Elvis Presley - The Ultimate Collection (2 DVD) - £3.96 delivered @ uwish !
Synopsis: Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Presley's death in August 2002, Elvis: The Ultimate Collection is a comprehensive five-hour collection of the US television series of the same name. The series divides Elvis' career into six distinct but not watertight eras ("The Memphis Years", "The Television Years", "The Hollywood Years", "The Memphis Mafia", "The Comeback Special" and "The Vegas Years"). There's a great deal of overlap between the episodes, with many of the key events being re-explored in subsequent parts (i.e., Presley's conscription into the army, and his move into Hollywood movies).
As with all Elvis documentaries the usual band of biographers and "friends" are interviewed, and standard television news and movie footage is used. "The Memphis Mafia" part is the most critical section of the collection, highlighting the destructive power of Presley's inner circle. However, the overall uncritical style of the series will undoubtedly appeal to Elvis enthusiasts; due to its sheer length and repetitiveness it is not recommended for those just wanting a concise audio-visual account of this modern-day icon.
On the DVD: Elvis: The Ultimate Collection comes on two discs with a clear, sharp picture and a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack. The first disc includes a short photo gallery of Elvis, with additional DVD-Rom features on Disc 2. These include PDF documents of a poorly written eight-page biography of the star, and a confusing ten-page discography, along with an Ultimate Collection screensaver.