Ladies and gentlemen, the winner for worst Elvis documentary ever made is......(drum roll)..."Elvis: The Complete Story"! (no applause heard) If you are an absolute completest, you will be forced to get this (at least it's cheap). Otherwise, run from this dvd like a scared little girl. It is partially narrated by a guy trying, and failing, to sound like Elvis. It is a film straight out of the worst tabloids. It takes considerable liberties with a little thing I like to call REALITY! It sets up Elvis as the naive country hick mammas boy stumbling through the greatest career in showbiz history like Forrest Gump.His mother as the loud overbearing pill popping alcoholic who is always fighting with his drunk, skirt chasing father. Elvis' manager, Col. Tom Parker is painted as the vile, evil villain who robs Elvis blind and blackmails him with revealling the sorted "truth" of his mothers death to the public. You will wonder how Elvis managed to become the greatest superstar of all time with his manager doing everything in his power to destroy Elvis' career.
This miserable excuse for a documentary goes from ridiculous to horrible. If you are very knowledgeable of the story of Elvis' life, you might find this funny. If you aren't, it is a terrible misguiding thing to watch. I must own close to fifty shows on Elvis, and this is the absolute worst due to the alterations or exaggerations of the truth. Elvis wasn't perfect, but the info presented here is simply wrong, facts are mixed up or reality is scewed to paint an ugly picture. His legacy deserves more respect.
Do yourself a favor, go elsewhere. The rare footage mentioned in other reviews is available lots of other places. The Sinatra Show is available on dvd in its entirety here at Amazon, footage from Elvis in Concert is available with sound, on the "Elvis the Great Performances" box set, or volume one of that set sold alone and sub titled "Center Stage". The movie trailers are also available on a dvd themselves. Contact me if you want to know where to find any footage you think is on this dvd.
This dvd does not deserve a single star rating, unfortunately that's as low as we can go. Amazon needs to offer a "turkey" option.