Elvis The Movie - Kurt Russell DVD - Hailed by audiences as one of the most powerful and moving biographical films, Elvis The Movie garnered a Golden Globe nomination and multiple Emmy nominations, including one for Kurt Russell as Outstanding Lead Actor for his incandescent performance as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The film also marked Carpenter and Russell's first collaboration in what would become a legendary pairing.
Elvis The Movie - Kurt Russell - Just two years after Elvis Presley passed away, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the King of Rock n Roll. Released through 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 Presleys 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 (Kurts 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. Bonus 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.
Actors: Kurt Russell, Shelly Winters, Season Hubley, Bing Russell, Pat Hingle
Directors: John Carpenter
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010
Run Time: 170 minutes