TITLE : King Creole YEAR OF RELEASE : 1958 CLASSIFICATION : PG DIRECTOR : Michael Curtiz STARRING : Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Liliane Montevecchi, Vic Morrow
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King Creole [DVD](1958) DVD One of Elvis Presley's finer acting roles came in this drama based on a novel by Harold Robbins. Elvis plays a singing busboy in New Orleans who gets a job from gangster Walter Matthau as a singer in a mob-owned nightclub. With Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart, Vic Morrow; songs include "Hard-Headed Woman," "Crawfish" and the title tune. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.
Elvis: Love Me Tender: The Love Songs [DVD] DVD You can't help falling in love with this look at the romantic side of Elvis Presley's music. Rare concert and movie footage, archival photos, and interviews trace the tender ballads that marked the King's career. "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," "It's Now or Never," "Are You Lonesome Tonight," "The Wonder of You," and "Always on My Mind" are among the featured favorites. Ashley Judd narrates. 120 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Elvis '56 (1987) [DVD] DVD In 1956, a 21-year-old singer named Elvis Presley was about to make the jump from local singer to a national celebrity. Levon Helm narrates this look at early Elvis, including rare concert footage, some of his first TV appearances, and never before shown backstage scenes. 61 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; scene access. The Fabulous 50s: The Fun And Feel Of America's Dream Decade [DVD] DVD From Ike to Elvis, tailfins to Sputniks, James Dean to Lucy and Ricky, all the memorable stars, newsmakers and fads of the 1950s are back again in this nostalgia-packed documentary. 122 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage. 200 Cadillacs [DVD](2002) DVD The generosity of Elvis Presley is explored in a fascinating documentary focusing on the King's penchant for giving away shiny new Cadillacs as gifts. Through interviews with a disparate group of Presley's friends, co-workers and musicians who received the extraordinary presents, a surprising side of the legendary rock 'n' roller is revealed. 63 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Elvis: The Missing Years [DVD](2002) DVD This special collector's package includes a DVD with rare footage of Elvis, documenting important events in his life and his two years of U.S. Army service in Germany. Also includes a 55-minute audio documentary, along with a 32-page color booklet, and a seven-song CD featuring "That's All Right Mama," "Maybellene" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." 140 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. Elvis: The Birth Of Rock N' Roll [DVD](2004) DVD The early days of the King of Rock and Roll are explored in this insightful documentary focusing on Elvis' upstart career in 1954-1955. Along with interviews with Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore and other close associates, vintage footage and rare recordings, the program also provides a unique perspective on the life and experiences of the beloved icon. 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.