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Jailhouse Rock (Deluxe Edition) (2007)

Dean Jones , Elvis Presley , Richard Thorpe  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dean Jones, Elvis Presley, Mickey Shaughnessy
  • Directors: Richard Thorpe
  • Producers: Pandro S. Berman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000QUUD5G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,094 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jailhouse Rock (Deluxe Edition)" on IMDb

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An inmate learns guitar from his cellmate, then gets an agent and turns rock 'n' roll star.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the Kings best films...great restoration! 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jailhouse rock dvd both ratios! 2000 release! June 10, 2001
By danny
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
5.0 out of 5 stars His best movie! February 19, 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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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By Joecool
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
5.0 out of 5 stars The King at his cinematic best 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis' Unrealized Acting Talent. June 23, 2012
Format:DVD
Viewed: 6/12
Rate: 9

6/12: Most critics panned the film Jailhouse Rock when it first came out, and they found Elvis Presley's acting "stilted." I strongly disagree. There are two memorable scenes for me from Jailhouse Rock. One, obviously, is the music video that is very famous for two reasons. It's the first music video of its kind, and the whole video is well choreographed, actually by Elvis himself. Yet it was just a rehearsal. That is what made the whole thing amazing. The scene has been reported to be the first scene shot during the filming schedule, so they started with the best and worked their way down. The black-and-white on Elvis is simply beautiful. Two, while not as universally acknowledged, I found the kissing scene along with that iconic quote "That ain't tactics, honey. It's just the beast in me." between Judy Tyler and Elvis Presley to be one of the best scenes I've seen, considering the fact that I've seen thousands of films. But this is as perfect as it gets. Elvis played that one perfectly. I replayed that one several times, and it was just flawless. In the entire time watching Jailhouse Rock, I've felt that Elvis was trying to imitate Marlon Brando and (more of) James Dean, and my suspicion was confirmed by that fact that he studied their styles. This one was a good move because that particular style suited him well. If he was taken seriously as an actor especially in dramas, I think he would have been as good. The old question back then was: "Can he sing?" We knew the answer. Now, it is, "Can he act?" I emphatically say yes. This was a very good piece of acting, considering that he had no formal training of any kind. Back to Jailhouse Rock, it was quite all over the map, lacking a real direction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Did not received Erroll Garner CD
Published 8 days ago by tom lovece
2.0 out of 5 stars What's "Deluxe" about it?
I searched everywhere online for a more accurate description of exactly what made this edition, "Deluxe". Read more
Published 11 days ago by J. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Who can top the King?
Published 12 days ago by Patsy Palmadessa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
gotta love jailhouse rock
Published 15 days ago by lizzy
5.0 out of 5 stars IT IS GREAT
THIS ONE WILL REALLY ROCK YOUR WORLD IT SHOULD BE IN COLECTION YOY WON'T BE SORRY it is really entertaining
Published 1 month ago by gsherrard@shaw.ca
5.0 out of 5 stars JAILHOUSE ROCK
eLVIS pRESLEY'S BEST PERFORMANCE AS AN ACTOR, GREAT MUSIC AND ESPECIALLY THE CLASSIC VERSION OF jAILHOUSE rOCK, LOVE THIS DVD
Published 2 months ago by joan beckwith
5.0 out of 5 stars Legend !!!
I loved it excellent movie Elvis can act and great scrip plus so cool is Elvis band members in the movie loved it !
Published 2 months ago by Paul Les
4.0 out of 5 stars STRONG PLOT, CLASSIC ROCK
ONE OF ELVIS BEST MOVIES IN MY OPINION. GREAT DANCE NUMBER FOR TITLE SONG. A DRAMATIC STORY. I WISH IT WAS FILMED IN COLOR.
Published 2 months ago by ROBERT E. CLAYTON
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
For those who think Elvis Presley couldn't act, check out this GREAT FILM! His acting was good with a fine supporting cast and good plot.
Published 2 months ago by jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis voice is so great and love the music
Great but mostly love the music. Love Elvis voice. Could listen to his music all the time. Can't go wrong with elvis
Published 2 months ago by brenda hughes
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