Elvis' movies and I : My review of the Hollywood Elvis DVDs
Source: Elvis Australia
May 25, 2014
Elvis Presley Bootlegs, Elvis Reviews, Elvis DVD Reviews, By David Troedson
View an excerpt from this DVD : Hey Little Girl & C'mon Everybody (04:39)
Today I found the perfect solution albeit over 35 year later, in the 'Hollywood Elvis' DVD series. I can say I was 'sus' about these releases, so it was a surprise.
What we have is Elvis music videos.
While the original movies themselves offer great clips, in many cases there was plenty of room to make improvements, the producers have not just 'dished' up regular movie versions ... they have put a LOT of work and thought into creating the best possibly visual and listening experience.
For example in the 'Hollywood Elvis' Volume 4 DVD Spring Fever is edited WITHOUT the annoying girls singing, and some incredible edits were used to make this a great new clip ... If You Think I Don't Need You another example of how an edited movie version becomes a new complete clip! Girl Happy in the movie TWO short versions appear, here it is brought to life as a COMPLETE clip, with some very nice edits! I'm Coming Home a nice added song for the 'Tickle Me' soundtrack, includes hilarious slapstick segments. Do the Vega ... Animal Instinct ... You're the Boss all not in the movies, but again NOW we have film music videos to enjoy! There is some UNRELEASED footage as well ... Elvis preparing for The Lady Loves Me, on the set of 'Viva Las Vegas', some rare 'Roustabout' footage, rare pictures and alternate takes.
To-date there have been 4 releases, volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4, with more to come.
All are highly recommended to and movie fan, and well, every fan.
Elvis In Hollywood Volume 4 DVD :
Viva Las Vegas
I Need Somebody To Lean On
Yellow Rose Of Texas/the Eyes Of Texas
The Lady Loves Me
What D I Say
If You Think I Don't Need You
Today Tomorrow And Forever
You Re The Boss
Do The Vega
Poison Ivy League
Its A Wonderful World
Big Love Big Heartache
One Track Heart
Its Carnival Time
Wheels On My Heels
I'm A Roustabout
Theres A Brand New Day On The Horizen
Fort Lauderdale Chambers Of Commerce
Do Not Disturb
Cross My Heart Hope To Die
The Meanest Girl In Town
Do The Clam
Puppet On A String
Ive Got To Find My Baby
You'll Be Gone
Long Lonely Highway
It Feels So Right
Dirty Dirty Feeling
Put The Blame On Me
I Feel That Ive Know You Forever
Slowly But Surely
My Desert Serenade
Go East Young Man
Shake That Tambourine
Hey Little Girl
So Close Yet So Far
Wisdom Of The Ages
Viva Las Vegas - Take 1 (rare Unreleased Footage!!)
Today Tomorrow And Forever - Duet
It Hurts Me
Girl Happy - Correct Speed
I'm Coming Home
So Close Yet So Far - Take 1
Fools Fall In Love
The Meanest Girl In Town
I Feel That Ive Known You Forever
Elvis in concert on DVD ...
Elvis '77 DVD Series : 1977 CBS TV Special DVD (6 DVD set, inc. the TV Special)
Elvis at the Movies DVDs
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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.