Elvis: That's The Way It Is (1970) (Special Edition) (DVD) (2 Disc) - £3.99 @ Amazon

Elvis: That's The Way It Is (1970) (Special Edition) (DVD) (2 Disc) - £3.99 @ Amazon

Found 21st Mar 2011
Was £15.99 Cheapest I Could Find Remarkable DVD OF Elvis Performing.
Warner Home Video commemorates the 30th anniversary of "The King’s" passing with a collector’s Limited Edition 11-Disc box set and four Special Edition and Deluxe DVD releases, one of which is the much-loved documentary Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.

It’s summer 1970 and this concert documentary allows unrestricted access to the hottest show in town: Elvis Presley’s milestone appearances at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, spanning four weeks of performances. This is Elvis the musician and stage performer at his very best. For this Special Edition, the documentary is digitally re-mastered with exceptional sound and includes bonus features.

Disc One
Elvis: That's The Way It Is - 2000 Special Edition Version
Restoration featurette Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis: That's the Way It Is
Presley career highlights
Director/restorer filmographies
Theatrical trailer, restored and digitally remastered in a 16x9 master, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 from original production elements
Audio Commentary by Steve Pond, music journalist
New Featurette - The Scene That Stole Jailhouse Rock
Theatrical Trailer

Disc Two - Special Features
Elvis: That's The Way It Is - 1970 Original Theatrical Version
Twelve never-before seen outtake song/nonmusical sequences
A concert documentary from 1970, Elvis: That's the Way it Is captures Elvis Presley midway through a fateful transition, seeking to reclaim his musical primacy after a decade of self-imposed exile from concert stages. Sidelined by his big-screen career, eclipsed by rock's mid-60s transformations, the King had begun his return two years earlier with the relatively lean attack of his fabled network television appearance, 68 Comeback Specia. Now the Memphis legend was poised to reposition his performing profile by pursuing the top rungs of headliner status in Las Vegas, a career choice that seems even more ephemeral in hindsight than it already did at the time. That's the Way it Is follows the show's genesis from rehearsal to stage, with the performance footage that provides its inevitable climax shot over six nights. The rehearsal footage, expanded for this special edition, offers further proof that Presley's band was simply superb: stripped of the orchestrations and lush choral arrangements that would be grafted onto the stage show, the sextet sounds both tough and nimble. In performance, we're treated to a mostly riveting glimpse of Presley in top vocal form, poised at the brink of bombast. This is Elvis before the onset of portentous Richard Strauss overtures, karate kicks and tossed scarves, kicking off the show with the classic "That's All Right". If he risks undercutting the punch of his early songs with self-deprecating clowning, he attacks two Ray Charles classics with gusto. --Sam Sutherland, Amazon.com


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