Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those... See full summary »
Paul Boensch III
The true story of Elvis' first fiancee, June Juanico. This documentary featuries the oldest home movie of Elvis in a private setting...on vacation in Biloxi, Mississippi with June in the summer of 1956.
Stuart A. Goldman
Edward J. Bellman
Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a ... See full summary »
2001 special edition premiered before 2,500 Elvis fans during Elvis Week 2000. See more »
Where's the director? Oh, there he is. You want me to let you know when we're gonna do that, uh... What do you call it? "You Don't Have to Say Love Me". Just to let you know. We're not gonna do it now.
See more »
They cleaned up the print and soundtrack, got ridda interviews with the Velvet Elvis fan-clubs(the types who claim their Cats listen to the King), the array of Sammy Davis Jr. types in attendence, and put in more lost footage of Elvis jamming/rehearsing in LA with the band. There is a version of 'Get Back' that has to be heard-it medleys into 'Little Sister' and works great.
As for the Hotel Casino concert that follows-it's great, of course. He trots out the expected hits-'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Can't Help Falling in Love', 'Suspicious Minds', etc. the last a highlight along with 'In the Ghetto' and 'Polk Salad Annie'.
He is great form, both vocally, in front of the audience and with the band. Enjoyable also is the interplay between Elvis and Hardin, Scheff and Burton, a primo guitarist if there ever was one. You can also see Cissy Houston(Whitney's mom) as one of the Sweet Inspirations backing him up.
Too often Elvis the musician, singer and regular guy-as reg as he could ever be-gets shoved aside by the nightmarish late period stereotype we all know and dread. This goes a good deal towards correcting that.
*** outta ****-good show.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?