Paradise Hawaiian Style

Mar 7, 2003
Paradise Hawaiian Style
Paramount released four DVD’s the day before Elvis’ 67th birthday. The movies were ‘Fun in Acapulco’, ‘Easy Come Easy Go’, ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’ and ‘Paradise Hawaiian Style’. Yes this review looks like the ones of the other titles above, but besides the story line the title is about the only difference ... and that's cutting it close. Design The package is the same as the videos which were released a few years back. The same dull cover art. Why not use the classic movie posters, like on the second edition of movies, like 'Viva Las Vegas’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’. It's nice to see it released in a series with the same design, but unfortunaletly it doesn't match the previous four DVD's from Paramount on our shelf. This release has the same little ammount of information on the back like the video's. Although these movies are not Elvis best movies, treated this way they will never appeal to a broader audience then the Elvis fans who can finally buy these on DVD. The back contains a special section titled ‘Special Features’, but why add that when there are no special features on the DVD … (widescreen, English subtitles, Dolby 5.1 surround, English restored mono and French mono). The menu is basic (play movie, chapters, and audio settings), but well designed. Content The movie is released in widescreen (16:9) which is almost a basic need for DVD releases, the image quality is good. The storyline is standard for a lot of Elvis’ movies, this time we find Elvis rocking and rolling in Hawaii again. Well at least that is a reason to have the girls walking around in bikini's. A clear attempt to repeat the success of 'Blue Hawaii'. Elvis (Rick Richards) is a helicopter pilot, born on Hawaii, who is grounded when his chopper runs a federal aviation official off the road. Already suspended as an airline pilot, he and partner Danny Kohana struggle to keep their helicopter-for-rent-service flying. Suzanna Leigh plays the pretty secretary, but as usual Elvis does not limit his affections to just one girl. Or as written on Barnes And Nobles: “technical credits and locations scenes of the beautiful islands are the highlight of the film.” Conclusion Another Elvis "having fun in the sun with girls" movie on DVD? Probably fun for those who like the movie to have it in good quality, and reason for us to watch it again.

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