I remember watching this film a while ago and after seeing 3000 milesto Graceland, it all came flooding back. Why this hasn't had a Video orDVD release yet? It's sacrilegious that this majesty of movie makinghas never been released while other rubbish has been. In fact this isthe one John Carpenter film that hasn't been released. In fact ihaven't seen it on the TV either since the day i watched it. KurtRussell was the perfect choice for the role of Elvis. This isdefinitely a role he was born to play. John carpenter's break fromhorror brought this gem that i'd love the TV to play again. It is wellacted and well performed as far as the singing goes. Belting out mostof Elvis's greatest hits with gusto. I think this also was the filmthat formed the partnership with Russell and Carpenter which made themgo on to make a number of great movies (Escape from New York, TheThing, Big trouble in little china, and Escape from L.A. Someone hasgot to release this before someone does a remake or their own versionof his life, which i feel would not only tarnish the king but also ruinthe magic that this one has. If this doesn't get released then we aregonna be in Heartbreak Hotel.
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
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Reviewed bysharkattack1978Vote: 10/10/10
Kurt Russell IS Elvis, plain and simple. His dedication to this roleresulted in what I think, is the best movie bio ever. If you're anElvis fan, see it if you can.
The made-for-television film was made two years after Elvis' death.
One piece of advice, there are two versions - one at 180 minutes andone at 117 minutes. The only one to watch is the longer one. Theshorter one has more than one hour of footage edited out. It just doesnot work because the scenes in it are often dependent on the scenesthat were cut.
This masterpiece takes you from Elvis childhood through his emergenceas entertainment's greatest star. Shelley Winters and Bing Russell(Kurt's real dad) are excellent as Elvis' parents. And Pat Hingledelivers a very competent Col. Tom Parker.
Long live the King!
This landmark made for television biography came at a time when the death of the beloved entertainer and pop culture icon was still fresh in peoples' minds. It's written & produced by Anthony Lawrence, who'd written or co-written such Presley film vehicles as "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" and "Easy Come, Easy Go", executive produced by Dick Clark, and directed by John Carpenter, who'd recently established himself as a hot property with his hit horror film "Halloween". It's all done with the utmost respect for Elvis, and touches upon various key moments in his life, starting with his childhood when he found his own way to deal with the death of his twin brother. We learn what makes Elvis tick, and what motivates him. He wanted nothing more than to entertain people, and hopefully provide a better quality of life for the parents, Gladys and Vernon (played by Shelley Winters and Bing Russell, star Kurt Russell's own dad) who were always loving and supportive. Framed by the depiction of Elvis's big comeback performance at the International Hotel, it shows him meeting all of the important players in his life - Sam Phillips (Charles Cyphers), Colonel Tom Parker (Pat Hingle), and Priscilla Beaulieu (Season Hubley, to whom Russell was subsequently and briefly married). Russell is just tremendous as Elvis, completely immersing himself in the role and managing to make us forget that we're watching a performance. Of course, it's worth noting that Russell, as a child, had acted with The King in "It Happened at the World's Fair" and would return to the role - sort of - in 2001's "3000 Miles to Graceland". One of the highest rated television movies in history, it earned three Emmy nominations, including best television movie and best actor for Russell. This is a true warts and all affair, showing the darker aspects to Elvis's personality, and as such is riveting. It's a long but engrossing story, and was also historic for first teaming Carpenter and Russell; they would work four more times together over the years, on "Escape from New York", "The Thing", "Big Trouble in Little China", and "Escape from L.A." It also firmly established Russell as a mature actor of note after his time spent as a youthful star of formulaic Disney comedies. Everything is buoyed by genuine poignancy and, of course, a generous serving of classic Elvis songs. Well worth watching overall. Eight out of 10.