Worldwide DVD releases Part 2

By Michel Pathuis.

Elvis behind the image Vol. 1

Studio:Spotlight Films

  • Run Time: 75 minutes

  • Production Company: Spotlight Films

  • DVD Encoding: Worldwide

  • Color: Color

  • Widescreen Letterboxed: no

  • Full Screen (Standard): yes

  • Layers: yes

  • Available Audio Tracks: Stereo

  • Available Subtitles: none

  • Theatrical trailers: yes

    Elvis as you have never seen him before, newly discovered home movies released for the first time ever, wild and untamed "Live" moments on stage, up-close and personal candid moments at home, in depth interviews with long-time love interest, band members and close friends who reveal the man "Behind the Image", explore the private, personal and human side of the greatest entertainer the world has ever known

    Menu chapters: 1.The return to live performing 2.Kathy Westmoreland - an intimate relationship 3.John Wilkinson - a perverse sense of humor 4.Sandi Miller - the human side 5.John Wilkinson - my friend , Elvis 6.Sneak preview of Elvis behind the image Vol. 2 7.ELVIS - A - RAME museum tour 8.Bonus unedited candid and concert footage (GREAT FOOTAGE) 9.Trailer for Elvis behind the image Vol.1

    Elvis in the 50 - Elvis in Hollywood & Elvis '56


  • Run Time: 65/60 minutes

  • Production Company: Lightyear Entertainment Limited

  • DVD Encoding: Worldwide/region 2 - 6

  • Color: Color/Color & black & white

  • Widescreen Letterboxed: no/no

  • Full Screen (Standard): yes/yes

  • Layers: yes/yes

  • Available Audio Tracks: 2.0 & 5.1/none

  • Available Subtitles: English/none

  • Theatrical trailers: no/no

    Elvis in the 50's is a beautiful packed 2 DVDset with a color booklet and 4 cards, DVD 1 contains: Elvis in hollywood is an intimate look at Elvis Presley's hugely succesful movie career of the 1950's, containing fascinating and previously unseen footage, this DVD features an inside look at what happend when Elvis swapped the recording studio for the movie set, includes performances of Jailhouse rock, Love me tender, Loving you, Blue suede shoes, King creole, Heartbreak hotel, Baby I dont care and more.

    Featuring film clips, home movie footage photographs and in depth interviews with Elvis 'manager, friends and colleagues.

    DVD 2 contains: Elvis '56, 1956 was Elvis Presley's breakthrough year, when popularity gave way to national and international fame and as a 21 year old, he changed the face of populair music forever, this DVD captures Elvis' initial television appearances including those early performances on the Dorsey Brothers Stage show and the Milton Berle show, featuring exclusive footage and rare early recordings, Elvis '56 includes the timeless Blue suede shoes, Shake Rattle & Roll, Heartbreak hotel, Hound dog, Love me tender, Dont be cruel and many, many more.

    Thats the way it is/Thailand

    Studio:Turner Classic movies

  • Run Time: 95 minutes

  • Production Company: Empercor Entertainment Limited

  • DVD Encoding: NTSC

  • Color: Color

  • Widescreen Letterboxed: yes

  • Full Screen (Standard): no

  • Layers: yes

  • Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1

  • Available Subtitles: English & French

  • Theatrical trailers: yes

    This DVD contains the same footage as the DVD from the USA and from Europe, you will find nothing new on this one, only the cover is different, and if we have to believe the backcover, then you also have 2 audios, 1 is karaoke and 2 is the vocal.

    Biografien grosser stars -Sein leben war rhythmus - Elvis Presley

    Studio:VZ HandelsGmbH - Gladbeck

  • Run Time: 65 minutes

  • Production Company: V.A.T.

  • DVD Encoding: Worldwide

  • Color: Color & Black/White

  • Widescreen Letterboxed: 4:3

  • Full Screen (Standard): yes

  • Layers: yes

  • Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital

  • Available Subtitles: English & German

  • Theatrical trailers: no

    This DVD is a copy from a video once released in Germany a long time ago, they have not worked on the picture or soundquality so, when you are able to buy this DVD then skip it, it features his lifestory from his poor childhood to his rise to stardom, every fact is here on this DVD, some shots from his movies and some footage from his last concert also you will hear him sing his greatest hits.

    The Great Performances Vol. 2 - The man and the music

    Studio: Eurotape Media Services GmbH, Berlin

  • Run Time: 55 minutes

  • Production Company: Andrew Solt Productions & The Estate of Elvis Presley

  • DVD Encoding: Zone 2 PAL

  • Color: Color & Black/White

  • Widescreen Letterboxed: no

  • Full Screen (Standard): yes 1.33 : 1

  • Layers: yes

  • Available Audio Tracks: Digital 5.1 Surround

  • Available Subtitles: Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portugese.

  • Theatrical trailers: no

    On this DVD is the exact footage as on the video, the only thing that is different and that is also on the first volume, that they have put in a photogallery from the footage from each DVD. There is only one thing left to say, that the subtitles sometimes run faster then the footage, so you get a little confused.

    Sundays with Elvis & Elvis Presley's America

    Studio:Payless Entertainment

  • Run Time: 120 minutes

  • Production Company: Payless Entertainment

  • DVD Encoding: PAL

  • Color: Color & Black/White

  • Widescreen Letterboxed: no

  • Full Screen (Standard): yes 1.33 : 1

  • Layers: no

  • Available Audio Tracks: normal

  • Available Subtitles: none.

  • Theatrical trailers: no

    The story of the early days of Elvis Presley and how he walked into the offices of the Memphis recording Services to make a private recording as a present for his mother has long since passed into legend, however as with all legends individual versions tend to differ if not on the substance then certainly on the detail. This sixty minutes docu provides a unique in-depth view of the early days of Marion Keisker and Sam Philips and focuses both on how their careers coincided and the effect they had on the early days of the King. The other sixty minutes gives you a inside look at Graceland now, and how it goes down every day. You will see some stuff that you don't see on the tour, some special behind the scene footage from Graceland.

    The Story of Elvis Presley

    Studio:Payless Entertainment

  • Run Time: 47 minutes

  • Production Company: Payless Entertainment

  • DVD Encoding: PAL

  • Color: Color

  • Widescreen Letterboxed: no

  • Full Screen (Standard): yes 1.33 : 1

  • Layers: no

  • Available Audio Tracks: normal

  • Available Subtitles: none.

  • Theatrical trailers: no

    Go back to where it all began. How the phenomenal career of Elvis Presley really got started. How Elvis started in show business, rare footage of his early television and cinema performances and his meteoric rise to fame. This documented history of the King has it all, A must for movie buffs, Elvis fans and students of modern culture alike.

    The Great Performances Vol. 1 - Center Stage

    No other artist has had such a monumental impact on our music and culture as Elvis. His combination of rhythm and blues, rock'n roll and gospel, coupled with his unmistakable voice, made him a living legend, his death on August 16, 1977 shook fans and friends worldwide, to this day he lives on in the hearts and thoughts of his admirers.

    On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of his death, EPE and Icestorm Entertainment GMBH, present three volumes of the Great Performances on DVD to celebrate the brilliance of the king of Rock'n Roll. Packed with the greatest performances of his remarkable career, from his beginning in 1956 to his last concert shortly before his death, you will see and hear his greatest songs, personal interviews and rare home videos, Elvis childhood friend George Klein is the host on the first 2 volumes while Bono Vox from U2 is your host on the last volume in this serie.

    The Final Chapter

    Passport Video, made in USA, 2001

    Running time: approx 60 minutes

    Journey through the last year of Elvis 'Life - as told by the people who where there 24 hours a day. You'll hear the real story from Joe Esposito, Elvis 'friend and personal assistant from the day they left the army until the day Elvis died. You'll hear an amazing story from Sheila Ryan, one of Elvis long term love affairs. She was there for over two years in Las Vegas, on tours, at Graceland, and in the bedroom. Her incredible (hmmmmmm) story will suprise, shock and sadden you as she tells of Elvis 'long downward spiral of abuse from prescription drugs, eating disorders, mood swings, unusual love-making behavior, and much, much more, she was there through it all. This is the first time she has ever told her story, a compeling and candid interview. Joe Esposito will tell you of Elvis ídiosyncrasies - his obsession with guns, karate, his extreme generosities, and his relationships with women, you'll hear the story of Don Wilson (Whooooo), whom Elvis befriended as a 10 yearold boy when his entire family died in a tragic accident, Elvis remained Don's friend until the day he died. Many of Elvis'close friends and co-stars: Sheree North, Mary Ann Mobley, Diane McBain and Steve Rossi will explain the relationship between Elvis and Colonel Tom Parker and the extraordinary control "The Colonel" had over Elvis. The true story of why Priscilla left Elvis for karate instructor, Mike Stone will also be revealed. The Final Chapter is told in interviews, Film clips, News footage, Home movies, Re-enactments and footage from Elvis 'last tours.



    This DVD spotlights the career of Elvis Presley through vintage newsreels, home movies, press interviews and photographs. This first volume is filled with unreleased film footage of Elvis backstage with Bobby Darin, Danny Thomas and the historic Madison Square Garden press conference, plus much more. This DVD eliminates many of the unnecessary edits and narration that accompanied many Elvis videos in the past. Produced with a contemporary edit, the staff of JAT productions is sure, it will delight everyone. As a bonus the have added: Interactive menu, Chapter search and Elvis slide shows.



    A new DVD that can be found here at the stores in Holland is the DVD Elvis Remembered. This DVD has the exact contents (a story about his life from A to Z, from 1935 to 1977) as the DVD Remembering Elvis, the only difference is that it has another artwork and title.



    Ed was fortunate enough to see more than 1000 Elvis concerts while working with the Colonel & Elvis. He took thousands of pictures of the king and captured him on film at his very best. Ed also did a lot of other things on the tours, in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. In this documentary, you will hear a lot of stories, see a lot of pictures and film-footage, much of which is released here for the first time. For the most part, its behind the scenes and memories of the greatest entertainer ever and his legendary manager. This DVD does not include any songs by Elvis Presley. The have added for bonus: Elvis on stage 1971-1972/1976-1977, Slide show and Chapter search.



    This DVD features the least well documented events in Elvis's life and reveals in detail his two years in Germany when, at the height of his career and influence and just three weeks after the death of his mother, he was drafted into the US army, imposing a forced separation from his devoted fans. Also included is a special bonus 55 minute audio documentary spanning Elvis's life and career providing many insights into the sometimes complex personality of the man.

    Elvis - The missing years provides a unique insight into the mind of a man who carried the hopes and aspirations of a generation and his influence lives on..

    The booklet features 32 pages of insight, gossip and interviews with the people who knew Elvis personally. The booklet also includes rare photographs, many in full colour and some taken from the newspapers of the day, completing the profile of the greatest music and fashion icon of all time.



    This DVD contains the complete "Welcome home Special" around Elvis Presley. Here it is for the first time digitally remastered. It also has the complete interview that Elvis gave at Graceland right after he came out of the army. As a bonus they have include a slide show of pictures through the sixties, and there is a TV guide featuring welcome home Elvis issue with a review of the show.



    This DVD tells the unusual story that lies behind the making of Elvis Presley's first album for RCA records in 1956, and his meteoric rise to superstardom. In Memphis, Sam Philips, founder of SUN records, gives the inside story of those groundbreaking days when he auditioned, produced and befriended Elvis, Scotty Moore (guitar) and D.J.Fontana (drums), describe how they helped Elvis record the album in Nashville and New York, aiming for "feel not perfection", they recall, with rare home movie footage, how they toured 400 miles a day in Elvis' pink cadilac, rehearsing the songs that Elvis would immortalise in that first album. Dixie locke, then Elvis' steady girlfriend, describes how shy, mercurial and glamorous the young Elvis appeared, and how he coped with his newfound stardom, record producer/historian Ernt Jorgensen and biographer Peter Guralnick describe the shock impact of 20-year-old Elvis and the astonishing simplicity of this album's execution. Musicians B.B.King and Keith Richards tell us what made Elvis the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The film is filled with performances from '55 and '56, interviews with Elvis and rare home movie footage of him at play and work, offering fresh insights into his life and his recordings, featured songs include "blue suede shoes" "shake rattle & roll" "tutti frutti" "money honey" and Elvis first million-seller "heartbreak hotel", and songs from his early SUN sessions: "mystery train", "baby, lets play house" and "that's all right mama" 'Elvis Presley' is a record that changed forever the look and sound of popular music, a truly Classic Album.



    This DVD was already rare when it came out in Japan, so to get it here was even stranger. This is your chance to get the live collection of Elvis in 1956/57 complete in a picture quality that is OK, not perfect but OK. Just like I already said that this one is a hard to get copy, so if you are able to get one, don't hesitate and buy it, you won't be disappointed.

    Song index: 1.Shake rattle & roll/flip flop & fly (1956 - the Dorsey brothers stage show) 2.Baby lets play house (1956 - the Dorsey brothers stage show) 3.Tutti frutti (1956 - the Dorsey brothers stage show) 4.Money honey (1956 - the Dorsey brothers stage show) 5.Heartbreak hotel (1956 - the Dorsey brothers stage show) 6.Heartbreak hotel (1956 - The Milton berle show) 7.Blue suede shoes (1956 - The Milton berle show) 8.Hound dog (1956 - The Milton berle show) 9.I want you/ I need you/ I love you (1956 - Steve allen show) 10.Hound dog (1956 - Steve allen show) 11.Range round up (1956 - Steve allen show) 12.Don't be cruel (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 13.Love me tender (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 14.Ready teddy (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 15.Hound dog (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 16.Heartbreak hotel (1956 - Missippi and Alabama state fair) 17.Don't be cruel (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 18.Love me tender (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 19.Love me (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 20.Hound dog (1956 - The Ed sullivan show) 21.Too much (1957 - The Ed sullivan show) 22.When my blue moon turns to gold again (1957 - The Ed sullivan show) 23.Peace in the valley (1957 - The Ed sullivan show) 24.Elvis in the Army - 1962.


    MGM Home Entertainment - 2001

    The Mississippi rivers never seen as many wild twists as in this spirited and extravagant riverboat ride which starts the King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley and the lovely Donna Douglas of "The Beverly hillbillies" featuring hilarious support from Harry Morgan ("M.A.S.H") and eleven original Presley tunes, Frankie and Johnny is a sure-fire romp-pretty girls, a toe-tapping score and Elvis all the way.


    65058 (turner entertainment) - 2001

    Elvis Presley, wearing a flashy new jumpsuit, has pre-show jitters. "If the songs don't go over", he quips, "we can do a medley of costumes". The songs go over big - thanks to a remastered picture and remixed dolby digital from restored elements - in this special edition of the legendary Las Vegas concert movie shot in summer 1970. Film archivist/restorer Rick Schmidlin has recovered more incomparable music - over thirty minutes of rare performances - from studio vaults in this dazzling rejuvenation. Added footage includes a get-down rehearsal of "Get back" plus "Suspicious minds, One night" and more from the original release now appear in different versions.

    Scene index: 1.Mystery train/Tiger man (credits) 2.In the studio 3.Rehearsals (thats all right) 4.Little sister/Get back 5.Horseplay (words, my baby left me, crying time, love me) 6.Twenty days and twenty nights 7.Las Vegas: Bridge over troubled water 8.Cattle call, Chime bells, Santa claus is back in town 9.Words, you can say that 10.Mary in the morning 11.Countdown to showtime 12.That's all right 13.I got a woman 14.Hound dog 15.Heartbreak hotel 16.Love me tender 17.I can't stop loving you 18.Just pretend 19.The wonder of you 20.In the ghetto 21.Patch it up 22.You've lost that lovin' feeling 23.Polk salad annie 24.One night 25.Don't be cruel 26.Blue suede shoes 27.All shook up 28.You don't have to say you love me 29.Suspicious minds 30.Can't help falling in love 31.End credits.

    HE TOUCHED ME Vol. 1 & 2

    SHDVD4407 (coming home music) - 2000

    Long before Elvis was heralded as the king of rock 'n' roll, he was a faithful fan of gospel music. Although it was instrumental in shaping his spiritual life as well as his career, no documentary has truly chronicled this facet of his life...until now.

    He Touched me: The gospel music of Elvis Presley, Volume 1 & 2 feature more than thirty of Elvis' gospel recordings and never-before-seen footage. This 3-hour collection, filled with personal stories by those who knew him well, goes behind the scenes of Elvis' career. Discover how Elvis was dramatically influenced by two of southern gospel music's premiere quartets. The Statesman and the Blackwood Brothers. Examine Elvis' thirty year friendship with gospel legend J.D. Sumner. Learn of the controversy surrounding his performance of "Peace in the valley" on The Ed Sullivan Show. Hear the surprising story behind the recording of his signature hymn. "How great thou art". You'll see Elvis in a new light as you witness how deeply he was touched by gospel music.

    Include: How great thou art - Peace in the valley - Swing down, sweet Chariot - Where could I go - I, John - If I can dream - An American Trilogy - Bosom of Abraham - This time you gave me a mountain - In the ghetto - Put your hand in the hand - Bridge over troubled water - He touched me - I believe in the man in the sky - Why me lord - Take my hand, precious lord - In the garden - His hand in mine - It is no secret - Mansion over the hilltop - Father along - Where no one stands alone - Without him - You'll never walk alone - Amazing Grace - Turn your eyes upon Jesus - I'm saved - I'll remember you - Somebody bigger than you and I - Up above my head - Sweet, sweet spirit - Stand by me.


    38024 - 2000

    The year was 1964. The miniskirt is in. If you can't Watusi, you can't dance. Cassius Clay (soon to be Muhammad Ali) claims the heavyweight crown. And Elvis is karate-chopping biker who's hired as a carnival Roustabout. At first the just provides muscle and a diversion for the beautiful carny girls. Then he picks up a guitar and gets the midway rockin'. Looks like this talented tough guy may be what the good-hearted owner (Barbara Stanwyck) needs to save her traveling show from bankruptcy.

    Scene selections: 1."Roustabout' 2.The tea house 3."Poison ivy league" 4.Bailed out 5."Wheels on my heels" 6.The carny 7.Madame Mijanou 8.Fire eater 9."It's a wonderful world" 10.Opening day 11."It's carnival time" 12."Carny town" 13."One track heart" 14.Monday night 15."Hard Knocks" 16.Harry the undertacker 17.Dunk the girl 18.Just passing through 19.Wall of death 20.A cruel boy 21.Working for carver 22.Little Egypt" 23.A family to support 24."Big love, big heartaches" 25.Going back 26."There's a brand new day on the horizon".


    37662 - 2000

    The year was 1958. Everybody's datin' at the drive-in. America launches its first satellite. The novel Lolita stirs up controversy. And Elvis Presley gives Bourbon Street a new beat in King Creole. He plays a troubled youth whose singingsets the French Quarter rockin'. With a sweet girl to love him and nightclubers cheering, it looks like Elvis will shake off his past and head for the top. But will a mobster (Walter Matthau) and his man-trap moll (Carolyn Jones) snare him in a life of crime.

    Scene selections: 1."Turtle, Berries and Gumbo"/Main title 2."Crawfish" 3.Graduation day 4.Gilded Cage 5."Steadfast loyal and true" 6.Broken bottles 7.Cab ride to school 8.Principal's office 9.Shark 10.Making a buck 11.The five and dime job 12."Lover doll" 13.Pharmacy 14.Maxie Fields 15."Trouble" 16.Dummy's share 17.Nellie 18.A kiss from Ronnie 19.Charlie Legrand's offer 20."Banana" 21."Dixieland Rock". 


    37468 - 2000

    The year was 1960. A payola scandal shocks the music world. Movie fans are introduced to glorious Smell-O-Vision. The 50-star flag is adopted. And in G.I. Blues, Elvis adopts an on-screen persona he knows well in real life-a singin' G.I. in West Germany. Eager to open a stateside nightclub after his hitch in khakis, he takes part in a wager to raise the dough he needs. The bet: he can melt the iceberg heart of willowy dancer (Juliet Prowse). But all bets may be off when real love intervenes...

    Scene selections: 1.Frankfut 2."What's she really like" 3.The three blazes 4."G.I. Blues" 5."Doin' the best I can" 6.Betting on dynamite 7."Frankfurt special" 8.Operation Lili 9."Shoppin' around" 10.No honey 11."Tonight is so right for love" 12.A lonely soldier 13.Not like others 14.Weekend pass 15.Liebe means love 16."Wooden heart" 17."Pocketful of rainbows" 18.The best is off 19.Crawfish dance 20.Rick's emergency 21.Uncle Tulsa 22."Big boots" 23.Mercenarey motive 24."Didja' ever".


    37141 - 2000

    The year was 1961. Fallout shelters dot suburban backyards. Ken joins Barbie. Roger Maris slugs 61 home runs. And Elvis Presley is in paradise, playing an ex-G.I. who comes home to Blue Hawaii. His mother (Angela Lansbury) Expects him to climb the corporate ladder. But Elvis would rather wear a aloha shirt than a white collar, so he goes to work as a tour guide. Lucky Elvis: the first customers are a careful of cuties. Elvis, lovely scenery, lovelier girls and rock-a-hula songs-now that's paradise!

    Scene selections: 1."Blue Hawaii" 2.Chad returns 3."Almost always true" 4.The shack 5."Aloha oe" 6.Slap happy 7."No more" 8.Prodigal son 9.Grandmother's birthday party 10."Can't help falling in love" 11.Tourist guide 12.The school teacher 13.Welcome home party 14."Rock a hula baby" 15.Schoolgirl tour 16."Moonlight swim" 17.Pineapple fields 18.One bored tourist 19.Hanky panky 20.Hukilau 21."Ku-U-I-Po" (Hawaiian sweetheart) 22."Ito eats" 23."Slicin' sand" 24.My son, the chauffeur 25."Hawaiian sunset" 26.Steppin' out of line 27."Beach boy blues" 28.Unemployed 29.Continuing the tour 30."Island of love" (Kauai) 31.Torch lighting ceremony 32.Women, women everywhere 33.Chad Chases Ellie 34.A mad maile 35.Gates of Hawaii 36."Hawaiian wedding song" (Ke Kali Nei Au).