Tag: Elvis Presley

Elvis, Fox, Disney, and the Digital Oubliette

Elvis, Fox, Disney, and the Digital Oubliette

September 21, 2019 | By

A review of Elvis Presley’s WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) on Twilight Time Blu + Editor’s Blog on Disney’s restrictions of the 20th Century-Fox catalogue.

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BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

September 21, 2019 | By

Perhaps due to the success of King Creole (1958) and G.I. Blues (1960), Elvis may have had some leverage and was able to star in two dramas to prove his acting chops, but the resulting films…

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Bronson the Boxer: Kid Galahad (1962) + Hard Times (1975)

Bronson the Boxer: Kid Galahad (1962) + Hard Times (1975)

September 5, 2017 | By

Charles Bronson coaches Elvis Presley in the unlikely musical-drama-comedy Kid Galahad (1962) on Blu via Twilight Time + a comparative review of the extras between Twilight Time & Eureka’s Masters of Cinema Hard Times (1975).

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BR: Kid Galahad (1962)

BR: Kid Galahad (1962)

September 5, 2017 | By

Kid Galahad was billed quite loudly in the campaign posters as a musical, but similar to Follow That Dream (1962), you feel undercurrents pulling him towards differing material that with any other screen performer might clash and contradict, but Elvis had such a magnetic, likeable screen persona…

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Elvis Goes Straight, Part 1: Flaming Star (1960)

Elvis Goes Straight, Part 1: Flaming Star (1960)

April 2, 2015 | By

Review of a rare western starring Elvis Presley and directed by Don Siegel: Flaming Star (1960), new on Blu from Twilight Time + some Editorial Blather on home video.

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BR: Flaming Star (1960)

BR: Flaming Star (1960)

April 2, 2015 | By

Reportedly regarded by critics as a dud upon its original release, Flaming Star is a genuine oddity within Elvis Presley’s 21 film C.V., and in the eyes of some fans and critical supporters, it’s matured into a unique western that avoids certain dreary genre clichés and familiar characterizations…

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The Dream That Failed to Follow

The Dream That Failed to Follow

September 28, 2014 | By

The release of Follow That Dream (1962) on Blu from Twilight Time is a reminder of Elvis Presley’s natural acting talent, and the kind of work he rarely managed to find in the sixties due to Machiavellian management.

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