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Elvis: The 75th Anniversary Box Set [DVD]

Elvis Presley    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Elvis Presley
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Oct 2010
  • Run Time: 690 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00433SN8G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,579 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Containing 7 films:

Follow That Dream
Frankie and Johnny
Kid Galahad
Flaming Star
Love Me Tender
Wild in The Country

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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This collection of Elvis's movies is very interesting.

Elvis could be quite a good actor when the material was solid and he firmly displays this in several films here. In some of his later films the King looked quite bored, the stories and scripts were not too good, the flicks looked cheap and rushed and the songs were poorer.

In this set;

Love Me Tender (1956) - The only Elvis movie which is kinda' above serious critique. It was his first film, the story is ambitious, the settings are lovely and the songs are good. Elvis looks full of spunk and enthusiasm and all others are very competent. It sorta' doesn't matter that much that Elvis is in no way convincing as a cowboy and the musical moments are awkward, clumsy and in no way convincing in this era in time. The film goes for a dramatic ending and it gets a huge plus for that - it's hard not to be touched by it in some way.

Flaming Star (1960) - This film is a good example of how Elvis's movie career could have turned out. A first rate director (Don Siegel), working with a decent script and a good cast delivered one of the King's best movies. Elvis is fine as Pacer Burton - a halfbreed caught in the middle in a war between Kiowa indians and white folks. Great scope photography - solid (but very few) songs and plenty of action; Flaming Star is a very good movie in most respects.

Wild in the Country (1961) - In between lightweight material such as "G.I. Blues" and "Blue Hawaii" Presley was allowed to make movies he was more interested in. "Flaming Star" and "Wild in the Country" were closer to what Elvis wanted and here he gives a splendid performance as a rebellious youth who's blessed with great literary talent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection 6 Feb 2013
By anu
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It is good choice for Elvis' fans who like to see Elvis as an actor.
He IS a splendid actor, and you can see "Wilde in the Country" and "Flaming Star" and other ones in which Elvis made his best from even average scripts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay but innacurate 9 Nov 2012
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Good boxset but DOES NOT contain 'King Creole', has 'Love Me Tender' instead. Arrived as described besides and very happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REMEMBER THE KING ! 8 Dec 2012
By D. King
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Great dvd set with some great movies ( and some not so great ) terrific value from the KING !
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5.0 out of 5 stars THERES ONLY ONE KING 23 Feb 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD 6 April 2013
By Ronnie
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excellent product bought to replace videos excellent quality sound and picture plus quick delivery also reasonable price hope to buy some more in the future
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab 25 Mar 2013
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This gift set comes in a lovely box. My daughter has watched them all . I was amazed at the quailty of the films. This makes a good present. highly recommend this gift set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YO!!!! 23 Mar 2013
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The King, long live the King. Many hours of fun watching the King of Rock and Roll, may he rest in peace
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