Elvis The Movie (1979) - Kurt Russell NEW original Audio DVD
Elvis - The Movie (1979)
It's the same story but the performances have made an incredible upgrade!
STAR keeps surprising fans worldwide, this time they have chosen something "risky" but they deliver once more!
They have replaced Ronnie MdDowell's soundtrack with the only soundtrack that should have been there in the first place ELVIS' s
Lots more music is included and the whole film has a more modern touch then before and can now compete with blockbusters like "Walk the Line" and
"Great Balls of Fire"
Rare live versions and outtakes were handpicked to find the best matching songs for the scenes.
Kurt Russels "playbacking" looks much more natural and real then before, and how cool it is to hear the actual radio broadcast (Dewey Philips) from the time when "That's All Right" was first played on the air, or to hear "The Blackwood Brothers" at the funeral of Elvis his mother Gladys
Just two years after Elvis Presley died, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Broadcast on ABC in 1979, Elvis marked the first time director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell would work together in what would become a legendary pairing in film history (Escape From New York, Big Trouble In Little China, The thing and Escape From L.A.).
Tracing Presley's life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant return to Las Vegas, Elvis features Shelly Winters (Priscilla Presley), Bing Russell (Kurt's real-life father as Vernon Presley), Pat Hingle (Colonel Tom Parker), Joe Mantegna ("Memphis Mafia" member Joe Esposito) and Ed Begley Jr. (drummer D.J. Fontana) in an all-star supporting cast for an effort that garnered numerous Emmy nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor for Russell.
This is the rare and theatrically never released long version of the movie: Running time: Appr. 163 minutes.
Here is the amazing soundtrack:
Good Rockin' Tonight
That's All Right
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Long Tall Sally
Rip It Up
Anyway You Want Me
I Got Stung
Peace in the Valley
Rock Of Ages
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
How Great Thou Art
A Fool Such As I
Pledging My Love
Bosom of Abraham
Until It's Time for You to Go
Blue Suede Shoes
The Wonder of You
An American Trilogy
Such A Night
After 40 years the movie finally is ELVIS!
Kurt Russell, Shelly Winters, Joe Mantegna
Running time : 163 Minutes
Language : English