Elvis: That's the Way It Is (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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The full song list -
That's all right
Little sister/Get back
My baby left me
Twenty days and twenty nights
Bridge over troubled water
Santa Claus is back in town
Mary in the morning
Mystery train/Tiger Man
That's all right
I got a woman
Love me tender
I can't stop loving you
The wonder of you
In the ghetto
Patch it up
You've lost that loving feeling
Polk salad Annie
Don't be cruel
Blue suede shoes
All shook up
You don't have to say you love
Can't help falling in love
The DVD will sound, look, and flow much better than the original film. It also has more Elvis and less stuff to fast foward through. Bottom line: Hold on to your old VHS copy for the performances not on the DVD, but buy the DVD for every other reason.
I popped the disc in planning to preview only ten minutes or so, but I could not stop watching.
The guy is extraordinarily captivating and mesmerizing. You begin by getting a behind the scenes look at several rehearsal sessions. There are a few spontaneous moments and idle banter which make you feel like a fly on the wall. Later you are at the desert venue before the show where you can feel the build-up to what is coming. Nerves appear on edge as other celebrities and the Vegas crowd begin to assemble with all of their late 60's era fashion and hairstyles. Elvis's interactions both with those around him and his audience are simply rare and electrifying (I never thought I would see anyone kiss more women in public than Richard Dawson). It's easy to see here why he had achieved the level of success that he did in his time, captured the hearts of so many and has become an enduring legend.
The audio here is fabulous with a quality more like a studio recording than a live concert. There is so much energy in the performance and it comes right through. If you crank it up you are right there in the audience. The video quality is equally amazing. The discs are packed within a quality book style case with premium glossy photos within. As a new fan, I think I am entitled to say that I think Elvis would have been proud of this release.
Digitally restored, the picture is crystal clear and brilliant. The film has also been re-edited from its original format, which contained interviews with talking heads, Elivs fans and impersonators, and entirely too little of Elvis. Now, "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" contains lots of extra (in fact, nothing but) footage of Elvis rehearsing, performing, and interacting with folks, including many previously deleted scenes and performances that greatly enhance the impact of the film. Why they cut this stuff out the first time is beyond me.
The movie still serves as a documentary, but basically presents the events of Elvis rehearsing, pre-show jitters, and then the performance (filmed over 6 shows), intended to give viewers the experience of watching the "ultimate Elvis concert."
Did I mention the sound? They actually took the trouble to find the original 16 track reels and have completely digitally remastered it. The sound is fantastic! This is one of those DVDs you could simply put in and LISTEN TOO.
Elvis is at the top of his game - he's in fantastic shape and his vocals and the band sound great. What a performer! What a show! What a Legend.
This DVD does real justice to the King and presents and preserves his musical legacy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
had the original movie on vhs but no longer have a vcr. so this is great and glad to get the extra footage.Published 1 month ago by Carol T. Padgett
It's Elvis!!! What else is there really to say.
Lots of pre concert practice and interviews with fans. It's a good watch.
I haven't even gotten through the first disc and it keeps freezing up....very unhappy, won't recommend or buy again.Published 1 month ago by Douglas K.
Liked the rehearsal prep and how the finished product was put together. The way the band and lighting cues were commanded by Elvis was right on. The drummer seemed to never stop.Published 1 month ago by Magi
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