Elvis: That's the Way It Is [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1970]

  • SKU: 8422511
  • Release Date: 08/07/2007
  • Rating: G
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Disc 1:
  • 2001 Special Edition
  • Restoration featurette Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis - That's the Way It Is
  • Presley career highlights
  • Director/restorer filmographies
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English & Français (main feature. bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled)
  • Disc 2:
  • 1970 Original Theatrical Version
  • Plus a dozen never-seen outtake song/nonmusical sequences

Synopsis


Elvis: That's the Way It Is
Elvis: That's the Way It Is offers a candid look at Elvis Presley at a point when he decided to permanently abandon movie roles and return triumphantly to concert gigs. It shows him strutting around Vegas with his entourage, Elvis painstakingly preparing for his stage show, Elvis relaxing backstage and trading jokes with his vocal accompanists, and, of course, Elvis before a live, loud audience. Photographed by Lucien Ballard the film was directed by Denis Sanders of Shock Treatment fame. This film was hugely reedited and reissued in 2001, with around 40% new material that replaced preexistent fan footage with musical performances and revelations; it also works in a a version of 'Love Me Tender' that finds The King strutting through the audience. That cut of the film - which received heightened critical kudos - rates 4 stars, and qualifies as more of a performance film than a documentary. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ELVIS: VIDEO DOCUMENTARY "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS"

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    GREAT2BHERE
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    "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS" VIDEO DOCUMENTARY IS AVAILABLE HERE IN A DOUBLE-DISC COLLECTION WITH SUPERBLY REMASTERED FULL HD QUALITY VIDEO+AUDIO MATERIAL. THIS DOCUMENTARY, ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 1970, IS KNOWN AS THE NEXT TO LAST OF THIRTY-THREE MOVIES MADE DURING HIS CAREER. SOME OF HIS MOVIES WERE OF ACTING ROLES AND PLOTS WHICH LITERALLY UPSET AND NAUSEATED ELVIS HIMSELF, THOUGH A FEW DID INDEED SHOWCASE THE POTENTIAL ACTING TALENTS WHICH ELVIS DEEPLY ASPIRED TO ACCOMPLISH. THE FINAL TWO, HOWEVER, WERE VERY DIFFERENT IN THAT "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS" AND "ELVIS ON TOUR" EXHIBITED ELVIS FINALLY ESCAPING HIS DREADED HOLLYWOOD CONTRACTS. IN FACT, THESE WERE OF DOCUMENTARIES CAPTURING "THE KING" ON HIS RETURN TO LIVE PERFORMING AND DOING WHAT HE KNEW AND LOVED DOING BEST, ENTERTAINING LIVE AUDIENCES. PEOPLE ADORED SEEING HIM IN CONCERT AND RECOGNIZED HIS MUTUAL AFFECTION AND APPRECIATION FOR THEM. ALL GENDERS, ALL AGE GROUPS, WOULD COME FROM ALL THROUGHOUT THE GLOBE FOR A TREASURED CHANCE TO ACTUALLY BUY A TICKET TO BE A MEMBER OF HIS AUDIENCE; AND, MOST NOTEWORTHY IS THE FACT THAT, HE HAD ALWAYS HELD A STANDING-ROOM-ONLY ATTENDANCE RECORD. HERE IN "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS" WE'VE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE ONE OF THOSE FORTUNATE AUDIENCE MEMBERS, RIGHT IN OUR OWN HOMES. HERE IS VALUABLE FOOTAGE, CAPTURING THE HEALTHY & PURE ELVIS, IN RARE FORM, WHICH TOO FEW PEOPLE RECALL WHEN THEY THINK OF ELVIS PRESLEY. THIS IS TRULY THE UNIQUELY TALENTED, AMAZINGLY HANDSOME, CHARMING, AND ENERGETICALLY EAGER TO ENTERTAIN THE CROWDS. IN THIS FILM, ELVIS IS RECENTLY AND FRESHLY UPON HIS INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO LIVE PERFORMING, NEARLY AN EXACT ONE YEAR SINCE OPENING TO RAVE REACTIONS IN THE LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM ARENA. HE HAD BEEN AT THE PRIME AGE OF THIRTY-FIVE, AND WAS HEALTHY, PASSIONATE, ENERGETIC, GOOD HUMOURED, WITH REFRESHED CONCEPTS ON HOW TO BE A HIGHLY SUPERIOR SHOWMAN, THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NOT BEEN SEEN IN THAT SHOWBIZ TOWN EVEN TO THIS CURRENT DAY. THIS IS RARE FOOTAGE OF ELVIS BEHIND-THE-SCENES, REHEARSING AND INTERACTING WITH HIS BACKING VOCALISTS AND BAND MEMBERS, AND "TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS" ON STAGE. THIS MATERIAL IS TO BE CHERISHED FOR WE DO POSSESS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THIS ONE OF A KIND ARTIST AT HIS PHYSICAL AND VOCAL PEAK, AUTHENTICALLY IN THE REAL ROLE OF ELVIS THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINER THAT HE TRULY WAS; BETTER THAN HE HAD EVER BEEN BEFORE OR AFTERWARDS. SIMPLY, ELVIS "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS" IS ELVIS ARON PRESLEY IN THE MANNER BY WHICH HE SHOULD BE KNOWN AND REMEMBERED. ELVIS, THIS IS THE WAY HE WAS. MAY HIS MEMORY FOREVER SHINE BRIGHTLY!!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ONE OF BEST DOCUMENTARIES ON ELVIS

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    ELVISFAN

    ONE OF THE BEST DOCUMENTARIES ON ELVIS, DONE IN EARLY 70'S, FOLLOWED HIM ON TOUR, PRE SHOW REHEARSALS, FUNNY TIMES, ETC. MY WHOLE FAMILY LOVED IT...................

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than The Original

    Posted
    dmail

    This is better than the original That's the Way It Is because they took out all the fan interviews. I do miss some of the performances from the origianal movie however. I love the way he gets into I Can't Stop Loving You and Patch It Up on stage. Great concert!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TCB

    Posted
    JeffH
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    This is a great behind the scene/concert movie and it looks and sounds great on Blu.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great singer

    Posted
    coolmom
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    Finally this is in blu-ray. Great concert. The sound was better then the dvd

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A GREAT MOVIE FOR ELVIS MUSIC LOVERS

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    22226
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    I LOVE ALL THE GREAT SONGS IN CONCERTS AND ELVIS AS HE REALLY WAS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great music videos

    Posted
    princess
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    Elvis was the king , love his music even though he's not here his music will live on

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elvis at his best.

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    lola
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    Always wanted an Elvis DVD, this one was really good. Got to see Elvis at home and on stage.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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