This Is Elvis (1981) Poster


Alternate Versions

Home video and some cable TV versions run 143 minutes and contain additional material not in theatrical release, such as censored footage from Elvis' 1968 comeback special, and an additional number from his final concert. It does, however, delete "Are You Lonesome Tonight".
NBC edited 5 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere.
Both theatrical/cable and video releases contain certain footage not seen on the other. The longer video release contains a slightly longer recreation of Elvis' last night at Graceland, more 50's concert footage, more movie footage, more '68 Comeback Special material, and home movies from a movie cast party. All footage from the television specials "Aloha From Hawaii" and "Elvis in Concert" were transferred to film for the theatrical release, yet are in their original video format on thel longer video version. On the video release "Love Me" is substituted for "Are You Lonesome Tonight," which was on the theatrical version. There is also an interesting moment captured on film of Elvis backstage making a few profound statements that are present on the theatrical version that were later altered by overdubbing by an actor on the video release slightly censoring the conversation. This is the "raise the dead" dialogue he engages in backstage towards the end of the film.

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