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Inside Roustabout

By ElvisNews.com / Kees, April 03, 2007 | Book
A box set on one of Elvis lesser movies. Is the box set more interesting than the movie?


This set from Elvis Unlimited comes in a nice package, a box set with a book, a DVD, vinyl single with rare radio spots and postcards, a very attractive set. The box set already wins from the movie here.


The content of the box set consists of a main feature and some additional goodies. The latter are fun to have and to play once. But a minute of footage with Elvis off-set for a few seconds in real time is fun to see, but adding the same footage again in slow motion doesn’t make it more interesting. Then I prefer the addition of the complete movie like on the upcoming “Inside Double Trouble” box set.

The main feature is of course the book. Like the previous box set, “Inside G.I. Blues”, it is pretty complete and well illustrated. It tells the story and background on the movie, the actors and at the looks of it anybody, both the famous and the uncredited persons involved, who contributed to the movie. A lot of research went into this.

The detailed, partly day by day, information is very well illustrated with a lot of movie stills, on, off and behind the stage pictures. Personally I like the memorabilia best. It is fun to see the same basic material used in so many different ways in posters, magazines, lobby cards and album and single releases.


The “Inside Roustabout” is a more than enjoyable package on a very average movie.

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Lex wrote on April 04, 2007
One of Elvis' lesser movies? I have to admit it is not a hard accomplishment... but it must be in the Top 10 Elvis movies :-)
ElvisDayByDay wrote on April 04, 2007
That means it falls out of the Top 6 good movies and documentaries he made, making it a "lesser" movie in my opinion :-)
Lex wrote on April 04, 2007
Does that mean that also every song, cd, book or whatever that isn't in your top 6 is lesser?
ElvisDayByDay wrote on April 04, 2007
Lesser than the ones that made the top 6 CD, top 6 movie, top 6 song etc. Doesn't every fan have his favorites? Didn't the "Unchained melody" CD make it in your top ... :-)
Lex wrote on April 04, 2007
No, it didn't. In my opinion it is by far the worst official release ever, but I made clear why. It wasn't just a blank :-)
Loesje wrote on April 04, 2007
I really love Roustabout; he is só cute, só handsome on his bike. And his ácting...! This film is really in my top 11 :-)
Lex wrote on April 04, 2007
Okay, only 117 to go :-). I particularly love the place of the band and backing vocals during the title song ;-).
Steve V wrote on April 08, 2007
Probably in the top 10 Elvis films, but in my opinion only about 8 of his films were really good movies, so being #10 doesnt mean that much. I liked it in 1964 but when I think back about the music explosion of that year, this does make it a lesser effort with songs like the ridiculously short Carny Town & Its Carnival Time. Some good tumnes though. Amazing the LP went to # 1! What always bugged me was why wasnt Elvis on a Harley! He never rode Hondas in real life. But they were the in-thing in '64 as The Beach Boys sang that year.