The dedication and labor that went into the production of 'The Definitive Elvis' is obvious. This presentation of Elvis' companions, loves, associates and fans is sensational. I found myself with so many emotions as I watched in anticipation. Like reading a fantastic book, to hard not to continue. I applaud and give five stars to the accomplishment of this sixteen hour masterpiece. Elvis fans from around the world will treasure this surpassing heartfelt account, of the fond memories of dearly missed Elvis A Presley!
I have seen many 'biographical' videos, DVDs, etc. of Elvis but none of them have compared to this 8-DVD set.
Each DVD has almost 2 hours of 'in depth' information about Elvis.
That's close to 16 hours!!
I did not find one derogatory remark in the 16 hours.
The interviews are amazing; featuring those with Elvis' earliest friends including - Dixie Locke.
There is a lot of footage that has never been seen before.
This is a must-have for any Elvis fan. You won't be disappointed.
8 DVD Set
Episode 1: 'The Memphis Years' (+ / 'The Television Years') starts fabulously with lovely old footage of the Southern States perfectly setting the era. There are great photos of Elvis that I have never seen before and the programme correctly acknowledges the importance of Sun Studios pre-Elvis, with the first Rock n' Roll record 'Rocket 88' being recorded there in 1951. Dewey Phillips is acknowledged along with the significance of Beale Street & Memphis itself, as well as mentioning the 'first all black' radio station, WDIA. This was an important melting pot of musical styles that Elvis absorbed to create the sound that would change the world.
Episode 2: 'The Hollywood Years Part I' / 'The Hollywood Years Part II'
Episode 3: 'The Army Years' / 'The Memphis Mafia'
Episode 4: ('Elvis And Priscilla') / 'Elvis and The Colonel' is a fascinating look at the Carny Hustler who made Elvis "The World's Greatest Star" while at the same time walking away with far more earnings than the Star himself! Lots of people comment on what a dislikable & manipulative man he was at times, while it is fascinating to hear his (last) wife Loanne talk about the gentler side of him. A great programme.
Episode 5: 'The Many Loves Of Elvis' / 'The Intimate Loves Of Elvis'
Episode 6: 'The Comeback' / 'The Vegas Years'
Episode 7: 'The Man And His Music' / 'The Spiritual Soul Of Elvis'
Episode 8: 'The Day The Music Died: Elvis Is Gone' / 'All The King's Disiples: The Fans'