The press release from BMG UK gives details on the upcoming "Elvis By The Presley's" DVD:
The public Elvis is well known, but the private Elvis remains a mystery. "Elvis By The Presley's" 2-DVD set released on 23rd May 2005 will change that. Fans are granted an unprecedented understanding of the Presley family, with unhindered access into the archives of the Elvis Presley estate, coupled with extensive new interviews with both Priscilla and Lisa Marie plus rare performance footage of the King at his best. Over four and a half hours of footage make the DVD "Elvis By The Presley's" arguably the most revealing and poignant video portrait we will ever see of the artist as husband, father and friend.
The program grants access to his life like a glimpse into a family album, beginning with "Elvis: Meets Priscilla" a chance for Priscilla to recall her story of meeting Elvis in Germany. Beautifully restored audio of Elvis speaking is inter-cut with Priscilla as they chronicle their lives together for the first time.
Early care free days at Graceland and In Los Angeles are painted with fantastic home movies.
This revealing footage shows Elvis as a playful family man, building snow men, snowmobiling, riding horses, swimming, water skiing and hamming it up for the camera. These were perhaps the happiest times for all.
As the documentary turns a corner, Priscilla reveals the realities of a Hollywood relationship and her efforts to win over Elvis completely, sacrificing her own ambitions and desires for the security of their relationship. In rare interviews, Elvis talks candidly about women and dating and the pressure he felt to remain single for his public image. As we watch Lisa Marie grow, she shares more and more of her earliest memories of life at Graceland as a kid; the big southern dinners, the menagerie of pets, the wild games, the late nights at the movie theatre, and of course, what it was like having Elvis as a father.
"Elvis: After Dark" is a deeply moving segment featuring Lisa Marie and Priscilla speaking about Elvis' spiralling drug use and his ultimate death. The story of his demise has never been so poignant and heartbreaking as we heat it told by those who were affected the most.
The final segment "Elvis: Forever" documents Elvis' legacy as it continues to grow and in the wake of his passing other Presley's have stepped up to the plate, proudly carrying on his name and keeping his voice in the public ear. Elvis' daughter and grandchildren would have made him proud and the documentary ends on a high note as we see a great future for Elvis with no end to the success of the Presley's.
Alongside the deluxe DVD documentary are a number of special features, including a photo gallery and two exclusive bonus chapters entitled "Elvis: Nixon" and "Elvis: Karate".
DVD Track Index
1. Elvis: Meets Priscilla
2. Elvis: Introducing Mrs. Presley
3. Elvis: The Inner Child
4. Elvis: The Generous
5. Elvis: The Seeker
6. Elvis: The King
7. Elvis: After Dark
1. Elvis: On Stage
2. Elvis: Style
3. Elvis Taking Care Of Business
4. Elvis: Forever
* Running Time: 270 minutes
* DVD Audio: 2.0 Stereo
* Dealer Price: £12.25
* RRP: £16.99
* Catalogue No: 82876690549 (6)
Source: BMG UK / Updated: Apr 13, 2005