This is Elvis

Overview

This Is Elvis wants to have it both ways. At times, the film is a warm, loving tribute to The King. At other times, it merely exploits a dead man's reputation for the purposes of a fast buck. The documentary footage of Elvis in concert, overfamiliar though it may be, is excellent and well-selected. The dramatized portions of the film, featuring a quartet of Presley imitators portraying Elvis at different junctures of his life, range from passable to mediocre. For the record, and not in the order in which they ...
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Overview

This Is Elvis wants to have it both ways. At times, the film is a warm, loving tribute to The King. At other times, it merely exploits a dead man's reputation for the purposes of a fast buck. The documentary footage of Elvis in concert, overfamiliar though it may be, is excellent and well-selected. The dramatized portions of the film, featuring a quartet of Presley imitators portraying Elvis at different junctures of his life, range from passable to mediocre. For the record, and not in the order in which they appear, Paul Boensch III is Elvis at 10, David Scott is Elvis at 18, Dana MacKay is Elvis at 35 and an appropriately corpulent Johnny Harra is Elvis at 42. In addition, a fifth actor, Ral Donner, is heard as Elvis, narrating the whole affair.
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Special Features

Disc 1:; 1981 theatrical version - never before om video - in a new digital transfer; Vintage featurette Behind the Gates of Graceland; Elvis Presley movie trailer gallery; Subtitles: English & Français (main feature. bonus material/trailer may not be subtitles); Disc 2:; 1983 unrated expanded video version with 40 minutes of footage not shown in theaters; Subtitles: English & français (main feature. bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • UPC: 085391150022
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Remastered / Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored
  • Time: 4:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,728

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dave Scott Elvis, Age 18
Paul Boensh III Voice Only
Johnny Harra Elvis, Age 42
Lawrence Koller Vernon Presley
Rhonda Lyn Priscilla Presley
Debbie Edge Gladys Presley
Larry Raspberry Dewey Phillips
Furry Lewis Bluesman
Liz Robinson Minnie Mae Presley
Dana MacKay Elvis at 35
Knox Phillips Sam Phillips
Cheryl Needham Linda Thompson
Andrea Cyrill Ginger Alden
Jerry Phillips Bill Black
Emory Smith Scotty Moore
Ral Donner Elvis [Narration]
Lisha Sweetnam Voice Only
Michael Tomack Vernon Presley [Narration]
Joe Esposito Himself [Narration]
Virginia Kiser Voice Only
David Scott Milton
Elvis Presley
Linda Thompson Voice Only
Technical Credits
Malcolm Leo Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Andrew Solt Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Glenn Farr Editor
Bud Friedgen Editor
Gil Hubbs Cinematographer
Charlie Hughes Set Decoration/Design
Walter Scharf Score Composer
David L. Wolper Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- This Is Elvis - 1981 Theatrical Version
1. Credits [2:18]
2. Terrible News [3:20]
3. Tupelo 1946 [3:34]
4. Memphis 1953 [3:27]
5. That's All Right, Mama [2:58]
6. Television [2:35]
7. Heartbreak Hotel, I Was the One [1:16]
8. Hound Dog: Obscene [6:25]
9. Love Me Tender [2:36]
10. Graceland Christmas [1:50]
11. Loving You [2:55]
12. Ed Sullivan (Don't Be Cruel) [2:43]
13. Loving You (Teddy Bear) [1:06]
14. Elvis Mania [1:29]
15. Jailhouse Rock [2:06]
16. Drafted [2:11]
17. Family Sorrow [2:26]
18. Germany (Frankfurt Special) [2:32]
19. Homecoming [2:01]
20. Love Me Tender/Witchcraft Duet [1:34]
21. Home Life [1:49]
22. Too Much Monkey Business [1:49]
23. Married...and Missing [2:43]
24. Comeback Special [4:11]
25. Las Vegas [4:27]
26. On the Road [5:56]
27. Always on My Mind [4:06]
28. Kung Fu Fighting [2:53]
29. Legal and Medial Problems [2:22]
30. Pouring His Heart Out [3:54]
31. My Way [5:10]
32. Left the Building [3:47]
33. End Credits (Memories) [4:03]
Disc #2 -- This Is Elvis - 1983 Unrated Expanded Video Version
1. Credits [2:13]
2. Terrible News [5:12]
3. Tupelo 1946 [3:34]
4. Memphis 1953 [3:28]
5. That's All Right, Mama [2:44]
6. Television [2:50]
7. Heartbreak Hotel, I Was the One [3:12]
8. Hound Dog; Obscene [6:24]
9. Steve Allen (Hound Dog) [3:45]
10. Love Me Tender [2:36]
11. Graceland Christmas [3:05]
12. Loving You [2:54]
13. Ed Sullivan [5:53]
14. Loving You (Teddy Bear) [1:59]
15. Elvis Mania [3:13]
16. King Creole [3:01]
17. Jailhouse Rock [2:12]
18. Drafted (G.I. Blues) [3:08]
19. Family Sorrow [2:26]
20. Germany (Frankfurt Special) [3:56]
21. Homecoming [4:07]
22. Sinatra Special [2:34]
23. Love Me Tender/Witchcraft Duel [2:56]
24. Blue Hawaii, Rock-a-Hula Baby [2:05]
25. Home Life [1:49]
26. Too Much Money Business [1:53]
27. Paying a Price [:50]
28. Married...and Missing [3:29]
29. Comeback Special Medley [4:14]
30. If I Can Dream [7:06]
31. Las Vegas [3:24]
32. Suspicious Minds [3:00]
33. On the Road [3:59]
34. Aloha From Hawaii [3:16]
35. Can't Help Falling in Love [3:39]
36. Always on My Mind [3:18]
37. Kung Fu Fighting [2:22]
38. Legal and Medical Problems [2:21]
39. Pouring His Heart Out [3:54]
40. My Way [5:06]
41. Left the Building [3:48]
42. End Credits (Memories) [3:58]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- This Is Elvis - 1981 Theatrical Version
   Play Theatrical Version
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Behind the Gates of Graceland
      Elvis Trailer Gallery
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         That's the Way It Is
         This Is Elvis
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      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English (for the Hearing Impaired)
         Français
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Disc #2 -- This Is Elvis - 1983 Unrated Expanded Video Version
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   Scene Selections
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
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