Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those close to him. His arrival on the national scene ,in 1956, is highlighted by clips from "Stage Show", "The Milton Berle Show" and "The Ed Sullivan Show". Scenes from several of his 33 films are highlighted including his screen debut in "Love Me Tender" (1956) and the critically acclaimed "King "Creole"(1958), his last film prior to a 2 year hitch in the military. From 1960-68 he kept busy by making films and soundtrack albums, as well as some Gospal albums. After an absence of almost 9 years from live performing, Elvis returned in 1968 to do a TV Special titled "Elvis" and in 1969 performed in Las Vegas for the first time since 1956. His Vegas appearances, along with his nation wide concert tours, continued for the remainder of his career. A clip from his 1973 TV Special,"Elvis Aloa", is featured. Telecast from Hawaii, it was the first concert to be televised live by satellite around the world.We also see footage from his last TV Special, "Elvis in Concert", which was taken from his final 1977 tour.
I love anything to do with Elvis. It was strange though that both discs were similar. I watched the disc 1 ,then disc 2, and there was so much on disc 2 that was repeated. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2013 by Compost
As with my other Elvis movies, stays sealed for nostaligic purposes and is only opened if someone wants to watch it.Published on Feb. 9 2012 by K. L.
If you are a true Elvis fan. This documentary is a must have.
This was in the making while Elvis was alive. And finished after His death. Read more
Goodness, there's a lot of Elvis on this week. Did someone die? I've been walking the streets whistling Heartbreak Hotel, so the man had something. "This is Elvis"? Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by Gary
This video is a must-have for all Elvis fans. It has clips that I have never seen before. It has some great concert footage clips and songs throughout the video. Read morePublished on April 10 2002 by Carole J. Hicks
This is a moving documentary of the life of the greatest entertainer of all time. I was completely satisfied when I watched it, though I can hardly make it through the ending... Read morePublished on Dec 26 2001 by "rodge247"