Home Movies of Elvis...Joe Esposito (VCD)
Hvn. Bhd, Malaysia (?), Color/B&W, Running time: 43 mins
the way he was...Elvis loved to do things all the way"
video fondly remembered from the late 1980s is Joe Esposito's
Home Movies of Elvis.
for a short time principally through fan clubs, the
video became the subject of legal action by EPE and
resulted in a settlement where ownership of the hime
movies lay with EPE. One enterprising person has now
transferred the video to VCD format.
are many highlights on the VCD. Among them:
Lisa Marie's first boat ride
at Elvis' Palm Springs residence
natured karate fights in the desert
during movie shoots
of Elvis and Priscilla's wedding reception including vision
of a forgotten icon in the Elvis world during the 1960s,
Gary Pepper (the Memphis fan club president afflicted by
carrying Priscilla over the threshold
a meteor crater lake in Arizona
fun on snowmobiles in Aspen
and Tom Jones on the beach in Hawaii
Circle G ranch
including a snowy Christmas
of Peter Noone (Herman from Herman's Hermits) and Lee Majors
(The Six Million Dollar Man)
Esposito's narrative is natural being both interesting and
informative. At times he displays his dry sense of humor and
he has many great stories to tell of his time with Elvis.
discover how they folled the media before Elvis and Priscilla
got married. Joe tells us how Elvis wanted to be a movie director,
how Elvis and the Memphis Mafia spent their days and nights
and reveals many of Elvis' likes and dislikes.
aspects: the VCD contains only basic technical elements.
There is no chapter menu, no rewind facilty and only (x1)
very good as it is a narrative overdub. The original home
movies were recorded without sound.
Not surprisingly given the source and age of the home
movies the picture quality is variable. However it is more
than acceptable and certainly a lot better than many of the
bootleg videos of Elvis live on stage. The biggest bugbear
is the often murky color and lighting.
The music for the video/VCD was composed by Roger Voudouris
who had a top 30 Billboard hit with Get Used To It.
Home Videos of Elvis an essential item in our Elvis
essential rating (0 = non-essential; 10 = essential): 8.5
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