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Warner & Paramount DVD Releases August 2007

By Elvis Australia
Source: Warner Home Video
July 12, 2007 - 10:13:00 PM

Warner Home Video will release the following DVDs in worldwide during August. Two disc editions: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' and 'This is Elvis'. One disc editions: 'Charro!', 'Kissin' Cousins', 'Girl Happy', 'Live a Little, Love a Little' 'Tickle Me' and 'Stay Away, Joe'. Deluxe editions: 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Viva Las Vegas'.

Tickle Me will not be released in Australia or the UK. Warner will not release the box set Elvis: The Hollywood Collection only the titles separately.

The editions of 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Viva Las Vegas' include a documentary, 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' includes both the original and Special Edition while 'This Is Elvis' includes the theatrical version and much longer TV version plus other material. The single disc releases probably don't include any extras.

The Films

Viva Las Vegas Deluxe Edition

In one of his most popular movies, Elvis Presley shared the screen with Ann-Margret in Sin City , aka Las Vegas , easily creating the most electrifying teaming Elvis had on-screen. He's Lucky Jackson, a Grand Prix race driver working at a casino to raise cash for a new engine; she's a hotel swimming instructor - and the romantic action revs up from their first meeting. Veteran director George Sidney, who guided Ann-Margret in the prior year's Bye Bye Birdie, combines the hormonal heat wave with fascinating sights of '60s Las Vegas . Songs include the high-roller title track, the stars' duet on The Lady Loves Me, her sultry Appreciation and The King's version of Ray Charles' What'd I Say.

Special Features:

- Commentary by Steve Pond, rock journalist and author of 'Elvis in Hollywood'
- Restored and Digitally Remastered in a 16x9 master, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
- New featurette Kingdom : Elvis in Vegas
- Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 from original production elements
- Theatrical trailer
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (feature film only)

Jailhouse Rock Deluxe Edition (WHV)

In this 1957 box-office hit that's Elvis "Presley's best film" according to Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, the King plays Vince Everett, jailed for manslaughter after a bar fight. There, Vince learns to belt out tunes while "in the house" and after being paroled, follows a bumpy road to music and movie success. Six Presley songs by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller spike the story, including Treat Me Nice, I Wanna Be Free and the classic shimmy-shakin' title tune that was Presley's favorite of all his films' production numbers.

DVD Special Features:

- Commentary by Steve Pond, music journalist
- Restored and Digitally Remastered in a 16x9 master, enhanced for widescreen televisions
- New Featurette The Scene That Stole Jailhouse Rock
- Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 from original production elements
- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (Feature Film Only)

This is Elvis 2-Disc Special Edition (WHV)

From executive producer and award-winning documentarian David L. Wolper (Roots, L.A. Confidential), This Is Elvis is an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait crafted by Andrew Solt (Imagine: John Lennon) and Malcolm Leo (Rolling Stone: 20 Years of Rock 'n' Roll). Elvis' "authorized biography" draws on interviews with the people who knew Presley best - family, friends, employees and mentor/manager Colonel Tom Parker - and includes some rare, never before seen footage, including home movies, newsreels and several key TV appearances.

Special Features:

Disc 1: First-ever home video release of the original, uncensored 1981
- Theatrical version in a new digital transfer with soundtrack remastered in Dolby Surround 2.0
- Vintage featurette Behind the Gates of Graceland
- Elvis Presley movie trailer gallery
- Subtitles: Franšais (feature film only)

Disc 2: 1983 Unrated expanded Home video version with 40 minutes of footage not shown in theatres
- Subtitles: Franšais (feature film only)

Elvis: That's the Way It Is 2-Disc Special Edition (WHV)

It's summer 1970 and this concert documentary allows unrestricted access to the hottest show in town: Elvis Presley's milestone four weeks of appearances at the International Hotel in Las Vegas . Dozens of tunes (including favorites All Shook Up and Suspicious Minds) are included as the camera follows the show's development from rehearsal to stage. This 2-Disc Special Edition contains two versions - the original 1970 theatrical version and the critically-acclaimed Special Edition from 2000, which captures even more of Elvis' legendary performances. That's double the entertainment for Elvis concert fans.

Special Features:

Disc 1: (2000 Special Edition)
- Restoration featurette Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis: That's the Way It Is
- 16x9 digital transfer with 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
- Presley career highlights
- Director/restorer filmographies
- Theatrical trailer
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (feature film only)

Disc 2: (1970 Original Theatrical Version)
- Twelve never-before seen outtake song/nonmusical sequences
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (feature film only)

Elvis Hollywood Collection
Elvis Hollywood Collection
Elvis: The Hollywood Collection (WHV)

Charro!

The Elvis on screen here isn't the clean-cut all-American kid ready to hit the beach or dance floor. Instead, stubble covers his face; his hat hangs low over his eyes and a bandanna hides the ugly scar that marks him as a killer. Written and directed by Charles Marquis Warren (creator of TV's Gunsmoke, Rawhide and The Virginian), this stark sagebrush non-musical saga follows an ex-outlaw trying to go straight - but he's got a score to settle when his own gang frames him for a heist.

Special Features:

- First-time widescreen video release [16x9 2.4:1]
- Theatrical trailer
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (feature film only)

Girl Happy

Rock 'n' roll's first icon was ranked 6th among the top box-office stars when he headlined this film. Elvis portrays Chicago club singer Rusty Wells, who, when not wowing the crowds, has the added task of watching over the overly exuberant daughter of his mob boss (Harold J. Stone) while she's on vacation in Fort Lauderdale. Shelley Fabares, Presley's favorite leading lady and a singing star in her own right (her 1962 tune Johnny Angel was a #1 hit), plays the daughter. And the lively songs include Do the Clam, Puppet on a String, the title tune and eight others. Also featured are Mary Ann Mobley and Gary Crosby.

Special Features:

- New digital transfer of complete original theatrical version with Startin' - Tonight song sequence now back in the film
- Theatrical trailer
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (feature film only)

Kissin' Cousins

In his 15th film, the King takes on two roles in this backwoods romp, playing dark-haired Air Force Lt. Josh Morgan and Morgan's adversary, blonde good ol' boy Jodie Tatum. Lt. Josh's assignment: try to convince his look-alike cousin Jodie to allow a missile site to be built on his land. A fistful of tunes Barefoot Ballad, It's a Long Lonely Highway, Tender Feeling, the title song and 6 others), some whoop-it-up-dancing and 13 mountain cuties called Kittyhawks add to the down-home delights.

Special Features:

- New digital transfer of complete original theatrical version with Smokey - Mountain Boy song sequence now back in the film
- Theatrical trailer
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (feature film only)

Live a Little, Love a Little

In his 28th film, Elvis Presley plays frazzled photographer Greg Nolan, juggling two jobs and scrambling to keep his work life afloat while also contending with the kooky attentions of a beach beauty (Michele Carey). Four breezy songs, including the recent Elvis chart-buster, A Little Less Conversation and the Edge of Reality dream sequence add to the zippy fun. And, for the first time, Elvis takes on-screen chances with his public image doing more "adult" comedy.

Special Features:

- Theatrical trailer
- Languages & Subtitles: English, Franšais & Espa˝ol (feature film only)

Stay Away, Joe

Elvis Presley portrays amiable Navajo rodeo star Joe Lightcloud, returning to his home to help his tribe become cattle ranchers. A talented ensemble of screen veterans joins Presley for this good-time, two-fisted tale filmed in and around Arizona 's scenic Sedona. Burgess Meredith is Joe's rascally father, Katy Jurado is his tough-love step mom and Joan Blondell is the shotgun-toting local gal setting her romantic sights on Joe. Plenty of fun and a couple of tunes (the title track and Dominique) are along for the ride too.

Special Features:

- Theatrical trailer
- Subtitles: English & Franšais (feature film only)

Tickle Me

Looking for part-time work until rodeo season opens, Lonnie Beale (Elvis) finds himself at a dude ranch/spa for actresses and models. Elvis enjoys his share of the laughs as he meets girl (Jocelyn Lane), loses girl and gets girl back - plus a fortune in lost gold. This film frolic tickles with a saddlebag of nine tunes, including I'm Yours and Such an Easy Question. There's also considerable tickling of the funny bone since writers Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds are veterans of the Three Stooges comedies.

Special Features:

- First-time widescreen video release [16x9 2.4:1]
- Theatrical trailer
- Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Buy Elvis: The Hollywood Collection (Includes Tickle Me)

Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

Lights! Action! Elvis!
Lights! Action! Elvis!
Paramount Home Entertainment Titles

Light! Action! Elvis! Collection

This set will be released in Australia as the Elvis : 30th Anniversary Collection.

King Creole
- Run Time: 115 minutes
- Rated PG

G.I Blues
- Run Time: 103 minutes
- Rated PG

Blue Hawaii
- Run Time: 101 minutes
- Rated PG

Roustabout
- Run Time: 101 minutes
- Rated PG

Girls, Girls, Girls
- Run Time: 98minutes
- Rated PG

Fun in Acapulco
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Rated PG

Paradise , Hawaiian Style
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Rated G

Easy Come, Easy Go
- Run Time: 94 minutes
- Rated PG


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