Elvis-This Is Elvis

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The life of the king is explored in this inventive documentary which combines archival footage with re-created vignettes.

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Studio Warner
SKU 204707898
UPC 085391150022
UPC 14 00085391150022
Format DVD
Release Date 11/8/2011
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Standard  1.77:1/1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Andrew Solt - Writer
Andrew Solt - Director
Barbara Stanwyck - Featuring
Bud Friedgen - Editor
Cary Grant - Featuring
David L. Wolper - Executive Producer
Dean Martin - Featuring
Ed Sullivan - Featuring
Elvis Presley - Featuring
Frank Sinatra - Featuring
Gil Hubbs - Cinematographer
Glenn Farr - Editor
Malcolm Leo - Writer
Malcolm Leo - Director
Michael A. Bloom - Producer
Priscilla Presley - Featuring
Sammy Davis, Jr. - Featuring
Walter Scharf - Original Music By
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review This is Elvis is the extraordinary record of a man who simultaneously became a great star and was destroyed by alcohol and drug addiction. What is most striking about its documentary footage is that we can almost always see both things happening at once. There is hardly a time when Elvis doesn't appear to be under the influence of mind-altering chemicals, and never a time, not even when he is only weeks from death, when he doesn't possess his special charisma. The movie's lesson is brutal, sad, and inescapable: Elvis Presley was a man who gave joy to a great many people but felt very little of his own, because he became addicted and stayed addicted until the day it killed him...This movie shows the disintegration and death of a talented man who backed himself into a corner. He did it his way.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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Brian Koller, FilmsGraded.com ...achieves its ambitious goal of covering the whole of Elvis' career, with the dramatic recreations plausibly explaining how he felt at each turn.
Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers Fine documentary/showcase of the King.

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