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Kurt Russell is Elvis in a career-defining performance. 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 Shelley Winters (Gladys Presley), Season Hubley (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. Restored from the original film elements. Special Features - 'Bringing a Legend To Life' featurette with archival interviews of Kurt Russell and John Carpenter (1979). Commentary by 'The Voice of Elvis' Ronnie McDowell and author Edie Hand. Rare clips from American Bandstand. Photo gallery.
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The Blu-ray version! thanks Amazon for great service,waiting for me In my post box on the 16 August . Well it could have been better, I suppose for a thirty year old film, it's as good as it's gonna be, don't get me wrong, some scenes just jump out at you, then some scenes just fade, In hindsight it's 20 times better than any old VHS COPY you may have, and probably the best version you will ever see, oh and it's in wide-screen or letterbox if you prefer, well I do!. Having not seen a normal DVD version I have nothing to compere it to. To Buy Or Not To buy????? Lets just say It's not the best Blu-RAY release but it's definitely not the worse.
Kurt Russell is magnificent as Elvis showing all his complexities and Shelley Winters is so moving as his lovely mum...I really enjoyed watching this from start to finish and would recommend it if you haven't seen it :)
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Fantastic film and no complaints about the order or time it arrivedPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is my most fave movie...i was desperate to replace my video copy...as it no longer played well...never thought i could still get it! Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
excellent purchase ....been a long time since i saw this , brought back memoriesPublished 4 months ago by shaun henderson
The best elvis Presley tribute movie yet and did you know Kurt Russell also played a 10 year old kid in the movie it happened at the world's fairPublished 6 months ago by eddie shaw