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    Honeymoon in Vegas
    Director: Andrew Bergman
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (01 May, 2001)
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    Writer-director Andrew Bergman is capable of funny, funny stuff, but this movie runs out of jokes long before it runs out of comic ideas. The result is a series of comedy concepts that never get past the one-liner stage and are distinctly unsatisfying. Still, there is plenty to be amused by in this story of a reluctant bridegroom (Nicolas Cage) who finally agrees to marriage, only to lose his fiancée (Sarah Jessica Parker) in a crooked poker game to a professional gambler (James Caan). The rest of the movie deals with his frantic attempt to get his fiancéeback, while coping with a Vegas in the throes of an Elvis-impersonator convention. That's the funniest thing about the whole movie (most notably the team of parachuting Elvises at the end), but even that is drawn out in ways that are more clever than laughter inducing. --Marshall Fine ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars A charming and entertaining movie...
    One romantic comedy often overlooked by fans of cinema is Honeymoon In Vegas, a light-hearted, feel-good movie about two lovers overwhelmed by the temptations of Las Vegas. A relatively early film in the careers of both Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker, Honeymoon In Vegas should have been early indicator to audiences everywhere that these two would become Hollywood mainstays. Along with celebrated industry veteran James Caan (who plays a surprisingly similar role on the present TV show Las Vegas), the three combine to create an interesting, if not extremely hilarious, storyline which adds a new twist to the traditional conflict of the love triangle...

    Jack Singer (Nicholas Cage) is forever haunted by a deathbed promise he made to his mother, giving his word that he would never get married. But the promise threatens to end his relationship with long-time girlfriend and true love Betsy (Sarah Jessica Parker). So Jack proposes and the couple decides to race off to Las Vegas and get married. However, their trip to Vegas is soon interrupted when Jack is set up in a poker game by professional gambler Tommy Korman (James Caan).

    With a single hand of poker, Jack loses $65,000 to Korman who promises to forgive the debt in exchange for a single weekend with his fiancée Betsy. Initially outraged at the setup, Jack sees the proposed solution as a way out of the debt, so he convinces Betsy to go along with the idea. But Jack soon becomes horribly jealous and changes his mind. When he goes to find Betsy, he's forced to fight against Korman and his minions who have arranged to keep Jack away permanently. Now, Jack must get to Betsy any way he can and tell her how much he loves her before Korman convinces her she's marrying the wrong man, and that the right man is no other than Korman himself...

    One of James Caan's best performances, the character of Tommy Korman comes off as a somewhat likeable guy even though he plays the role of antagonist to our hero. The best characters are those that are multi-dimensional, and the director creates a great environment which allows the various cast members to act out the emotions of their characters. Put together, these diverse characters interact in exciting and interesting ways, making Honeymoon In Vegas a fun and enjoyable film.

    Featuring several Hollywood icons, Honeymoon In Vegas is a character-driven romantic comedy capable of holding its own with any film in its genre. Although it never experienced the widespread commercial success of some of its contemporaries, the film nevertheless maintains a high level of entertainment value. If you haven't seen Honeymoon In Vegas, then I highly recommend it. It's worth the time. Due to its exotic settings and a well-written screenplay, Honeymoon In Vegas is a definite must-see movie...

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Three Starred
    I was shocked and appalled by the amazingness of the neutrality in which I viewed this video.I could find nothing wrong or funny with it.It was completely and utterly even.I think, that this in and of itself, should deserve an award.Never have I seen such unbiased representation of life.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Cliche
    The villain said one phrase that I hadn't predicted.The whole rest of the movie I had top to bottom.I even guessed the cloths the heroine was going to be wearing in the final scene.

    A couple goes to Vegas to get married; the guy gets in debt; the villain clears the debt on condition he can be with the guy's fiancee for a weekend. Of course, the villain claims nothing romantic; and of course, he starts romancing her the moment their out of sight; then of course, she falls for him; then of course, she falls back for the hero; and the end is happy.

    If you want that.I'll say this: for what they had to work with, the story was rather charming. ... Read more

    Asin: 0792844831
    Subjects:  1. Feature Film-comedy   


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    Finding Graceland
    Director: David Winkler
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (01 June, 2004)
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    As this lonelyhearts fest begins, guilt-ridden young widower Byron(Johnathon Schaech) picks up hitchhiker Elvis, who is either the aging,regretful real thing or a sadly deluded impersonator. Director David Winkler plays the "is he or isn't he?" game for most of the movie, which isessentially a road trip to Memphis. Meanwhile, he allows Byron's story to unfoldand introduces him to a Marilyn Monroe mimic (Bridget Fonda) with both a heartand dress of gold. As usual, Fonda is good, and Keitel gives an interestingportrayal of a soft-spoken southern mama's boy gone to seed. In the film's centerpiece performance, Keitel dons full Vegas-era Elvis regalia andbelts out a rousing version of "Suspicious Minds." Unfortunately, Schaech turns in a rather wooden performance in the lead role. Priscilla Presley gets anexecutive producer credit, making for authentic shots in and aroundGraceland. --Kimberly Heinrichs ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I just bought this movie as it looked good and I love Harvey Keitel and Bridget Fonda.But is it just me or is the acting really, really bad?It seems like a B movie.There's nothing particularly compelling about it in any way.I'm not an Elvis fan but I don't think the writer/directors wanted to find somebody who resembled Elvis to play the part. I don't think that was the point at all.Anyway, I still haven't decided if I can watch it drone on any longer!I don't recommend this movie.If you haven't seen Freeway with Keifer Sutherland and Reese Witherspoon; rent it..it's an older one that was overlooked but it's extremely entertaining!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis is still "Taking Care of Business"
    This is one amazing little gem of a movie. It came and went without much fanfare, but a lot of movies worth seeing do that. They can't all be blockbusters.

    Harvey Keitel as "Elvis" only goes to show the genius of Keitel the actor and the man. The exterior of Keitel's character believes he's Elvis up to a point, the interior knows there is something spiritual inhabiting his very being. That spirit could very well be the real spirit of Elvis who has come back to earth to right a few wrongs and continue to change lives.

    Keitel was never meant to look, talk, act, or sing like Elvis. That's the beauty of it all. Where Keitel becomes Elvis is how he interacts with the people he meets and leaves them uplifted.

    Bridget Fonda plays a sweet young woman who impersonates Marilyn Monroe for a living, mostly in Vegas, but sometimes traveling around the casino circuit. At Robinsonville, Mississippi's Hollywood Casino (yes, these places are real), she meets Keitel and the emotionally shattered Johnathon Schaech, still mourning the death of his young wife from a year ago.

    Eventually, all make it to Memphis only a few miles from the Hollywood Casino where the spirit of Elvis also lives in his home and grounds known as Graceland. This is a film authorized by the Presley Estate, so the viewer will get to see the real interior of Graceland from angles that tourists don't get to see.

    This movie will make most viewers laugh and cry. There's a little something here for everyone. In fact you don't even have to be an Elvis fan to enjoy this film. I recommend it highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Spiritually Uplifting
    A great film from start to finish.But, where's the soundtrack??? ... Read more

    Asin: 0767837762
    Subjects:  1. Feature Film-drama   


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    3000 Miles to Graceland
    Director: Demian Lichtenstein
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (03 June, 2003)
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    Opening with metallic computer-generated scorpions battling in a scorching desert wasteland, 3000 Miles to Graceland announces itself as one helluva nasty movie. A comedic wallow in antiheroic violence, the movie vomits off the screen, as if director Demian Lichtenstein--obviously a veteran of music videos--had mainlined amphetamines before stepping behind his oh-so-busy camera. In a futile attempt to out-Woo John Woo, Lichtenstein goes to extremes to achieve a kind of absurd in-your-face exhilaration, and for additional thrills, the movie gives second-billing to Kevin Costner in the most vile role of his career. As leather-clad Elvis impersonator and Presley bastard child Thomas Murphy, Costner's like a black-sheep brother to Raising Arizona's biker from hell.

    With four accomplices including a fellow Elvis worshipper named Michael (Kurt Russell), Murphy storms a Vegas casino for a $3.2 million robbery that turns into a haywire bloodbath. Partners are eliminated, double-crosses abound, and Michael connects with a trashy sexpot (Courteney Cox Arquette) whose preteen son (David Kaye) is a precocious criminal in training. Murphy's on their trail, FBI agents are on Murphy's, and gradually things get really nasty. We're supposed to laugh at the blackness of it all, and sometimes the ballsy humor scores a bull's-eye. The road-movie action accommodates several twists of plot, and while Russell's enjoying a semireprise of his performance in John Carpenter's Elvis, there's something perversely thrilling about Costner's deadpan ruthlessness. But really, how amoral can one movie be without wearing out its welcome? Frenetically depraved, 3000 Miles to Graceland is like exotic roadkill: morbidly fascinating until you get a whiff of its stench. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars A steaming pile of dung
    I thought to myself, I'm going to ignore the critics on this one. I like Kevin Costner, I like Kurt Russell and guys robbing a casino dressed like Elvis sounds fun. Well, sometimes the critics get it right. This movie is, in a word, awful. Kurt Russell tries his best with his part, but he can only do so much with the horrible script he's given. Costner's part is written even worse and he chews scenery like he's channeling Pacino. There are bad edits, scenes that make no sense and have nothing to do with the plot (what plot there is), and violence just for the sake of violence, sex for the sake of sex and nothing has anything to do with storytelling. I don't know who the writer/director is but someone stop him before he makes another film.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 0K Miles to Boredom
    I'll admit it. I love to go to see big, dumb action films. On certain weekends, Joel Silver calls me to the local multiplex to watch his latest offering. I go to big, dumb action films for the stunts, for the action, for the testosterone. "3000 Miles To Graceland", the new film starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell, is not produced by Joel Silver, but I hoped it would provide me with a Joel Silver fix.

    Michael Zane (Kurt Russell) has just been released from prison. He drives into a fleabag motel on the outskirts of the desert and immediately hooks up with a single mom, Cybil (Courteney Cox), living in the motel. Soon, Thomas J. Murphy (Kevin Costner) drives up with three other thugs. Zane and Murphy shared a cell together. They are planning to rob the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas. The hook? The Riviera is hosting an Elvis Impersonator Convention and they will all dress like Elvis and use that as a cover. Murphy brings Hanson (Christian Slater), Gus (David Arquette) and Franklin (Bokeem Woodbine) along for the ride. The heist proceeds and they run into complications.

    There are a lot of problems with "3000 Miles", so many that the movie is ultimately a disaster. Kurt Russell is actually a very underrated actor. He has made some solid, very satisfying films in the last few years. "Breakdown" was a very underrated suspense film. However, I don't think "3000 Miles" will be a film that he wants to remember for very long. He tries, very hard, to eke out some moments of drama and tenderness as he tries to develop a relationship with Cybil and her son. Russell is a fine actor, but the writing is not there. These scenes feel almost as though they were tacked on as an afterthought.

    Kevin Costner plays a murderous psychopath, the first time he has attempted a character such as this since "A Perfect World", directed by Clint Eastwood. Considering the success he has had playing this type of character, he should probably stick to playing heroes. Wait! Considering the success he has had playing heroes lately, perhaps he should stick to... something that doesn't involve acting. Costner owes me for the three plus hours I spent watching "Wyatt Earp", for the two plus hours I spent watching "Waterworld".

    Christian Slater, Bokeem Woodbine, David Arquette, Howie Long, Jon Lovitz and Ice-T all pop up for short cameos. The relative stardom of each of these people can be debated, but the purpose of any of these people doing what amounts to a cameo should be that they create a memorable character. Sorry, doesn't happen.

    The casino heist is actually very early in the film and rather quick. No time is spent detailing their preparations and when the heist begins it almost appears as though no planning went into the execution. The heist is also very bloody. I have no problem with violence in films, as long as it makes sense in the course of the story. Each of the participants waves their guns around, shooting anything and everything in sight, glass and mirrors erupting. They are clearly not aiming at anything and therefore demolish the area around them. "3000 Miles" has gratuitous violence, which I do have a problem with.

    After the heist, the film eventually becomes a road picture. Again, not much makes sense during this part of the film.

    The director, a first-timer, cross cuts the casino heist with endless shots of showgirls and Elvis impersonators. This is, I think, supposed to be cutting edge. This was cutting edge in the 60s, when the real Elvis was making horrible excuses for films simply so he could generate new hit songs.

    Ultimately, everything in the film equals nothing and I doubt that you would enjoy catching this film on cable, for free, in the middle of the night, when nothing else is on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't mess with his Blue Suede Shoes
    Let's break this down and serve it up faster and hotter than one of those fried banana-and-peanut-butter sandwiches The King himself loved so much: "3000 Miles to Graceland" is one of the fastest, tightest, hottest, gun-slingingest, ammo-pumpingest, dead sexy, little bloodbaths I've ever had the good fortune to come across.

    One blue suede shoe over two hours long, director Demian Lichtenstein has created a white-hot little shot of pure cinematic adrenaline, cooked up with some of the tightest editing I've ever seen, brutal gun battles in which every bullet-riddled sequence keeps trying to up the ante on its predecessor, a Las Vegas casino (the Riviera) full of Elvis impersonators of every size, shape and sort, sexy Vegas showgirls with abs of steel, toe-tapping techno and rockabilly tunes to accompany the grand carnage, more double-crosses and twists than a West Virginia logging road, and high-voltage double barrelled starpower featuring Kevin Costner in his best role ever (as a villain!), Kurt Russell, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater, and David Arquette.

    Besides, how can you fault a movie that takes the average action film's gunfight quotient, triples it, and delivers the gory goods in spades---*and* begins and ends with a techno scorpion deathmatch *and* a bloodbath? Answer: You can't.

    The plot is action-movie simplicity itself: Russell plays drifter and con-man Michael Zane, who hooks up with fellow footpad Thomas Murphy (played to the rhinestone-plated hilt by Kevin Costner) and two other villains (Christian Slater and Bokeem Woodbine) to pull off a 3.2 million dollar heist at the Las Vegas Riviera casino during the International Elvis Impersonator Night.

    Director Lichtenstein is my kind of director, too: he doesn't waste time with lots of exposition, but digs right into the main attraction and shoots our jumpsuit-costumed perfectly-coiffed Memphis drawling robbers into the casino, and "3000 Miles" starts out with one of the slickest, lead-pumpingest gunfights this side of Blue Hawaii, to say nothing of the surreal sequence with the helicopter set to the toe-tapping goodness of Elvis's "Such a Night".

    Faster than you can fry up a Montecristo sandwich the casino gets robbed, crosses get doubled, conspirators get buried in shallow graves, Russell falls in with the sultry Cox and her son, the Feds get called in, and nothing but trouble looms for everyone involved. The editing here is tight, the gun-battles intense, the Elvis riffs yummy, the dancing girls delicious, and the climactic stand-off is roaring good fun, pitting Kevin Costner's drawling and well-armed lunatic against a small army of SWAT police.

    Lichtenstein delivers the goods with tight editing and breathless action, making the finished product look like it cost three times as much as it did. The acting here is also all first rate, from Cox and Costner (who should play more villains), to Russell (who exudes pure unadulterated cool), to Slater, Woodbine, and a small squad of veteran character actors---including Jon Lovitz as a money launderer, Howie Long in yet *another* role as a hip thug, Ice-T as the hitman's hitman, and even Lorraine Cote, who has made a career playing an old lady surgically attached to a Las Vegas one-armed bandit.

    If you're looking for deep and introspective, look elsewhere---but if you're looking for a rip-roaring, take-no-prisoners little hound dog of a movie that the King himself would have enjoyed, "3000 Miles to Graceland" is three thousand miles of pure delight.

    JSG ... Read more

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    Elvis - His Best Friend Remembers
    Director: Terry Moloney
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (17 March, 2003)
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    Essentially an illustrated interview with longtime Elvis buddy JoeEsposito, Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers is meant for the hardcoreElvis fan only. Esposito met Presley in the Army and stayed a member of the"Memphis Mafia" for the rest of the King's life (and death--his account offinding Elvis's body is by far the most interesting part of the interview).Esposito's memories are cozy and sanitized; in his telling, the news that Elvisgave Tom Jones his first peanut butter sandwich while on vacation in Hawaiiqualifies as a fascinating anecdote. Random footage from newsreels and variousPresley press conferences is cut into the interview, along with a lot of vintage'60s Polaroids. As befits the bargain-basement ambience, there's not a singlenote of Elvis music to be heard. --Robert Horton ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis - The Private Person
    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!!!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Loving Tribute By A Best Friend
    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 folksyand 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.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Very Dissappointing as to content.
    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. ... Read more

    Asin: B00006674W
    Subjects:  1. Documentary   


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    Heartbreak Hotel
    Director: Chris Columbus
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    VHS Tape (20 July, 1990)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Prozac - or something..."naughty!"
    When I'm not in a particularly pleasant mood, there are five movies that I watch as sort of "mood elavation."When I yearn for "days bygone," I sigh wistfully, think "been there-done that" and watch Cheech & Chong's "Up In Smoke."When my wife is in a rare cozy mood, we watch Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve in "Somewhere In Time."When I am angry enough to, say, send Usama Ben Dover a map of...somebody's hometown with the caption, "Yo Mama Eat Poke," I will gleefully watch Chevy Chase's "Modern Problems."And when I'm of a most irresponsible frame of mind, I will almost wet my pants laughing at Nicholas Cage in "Raising Arizona."But as an ex-musician, a Southern ex-musician, one who sadly acknowledges the grim fact that Rock and Roll did indeed DIE on August 16, 1977, "Heartbreak Hotel" defnitely tops them all.The plot is almost non-existent - indeed, it ADMITS in the opening credits that "there are many stories about the King...this is a fable."The..."fable," you ask?It's 1972, Johnny Wolfe's Mom, as portrayed by the GORGEOUS Tuesday Weld, runs (and evidentally owns) a decaying motel, and she seems to be suffering from depression.She even has a jerk of a drunken, abusive boyfriend to make things "dramatic" or something.So Johnny, in between school, babbling about Alice Cooper, playing with his band ("The Wolfe Pack"), and raising his little sister Pammy, comes to the conclusion that kidnapping >Elvis Presley!< will cheer up his Mom.See? I TOLD you! CHEESE! NO plot!Still, watching Johnny "kidnap Elvis" and transform him into "the '56 Elvis" ("that's when Mom said you were the coolest"), and then, the sight of David Keith as Elvis, singing "Love Me" as Mrs. Wolfe comes home from a date - this is Rock and Roll CHEESE at its absolute FINEST, folks.And Heaven knows, given the current state of the mung that calls itself "rock and roll" right now, we could ALL use a few cheeseburgers ("cheeseburgers," by the way, are featured quite prominantly in the movie). No use in recounting any more of the plot - except that the next-to-final-scene, where "Elvis" and the "Wolfe Pack" hijack Johnny's high school's talent show and perform the song "Heartbreak Hotel" gives me the EXACT SAME THRILL as ANYTHING in the movie "Woodstock" ("Gimme Shelter" - now that's ANOTHER story altogether...we'll discuss IT later...).No, "Heartbreak Hotel" will never win any awards for anything (and thank The Lord for THAT), but if you want a GUARANTEED grin...check it out, y'all:excellent, EXCELLENT cheese!

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best Elvis impersonations ever!
    It's 1972 and Johnny Wolfe(Charlie Schlatter) and his band prepare for a performance for a talent show at their high school. His mom Marie(Tuesday Weld) is a die-hard Elvis Presley fan. So to "make her happy",Johnny and his buddies "kidnap" Elvis(David Keith) after a concert via an anesthetic,and drive him to the Wolfes' home. It was there when Elvis awoke. Johnny wanted Elvis to stay so his mom can meet him(Elvis). Elvis subtracts 16 years off his life. He shaved off his big heavy sideburns and wore an outfit that he regularly wore in 1956. Johnny told Elvis,"My mom says you looked the coolest in '56!) Marie had returned home from the hospital after being severely beaten up by her drunk and physically abusive boyfriend(Chris Mulkey). She finds "young" Elvis at the top of the Wolfes' staircase,playing guitar and singing one of Marie's favorites,"Love Me". A shocked Marie changes into a beautiful dress and invites Elvis to stay for dinner. Johnny's little sister(Angela Goethals) is so afraid to sleep in the dark until Elvis convinces her that doing that is not scary. Elvis even redecorates the Wolfes' home and in the process,discards Johnny's rock band posters. At the talent show,Elvis appears with Johnny and his band backing him up. Then Elvis' band of bodyguards fly to Elvis' whereabouts so he can go on with his touring elsewhere. Elvis was like a husband to divorced Marie and a father to Johnny and his sister. At one point in the film,Johnny beats up Steve,Marie's boyfriend,revengefully("You stay away from my mother!") At another point,while returning from a grocery store,Johnny is later beaten up by Steve and a couple of Steve's buddies in front of a bar where Steve and his buddies were shooting pool. I dedicate this film to the memory of Elvis Aaron Presley(January 8,1935-August 16,1977). HEARTBREAK HOTEL is strictly fictitious and is no way based on actual events that occurred during the real Elvis' life. The film was directed by Chris Columbus,who also wrote the story and screenplay. Columbus also directed ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING,a year before this film.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT
    My wife bought this movie used from a video store preveiwed for $$ many years ago. When she saw I had found it on DVD she was delighted. We watched it together (I have said no way for 10 years) We BOTH enjoyed the movie. ... Read more

    Asin: 630133129X
    Sales Rank: 28600
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    Elvis:The Movie
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    VHS Tape (29 September, 1993)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Kurt is King
    I bought this recently and remember it well from it's many viewings on TV. Kurt Russell is very, very good as Elvis, no-one has ever really bettered this performance. However, it is his performance that has really made this a cult classic. The script seems to be just a collection of Elvis quotes made over the years and a lot of scenes are out of sequence to true events. Elvis's first girlfriend was not Bonnie, he didn't get up on stage and perform in Germany and so on, but I guess it had to be done for dramatic reasons. Season Hubley as Priscilla is terrible, wooden and stilted. Shelley Winters is excellent as Gladys Presley although poor old Vernon only gets about 2 lines in the whole movie.Charlie Hodge makes an appearance as himself and does a good job (how could he go wrong?!). Although Kurt Russell has made many movies since, he has never quite hit the highs promised with this performance.

    It's worth buying if you're an Elvis fan, however beware as there are many lengths of the movie ranging from 120 min up to 200 min.It would be worth putting out on DVD as there are many fans out there and this the best of the Elvis bios. DVD would also clean up the picture and the sound would be better.I'm surprised it hasn't been done before now.

    5-0 out of 5 stars where the dvd????
    we would like the dvd, but the original version of this movie the whole thing uncut....looking forward to the dvd..

    5-0 out of 5 stars The One And Only King Of Elvis Presley KURT RUSSELL
    I Have Seen The Reviews On Elvis The Move And I Seen That One Of The Reviews Wanted To Own The Original 157 Minit Virsion Of Elvis The Move Well Your In More Luck Now Than You Think So This Is For You Only And Anyone Else That's Interested I Have 9 Virsions Of This VHS And The Original VHS Is 175 Minits You Might Not Beleave That But I Know Everything About Videos And Elvis Presley Aspecialy Elvis Videos I Have 2000 Videos Of Elvis Infact Every Video Listed Under Elvis's Name I Have Even More Elvis Videos Than Most Elvis Fans But I'm A Meger Elvis Fan The Hardust Elvis VHS I Found Hard To Get Was Elvis The Alternate Aloha Concert But Now I Have Every Virsion Made All 19 Of Them And Elvis The Move If You Would Like A Copey Of The VHS I Wold Be Most Happy To Do A Copey For You Because I Know How Hard It Is To Get Hold Of Elvis Videos If You Want To Get Back To Me Give Us A Call On My Mobile 07867561090 Plese I'll Look Forwood To Your Call , Clint. ... Read more

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    Elvis - The Concert Collection ('68 Comeback Special, One Night with You, Aloha from Hawaii)
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    VHS Tape (02 January, 2001)
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    Elvis: The Concert Collection includes three shows: '68Comeback Special, One Night with You, and Aloha fromHawaii.

    Five years before he achieved broadcast history with his legendary 1973 globalsatellite telecast, Aloha from Hawaii, Elvis Presley brought a lessgrandiose but far more urgent mission to '68 Comeback Special. Isolatedfrom his original audience after a long sojourn on Hollywood soundstages, andthreatened by the vibrancy and social gravity of rock, the King sought nothingless than to reclaim his throne. Now this Christmas season network special loomsas the Memphis icon's most substantial achievement as a stage performer. If thecandy-colored sets and hyperactive choreography of its larger production numberssmack of its network packagers' desperation to be hip, Elvis himself rises to ariveting, assured performance at the peak of his powers. Looking fit andrelaxed, and sheathed in black leather, he covers a shrewd song listencompassing early rockabilly hits, gospel (albeit rendered unintentionallyhilarious by its florid dance routines), and comparatively restrainedballads.

    Originally taped for '68 Comeback Special and never seen during hislifetime, the astonishing live performance One Night with You couldaccurately be described as Elvis unplugged. Taped in a small studio, the sessionis a no-frills, intimate presentation of the Memphis rocker jamming with four ofhis earliest band mates, revisiting early favorites in a relaxed and unrehearsedsetting. With the musicians seated in a circle, facing one another whilesurrounded by a small but rapt audience, One Night with You is farremoved from the more conventional staging seen elsewhere in his videography.Elvis's warm interaction with his old allies meanwhile refers directly back tohis earliest stage and TV work in trio and quartet configurations. For fans, thecomeback special itself still looms as an unsurpassed feast of Presley music atthe artist's peak. But this 53-minute companion, first aired by HBO, stands onits own as the tenderloin.

    Fans still remember the ambitious 1973 network TV special Aloha fromHawaii as a zenith in Elvis Presley's performing career, punctuated by itsextra-musical achievement as the first global satellite broadcast devoted to asingle entertainer. Both the broadcast and its companion album captured the Kingin his most grandiose persona, fueled by Hollywood scale and Vegas glitz, as acaped pop superhero. He may have looked trim, but posthumous accounts confirmwhat a second look suggests--on this evening, Elvis was alternately overwhelmedand distracted, bravura renditions of signature songs (most triumphantly, the"American Trilogy" medley originated by Mickey Newbury) offset by less-focusedreadings. Fans may still savor a generous and diverse song list, but viewedbeside Presley's earlier, more consistent performances, this legendary concertanticipates Presley's imminent decline. --Sam Sutherland ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Three Best Elvis Videos!
    After years of making bad movies in Hollywood, Elvis returned to live performing, starting with the '68 Comeback.One of the sessions taped at NBC was released as "One Night With You."Here you will find both exciting performances on seperate tapes.They're great, even though the Comeback tape is missing one song, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"Still, it is a piece of history showing Elvis in black leather singing all his old songs with his original band.One Night With You is tremendous as well, with a variety of hits.

    Five years after the mighty Comeback, he did another TV special, "Aloha From Hawaii."This one is missing songs too, but is a highlight of Elvis' '70s career.These three Elvis videos are among the best concert films you can get. ... Read more

    Asin: B000056MOY
    Subjects:  1. Music Video - Pop/Rock   


    Fun in Acapulco
    Director: Richard Thorpe
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (29 May, 2005)
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    In 1963 Elvis could still be energized by the music in his movies, and the production values hadn't yet descended to budget-crunching level. Thus the breezy pleasure of Fun in Acapulco, which sees the pelvis-swinger coming to life for a rousing "Bossa Nova Baby" and a clutch of faux-Mexican tunes. Nice scenery of the fabled resort, but the movie has a strange disconnect (which becomes weirdly fascinating if you keep track of it): Elvis himself is limited to standing and singing in front of rear-projection Mexican vistas, while his hard-working double bicycles down streets, strides across beaches, etc. The newly hot Ursula Andress keeps Elvis and his double company. Elvis's jobs are among his craziest movie gigs: he begins as a deckhand, is hired as a nightclub entertainer/lifeguard, but is revealed to be a trapeze artist in his former life. By the end, of course, he is also a cliff diver. --Robert Horton ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Bossa Nova Baby
    Great songs and Elvis is looking wonderful! A fun movie for the whole family.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST!
    I am a big Elvis fan, and this movie is by far my favorite one!It has everything....catchy songs....Elvis chasing the girls....you name it!

    If you are a fan and have not seen this movie, I highly recommend it!

    4-0 out of 5 stars funny entertainment
    There was a valid reason for why Elvis was called the king of rock; he was on top and he reigned the entire time he was live, and now, even in death, he manages to sell more and more albums and be enjoyed by new generations.

    This Elvis movie is a personal favorite of mine. The on-location filming makes it spectacular and Elvis is truly in top form in this delightful movie. You can watch it with the whole family, and, with the exception of one pretty gruesome fist fight scene, with young children as well.

    Elvis sings a number of Spanish-tinged numbers and does a great performance at the El Troubadour of "Bossa Nova Baby."

    The plot works well, and the story is fun if you can imagine Elvis Presley being a singer in Mexico in the early '60's.

    The four Beatles acutally went to see this movie when the came over to the states early in their career.

    Elvis does his own stunts in this film, but does not do the cliff diving scene. The cliff diving scene is really spectacular and really gives this film a unique dimension that many of his other films were missing due to tight budgets.

    A great Elvis vehicle, you can enjoy it now, 40 years later (whewww...hard to believe it's that old now) and be transported back to a lovely time of innocence and fun.

    Ursala Andress is a delight and had great on-screen chemistry with the king. I wish that she had made more appearances in Elvis movies as she was easily as good as Elvis as an actor.

    Buy it for your collection so that you can watch it for years to come, and pass it along to the youngsters to let the next generation enjoy!!

    Betty Jennings ... Read more

    Asin: B00007ELFB
    Subjects:  1. Musical   


    $10.49

    Lilo & Stitch
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (11 June, 2002)
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    If you thought Stitch was a ball of fire, wait till you see your kids bobbing, bouncing, and breaking bad to this soundtrack. The kid/Elvis Presley connection is by now a known quantity (check out the many kid-specific compilations devoted to the King), and the songs selected here couldn't make better sense--"Stuck on You" sends 'em out on the living-room dance floor and serves as this shake-and-shimmy session's starter course; "Suspicious Minds" blows off its paranoia for packs of precocious lip-synchers; "Heartbreak Hotel" will have to adjust its check-out time; "Devil in Disguise"'s dips and swerves demand a full-tilt rock-out; and "Hound Dog" plants a seed of suspicion in your own mind: Was that song written for grown-ups? A couple of covers--Wynonna's throaty, work-you-up "Burning Love" and A*Teens' bubble-yummy "Can't Help Falling in Love"--keep the bobby-sox brigade cutting the carpet until a three-track slice of score returns us to a soundtrack state of mind. "Stitch to the Rescue," "You Can Never Belong," and "I'm Lost," from composer Alan Silvestri, race forward with snatches of danger, intrigue, and playfulness, stopping every so often for swells of hope and heavy-heartedness. But once Elvis leaves the building and Silvestri hits the lights, it's this record's two Hawaiian originals that hang back. Mark Keali'I Ho'omalu's "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" and "He Mele No Lilo" sway with the gentleness of a grass skirt, heaping on a classic hula vibe that'll chase off any remaining ants in the pants of pork-chopless, pelvis-swiveling Elvis pretenders. --Tammy La Gorce ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars All day, every day...
    I literally listened to this CD all day long for an average of 3 days a week (some weeks not at all, sometimes the entire week) for 5 months. I was a Walt Disney World College Program Merchandise Hostess in Adventureland (Hi Pirates!), and in Island Supply, they loop this to play in the store. I was working 6-8 hour days in this side of Adventureland for about half of my time in Orlando (the other half was in the Pirates of the Caribbean side and on Main Street USA). In my opinion, this is the best soundtrack you will hear in the park for listening to over and over again. There were days when I got sick of whatever calypso stuff they were playing in the Pirates stores (suprisingly, they don't play Yo Ho! all day...), and there were days that I got sick of hearing the parade soundtrack, but I don't actually remember getting sick of listening to this soundtrack.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful
    Before I saw Lilo and Stitch, I never thought much of Elvis. Now I'm the biggest Elvis fan ever! Songs like Heartbreak Hotel and Suspicious Minds become permenantly fixed in your head. Wyonna, a country and western artist, sings a remade version of Burning Love, which 'totally rocks' and A-Teen sings a new pop version of I can't Help Falling in Love with You. Other songs on the CD are Hawaiin Roller Coaster Ride and another Hawaiin song, both beautiful and powerful. Also included are three instrumentals. If you haven't heard any of these then I suggest you do, because they are great.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Reminds you of the movie
    I love this cd because it reminds me of the movie and it just a feel good cd. Everyone needs this one in their collection if they have seen the movie. ... Read more

    Asin: B000068CYT
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Soundtracks & Film Scores   


    $14.99

    3000 Miles to Graceland (2001 Film)
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (20 February, 2001)
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    It's fitting that a movie about gun-wielding Elvis impersonators should boast an original soundtrack that's so criminally unoriginal. 3000 Miles to Graceland opens unpromisingly enough with the watered-down, depoliticized Rage Against the Machine-isms of (hed) Planet Earth's "Killing Time," before moving on to the post-Nine Inch Nails butt-rock of Filter's "It's Gonna Kill Me" and Nothingface's "Bleeder." As for electronica, the Crystal Method's 1997 "Vapor Trail" bests BT's more recent "Smartbomb," while Hardknox deserves credit for its blatant recycling of Fatboy Slim tricks on "Come in Hard." The result is an album so generic that reasonably inspired tracks like A3's "Mansion on the Hill," and Hednoize's "Loaded Gun" feel as out of place as Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the King himself. --Bill Forman ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Grab-bag with select highlights
    If you saw the movie `3000 Miles To Graceland' then you know what kind of music to expect from its soundtrack.However, if you didn't see the movie, you'll be wondering what bands like [Hed]P.E. and Nothingface are doing on the same album with Elvis.And there's really no answer to that; other than that they were trying to boost the album's appeal.Most of the songs are featured on the band's full-length CDs and therefore only become enjoyable if you haven't heard them yet (i.e. Spineshank, [Hed]P.E., Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Crystal Method, etc.).The real gem on this soundtrack is the Elvis Presley classic "Such A Night", which you can now call a `classic' thanks to its appearance here. "Such A Night" really should've been the movie's theme, in place of the lackluster "Franklin's Requiem" (George Clinton).And since it's not featured on ELV1S 30 #1 Hits, this CD becomes a must-own for the diehard Elvis fan.

    Of the 14 tracks, we could've done without about four: "Smartbomb" (BT), "Come In Hard" (Hardknox), "Loaded Gun" (Hednoize), and the aforementioned theme song.All those songs are nothing compared to The Crystal Method's "Vapor Trail", which is the only techno song you can call good.But since they were featured in the movie I guess you're forced to include them.Hah.The few great songs are "Killing Time" by [Hed]P.E., "In 2 Deep" by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the epic "Such A Night".But as I said before, the fact that they are featured on the artist's earlier albums make them only great to the uninitiated.The one track that really jumped out at me is Bender's awesome "Angel Dust"; which fit in very nicely with `the van scene' (as I like to call it).That song might've actually spawned my liking of them.Sadly, on another down note, Uncle Kracker's "Who's Your Uncle?" is an edited version of the song; which is kind of odd considering that "Killing Time" isn't.And also, Uncle Kracker's smash hit "Follow Me" was featured in the movie and is NOT on the soundtrack.Go figure?...

    The music on this soundtrack is either nu-metal, techno, blues, or classical; in the case of Elvis.There is great diversity from song to song and I think that allows for a better-than-average soundtrack.But still, there are a few aspects that keep it from being perfect.As I said, "Follow Me" wasn't included here when it was in the movie; and the same goes for the Elvis tracks "My Way" and "Trouble".It's hard to believe they didn't include Elvis songs when the movie was loosely based on The King himself.And, again, as I said, Uncle Kracker's track is edited; which in turn makes it unmemorable and annoying to listen to.Without those inaccuracies, this soundtrack would've been awesome.Even so, I highly recommend it if you saw and enjoyed the movie.And even if you haven't seen `3000 Miles To Graceland' yet, the soundtrack is still beneficial and worth frequent listens.So if you enjoy nu-metal, techno, blues and Elvis--and can handle them all at once--then certainly buy this album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A soundtrack that is doing better than the movie?
    I got this soundtrack as a Christmas present and this is one of the cds I wanted because of Such A Night by Elvis Presley was on the cd, and if the soundtrack didn't have the song on it, then I would not have wanted this cd. At looking at the 8 presious reviews, everbody that listened to this cd, liked it. But a whole lot of people didn't like the movie. The cd has two soundtracks, first is Vapor Trail and the 2nd is Franklin's Requiem. The soundtrack has various singers like (Hed) Planted Earth, Filter, Elvis Presley, Bender, Uncle Kracker, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Here is the tracks

    1 Killing Time
    2 It's Gonna Kill Me
    3 Bleeder
    4 Mansion on the Hill
    5 Smartbomb
    6 In 2 Deep
    7 Who's Your Uncle
    8 Come in Hard
    9 New Disease
    10 Angel Dust
    11 Vapor Trail
    12 Loaded Gun
    13 Franklin's Requiem
    14 Such a Night

    I'm sure you pretty much know what the movie is about. If you don't know who the two guys are that are on the cover, they are Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner. But if you are a big Elvis Presley fan and want a soundtrack that has more Elvis Presley songs on it, I will reccomend to you Lilo & Stitch. This soundtrack is the soundtrack of one of the viloent movies that came out last year. This is one of the soundtracks to buy and please watch the movie if you have not seen it yet. It is kind of hard to believe that this soundtrack is doing better than the movie. And getting better reviews too.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Praiseland for Graceland
    This soundtrack is one of the best yet. Extremely good mix of music that correlate nicely with the contents of the film. The song that really makes the soundtrack incredibly, however, has got to be the song "bleeder" by nothingface. This is a band that, in my opinion, should be getting a lot more recognition than they have in the past. It's nice to see them finally get at least some recognition. ... Read more

    Asin: B000059M06
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Electronica    3. Industrial Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rap-Rock    7. Soundtracks    8. Soundtracks & Film Scores   


    $17.98

    ELV1S 30 #1 Hits
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (24 September, 2002)
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    In 1987, RCA released a one-disc Elvis compilation called The Number One Hits that featured 18 tracks. So how did the label come up with 12 additional number ones (13 if you count the sensational "A Little Less Conversation" remix that brings the King into the 21st century as a bona fide dance/electronica star)? Well, the '87 compilation featured only Billboard number ones. "In the Ghetto" and "Burning Love" never reached the top there, nor did "Way Down," despite every copy of that 45 selling out on both sides of the Atlantic following Presley's 1977 death. Instead, the new compilers have used the major pop charts in both the U.S. (including Cashbox) and U.K. to determine inclusions. The tracks have all been remixed from original masters, which proves awesome at best (some of the songs have never sounded crisper if, at times, slightly antiseptic) and problematic at worst. Purists will definitely quibble. "A Fool Such As I," for instance, sounds like Elvis rerecorded his vocals. Hank Garland's great guitar solo also sounds different. It might be an alternate take. That's definitely the case with "The Wonder of You." A few lyrics are even different, meaning this isn't the same version as the original 45. Of course, none of that should matter to the youngsters who've been singing along to "Hound Dog" on the Lilo & Stitch soundtrack, or to any other newcomers. Despite the complaints, this is arguably the best single disc Elvis primer to date. Real fans will want to explore much deeper for treasures to be found, but albums like this guarantee that this is one king who will deservedly live very long, if not forever. --Bill Holdship ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars good 50's songs all in one place
    I have a different set (I believe it is some obscure import) which has all of the original versions of these songs, and by comparison, this set is very good, sounds better, but is also a bit changed from the alternate takes.I am not a huge Elvis fan, but I like many of his songs, and appreciate his contribution to popular music.He is definitely the most famous rock star to ever go through the spotlight.If you are a hardcore Elvis fan stick to the albums, but if you are new to Elvis and just want the hits, this is the best place to look, unless you also want the second disc that goes with this (which isn't necessary, I don't think).This compilation gives Elvis the royal treatment of his legendary songs.I just wish they had stuck to the originals on a few songs on this cd.

    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
    Ok so I wasn't alive when Elvis was around but my mom was and she passed her love to Elvis down to me with many of the other oldies. I truly love Elvis and this CD rocks!!!!! I love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recomended!
    Elvis Presley-30 #1 hits spans from 1956 recordings such as heartbreak hotel, to 1977 recordings such as Way Down. As well as all of elvis's 30 number 1 hits their is a bonus track a little less conversation(JKL Radio Edit Remix) which is good expesically for the true elvis fan who already has all of the 30 number one hits in their collection. This CD takes you through a journey in a sense from the early times, to the 60's, through the 70's showing you the example of why Elvis was the king of rock n roll. Songs like Suspicious Minds, and Heartbreak Hotel stick with Elvis fans as well as the 28 others from all shook up, surrender, crying in the chapel, the wonder of you, stuck on you, burning love, don't, and countless others. I would also like to mention how great the booklet inside the CD case is. Their are some great rare pictures in the booklet as well as some great quotes by the king himself including this one "Rhythem Is Something You Either Have Or Done Have, But When You Have It, You Have It All Over." Not to mention how great elvis was but also to all of the musicians who were on this CD because they were elvis's backbone throughout his entire career. I would HIGHLY RECOMEND this to everybody in the world including YOU! Because you will learn to love this entire collection as much as any other possible recording in your entire collection. Enjoy~





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    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Pop/Rock    3. Rock    4. Rock & Roll    5. Rockabilly    6. Vocal Pop   


    $14.99

    Elvis Box
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Unbound (01 October, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis14genuine reproductions
    I just received this as a Mothers Day gift from one of my daughters.I found it to be a very good collection of items.If you are a true Elvis fan, you will love it.I especially loved the 3rd grade report card.Seeing the 9 collectors cards brought back memories!I had every one of them and when I had my first baby, my Mom and husband (now my X) threw them out.I didn't need my Elvis stuff anymore!I was a new mother! What did they know?I have never forgiven them for it. If you buy this item, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.Thanks to my daughter!She is great!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for Elvis Presley fans!
    If you know an Elvis Presley fan, then this box set would make a good present. In this box set is Elvis Aaron Presley Thumbnail Biagraphy, a check to Elvis Presley from his manger for $50000.00, Colonel Tom Parker's Fan Club Membership card, Elvis' paystab from Presision Tool, Elvis Presley's report card from his days at East Tupelo School which he got graded for school spirit, a pitcure of Elvis Presley with his parents in 1937, a an application for insurance, Press release which has his story, an Elvis portrait, an application for civilian and military exerience, an Elvis Presley postcard with his manger dressed up as Santa Clause, Offical Elvis Presley Album, a picure of Elvis Presley signed by himself, a sign from one of Elvis Presley's performance and last but not least Elvis Presley picture cards. And if you were born after Elvis Presley's death like me, you can his picure pre-signed by Elvis Presley himself. Like I had said, this is a must if you know an Elvis Presley or maybe you are a fan yourself, and if you are, you can even buy this for yourself. This is worth your $$$$$$$$$$.

    My thoughts on Elvis Box. This is one of the best things to get your Elvis Presley fan (if you know one). Or if you are a Elvis Presley fan, this is denfily a proudct to own. How can you not have fun while looking at this book (I guess). What is there in here not to like. You have a report card form Elvis Prelsey's 3rd grade days. And when you (or your Elvis Presely fan [if you know one]) check out the ELvis Presley album book that comes along. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0811832880
    Sales Rank: 464501
    Subjects:  1. Books With Items    2. General    3. History & Criticism - General    4. Music    5. Popular Culture - General    6. Rock   


    $24.95

    Elvis and Me
    by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Mass Market Paperback (01 August, 1991)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best
    this is by far one of the best Elvis books I have ever read. Priscilla takes us into the personal life of Elvis. she also lets us see that Elvis was a good person but he also had his faults just like we all do. this book will hook you right from the first page to the last. you will want to read it again someday it is that good. if you are an Elvis fan or if you are not you will enjoy this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!I loved it!
    It was a great read!I enjoyed reading it.I felt Priscilla's feelings as she wrote them.I really feel that Priscilla was very honest and it was her real experience on their life.She includes pictures in the book that relate to moments mentioned in the book.She did a great job writing it.It is not a difficult book to read, it is enjoyable.I would recommend it to anyone that has an interest in the incredible personal life of Elvis Presley.I think that Priscilla is an amazing woman for writing personal details of her life.It was so good I didn't want it to end.I would read this book again and also recommend it to anyone who has an interest, especially females who can appricate everything she experienced.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good insightful story.
    I originally saw the movie a few years ago and came across this book and had to get it. While it is not the "whole story" of their lives together, its a good look at it. The book is only just over 300 pages and that just cannot cover 14 years or whatever.
    There are such mixed reviews and this book is compared to so many other stories that I have not read. But I still liked this book. No way does it tell everything, who would write a book that gave away all their memories and left nothing sacred for you to look back on?
    One thing, after reading the reviews for this book I have to say that alot of people are sad. Elvis was with Pricillia for years. She was his only wife. Come on, there was no way he hated her or was pushed into anything. Give it up. Actions speak louder then words and all that. I do not think she bashed Elvis with this book. I think she told her story, and maybe she did embelish it a little. Who is to say? Who else was there but them to know what happened? She showed that she loved him enough to live how he wanted her to. How she tried to be everything he wanted. It also shows how Elvis brought her into his life and how her transformation happened.
    Pricilla's writing is easy to follow and identify with. Obisouly it is going to be a one sided story, as Elvis is dead. Common sence, why would a superstar be with and marry a woman who he supposedly did not want to be with when he could have had anybody? Why did he not marry Ann Margret if she was his great love? Why did he keep going back to Pricilla if what he really wanted to do was let her go? Be real and let go of jealously.
    I think that this shows a side of Elvis that no one would have known about if Pricilla did not share it. I fell in love with that side of him. Even if he was a little weird. Which he was.
    I think that this is a good story and gives you a peak into Elvis's life from a point of view that no one else has. It is a good book and makes you want everything to work out. Only you know that it wont. I think that Pricilla was a lucky woman who had one hell of a life with Elvis. A life that many others wished for themselves. ... Read more

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    Sales Rank: 39563
    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Composers & Musicians - Rock    5. Rock musicians    6. Rock musicians' wives    7. Singers    8. United States   


    The Elvis and Marilyn Affair: A Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner Novel
    by Robert S. Levinson
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 September, 1999)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Wisecracking Satire of Hollywood's Obsession with Itself
    The Elvis and Marilyn Affair goes down smoothly.It's a book that will amuse you even if your mood is a little dark when you begin.But don't look for any redeeming qualities in the story:It's just fun fluff.

    The story is amusingly narrated by Neil Gulliver, a flip fellow who writes a newspaper column.His life is complicated by being still in love with his ex-wife of many years, Stevie Marriner, a daytime television goddess who divorced him for treating her like a trophy.

    As the book opens, Stevie finds herself the prime suspect in a murder investigation, and she falls back on her friendship with Neil to help her deal with the police and the publicity.Neil takes charge of protecting her and begins to play detective.

    Neil soon learns that there are hidden currents behind the currently in-development one-woman show of Marilyn Monroe's life in which Stevie is to star.Someone is convinced that there are love letters between Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe . . . and will stop at nothing to get those letters.From there, the mayhem builds in a huge crescendo.Hollywood icons fall left and right as the murderous search develops.

    On the surface, it might seem like this is Nick and Nora Charles disguised as a divorced couple.That's not really true, though.The dialogue is somewhat like the noir stories, but the story itself is like a boa-bedecked item from Fredericks of Hollywood.If you doubt that, the many references to oral sexual gratification will soon disabuse you.The book succeeds primarily as a spoof on Hollywood and its pretensions . . . combined with humorous patter of the sort that works well on Jon Stewart's show.Even the convoluted plot (which has more twists in it than Mulholland Drive does) primarily serves as spoof material about the fundamental dishonesty of Hollywood.

    I found myself looking forward to reading the next books in the series and being similarly encouraged to chuckle along with the author as the slapstick antics continue.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ELVIS AND MARILYN AND NEIL AND STEVIE
    Robert S. Levinson really knows how to tell a story.He also knows how to hook readers.THE ELVIS AND MARILYN AFFAIR is his first mystery effort.It mixes two popular culture legends with an unhappily divorced modern couple.Robert S. Levinson teases the reader throughout the book with suggestions of an affair between that singer and that blonde.A Los Angeles newspaperman/detective, Neil Gulliver, and his actress ex, Stevie Marriner, find themselves entangled in murders and danger attempting to discover the truth and catch the killer.Better debut novels are hard to find.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Witty and wild! A delightful romp!
    The Elvis and Marilyn Affair' is sexy, and sophisticated, a wild and witty romp through Hollywood past and present, with ample doses of murder,mayhem, and gossip.. The main protagonists, Neil Gulliver and his ex-wife,Stevie Marriner (Sex Queen of the Soaps), remind me of a modern Nick andNora Charles; intelligent, urbane, and undeniably in love. When Stevie isaccused of murdering Blackie Sheridan, the director of a one woman play inwhich she is starring, Marilyn Remembers., she calls on Neil for help. Onedeath quickly follows another, each of an aging star connected to a rumoredlove affair between Elvis Presely and Marilyn Monroe. Mr. Levinson'ssecondary characters are fully formed, as interesting and endearing as Neiland Stevie. His knowledge of, and apparently genuine fondness for,Hollywood shines through, making the plot believable... even probable.If you like intrigue, suspense, plenty of dead bodies, witty repartee, andaffairs of the heart you?ll love ?The Elvis and Marilyn Affair?. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0312869681
    Sales Rank: 1083353
    Subjects:  1. 1926-1962    2. 1935-1977    3. Fiction    4. Gulliver, Neil (Fictitious character)    5. Marriner, Stevie (Fictitious character)    6. Monroe, Marilyn,    7. Mystery fiction    8. Mystery/Suspense    9. Popular American Fiction    10. Presley, Elvis,    11. Thrillers    12. Monroe, Marilyn    13. Presley, Elvis   


    Elvis, Memories Beyond Graceland Gates
    by Mary Jenkins
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (1997)
    list price: $25.00
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    5-0 out of 5 stars a must read
    this book is a must read for any Elvis fan. the book is very good. it is only about 110 pages long but is well worth the short read. anyone who wants to read a postive book on Elvis this is it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Tribute
    This book is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man by an extraordinary woman.While working as a tour guide a Graceland I met Mary.She was a wonderfully sweet woman who truly loved Elvis.She knew the man better than most and this book is a great tribute to Elvis' memory.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mary Jenkins
    Memories Beyond Graceland Gates

    This is a very positive book about Elvis ... it was wrote by Mary Jenkins ...Mary cooked for Elvis for years ... She loved Elvis dearly and his fans... Mary never said one negative thing about Elvis in her life... In the house Elvis purchased for her Mary would invite the fans in for a visit if she felt good she enjoyedcooking meals like she did for Elvis for the fans I was honored to be among one of thefans she cooked for along with Sharon and Sue...I will always remember the days I spent with her listening to Elvis stories ... the book is a must to any Elvis Fan collections... Mary passed a couple of years back she is missed by all for the love she had for everyone the beautiful smiles she gave everyone she met, the funny stories she would tell about Elvis such a pleasure to be around ... oh yes, she is the one that made the banana sandwiches for Elvis... The first one she made was a flop the next one Vernon stood beside her telling her just how to make it the way Elvis like it ... this book is one ever fan should have in their collection...
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    Isbn: 0962375608
    Sales Rank: 692019
    Subjects:  1. 1935-1977    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Jenkins, Mary    6. Presley, Elvis,    7. Rock musicians    8. United States    9. Composers & Musicians    10. Graceland Mansion (Memphis, Te    11. Presley, Elvis   


    That's Alright, Elvis: The Untold Story of Elvis' First Guitarist and Manager, Scotty Moore
    by Scotty Moore James Dickerson
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 August, 1997)
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    That's Alright, Elvis recounts the life of Scotty Moore, one of the early men behind the legendary Elvis Presley. Moore was already an accomplished musician (Rolling Stone Keith Richards says that Moore's music inspired him to play rock-and-roll) when, at the behest of Sun Records executive Sam Phillips, he took young Presley under his wing. It didn't take long for Moore's seasoned ear to discern the young singer's talent, one that would soon explode into the rock sound. Moore's relationship with Elvis deepened through the years as he managed Presley's career and played in his band, the Blue Moon Boys. But as Elvis's popularity skyrocketed, Moore's managerial role was usurped, and the professional relationship between the two ultimately soured over money and miscommunication. Moore continued his musical career and is now considered the quintessential rock guitarist by many in the industry. He maintains an admirable objectivity about his life with Elvis as he tells his story through writer James Dickerson. That's Alright, Elvis is a fresh take on a seminal period in both Elvis's life and in the history of rock-and-roll. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Required reading even if you're not an Elvis fan
    Although not a technical genius, or a flambouyant showman, Scotty Moore is the first Rock and Roll guitar hero. He can be considered a discoverer, an inventor. He provided support, on and off stage, to a musical phenomenon, Elvis Presley. They both found a way of making three instruments and a vocal sound big. His riffs and syncopations inspired millions. Too bad he didn't make...millions.
    His story is told in a warmly engaging way, filled with panorama; and not once does a bitter tone prevail.
    As Elvis progressed, it seems that he (along with the powers that be) decided that Scotty's licks were not sophisticated enough, so Moore apparently was an occasional studio player after 1961. It's interesting that Big El summoned Scotty for his crucial TV Special - the word "Comeback" came shortly after December 3rd, 1968.
    It's facinating to read about Mr. Bill Black, Elvis' first bassist. Black was another instinctual musician, limited but perfectly attuned to the new art form. He died a young man, but found a way onto the charts with the Bill Black Combo and strong instrumental workouts. He died in 1965 and it's too bad that Elvis did not mention his name on the TV Special section where he demonstrated how they got the big sound with just three guys.
    I do not enjoy the storytelling in the second person: it would have been much more effective to have Scotty's words up-front throughout. Just like his guitar playing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent biography
    James Dickerson did a great job of telling the story of Scotty Moore.I was as impressed with the writing as with the subject.I read this as research for the biography I'm writing about Faron Young, and I must admit to disappointment--but not surprise--at the lack of mention of him.That aside, this is a book worth reading.Scotty Moore is a man I'd like to meet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, simple tale of a world-class musician and Elvis
    Scotty Moore is one of the unsung heroes of rock 'n roll and his writing style reflects his playing style- simple, precise and to the point. In a humble, matter-of-fact style, guitarist Moore recounts his experiences withthe King in an eminently readable and interesting way.I have read manyElvis books and this is one of my favorites.After reading it, you justwished you could bump into Scotty sometime, buy him a beer and talk thenight away. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0825672341
    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Composers & Musicians - General    5. Composers & Musicians - Rock    6. Genres & Styles - Rock    7. History & Criticism - General   


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