- Actores: Kurt Russell
- Directores: John Carpenter
- Formato: Importación
- Audio: Inglés
- Subtítulos para sordos: Inglés
- Número de discos: 1
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- Estudio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
- Duración: 161 minutos
- Valoración media de los clientes: 5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Ver todas las opiniones (1 opinión de cliente)
- ASIN: B003N71L1E
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº44.214 en Cine y Series TV (Ver el Top 100 en Cine y Series TV)
Elvis [DVD]  [Reino Unido]
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Kurt Russell is Elvis in a career-defining performance. Just two years after Elvis Presley died, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the king of Rock 'n' Roll. Broadcast on ABC in 1979, Elvis marked the first time director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell would work together in what would become a legendary pairing in film history (Escape From New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing and Escape From L.A.) Tracing Presley's life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant return to Las Vegas. Elvis features Shelley Winters (Gladys Presley), Season Hubley (Priscilla Presley), Bing Russell (Kurt's real-life father as Vernon Presley), Pat Hingle (Colonel Tom Parker), Joe Mantegna ("Memphis Mafia" member Joe Esposito) and Ed Begley Jr. (drummer D.J. Fontana) in an all-star supporting cast for an effort that garnered numerous Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor for Russell. Restored from the original film elements. Special Features - 'Bringing a Legend To Life' featurette with archival interviews of Kurt Russell and John Carpenter (1979). Commentary by 'The Voice of Elvis' Ronnie McDowell and author Edie Hand. Rare clips from American Bandstand. Photo gallery.
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PS. La edición es inglesa y solo contiene subtítulos en ingles, no en español, pero merece la pena.
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"Elvis" follows the King from his life in poverty as a child featuring Bing Russell (Kurt's dad) as his father Vernon, Shelley Winters as Gladys Presley and Season Hubley as Priscilla to the point when he conquers Vegas. The cast is rounded out by the perpetually young Joe Mantegna as well as Ed Begley, Jr. The series was nominated for quite a few Emmy Awards (and should have won for Russell a perpetually underrated actor).
This appears to be identical to the UK Blu-ray release from 2010. The transfer appears to be the same--the source is a bit dated but the detail is pretty good. "Elvis" has one flaw that will both many fans--it's not in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio. The film is presented in 1.78:1 but, it appears to me, this results with extra space at the edge of the frame that wasn't visible before and some cropping at the bottom and top of the image. Those looking for the original aspect ratio will be disappointed. However, this film was released as a feature overseas and I have heard that it was presented in this aspect ratio.
This is the 170 minute version (which was released overseas on video) (according to IMDB the original TV "event" ran 150 minutes) the theatrical cut overseas ran about 105 minutes.
The original mono soundtrack is presented here and sounds quite nice with dialog clear.
The special features are nice but I would have killed for a Russell/Carpenter commentary track here. It's not mentioned on the box but we do get a commentary from Elvis impersonator Ronnie McDowell who did all the singing in the film for Russell nicely moderated by Author Edie Hand with good trivia.
We also get a short featurette produced at the time to promote the film (it's under 12 minutes) with some behind the scenes footage. The other special features are the same as the UK release including clips from American Bandstand and a photo gallery (also not mentioned on the box).
This is a nice looking (although it could have been a perfect looking) presentation of the film with a different aspect ratio from the original broadcast and some nice special features.
I would have liked to see a new restoration and transfer and a commentary from Carpenter & Russell but what we do get is pretty good.