Change of Habit [DVD] [1969]

The king of rock & roll, Elvis Presley, sings his heart out to Mary Tyler Moore in the romantic comedy Change of Habit. Universal's work on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very nice with solid black levels and rich, deep colors showing up vibrantly. Although there are a few cases of edge enhancement in the image, overall, this is a great picture which should please fans. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono in English and isn't anything to croon home about. While there's a lack of any directional effects in mix, overall the music, dialogue, and effects are free and clear of any distortion or hiss. Also included on this disc are English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The extra features on this DVD aren't going to thrill anyone looking for a good time -- the small amount of supplements include a trailer for the film, some recommendations by Universal for other DVDs, some production notes, and cast and filmmaker bios.
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  • Change of Habit (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English) 1969
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Special Features

  • Trailer
  • Recommendations
  • Production notes
  • Cast & filmmaker bios
  • Closed Captioned


Change of Habit
Dr. John Carpenter (Elvis Presley) helps the economically disadvantaged in an inner-city medical clinic. Three nuns are assigned to help out at the facility and are allowed to wear regular clothes instead of the traditional habits. Sister Michelle (Mary Tyler Moore) is the speech therapist who Dr. Carpenter would like to examine personally after hours. Along with the other sisters (Barbara McNair and Jane Elliot), Michelle is subjected to the criticism of the local parish priest (Regis Toomey) in the social experiment of non-traditional dress. Two spinsters even mistake the nuns for prostitutes without their habits. The priest wins out in the end, and the nuns must again don their habits. As the good doctor sings to the ailing children, Sister Michelle is transfixed both by a crucifix hanging on the wall and by Elvis Presley in an ironic and symbolic scene that flashes between the two icons. This was Presley's last studio feature and he welcomed the move from stifling screen images as he returned his focus to live performances and recording for the remainder of his illustrious career. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley - Dr. John Carpenter
  • Mary Tyler Moore
    Mary Tyler Moore - Sister Michelle
  • Barbara McNair
    Barbara McNair - Sister Irene
  • Jane Elliot
    Jane Elliot - Sister Barbara
  • Leora Dana
    Leora Dana - Mother Joseph
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