurt Russell - Elvis Presley DVD
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.