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Director: Andrew Solt     Starring: Elvis Presley
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Format: DVD
Sku: 204707898
UPC: 085391150022
UPC 14: 00085391150022
Category Keywords: Clips And Highlights  Music Video
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The life of the king is explored in this inventive documentary which combines archival footage with re-created vignettes.

"...achieves its ambitious goal of covering the whole of Elvis' career, with the dramatic recreations plausibly explaining how he felt at each turn.  Brian Koller,
"Fine documentary/showcase of the King.  Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Editor's Note
An entertaining and informative film biography of the legendary performer. This film utilizes interviews with many of the people who knew Elvis most intimately, including family members, friends, employees, and his long time manager, Colonel Tom Parker.


Video Features DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/8/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 246 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1981
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 115002
Video UPC UPC: 00085391150022
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W and Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  1.77:1/1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Andrew Solt - Writer
Video Cast Info Andrew Solt - Director
Video Cast Info Barbara Stanwyck - Featuring
Video Cast Info Bud Friedgen - Editor
Video Cast Info Cary Grant - Featuring
Video Cast Info David L. Wolper - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Dean Martin - Featuring
Video Cast Info Ed Sullivan - Featuring
Video Cast Info Elvis Presley - Featuring
Video Cast Info Frank Sinatra - Featuring
Video Cast Info Gil Hubbs - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Glenn Farr - Editor
Video Cast Info Malcolm Leo - Writer
Video Cast Info Malcolm Leo - Director
Video Cast Info Michael A. Bloom - Producer
Video Cast Info Priscilla Presley - Featuring
Video Cast Info Sammy Davis, Jr. - Featuring
Video Cast Info Walter Scharf - Original Music By
Plot Summary
A documentary about the life and times of "The King", Elvis Presley. The film uses a variety of techniques to capture Presley's personality and persona: there are rare clips, home movies, dramatizations, and even an Elvis impersonator. Highlights include Elvis' early performances, his stint in the army, his controversial hip-swivelin' appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", his 1968 comeback concert, the illustrious film career, the marriage to high-haired Priscilla, and his transformation into a bloated pill-popper, which led to his death in 1977.

Professional Reviews

"...Packed with enough fine music and unusual footage to satisfy anyone with an interest in the late singing idol..." 04/08/1981

New York Times
"...Mesmerizing, if not as a drama or documentary , then as an artifact....A gaudy, unforgettable story, and it's part of the story it tells." 05/08/1981 p.C8

Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
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. - Roger Ebert

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