Just over a week ago we received this documentary on DVD. Finally I found the time to watch it.
As far as you can speak of a design… it is extremely poor. Someone cut a picture of Elvis out and gave him a hair dress that is even to the worst hairdresser a nightmare. The DVD itself has menus that are done in the same way: some nice pictures are ruined by someone who clearly doesn’t know how to handle Photoshop (or probably MS-Paint in this case). Not very promising for the main content…
And indeed as the design already predicted, the content turned out to be a disappointment too. The documentary isn’t too bad as a documentary, but it doesn’t cover the title at all. It is a global overview of Elvis’ career. Along the way they are focusing very closely on the negative (drug abuse and overweight), which brings it close to a “boulevard documentary”.
Most of the footage used is ’56 TV material in an acceptable quality – I’ve seen it worse on other discs. Some film trailers and 8mm footage of the 70s complete the moving material with Elvis. Elvis’ monologues are used as background, of course the 1974-Vegas rambling, which is the only connection with the title of the DVD.
The main future only lasts 3 quarters of an hour (gladly), and not the 80 minutes that we are threatened with on the cover.
As extras there is more footage (with Elvis’ monologue as voice over) and a slideshow with pictures taken directly from the internet, often in pretty poor quality.
I can only use an Elvis-title in this case: Stay Away, Joe AND all others.
Destination VegasBy ElvisNews.com/ Lex, September 30, 2007 | Video
Palle wrote on September 30, 2007
Once again, no screenshot - despite the relase being a total and complete c*ap, it still would be nice, or even any video material that the publisher has released.
Loesje wrote on September 30, 2007
Believe me, you don't miss a thing
Palle wrote on October 01, 2007
In general, when there's a dvd review there should at least be a screenshot, hopefully more than one - not just for this release, but for all dvd releases that will be reviewed
ElvisNews wrote on October 01, 2007
Palle, we read you (over and over again)... why don't you start the Elvis DVD review site yourself and do it exactly the way you want it? This site takes more than enough time as it is, we have a life next to it!
Palle wrote on October 03, 2007
Perhaps I will, seeing as it's not hard at all to press a few buttons on the keyboard - and voilá, an image from the dvd
Tony D. wrote on November 23, 2007
This DVD is a total con and a blatant cash in at the time of the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death. It contains NO previously unseen footage of Elvis in Las Vegas, but unbelievably re-hashes the usual 'public domain' '50's TV show footage in inferior quality. I have written to the makers / distributors of this junk, which contains several errors in the commentary, and recommend that they withdraw it from sale.
genedin wrote on December 19, 2008
thank god i didnt buy this and a feriend gave me his to watch, totla bulls***., almost all of the concert footage is from california in 1976., only around 30 seconds of what i can tell is definatly vegas with him in the blue swirl suit at the end his show. ddi anyone else notice the poster for the kurt russell movie in the movie poster montage? also when there talking about elvis movie songs they throw in little sister and his latest flame. talk about not doing your research,lol very lame,very lame.