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Elvis Presley: Elvis' #1 Hit Performances (2007)

Elvis Presley  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Elvis Presley
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: RCA
  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000SUKPGQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,282 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

This collection of wonderful performances by the King of Rock 'n' Roll showcases 15 of his #1 US and UK hits. Culled from his TV guest appearances, movies, concert films and television specials - from 1956, the year his star ascended, to the 1970s when he reached the pinnacle of his career - this is Elvis at his best.

See Elvis perform "Heartbreak Hotel," his first gold record award winner, shortly after the single's release. Marvel at his Ed Sullivan Show performances of "Hound Dog" and (from the waist up only) "Don't Be Cruel." See the matinee idol croon one of his greatest love ballads, "Can't Help Falling in Love," and sing and dance in one of rock music's all-time greatest production numbers, "Jailhouse Rock." Experience Elvis in Las Vegas with an energetic delivery of "Suspicious Minds" and in Hawaii performing a version of "Burning Love" for a global television audience and many more from film and TV.

TRACKLISTING:
1.Heartbreak Hotel(filmed March 24, 1956, in the last of his six appearances on Stage Show)
2.Don't Be Cruel (filmed September 9, 1956 on The Ed Sullivan Show)
3.Love Me Tender (filmed September 9, 1956 on The Ed Sullivan Show)
4.Hound Dog (filmed October 28, 1956 during his 3rd appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show)
5.(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (from the 1957 movie Loving You)
6.Jailhouse Rock (from 1957's Jailhouse Rock)
7.Stuck On You (from the "Welcome Home, Elvis" edition of Frank Sinatra's series of TV specials in 1960)
8.Can't Help Falling In Love (From the hit 1961 film Blue Hawaii)
9.Return to Sender (From the 1962 film Girls! Girls! Girls!)
10.All Shook Up (filmed during the taping of what became known as the '68 Comeback television special)
11.Are You Lonesome Tonight? (From the taping of his '68 Comeback television special)
12.In The Ghetto (Filmed during the 1970 engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas during production of the concert documentary film Elvis, That's the Way It Is)
13.Suspicious Minds (Shot during production of the 1970 concert documentary film Elvis, That's the Way It Is)
14.The Wonder of You (Shot during production of the concert film Elvis, That's the Way It Is in 1970)
15.Burning Love (January 14, 1973, from the concert in Honolulu)

Customer Reviews

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Full Frame videos from widescreen movies ... October 30, 2007
Format:DVD
For Elvis fans...this appears to be very fun..a nice collection of clips from old TV appearances and Movies and the TWO BONUS press conferences are absolutely essential. My huge complaint is that the clips from the movies and concert films are presented FULL FRAME..and cropped pretty severely in some cases (like Jailhouse Rock which was a very widescreen film). If you don't mind the cropping of picture then give it an extra couple of stars and enjoy!

REVIEW UPDATE!!
this is now available in the UK (amazon.co.uk) as an NTSC release..with a HUGE exception...it has 30 clips!!! plus the same two bonus features...
its TWICE the material!!! They call it "ELVIS the king of Rock N Roll" and has the gold sticker on the front with the #1's logo....
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pieces of history October 24, 2007
By A Fan
Format:DVD
These performances of some of Elvis' classic hits are wonderful timepieces. Watch Elvis as is matures from a young, edgy musical revolutionary to the King of Vegas. Most of these apperances were historic and helped shape the evolution of Rock and Roll and popular music. A must for Elvis fans and students of popular music!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Elvis for Beginners April 26, 2008
Format:DVD
The folks at RCA really dropped the ball on this one. When considering the extensive amount of Presley footage, "Elvis #1 Hit Performances" is a half-hearted, slapdash effort. The DVD exists as a sampler for the uninitiated, with poorly edited "bonus material." If RCA had any integrity, they would pull this release off the market and start from scratch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great clip Collection November 9, 2007
Format:DVD
I have the European Version with red "King" Cover and 30 Clips on it. I must say I love this DVD, because it's great to have all of this Clips on one DVD. It makes a lot of fun to watch it.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unless you are a "new" fan, AVOID THIS RELEASE!!!... November 2, 2007
By 1eapfan
Format:DVD
I bought this DVD for the bonus features, the press conferences.
NEITHER ONE OF THEM ARE PRESENTED IN THEIR ENTIRETY!
the first press conference from 1960 is normally 45+ minutes in length, on this DVD you get just over 2 minutes of it and that is poorly edited!
You can get the entire press conference on the Graceland tour video, available through the official Elvis catalog or website.
The New York Madison Square Garden Press conference 1972 normally runs 20+ minutes, but on this DVD, you only get just over 6 minutes,
and it is presented in a "rough cut" form
I have been looking for an unedited version of this particular press conference on video/DVD for years, I thought that I had found it on this release, no where on this DVD, does it state that the bonus features are edited or shortened, so you think that you are getting the full unedited versions, WRONG!
The M.S.G. press conference footage presented here is also available on the DVD,
Elvis Presley - Rare Moments With the King
as well as several other DVD releases and on those, you get more minutes of footage.
You would think that since this is an official release, you would get better quality and that they would at least mention that the bonus features are not presented in their entirety, not so.
All of the other clips on Elvis #1 Hit Performances are readily available on other (much better) RCA-EPE video releases and the average Elvis fan, most likely already has them in their collection, so unless you are new to the Elvis world, AVOID THIS RELEASE!!!...
It was designed for the mass market, "nothing" new here!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little sample December 8, 2007
Format:DVD
Well, the quality is not the best. However if you wish a little sample of the king's performances this is the DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Video with rarely seen performances March 9, 2014
By Aileen
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
You will have your feet moving with every song on this DVD.

It is a must-have for any Elvis fan!!
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