Elvis '56 - DVD

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1956 was Elvis Presley's breakthrough year, and this program takes you back, including his early television performances on the Dorsey Brothers Show and the Ed Sullivan Show, and an entire hour of rare footage and performances captured during the amazing year when Elvis Presley became not only a star, but a phenomenon. So slip on your blue suede shoes, and step back to the beginning of an era, with rare, early recordings and never-before-seen footage. The reign of the King has just begun! Narrated by The Band's Levon Helm.

Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
Director: Susan Raymond - American Filmmaker
Alan Raymond - Producer, Director, primarily TV documentaries
Theatrical Release: 1987
Rated: Not Rated
Length: 61 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

Narrated by Levon Helm of The Band, this documentary chronicles the pivotal year in Elvis Presley's career when the 21-year-old singer broke through on a national level. <BR>Through a succession of riveting clips of early television performances (including the Ed Sullivan Show and The Dorsey Brothers Show,) ELVIS '56 tells the story of a man's evolution into a phenomenon. Includes the hits "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," and more.;

Color   B&W and Color
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   N
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   N
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   N
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   N
Letterboxed   N
Levon Helm - American Musician/Actor
Susan Raymond - American Filmmaker
Alan Raymond - Producer, Director, primarily TV documentaries
Entertainment Weekly
04/21/1995
"...[At its release in 1987], it was something of a revelation..." -- Rating: B

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