Released in Malaysia is a DVD with the colorized version of “Jailhouse Rock”. The label says “produced under license”.
Although this DVD comes sealed, this release has a “home made” touch and feel. The cover bears the classic Jailhouse Rock pose by Elvis with in the background small silhouettes of other Jailhouse Rock poses. The paper the cover is printed on doesn’t feel like something printed at a real printer.
The movie “Jailhouse Rock” itself remains a classic, so no commends there. Although some may say you should never touch a classic B/W movie, but the coloring, done in the early nineties, has been done very well. The colorized version was a joy to watch on video, and now we have the DVD version.
And we did enjoy watching this version of the movie again. The transfer of the colorized edition of the movie to the digital format is o.k., but nothing more that that. We wonder what source they used for this, is there a laser disc of this version?
Just like the “produced under license” version of “On Tour” this package comes with a CDR with the “Jailhouse Rock Sessions”, originally released in 1993 by Radio Recorders. We also saw some vague numbers imprinted on the DVD disc, so this DVD can very well be a factory made DVD-R.
This version should have been included in a “Jailhouse Rock” movie box. Warner Brothers has this version laying around and does nothing with it. Until then, this version will do. But in contrary to ther "On Tour" DVD this is not an essential one to get.