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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis thats the way it is bluray
Just received this bluray from amazon the picture quality is a massive improvement on the dvd version of this movie Elvis at his absolute peak.ive noticed one other review remarking on the bluray being region A only it's not this is region free and an absolute must for Elvis fans put this movie on and be stunned at the picture quality,yes there are a few grainy moments...
Published 7 months ago by mark f piper

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The picture quality is great on BluRay
The picture quality is great on BluRay, and Elvis is perfect, but when you whach the original movie after a while again, it shows a different movie, a different Elvis even. The old movie was painting a picture of the time and it had its own spirit that was cool and interesting. The new Version is 100% Elvis, which is good, if the maker wouldn't have taken out songs like...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis thats the way it is bluray, 19 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Elvis: That's the Way It Is 2001 [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
Just received this bluray from amazon the picture quality is a massive improvement on the dvd version of this movie Elvis at his absolute peak.ive noticed one other review remarking on the bluray being region A only it's not this is region free and an absolute must for Elvis fans put this movie on and be stunned at the picture quality,yes there are a few grainy moments but that doesn't detract from this amazing documentary Elvis at his finest knocking em dead in vegas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King Sparkles - That's the Way he Was !, 27 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Elvis: That's the Way It Is 2001 [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
THAT'S THE WAY IT IS. ELVIS.

VERDICT :
Buy It !

SEE FURTHER BELOW FOR FULL TECHNICAL DETAILS.

NEVER MIND ALL THE TECHNICAL GUFF, WHAT'S ELVIS LIKE ?
He's brilliant !
This is the King in 1970 at the peak of his second classic period ( 1968 - 1973 ).
He Rocks and he Rolls, he jigs, he does karate moves and he even cracks the occasional joke.
Just buy it. You'll love it,

N.B. REGIONS :
I bought the Region 1 version.
Potential purchasers have asked if this version will play on a UK Machine.
Yes it does. At least it does on my Sony Blu-Ray player.
Both the DVD and the Blu-Ray disc play on my UK Blu-Ray player.

The official Amazon 'Product Details' describe the discs as Region A/1
which is of course made for America, Canada etc but not for Britain.
Normally that would mean it wouldn't play on a UK player.
Despite this, both discs play perfectly on my Blu-Ray UK player.

THE FILMS :
That's the Way it is. Elvis.
Blu-Ray and DVD plus booklet.

COST :
I paid £13.24 = £11.28 plus £1.26 for postage on 08.10.14.

SELLER :
Ordered from 'All your Music' - an American seller based in California
BUT arrived from 'Digital Waves' c/o Keymail UK Limited. Harmondsworth. U.K.

DELIVERY TIME :
Delivery only took 10 days.
I paid on 08.10.14. It arrived on 18.10.14.
Very good delivery time for an item purportedly sent from the USA.

POSTAL PACKAGING :
Good.
The item arrived in softish brown cardboard with corrugated inner lining
which protected the contents reasonably well.

SHRINK WRAP ETC :
The Blu-Ray set was shrink wrapped.
There was a gold label '2 disc collector's set' in the bottom right hand corner.
It was stuck on top of the shrink wrap.
That helps encourage the idea that this is not a 'counterfeit' copy.
( See the attached photo of this info-sticker posted with this review. )
Blue print on the rear of the shrink wrap states 'Disc made in Mexico'.

DISC CASE + BOOKLET :
Very high quality 'hard back book'-style disc case
with integral 44 page booklet with text and top quality photos of the man himself.

The front and rear cover of the disc case are all in English.
The rear of Blu-Ray case offers full technical details all exactly as per the images on the Amazon page.
Incidentally, the 'rear cover' is actually a detachable, insert-type sheet.

The 2 discs are locked securely into place in a clever, tiered plastic structure.
Please see the attached photo.

REGIONS :
No matter what it says on the discs,
both the DVD and the Blu-Ray discs play perefctly on my UK purchased Blu-Ray player.

DISC 1 - THE BLU-RAY DISC :

The Blu-Ray version of the 2001 Special Edition.

Regions :
There is no mention of any Regions on the disc itself.
There is also no mention of 'Regions' anywhere on the packaging.
I presume that means that Disc 1 is Region-Free.
Disc 1 ( the Blu-Ray ) plays perfectly on my Region 2, UK Sony Blu-Ray player.
My Sony Player is not Region-Free. Despite this, the Blu-Ray disc plays as normal.

FILM QUALITY - of the Blu-Ray Disc :
Blu-Ray Quality - ( Released 2014 )
The film quality is very good.
Not quite top Blu-Ray quality but better than standard DVD.
Considering the film was made as far back as 1970, the quality is impressive.

DISC 2 - THE DVD DISC :

DISC 2 :
The 1970 Theatrical ( = Cinema ) release on DVD.

There are 'Extras' on Disc 2.

Regions :
Disc 2 is described as 'Region 1.'
The words 'Region 1.' are printed on the outer circumference of Disc 2.
This disc plays perfectly on my Region 2, UK Sony Blu-Ray player.
My Sony Player is not Region Free. Despite this, the DVD plays as normal.
So, you don't necessarily need a Region 1 player or a Region-Free player in order to play this DVD.

Printed on the disc is : 'Widescreen. Region 1. - 108 minutes. '

TECHNICAL DETAILS :

DISC 1 :

Contents :
That's the Way it Is. Elvis.
The Blu-Ray version of the 2001 Special Edition.

Total Running Time :
1 hour, 34 minutes and 57 seconds.

Screen :
Widescreen ( 16:9 )

Resolution :
1080/24p ( = 24 frames per second )

Picture Quality :
Surprisingly good considering this film was made in 1970,
mainly with hand held cameras.

Audio :
English. DTS HD Master Audio. 5:1ch. 48kHz - 4.5 Mbps.

DISC 2 :

Contents :
That's the Way it Is. Elvis.
Theatrical version = the film originally shown in the cinema.

Total Running Time :
1 hour, 48 minutes and 20 seconds.

Screen :
Widescreen ( 16:9 )

Resolution :
?

Picture Quality :
Surprisingly good. Especially considering this film was made as far back as 1970.

Audio :
MONO.
English. Dolby Digital. 1.0ch. 48kHz - 192 Kbps.
Please see the attached photo of the Mono label.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film but we need more, 2 Sept. 2014
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Mark Greenley (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Elvis: That's the Way It Is 2001 [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
I am a big Elvis fan so 5 stars anyway as I do think this film is great. I already have both versions of this film on DVD but was very pleased when they said it was coming out on Blu-Ray. Over all the picture quality is better with some shots looking fantastic but one or two could be better. But its the sound that gets you, its great from start to Finnish play it high on a good sound system and you wont be disappointed.

unfortunately the Amazon site says its not region free and when I contacted one of the Amazon sellers in the US they said they could not guarantee it would play in the UK, so I found a region free copy on eBay at over £10 more than the Amazon price but it plays fine.

So a great film anyway but could do with a lot more extras in H D as we all know MGM filmed six shows in all and three days of rehearsals, but its a good start
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars T.T.W.I.I. SHOULD BE DONE!, 18 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Elvis: That's the Way It Is 2001 [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
that's the way it should be!-this looks so much better than the previous DVD version!-and it comes with a nice booklet/any Elvis fan should own this on bluray asap as its never looked so good as it does on bluray!!-I give it 10 out of 10.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis at his best, 28 July 2014
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This is Elvis at his finest & possibly the best concert. I just hope the remastered blu ray version is not tampered with as they did with the "On tour" when they removed the Johnny be Goode intro sequence & replaced it with a poor mix of "Don't be cruel". Never the less can't want for the blu ray version. Would have been great if the blu ray version included the best of the original version & the remastered 2001 version as the remastered version excluded tracks like "I just can't help believing"
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Memphis Pharoeh, 17 Jan. 2015
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Exactly what i wanted the quality was outstanding , content superb the only drawback was the audio mix with the backing tracks set to far back in the mix it could have been better balanced
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis Is The King !, 9 Oct. 2014
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Barde Thierry "murthie" (France) - See all my reviews
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Great Elvis Documentary ! Extra quality ! Elvis is the King of Entertainment and you'll understand why by watching this great Blu-Ray.
Elvis Forever ! JUST THE WAY HE WAS.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The picture quality is great on BluRay, 21 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Elvis: That's the Way It Is 2001 [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
The picture quality is great on BluRay, and Elvis is perfect, but when you whach the original movie after a while again, it shows a different movie, a different Elvis even. The old movie was painting a picture of the time and it had its own spirit that was cool and interesting. The new Version is 100% Elvis, which is good, if the maker wouldn't have taken out songs like JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVIN', SWEET CAROLINE, I'VE LOST YOU or BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER. I have no idea how someone can dare to delete songs from this movie! Put more on it, yes, but NEVER delete any! I bought this version of the Blu-Ray because I thought the original movie would be part of it as a restored Blu-Ray, but it is the old DVD with the massed up audio signal where someone tried to fake a stereo sound out of mono a few times, which really destroys the sound. So this is pointless. Elvis deserves a new definete Deluxe version with all six shows and all rehearsals on Blu-Ray. We all deserve that, but the people who own the material just don't give a d....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Elvis in HD, 22 Sept. 2014
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Fantastic movie in HD. The king shows his amazing talent in this concert presentation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good sound, the king at his best, 2 Oct. 2014
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Rodriguez Jean-pierre (grenoble, France) - See all my reviews
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Just marvelous, clear picture, good sound, the king at his best.

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