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4.0 out of 5 stars Elvis's first ever motion picture. With big stars of the day
In this first Elvis movie, we see our hero as a young western farmer, too young to have joined his older brothers fighting in the American Civil War. He and his family believe the eldest brother, Vance, to have been killed a while ago, and Clint (Elvis) falls in love with Cathy, Vance's fiancee. They eventually marry, and then the fun starts, as all 3 older brothers...
Published on 3 Sept. 2001 by A L Goonan

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3.0 out of 5 stars Check what you order!
I ordered this expecting the film "Love me Tender" but it's just a compilation of songs from different concerts - my mistake as I didn't check the packaging carefully enough. It's ok, but not as good as the film - much of the content is on other dvds, and many Elvis fans will already have much of it. I should have checked the back of the box first Elvis Presley: Love Me...
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elvis's first ever motion picture. With big stars of the day, 3 Sept. 2001
This review is from: Love Me Tender [VHS] (VHS Tape)
In this first Elvis movie, we see our hero as a young western farmer, too young to have joined his older brothers fighting in the American Civil War. He and his family believe the eldest brother, Vance, to have been killed a while ago, and Clint (Elvis) falls in love with Cathy, Vance's fiancee. They eventually marry, and then the fun starts, as all 3 older brothers suddenly return home from the now ended war. Vance of course still thinks that Cathy is waiting for him to return so they can marry. A fairly bland, yet pleasant story line, acted well by all involved, including young Elvis, who still has blonde hair at this stage of his career. The descision to add 3 further songs to the title theme is a bit of a mistake in my opinion, as these songs do not fit well into the storyline. But it's nice to see Elvis performing them I suppose. Trivia Fact: Elvis's mother, Gladys, was so upset by the original ending of the film (where Clint dies) that the studio called the actors back and made them shoot an extra scene. This had Elvis, superimposed over the graveyard scence, singing an extra verse of Love Me Tender. A good film, showing us that Elvis Presley was more than just a singer. Without a single acting lesson, he does an admirable job as Clint Reno. Well worth watching even if you aren't a diehard Elvis fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Check what you order!, 11 Jun. 2013
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I ordered this expecting the film "Love me Tender" but it's just a compilation of songs from different concerts - my mistake as I didn't check the packaging carefully enough. It's ok, but not as good as the film - much of the content is on other dvds, and many Elvis fans will already have much of it. I should have checked the back of the box first Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender [DVD], but assumed, since I was looking in "Film & TV" that it would be the feature film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elvis's first effort at film-acting, 25 May 2014
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An interesting first film for Elvis. He plays a young farmer at the time
of the American Civil War, who marries his brother's girl-friend because
the brother is reported as having died in action.
Unfortunately for all concerned, the brother was not killed, and when he
returns home, he is devastated to find that his girl-friend is now married to
his brother.
Elvis tries hard to be a film actor, but shows traces of his inexperience. He
sings a few songs of which "Love me Tender" is the sweetest, and the most
well-known. This film makes you want to see more of Elvis as an actor -
which happens later in "King Creole" - perhaps his best role in films.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD, 12 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Love Me Tender [DVD] [1956] (DVD)
What can I say it is what it is a DVD of an Elvis film. The film quality was good and the price reasonable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Elvis DVD, 24 Aug. 2009
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I bought this thinking it was the DVD of the film 'Love Me Tender' for my husband as he is a big fan. What it actually is is a load of different songs. That's fine but it's not what I wanted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic Elvis, 7 Sept. 2013
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The usual high content of early Elvis. The quality of the dvd was good and up to expectation. Very happy to own it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 7 Feb. 2013
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Great quality - arrived on time and as described! Very happy with the purchase. . . . . . .
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3.0 out of 5 stars I would love to see a Blu-Ray remastered version of Elvis's 1st ..., 3 July 2014
Why import a Region A (U.S.A.) Blu-Ray of "Love Me Tender" into the U.K. & not release a Region 2 (Europe/U.K.) Blu-Ray, as all Region A Blu-Rays won't play on U.K. players.
I would love to see a Blu-Ray remastered version of Elvis's 1st movie but won't be able too, as I don't have an American Blu-Ray player, as I'm from 7 living in the U.K.
A good movie for his first attempt (hence the 3 stars) but the next 3 were his best.
So come on whoever is releasing this Blu-Ray, do us all a favour & release it on Blu-Ray in the U.K.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Me Tender (DVD), 20 Jan. 2012
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Elvis Presley Sings a few songs, but mainly acts in his first movie, shows his ability. Amazon correctly priced, described, and delivered promptly
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimbo, 26 Sept. 2010
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A must have DVD if you are interested in the first film starring Elvis Presley. A little bit amateurish in the acting but apart from that just an easy watchable film especially if you are an Elvis Presley fan - songs quite good with a clasic version of "Love me tender"
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