Elvis Presley's Appearance in Blade Runner 2049
Set thirty years after the first film, Ryan Gosling plays K, a blade runner. And, Yes, in 2049 ELVIS is still relevant! His great musical legacy continues and his holographic image is still playing in Las Vegas. In a delightful touch ELVIS is still playing in Las Vegas but now as a hologram.
EPE's Joel Weinshanker at the time noted, 'A genuine Elvis Hologram is a big 'if'. My position is that you can never create what Elvis had, which is something you can't put a finger on or describe.' In a time when holographic entertainment seems like it's readily available and consumed, it makes sense that legends would be brought back from the dead for a constant hurrah. It'd be odd if Elvis Presley is the only famous figure that the future still holds onto, but for the King of Rock and Roll, it wouldn't be that surprising.
In the derelict Las Vegas of 2049 a malfunctioning hologram of Elvis Presley keeps flashing in and outplaying 'Suspicious Minds', the lyrics of which touch on the film's theme.
After Elvis sings 'Can't Help Falling In Love' Harrison Ford comments, 'Listen to this, this was my favourite Elvis song' Was this because, as a replicant, he couldn't feel love?
Elvis Presley's Appearance in Blade Runner 2049 (03:13)
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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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
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.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.