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


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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

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Release Date
Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating
G -- General audience
3 hours, 23 minutes
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Mono
  • USA & territories, Canada
  • English
  • French
Video 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
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