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Elvis Presley on Encore: Network shines the spotlight on The King’s movies all month long

Elvis Presley made 31 movies between 1956-69, and while his celluloid career will never be as celebrated as his musical output, it’s hard not to crack a smile when thinking about good-time movies like Viva Las Vegas, Blue Hawaii and, of course, Clambake. Throughout May, Encore will have those titles during an event the network has dubbed The Elvis Collection: Whole Lotta Elvis, which will feature 24 of the King’s films, with one airing each night. The event includes the 1981 docudrama This Is Elvis (May 14), as well as an all-day marathon of Elvis movies May 25. In addition [...]

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Encore features classic Elvis Presley films all May, full schedule

Beginning Wednesday, May 1st at 8pm et/pt, Encore Will Feature Classic Films Starring Elvis Presley Including King Creole, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas, Live a Little, Love a Little, Girl Happy and More! Encore Will Also Air the Docu-drama, This Is Elvis, Starring Elvis Presley, David Scott, Paul Boensch III and Johnny Harra Encore presents .The Elvis Collection: Whole Lotta Elvis. featuring 24 uncut Elvis Presley films, including one documentary, starting Monday, May 1st at 8pm et/pt only on Encore, throughout the month. Encore kicks off the month-long celebration of The King of Rock and Roll with the fan favorite, Girls! Girls! Girls! (starring Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens and Jeremy Slate). Directors Malcolm Leo and Andrew Solt recreated
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DVD Review: ‘Elvis 75th Birthday Collection’ Seven-Movie Set

Chicago – Attention Elvis Presley fans. Coming out a few months after what would have been his actual birthday on January 8th is the “Elvis 75th Birthday Collection” from 20th Century Fox, which includes seven of the King’s films in one set. With a few hits and a few more unheralded gems, the “75th Birthday Collection” has a very low price point (under $6 a movie) that might make it the perfect Father’s Day gift choice for the patriarch in your family.

DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0

With no special features and standard video/audio quality, the only notable thing about the “75th Birthday Collection” is the chance to have seven films from Presley’s career in one affordable set. With only the films that Elvis made under the MGM banner available, instantly recognizable hits like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and “Girl Happy” are not included (but will be in a massive,
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'American Idol''s Top Nine Channel Their Inner Elvis

"American Idol"'s Top Nine sang songs from the Elvis Presley songbook on Tuesday night's show -- and their mentor was none other than last year's runner-up Adam Lambert. Crystal Bowersox kicked off the night with the gospel-influenced Elvis tune "Saved." Randy Jackson complimented her: "Every week I say this like a broken record. That is the way to come out and give it up. You have this whole cool vibe. It could have been the second coming of Bonnie Raitt." Ellen DeGeneres joked, "I am tired of telling you how great you are. Fantastic." Kara DioGuardi told her, "Another solid performance from Crystal." And Simon Cowell said, "What I loved about that is you didn't choose an obvious song. You chose something that suited you. You didn't fall into the karaoke trap. Sounded great." Performing second was Andrew Garcia with the Elvis classic "Hound Dog." Randy commented, "I hate to say this,
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