Tuesday, September 13, 2022

September 13 - ELVIS on Disc

Warner Home Video released a 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD edition of the 'ELVIS' movie. 

Description: A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis's story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. 

As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley.

Bonus features include:

  • Bigger Than Life: The Story of Elvis (22:22) The challenges and joys of adapting Elvis' life for the big screen.
  • Rock 'N Roll Royalty: The Music and Artists Behind ELVIS (7:33)
  • Fit for a King: The Style of Elvis (8:02) - An overview of the iconic stage outfits and period clothing used in the film.
  • Viva Australia: Recreating Iconic Locations for Elvis (7:26). 
  • "Trouble" Lyric Video (2:15).
  • Musical Moments (19 clips, 46:19 total) All of the music segments.

The BluRay review includes: The 1080p transfer offers a very crisp and faithful representation of Elvis' specific appearance. Cinematographer Mandy Walker reportedly shot the entire film with custom "Elvis" lenses made from special glass. Meant to evoke the era in which it represents this formula genuinely produces an image evocative of a classic cinematic appearance. 

With the addition of artificial film grain, the illusion is even more convincing. Still, this is ultimately a purely digital image through and through, and one with a varied color palette that ranges from dark and muted to almost candy-colored in its overall intensity, especially in some of the specific background elements by costume and production designer Catherine Martin.

Graceland Holiday Lighting

Graceland announced the annual Holiday lighting ceremony.

The site stated: 'Tis the Season to celebrate the King of Rock' n' Roll's love for Christmas with our annual Holiday Lighting Weekend November 17-19- at Graceland! 

Elvis Presley's Graceland officially kicks off the holiday season by flipping the switch to light Elvis' iconic Graceland Mansion on Thursday, November 17th at 6:00 PM - Graceland Plaza Green, Elvis Presley's Memphis. The public is free to attend. Can’t be in Memphis for the ceremony? You are invited to watch it live from Elvis' home via our Graceland Livestream page.

Experience the magic of Christmas at Graceland followed by two days of festive events- holiday concerts, Christmas Afternoon Tours, Christmas UVIP Tours, selfies with Santa and much more! 

(Source: Amazon / Graceland)