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  • Actors: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor, Jennifer Holden
  • Directors: Richard Thorpe
  • Writers: Guy Trosper
  • Producers: Pandro S. Berman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dubbed, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), English (Mono), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R3PDHA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,805 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jailhouse Rock [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Elvis Presley's third and best film is this musical romp released in 1957, just as the Big "E" was reaching the peak of his hip-swiveling pre-army success. Filmed in ultra-cool black and white, the movie stars Elvis as a good ol' boy who saves a woman from an assault but kills her attacker, so he's convicted of manslaughter and sent to jail. While doing time he takes up the guitar and becomes a singing sensation, ready for the big time when he's finally released. He becomes a big star but his inflated ego gets him into trouble with his former cellmate and his new girlfriend. Short on plot but heavy on rock & roll, this EP classic features such hit songs as "Treat Me Nice," "Baby, I Don't Care," "Don't Leave Me Now," and, of course, the classic title song, performed in an elaborate jailhouse number that Elvis choreographed himself. This is Elvis in all his big-screen glory, and the movie's upbeat ending made it a huge success during its original release. --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews

I really like this film.
Brian
Elvis was sexy and had a beautiful voice.
Joyce Vaughn
Great but mostly love the music.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By forrie lowell on December 13, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This was Elvis' 3rd movie and on the threshold of Rock & Roll. Jailhouse rock proved that Elvis was a talent and Rock and Roll was a true threat to Pop Music!

Now for the 1st time on Blu-ray 1080p widescreen "Jailhouse Rock" even in black & white was one of Elvis' greatest movies giving us his triple allstar threat performance!!! (singing, dancing and acting) You can see his serious commitment to the acting art.

This Blu-ray / 5.1 True Dolby HD recording is absolutely wonderful. A MUST HAVE have Elvis milestone movie/ semi musical. (before they became sappy and Elvis was sterotyped) The HD is fantastic, clear and the 5.1 music is priceless.

Believe me this, this is Elvis early wonderfully enchanting and at his best!!

Extras include; featurette, commentary (great background info on Elvis), dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack (original mono sound track too) and theatrical trailer.

This is the one for Elvis fans and music lovers!! Enjoy!!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Richardson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 8, 2007
Format: DVD
One of Elvis' very best films ( I know that's not saying much but this IS a good one)...and its been upgraded substantially by Warner Bros from the previous edition.
the bonus featurette is okay...could have been much better with more artists and less "writers" as talking heads...Russ Tamblyn was a nice addition!

an all time Rock movie classic ...and from my standpoint a must own..
black and white and widescreen print.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Thucydides on February 18, 2003
Format: DVD
This is definatly Elvis's best movie. He does such a great job and he looks wonderful. Some really good songs, especially the title song, Jailhouse Rock. Really recommend it for those who are and for those who aren't Elvis fans. It's just a great timeless classic.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By danny on June 10, 2001
Format: DVD
man this is the dvd to get!!!some genius at mgm decided to let the buyer get a copy of a classic elvis movie in both formats,widescreen (ratio 2:35 to 1) or flipside of the disc in (1:33 to 1),fills the whole screen of your television!!! now youve" got a dvd that is compatible for the future tv"s or the present tv's!!look for the release date of 2000!!!someone out there in distibution is really smart!great classic elvis movie prepared super smart! if you ever wanted a copy of the classic "jailhouse rock" on dvd then grab this one! this is the top of the line way to release a classic. please major studios,give us more of this,sales will definitely increase!!! thank you, thank you, thank you!! danny.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Gregory on December 20, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
most people reading this have probably seen the movie and probably already own it on dvd, and would probably rather me mention if it's worth the blu-ray upgrade, then go on and on about how great and classic this movie is (Elvis at his best) so I will say the sound is great and the picture is too. Since this is a black and white film, the transfer brings to live the contrasts between the shades. Blu-Ray is phenomenal in making dark scenes look as they should, night appears as night and not a washed out blackness. The contrast is great the details are rich. Jailhouse Rock never looked or sounded better. Too bad they couldn't include the little booklet that came with the dvd version. On a side note, for any serious movie collector Jailhouse Rock and King Creole are two Elvis movies that are "must own" both show elvis more as an actor than as a gimmick. and the songs are great too.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Joecool on September 8, 2000
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
living fast, dying young, and leaving a good-looking corpse. That is the opening line from 'True Romance,' and I couldn't have put it any better myself. Elvis' best movie and one of the best ever. If you ever wondered why Elvis was so big, watch this movie. He defines cool. I went on an Elvis kick and watched a bunch of them. When I got to this one, I couldn't believe how good it was. It's not cheesy happy-go-lucky like most Elvis movies. It's got heart. The music is great and Elvis' performance combines Michael Jackson's dance moves with James Dean's attitude, only he did it first. He's a rebel who plays by his own rules. This is one of the most underrated movies ever. It's never mentioned when the best movies are discussed, but it definitely should be. If you miss when rock was still rock, you'll love this movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "crazycjh" on September 21, 2002
Format: DVD
A dynamic presentation of Elvis' true acting skills and some great songs. In an ironic reflection of real life, Vince Everett's [Elvis' character] cellmate plays a manipulative con, taking control of Elvis' talent - much like Elvis' real manager - "Colonel" Tom Parker.
Best seen in widescreen mode, the DVD offers both that opportunity, plus the standard full-screen pan & scan version.
A must-see movie, whether or not you are a fan of the King.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frederick Baptist on May 1, 2011
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This is by far the best film starring Elvis and this blu-ray release is a real treat for fans coming in excellent picture quality and even better Dolby True HD 5.1 sound quality which really make the Lieber/Stoller songs come alive. I've seen too many Elvis films and they range from puke-worthy bad to barely tolerable but "Jailhouse Rock" is the exception with a pretty well-written script and Elvis actually acts well like he gave a hoot. In his other films I get the feeling that he was just going through the motions and that his heart was elsewhere probably in the recording studio or planning the next concert tour. While you couldn't pay me to watch his other films more than twice with "Jailhouse Rock" I feel that I could be rewarded by repeated viewing. The down side of this release is the sparse special features but there is no faulting the main course.

Excellent picture quality, even better sound quality and a good script for a change makes this clearly Elvis Presley's best ever film and an easy review.

Highly recommended!
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