Follow That Dream

Jul 31, 2004
Follow That Dream
Thanks to a distortion in the television signal we had a good reason to put on “Follow That Dream”. A movie in which breaking down something (the car) is the start of this Elvis “vehicle”. Design The cover looks good, Elvis is bit “chubby” we would have used the picture on the back for the front, or better, the original cover art. They might have included a booklet, but on the other hand, with no extras but the theatrical trailer, there isn’t much to put in it anyway (besides the chapters). Content The story of "Follow That Dream" is simple; Elvis stars as an innocent country boy whose family moves to the Florida coast forced to set up a homestead when the car breaks down and a land commissioner treats them badly. Songs include the happy 'Follow That Dream', 'What A Wonderful Life', 'I'm Not The Marrying Kind' and 'Sound Advice'. It is kind of a modern (well back then) rendition of conquering the “wild west”, but in sunny Florida by the waterfront like most Elvis’ movies. The quality of the movie is good; it is presented on a two sided disc on both the standard television size and in letterbox format. Actually there isn’t so much to add to this review besides the remark that we again get no (significant) extras, just the old theatrical trailer as usual. Conclusion An entertaining movie, although we don’t prefer Elvis playing a “dummy” (who saves the day of course), but a good addition to the collection replacing the old VHS. Only a few movies left to collect.

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torpor (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 7, 2004report abuse
This is my favorate Elvis movie. He really is a great actor and this movie shows that. It is sad that he never had a chance to show the world what he really could do. Of course I watched anything he was in. He has always been a major part of my life.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2004report abuse
Follow That Dream is one of Elvis Presley's BEST movie. Yes, you've read it correctly. Best Movie. Fine acting, good script, great cast and excellent direction. Elvis sang some of his best film songs here - ANGEL, What A Wondeful Life, Sound Advice etc A very Brilliant Comedy and this DVD is a must for any true fans' collection.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2004report abuse
I think they should put some alternate takes from movies' scenes, such as bloopers or stuff like that... I'm pretty sure there's a lot of material to be released. What do you think about that?
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2004report abuse
Elvis looks chubby who the earth said that ? Elvis looks very good to me on the front cover.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2004report abuse
To me, the worst omission is the lack of anamorphic widescreen which gives a much crisper picture quality. Of course I crave for any additional deleted scenes (if available) and a nice booklet would have been most welcome as well. But as I have said countless times before, when it comes to Elvis' films, it seems the policy is the cheaper the better.
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 31, 2004report abuse
The original reviewer wrote "An entertaining movie, although we don’t prefer Elvis playing a “dummy” (who saves the day of course),..." This actually is one of Elvis' better movies a "Forest Gump" 30 years before. could have been better ofcourse, but that is the story of our lives! What a cheap presentation from MGM, without even a "Scene contents" flyer included inside!

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