ELVIS COMING HOME STAR DVD The STAR label has just released their ‘ELVIS: Coming Home’ DVD which features an all new mixture with brand new edits of Elvis' songs and videos highlighting the fascinating late-sixties period.

Running 70 minutes and with 25 tracks some of the featured songs includeGoing Home, Just Call Me Lonesome, Fools Fall in Love, A Little Less Conversation, It Hurts Me, Let Yourself Go, Power of My Love, Tomorrow is A Long Time, Singing Tree, I’m Movin’ On, Come What May, All I Needed Was the Rain, Almost in Love, U.S. Male, Too Much Monkey Business, Stay Away and Almost.

STAR have created NEW video clips using all the Elvis footage available. This includes TV footage, rare photographs, movie clips and personal Home Videos. 

EIN's Piers Beagley explores this new release and discovers some true creativity, fun and sexiness along the way,,  (ELVIS FOREVERYONE

 

ELVIS THAT'S THE WAY IT IS THE COMPLETE WORK'S DVD'S  With this highly anticipated set now available, Rex Martin has received his copy and presents his initial thoughts on the first DVD disc of the set. Does it live up to expectations? Rex provides the early answer! (ELVIS FOREVERYONE


 

Elvis Presley The Greatest Hits Collection (EMI) : Not to be disrespectful or anything, but I’m just wondering how this set could possibly be considered ‘The Greatest Elvis Collection’ when Presley wasn’t even alive for one of the concerts that is included?  The DVD is even rather shamelessly titled ‘Elvis Lives’?  The concert it presents was performed to “commemorate the 25th anniversary of Presley’s death”. This is one confusing package. 

Moving along, from that particular DVD we have a double-disc set entitled “He Touched Me – The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley”. Now I’m not terribly fond of stating the obvious, but I’m obliged to mention that it really doesn’t take a musicologist to realise that Elvis wasn’t exactly at his peak while singing hymns.  The only Elvis that should be legal these days is footage of the guy with a painted-on leather jacket, slicked back hair and those hips shaking like he wanted to fuck every teenage girl in Memphis.  Rating 1 out of 10 (Source: Greg Reason, tsunami mag #94)

EIN Comment: While we agree with the reviewer that this is a confusing package, we’re not quite sure which planet he’s on when it comes to his uneducated assessment of Elvis and gospel music.  His comments certainly suggest HE is no musicologist!!

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VIVA LAS VEGAS DVD Elvis movies aren't for everyone. They're cheesy, and they have flimsy plots. Even Colonel Parker viewed them as primarily moneymaking endeavors.

That said, they have plenty of adoring fans and, well, who doesn't want the pure escapism of a movie like Viva Las Vegas from time to time?

 (ELVIS FOREVERYONE


 

ELVIS PRESLEY HAS LEFT THE BUILDING DVD  August 16, 1977 was the death the music world stood still. The King of Rock 'n' Roll died at his mansion home in Memphis, Tennessee.

What followed was a media blitz and a level of public interest rarely seen in contemporary society. And the fact that these were a global phenomenon only served to emphasise the significance of Elvis' passing. (ELVIS FOREVERYONE)

 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1977 DVD  Nicely coinciding with the release of FTD’s ‘Unchained Melody’ CD, EID presents a compile of fan videos taken at Elvis’ first tour in February 1977. By editing together seven concerts of home-video material (in varying degrees of poor quality) EID have cleverly created a ‘complete’ Elvis concert featuring 27 songs. With home-video that is pretty unwatchable, fuzzy and filmed from downright far away at times, this can only be made for the serious Elvis collector. And can one learn anything from it? So while feeling in the mood for some more 1977 Elvis, EIN's Piers Beagley investigates. (Source: EIN, April 2007)

 

THE ELVIS COVER UP GERALDO RIVERA 20/20 DOCUMENTARIES  EIN recently obtained a copy of the unofficial DVD release of the "20/20" investigations into Elvis' death. Based on a "leaked" copy of the toxicology report on drugs in Elvis' body when he died, and the book, "The Death of Elvis What Really Happened" by Thompson & Cole, the original hour long special (September 1979) plus several follow-up stories are enlightening 'tabloid' viewing.

Rivera exposes the role of Dr Jerry Francisco in going public with a cause of death (cardiac arrythmia) at odds with the official autopsy findings (polypharmacy). The 20/20 investigations were instrumental in leading to the indictment of "Dr Nick". Also featuring a lucid Ginger Alden, the DVD is compelling viewing.

In a follow-up to the most controversial article EIN has ever pubished  EIN examines the iconic . (ELVIS FOREVERYONE

 

"The Elvis Files" DVD released in Australia: This budget priced 1990 documentary is now available in Australia. Despite earlier indications, it is not the Bill Bixby hosted TV special but a documentary about Gail Brewer-Giorgio's book, 'The Elvis Files'. Well produced with a clever script, but overall its argument is unbalanced. conspiracy theorists  will love it! (elvis foreveryone

 

elvis on tour outtakes dvd The revelation here is what fabulous material MGM has hidden in their vaults. There must be a DVD’s worth of quality and exciting in-studio material and possibly 2 DVDs of Elvis in concert. ‘Lost Performances’ gave us the first glimpse of some fabulous missing footage but that was 13 years ago! Surely it is time right now to follow through with the official ‘Elvis On Tour’ the DVD set which at the same time will kill–off the spreading bootleg market. As Ernst said back in 2002 "There is a lot of footage here that people would want to see." (Source: EIN, November 2005)

 

elvis and me  While the 1988 TV mini-series based on Priscilla's best selling memoir is yet to see an official DVD release, unofficial copies are available. EIN revisits a series fans either loved or hated, discovering that in 2005 maybe it deserves a second look. ELVIS FOREVERYONE

 

WHY ELVIS DVD EIN casts an eye over the latest DVD documentary release and discovers some surprising things. (ELVIS FOREVERYONE

 

Elvis: The Great Performances - Volume 1 - Center Stage (Direct Video, DVD62001D, Digital 5.1 Surround and Original Stereo, 53 mins, Color/B&W, Rated: G): Elvis features in the first of a series of glorious nearly hour-long showcases of his greatest hits in live performances and video clips as well as rarely seen television footage. These special performances celebrate the incredible career of one of the biggest names ever in entertainment. Highlights include Elvis's first recording of "My Happiness", which he made for his mother, home movies with his friends and family, his first Hollywood screen test and performances including "All Shook Up", "Always On My Mind", "Don't Be Cruel" and "Return To Sender". The wildly talented and larger than life megastar known and worshipped the world over as The King lived a life of extraordinary privilege. A devout Christian, he was an avid reader of The Bible, a student of the Jewish Talmud and he dabbled in eastern mysticism. Elvis adored his daughter, was devoted to his mother Gladys and was passionate about his wife Priscilla. Most of all, Elvis was an artistic revolutionary who redefined contemporary 20th century music. (ELVIS FOREVERYONE

 

ELVIS BY THE PRESLEY'S THE TARGET BONUS DISC Target stores in the US are offering a limited edition of the Elvis by the Presleys 2CD featuring a bonus DVD with selections from the upcoming 4 hour DVD version of the titular release. The "bonus disc" makes fascinating viewing with two nicely produced chapters. (ELVIS FOREVERYONE

 

MY HOME MADE VIDEO'S OF ELVIS BY JOE ESPOSITO NOW ON VCD  The fondly remembered videoJoe Esposito's Home Videos of Elvis is now available on VCD from Asia. EIN takes a look at the rarities this release has to offer. (VCD Review, Source: EIN)

 

ADIOS THE LAST SHOW VCD Elvis' last ever live concert has been released in Chile as a picture disc VCD with bonus features. EIN takes you inside the release of this historic concert. (ELVIS FOREVERYONE 

 

ELVIS IN CONCERT (ASIAN DVD) EIN's Piers Beagley sat down and watched nearly 3 hours of The King near the end - the Omaha and Rapid City concerts plus the CBS TV Special. This is his review of an emotionally sad but fascinating DVD experience. (ELVIS FOREVERYONE

 

ELVIS A 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION If you've got an hour or so to spare you won't be disappointed in this new documentary. Featuring interviews with Elvis' peers and friends their memories of The King are an important record of how much he was held in awe by his contemporaries. (ELVIS FOREVERYONE