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Jailhouse Rock [Deluxe Edition] [DVD] [1957]

  • SKU: 8416234
  • Release Date: 08/07/2007
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Steve Pond, author of Elvis in Hollywood
    • New featurette the Scene That stole Jailhouse Rock
    • Digitally remastered for improved picture quality
    • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as original Mono
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Subtitles: Français (main feature. bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled)

    Synopsis


    Jailhouse Rock
    One of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films, Jailhouse Rock offers us the sensual, "dangerous" Elvis that had won the hearts of the kids and earned the animosity of their elders. Presley plays a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, Elvis strikes up a friendship with visionary fellow-con Mickey Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy suggests that Elvis perform in the upcoming prison show. Ol' swivel-hips scores a hit, and decides to stay in showbiz after his release. Together with pretty Judy Tyler (the former Princess Summerfall Winterspring on Howdy Doody, who would die in a horrible traffic accident shortly after completing this film), Elvis sets up his own record company. Alas, success goes to his head, and soon Elvis plans to ditch Tyler in favor of signing with a big-time label. Shaughnessy shows up long enough to punch out Elvis for his disloyalty; as a result, Elvis' vocal chords are damaged and he is unable to sing. Deserted by his flunkeys and hangers-on, Elvis learns the value of friendship and fidelity when Tyler and Shaughnessy stay by his side in his darkest hours. His voice restored, Elvis climbs back up the charts--but this time, he's a much nicer fellow, and a lot more committed to Tyler. Usually the musical numbers in a Presley picture (this one has a doozy, complete with chorus boys dressed as convicts!) are more compelling than the plot. Jailhouse Rock is a perfect balance of song and story from beginning to end; seldom would Elvis be so well showcased in the future. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Elvis Presley
      Elvis Presley - Vince Everett
    • Judy Tyler
      Judy Tyler - Peggy Van Alden
    • Mickey Shaughnessy
      Mickey Shaughnessy - Hunk Houghton
    • Vaughn Taylor
      Vaughn Taylor - Mr. Shores
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      Jennifer Holden - Sherry Wilson



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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Everybodys Dancing To The..

      Posted
      joshinri

      How can you resist buying this terrific Elvis movie? In my opinion, its one of his best films and the fact thats its been remastered and repackaged is a treat. I even bought it at a fair price on buy.com as well. I dont believe Elvis was given enough credit for his acting abilities and this was one of the films in which they are showcased. Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      one of his best movies

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      JiVan
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      The bluray update does this movie well. It is one if his best movies, Elvis does a great job of actually acting in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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