Jailhouse Rock [Deluxe Edition]

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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

Product Details

Release Date
8/7/07 
Studio
Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 36 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • French
Video 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)
Number of Discs
1

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