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Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers (Full Screen)


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  • Actors: Joe Esposito, Jimmy Velvet, Al Dvorin, Paul MacLeod, Phyllis Collas
  • Directors: Terry Moloney
  • Writers: Terry Moloney
  • Producers: Joe Esposito, Terry Moloney, Roy K. Forbes
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Mca (Universal)
  • Release Date: April 1 2003
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006674W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,722 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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A special, intimate look to the person and the artist Elvis Presley with many unseen footage and pictures from the artist of the century..... A must for every Elvis-Fan!!!!
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This is a very positive, upbeat tribute to Elvis by his top man and best friend, Joe Esposito. He avoids the negative topics that has already been covered endlessly by the media, and focuses on more folksy and humorous stories about the King. At times I wish he could have talked more in depth about some of the topics, instead of including chapters about the impersonators, the biggest fan, the nuttiest fan. I could have done without that information. I'm sure Joe has a lot more interesting Elvis anecdotes to share, and to see such rubbish included brings this DVD down a couple of stars in my book.
Still, it is refreshing to view a kinder portrait of Elvis by someone close to him instead of the vitriol dished out by West, & Co in their book written by Steve Dunleavy. Elvis deserves better, and so do his fans, so if you're looking for the more sensationlistic Elvis information, you won't find it in this DVD.
It is interesting to note that a few years back, Joe Esposito was embroiled in a battle with EP Enterprises (read: Priscilla), who tried to force him to surrender his private collection of movies and photos of Elvis he'd taken over the years. Perhaps this DVD is the result of a compromise that was reached.
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The title suggested that this dvd would portray an intimate glimpse into the personal life of Elvis through the remembrances of his best friend. It is a redo of many previous movie clips and snapshots. I felt as though I had seen this dvd before in many of the previous vhs tapes about Elvis that I own.
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By A Customer on Nov. 28 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This was the first video where I've seen alot of Elvis and Priscilla together. I think they really must have a had a very special relationship. I really enjoyed it. The video seems to really show what a kind, generous and real person Elvis was. I think it also showed what an outgoing person Elvis was and showed some of the difficulties he faced in his everyday life. Elvis was really a people person, seems like he was always surrounded by alot of people. I think Joe Esposito has always tried to show the positive side of Elvis, I think he was a true friend. But, also all the other guys in Elvis' life really cared for him too, I just think that everyone had a different experience with Elvis. I, for one, miss Elvis.
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Format: VHS Tape
The previously private bits and pieces presented by Joe Esposito are most welcome. Still photos, newsreel footage, etc., never seen by the public make this offer worthwhile.
It seems Elvis had [three] best friends, [songwriter / actor / bodyguard] Red West, Gospel-C & W star/musical mentor Charlie Hodge, and Mr. Esposito. That's okay, I'm just surprised that these other names are mostly vacant from the proceedings. [Historians-fans check out Charlie's good video "The Elvis I Knew", Decker Television, 1994].
Joe does not dwell on Elvis 1960s' commercial slump nor his 1970s' personal struggles. Just once I'd love to hear how a creative force like Presley managed to deal with bad picture after bad picture. Esposito simply says they were escapist endeavours, and that's that - one must assume that the "Star Is Born" rejection by The Colonel was an issue with Elvis and his closest companions. The stars' prescription drug problem has been recounted enough by now, though, so the program does not suffer by lack of address to it.
The tape runs 130 minutes with about 20 unnecessary minutes. The narrative runs chronologically about to the point it should close, but suddenly we're going back in time again, and then we are treated to some dedicated (to say the least) cameos with Elvis imitators and other ardent supporters. So J.E. gives them their "15" minutes of fame. Why not?
Ofcourse there are areas of Presley's life which many find still mysterious - his actual law enforcement credentials and the reportedly planned Grand Jury proceedings to take place on/prior to 08-15-1977 relevant to the idea that Vernon and Elvis Presley were victims of [trick]. (...)
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Format: DVD
out of all the documentarys available about elvis, this one tops them all,i've got over 20 documentary dvds about elvis and his life and i can honestly say that i've enjoyed this by far.still waiting for aloha and alternate aloha concert on dvd to be released and also 68' comeback and one night with you,why is it that us fans are kept waiting for these title to be released.
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By P. J Parrish on Aug. 29 2002
Format: DVD
Even though some of the DVD was a bit unorginazed. I thought that this was a great DVD anyway. He talks about being in Germany up to the time of Elvis' death. This really shows us what it was like to know the king. The chapters that focus on his death are the most haunting of all...
Seeing all the footage of the funeral was humbling... people really love this guy... As to the guy who called the extra chapters, junk... I think that you need to go back and look at it again. I think that it was nice to see people signing the Wall at Graceland... The music was very fitting...
Brovo Joe! I know how hard that must have been to talk about his death... It is good to see him keeping the memory alive and talking about the human side of The King.... We love you Elvis....
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