Friday, May 27, 2022

May 28 - Jailhouse Blu-ray

Following the appearance of the 'Viva Las Vegas' Blu-ray set, Amazon now listed the re-issue of the 1957 classic 'Jailhouse Rock' as a Blu-ray, DVD and CD package. 

Description: From the Big House to the Big Time - Elvis-Style

In the 1957 box-office hit that's "Presley Best Film," according to Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, the King of Rock 'n'roll plays Vince Everett, jailed for manslaughter after a bar fight. There, Vince Learns to belt out tunes instead of saloon patrons and, after being paroled, follows a bumpy road to music and movie success. Six songs by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller spike the story, including "Treat Me Nice," "I Want to Be Free" and the shimmy-shakin' title tune "It's the beast in me," Elvis says adter kissing Peggy (Judy Tyler). It's the best in him too!

Extra Content:

  • Commentary by Steve Pond, Author of Elvis in Hollywood
  • Featurette The Scene That Stole Jailhouse Rock
  • Digitally Remastered for Improved Picture Quality
  • Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well As Original Mono Theatrical Trailer

Movie Vinyl

The U.K. based Musicbank / Khemco record label re-issued the 'Elvis at the Movies' compilation on 180 Gr. vinyl. 

Side A: King Creole - Jailhouse Rock - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Return To Sender - Blue Suede Shoes - G. I. Blues - Trouble

Side B: Wooden Heart - Love Me Tender - Girls! Girls! Girls! - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Hard Headed Woman - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.

Award Winning Granddaughter

Outside the main competition, actress Riley Keough won the Caméra d’Or Award for her directorial debut, 'War Pony', which was presented to her and co-director Gina Gammell by Spanish star Rossy de Palma at the same festival that hosted the world premiere of Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic about Keough's grandfather.

Record Store Day CDs

Due for release from June 2022 onwards from the French L.M.L.R. / Culture Factory record label and Elvis My happiness fan club are CD re-issues of the labels past Record Store Day vinyl alternate takes compilations.

The titles are: 'Elvis In Paris', 'Elvis Sings The Mad Professor', 'I Sing All Kinds', 'Le Retour D'Elvis / His Hand In Mine', 'The Forgotten Album' and 'Something For Everybody'.

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin)