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LisaMarie
03-09-2004, 07:23 PM
I am dying to see this movie. I thought that I heard a while back that it was supposed to come out on DVD this year, but I haven't heard anything more about it. Does anyone have this movie? If so, would you be willing to make me a copy? I would be more than happy to pay for it. I've seen it on Ebay, but they want $30 plus shipping, and that seems a little outrageous to me.

Lisa :wink:

Lonniebealestreet
03-09-2004, 09:37 PM
If it doesn't look like it will come out any time soon, I can go and have my VHS transferred to DVD (not VCD).

Captain Elwood David
03-10-2004, 12:28 AM
I am dying to see this movie

I've seen it on Ebay, but they want $30 plus shipping, and that seems a little outrageous to me.


It will be re-released in the coming months on DVD. It isn't always clear that purchasers of this item are aware of this very important fact.

This is why others are literally trying to "cash-in" while they still can.

Whenever there is an opportunity to prey on fellow fans / collectors, ........ enterprising greedsters will be huddling all around. Have seen and know of this VHS (and others before their re-release) being sold in the neighborhood of $100 USD (plus, in some cases). I think this kind of behavior simply stinks.

You have the right take on it, Lisa. Get a copy now (at copy prices) and hold off until you can buy the re-release.


- Capt. "EL."

Albert
03-10-2004, 11:02 AM
As soon as I heard that a re-release of the Aloha and Alternate Aloha were confirmed by EPE, I sold my DVD's. At least now I got a reasonable price for it. The downsite is that I haven't been able to watch those DVD's for over a year :P

So I can understand some sellers. But I also have the feeling that most sellers of Elvis products (on -for example- Ebay) aren't Elvisfans, but people trying to make some (big) bucks on the account of the loyal Elvisfans. That's one reason not to buy anything that's been labeled as 'collectors item' right from the moment it's been released (like the re-release of E1).

LisaMarie
03-10-2004, 08:55 PM
Thanks everyone for the information. I hate that I'm missing out on seeing something, lol. Such a female!!!!!!!

Lisa :wink:

Albert
03-10-2004, 10:56 PM
Isn't this the movie with little Curt Russell? Where he kicked Elvis in the heels? And that little Chinese girl? If so, then it have been quiiiiite some time ago that I have seen this one. A great Elvis movie :D

LisaMarie
03-10-2004, 11:07 PM
Yes Albert, that's it!!! I have never seen this and it is killing me!!! It looks like a great movie, I wonder why they don't play it on television more? :(

Lisa

carolynlm
03-10-2004, 11:10 PM
Lisa, it is a good Sunday afternoon movie, Elvis' clothes are great and of course he just fills them out nicely.

Dan
03-10-2004, 11:58 PM
Can you Guy's in the good old USA play PAL DVD's on your PC's?

circa1956
03-17-2004, 05:51 AM
Do you have cable or dish or direct tv or anything like that? I have Dish and it aired today on TCM @ 3:00 PM. They advertised that it would be on last week on Thursday when the showed "Speedway". I taped both--you'll love IHATWF if you get to see it (I do). But I can't be a great judge because I love all his movies--atleast the ones I've seen so far (all but about 5)

- Stacy-J

likethebike
03-27-2004, 10:35 PM
"World's Fair" is worth seeing on a couple levels. First is that the production values are solid with much location shooting. Very cool to see Elvis in actual World's Fair locations. The scenes with Kurt Russell are a scream especially the second scene where Elvis does a great scowl and raises his fist to the kid. Plus it has "One Broken Heart for Sale" and "They Remind Me Too Much of You". The latter song is both used well and wasted as it plays in Elvis' mind as he rides a monorail. The only thing is he met the girl two minutes ago so it lacks zip. I also like "Happy Ending".

Author Susan Doll has pointed out that Elvis' character in this movie is kind of prototype for the sensitive male. So, it's worth checking out in that regard.

In many ways, it's Elvis' most family oriented work. The relationship with the chinese girl, the presence of Russell and the location shooting make this the closest Elvis ever came to making a Disney movie.

Lonniebealestreet
03-28-2004, 07:34 AM
Fantastic insights as always, LTB! Nice to have you here. 8)

P.S. Annie
03-28-2004, 11:22 AM
Yeah, I'am really looking forward to this one now :D

jbgude
03-28-2004, 06:52 PM
This was my first E movie . :D ..and the reason I am sitting here typing out messages to familiar strangers when I could be listening to music or(without distractions) or watching a movie !!!!! 8)

"Speedway " was on Last night on TCM and will be on again on the 31st..... Incidently does anyone here know if "Charro" is due on TCM anytime soon ? I misssed taping it last december :(

jb

LisaMarie
03-28-2004, 07:10 PM
I was finally able to see this movie recently thanks to Dan!!! I loved this movie, and I agree that it was very much like a Disney movie. Plus Elvis looked GREAT!!!

Thanks again, Dan!!

Lisa :wink:

P.S. Annie
03-28-2004, 08:20 PM
"Speedway " was on Last night on TCM and will be on again on the 31st..... Incidently does anyone here know if "Charro" is due on TCM anytime soon ? I misssed taping it last december :(  

jb

Do they own Charro? I can't find it in their listing? That would be super if they have. Then I need only Tickle Me.

Dan
03-30-2004, 04:30 AM
I was finally able to see this movie recently thanks to Dan!!!  I loved this movie, and I agree that it was very much like a Disney movie.  Plus Elvis looked GREAT!!!

Thanks again, Dan!!

Lisa  :wink:

Hey,Lisa,

Your welcome!!! :)

jbgude
03-30-2004, 05:08 PM
PS Annie Wrote
Do they own Charro? I can't find it in their listing? That would be super if they have. Then I need only Tickle Me.


Well they have certainly have shown it a couple of times.Last year for sure, but I skipped taping it as I thought a DVD would be released sooner or later, esp as the poor quality (Danish ?) one was released. :shock:

Incidently, I have a few original and taped off TV, tapes (including Tickle Me) PAL/VHS for sale/exchange or ..or dare I do it ...to give away free to a fan who genuinely cannot afford them. Be warned that many of the tapes have not been viewed/handled for years so just may not work properly.

Ask Me. :)

jb

Scatter
03-30-2004, 05:16 PM
I love the part when he goes to see the nurse - very funny! It's a good movie but little known by anyone who isn't a fan.

It's interesting that the little lad who kicks Elvis played the part of him years later, Kirk Russell.

Sonny
03-30-2004, 05:20 PM
That was Kurt Russell...

Not only did he portray Elvis in the TV film, Elvis The Movie, he also dressed up as Elvis in 3000 Miles To Graceland...
The ending of this movie has Kurt dancing to Such A Night!

Sonny

Scatter
03-30-2004, 05:30 PM
You know I knew it didn't look right! :oops:

Kurt - that's the guy! Well, at least I got his last name right. :D

Sonny
03-30-2004, 05:41 PM
:D

Yeah, you sure did...

The first part belonged to Douglas...

Or to that former Enterprise captain :D

Sonny

Scatter
03-30-2004, 06:09 PM
Captain James T. Kirk! That's him... or was it James T. Kurt? :?

I think I had 'cling-on' trouble there. :)

I've not yet seen 3000 Miles To Graceland. Would you recommend it? I'm not too keen on impersonators, so I think I've been avoiding it. Is it worth watching?

And do they use original Elvis songs? If so, it's definitely worth watching for the soundtrack.

likethebike
03-30-2004, 08:23 PM
Interestingly, critic Dave Marsh, a big Elvis fan, picks Elvis' performance in "World's Fair" as the worst performance by a rock star on film. I really don't understand that. Elvis isn't what he is in "Flaming Star", "Follow That Dream" or "King Creole" but, then he's never less than professional. And in the Russell scenes, he's quite funny. I wonder what's here that inspired Marsh's bile. In the Elvis canon, something like "Kissin' Cousins" is far more offensive and something like "Paradise Hawaiian Style" or "Clambake" are more throwaways.

Sonny
03-31-2004, 04:32 PM
Hey Scatter!

3000 Miles To Graceland sure is one to watch, you know!

It's not about Elvis impersonators at all, really. Those guys (Russell and Costner) dress up as Elvis just to get a chance to rub a casino!

Actually it's a real action/thriller type thing. It has a lot of Elvis related stuff in it. And yeah, it does have Elvis originals in it! Like Such A Night for instance!

Great movie!

Sonny

Scatter
03-31-2004, 08:01 PM
Hey Scatter!

3000 Miles To Graceland sure is one to watch, you know!

It's not about Elvis impersonators at all, really. Those guys (Russell and Costner) dress up as Elvis just to get a chance to rub a casino!

Actually it's a real action/thriller type thing. It has a lot of Elvis related stuff in it. And yeah, it does have Elvis originals in it! Like Such A Night for instance!  

Great movie!

Sonny

Sonny, you've sold me on it! :lol:

I've seen it in my local DVD rental shop and actually picked it up and then thought 'no'. It sounds very good though. I think I got the wrong impression of it. Perhaps I was a little harsh deciding not to rent it.

It sounds great if they have used the Elvis tracks as part of the soundtrack. I'll have to try and rent it this weekend.

LisaMarie
03-31-2004, 09:12 PM
I enjoyed this movie also. Great action scenes. I love at the end of the movie when they play "My Way" when Kevin Costner...(sorry I can't give it away, lol).

Lisa :wink:

BTW, the impersonator singing "Such A Night" during the robbery scene is one of the better that I've seen. He's fit, nice looking, and actually sounds like Elvis (if that is him singing).

Scatter
03-31-2004, 09:24 PM
I enjoyed this movie also.  Great action scenes.  I love at the end of the movie when they play "My Way" when Kevin Costner...(sorry I can't give it away, lol).

Lisa  :wink:

Hey thank you Lisa for not giving the ending away! :D That would have spoiled my enjoyment!

I'll definitely have to see the film. It sounds interesting.

NightRider
03-31-2004, 09:44 PM
I'd agree with everything thats been said so far about 3000 miles to Graceland.
I must admit that i didn't fancy it to start with as it did look pretty corny. I usually hate anything that involves Elvis Impersonators and the like. But this film is great. kevin Costner is superb...boy he plays one mean dude 8)
Cracking movie :lol:

LisaMarie
04-01-2004, 01:21 AM
I enjoyed this movie also.  Great action scenes.  I love at the end of the movie when they play "My Way" when Kevin Costner...(sorry I can't give it away, lol).

Lisa  :wink:

Hey thank you Lisa for not giving the ending away! :D That would have spoiled my enjoyment!

I'll definitely have to see the film. It sounds interesting.

Oh Scatter, I was just monkeying around... :oops:

Lisa :wink:

Captain Elwood David
04-01-2004, 02:36 AM
Interestingly, critic Dave Marsh, a big Elvis fan, picks Elvis' performance in "World's Fair" as the worst performance by a rock star on film. I really don't understand that.  

I wonder what's here that inspired Marsh's bile.  


The answer is a simple one: it's all SUBJECTIVE.


In the Elvis canon, something like "Kissin' Cousins" is far more offensive and something like "Paradise Hawaiian Style" or "Clambake" are more throwaways.


I like all three, ..... quite a bit.

Like I said, SUBJECTIVE.


- Capt. "EL."

Sonny
04-01-2004, 05:20 PM
Scatter...

Go on and rent the thing, my friend!

I'm sure you'll enjoy it...

By the way, LisaMarie,

How are you doing?
You just don't answer a pm, do you? :D

Bye,
Sonny

LisaMarie
04-01-2004, 05:36 PM
Scatter...

Go on and rent the thing, my friend!  

I'm sure you'll enjoy it...

By the way, LisaMarie,

How are you doing?
You just don't answer a pm, do you?  :D  

Bye,
Sonny

Sonny,

Did you send me a pm? I didn't get it!!! I just rechecked now and there isn't one from you in my mailbox!! I'm sorry about that! I wouldn't do that on purpose, lol!!

I'm doing much better, thank you so much for asking. Each day gets a little easier, thank goodness!

Talk to you soon,

Lisa :wink:

Scatter
04-02-2004, 12:03 AM
Oh Scatter, I was just monkeying around... :oops:  

Lisa  :wink:

Well Lisa, I would have gone APE if I had found out the ending!... or maybe even BANANAS! :D