Details Elvis Presley DVD Box

Due for release down-under in Australia is the six DVD set "Elvis Presley Collection". This set from 20th Century Fox features the movies "Love Me Tender", "Flaming Star", "Wild In The Country", "Kid Galahad", "Frankie and Johnny" and "Clambake". The DVDs areformatted for playback on PAL enabled systems (Australian Standard).

Synopsis of the movies:

Love Me Tender:

The year is 1865, and the three Confederate Reno brothers don't know the war has ended. They manage to steal a Union Army payroll, and head for home with the money. While Vance (Richard Egan) can think only of the love of his life, Cathy (Debra Paget), it turns out that the brothers have been reported dead, and Cathy has married their youngest brother Clint (Elvis Presley). Vance accepts this until he learns that Cathy still loves him. To complicate things, the U.S. Army knows of the brothers' theft and is hunting them down.

Flaming Star:

West Texas in the years after the Civil War is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures - one white, the other native American. Elvis portrays Pacer Burton, the son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and his beatiful Kiowa Indian wife (Dolores DelRio). When fighting breaks out between the settlers and natives, Pacer tries to act as a peacemaker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.

Wild In The Country:

Elvis plays a troubled young man who discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.

Kid Galahad:

Immortal heartthrob Elvis Presley stars as Walter Gulick, an ex-G.I. who returns to his rustic hometown in upstate New York looking for work as an auto mechanic.

Frankie and Johnny:

The Mississippi River's never seen as many wild twists as in this spirited and extravagant riverboat ride, which stars the King of Rock'n'Roll Elvis Presley and the lovely Donna Douglas of "The Beverly Hillbillies!"

Clambake:

The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself.
Source: Ezy DVD / Updated: Aug 16, 2008 
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Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2008report abuse
All i know is the movie theatres i saw these in no longer exist....
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2008report abuse
CircleC, you are quite right. The Elvis Movies of the sixties were just fun as they are and in those days I also appreciated them. Still do. There are so many musical movies, why dismiss them as inferior. Yes, Elvis could do better (see King Creole and a few others). However these do have their charmes.
The early ones were classics for me and I enjoy watching them quite regularly. And Burton's suggestion is very interesting indeed. Those behind it are unfortunately only thinking about big $$ and not about upholding the legacy. But that was already when the King was alive.
burton (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2008report abuse
How about OFFICIALLY releasing LOVE ME TENDER, JAILHOUSE ROCK & KING CREOLE in colorized versions with 5.1 surround sound & loads of extras like a view of the locations in New Orleans now (50 years on) as opposed to how they looked when Elvis filmed there in 1958 for King Creole. Interviews with the support actors (Those still alive,that is) what it was like to work with him on these movies,their own personal memories & stories. The story behind the making of these movies ect. A nice dream but it would mean someone would really have to care about doing this & it would cost the company's to do so. With their attitude of let's make Zillions of dollars out of Elvis with as little investment as possible, this is never going to happen. It's sad really.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 17, 2008report abuse
I agree - certain Elvis movies should be given the treatment they deserve, especially King Creole. A few others also. But Elvis made too many movies like Clambake which seem to define 'the Elvis movie' people identify with.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 17, 2008report abuse
Ok these films may not win any awards but they are Elvis movies and need to be treated with some respect. Look at how the James Bond, Star trek even Brando/Dean films are restored to beautiful quality with superb stereo soundtracks and remastered picture. DVD's that are released with extras in two disc formats. Elvis movies need to be given the same treatment NOW. The stereo soundtracks if avilable need to be hunted down, visuals need to be upgraded, documentaries made and co-stars interviewed. We fans are partly to blame. We put down the films and dismiss them and thus add to the already established attitude toward them. Sure they weren't oscar winners but neither were the Bond films. Imagine 'King Creole' in a two disc remastered set loaded with extras. It would fly off the shelves. Something needs to be done.

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