Elvis

Elvis

By Baz Luhrmann

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2022-06-24
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 2h 39min
  • Director: Baz Luhrmann
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: Australia, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 13.99
7.841/10
7.841
From 1,561 Ratings

Description

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis's story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley.

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  • Great film

    4
    By Trickulike
    Superb acting. Remember folks….. everything not woke turns to gold
  • Beautiful emotional ride

    5
    By leemsey
    The movie came at an incredibly important time in my life. Last year I lost my mum to Covid and it’s been an emotional rollercoaster ever since. My dad has just about about coped but it’s been tough. I come from a household that seemed to live and breathe Elvis in so many ways including having Elvis as my middle name. When mum passed we played a number of songs at the funeral and we also celebrated dads 80th birthday without her but managed to bring some happiness back to him, and us, with a brilliant rock and roll singer who, while not an Elvis impersonator, sang brilliantly like Elvis. He captured the essence of Elvis as does Austin Butler here. So you get the context. A week after his 80th I took him to see the movie. At first I feared he may not get through it as it was so loud and the relentless pace seemed too much. However when we did get our breath back, the spectacle was clear. The biggest approval from my perspective from us was that we both cried in the closing credits. Not just as it evoked so many memories of what Elvis meant to mum and dad but the shear emotional ride that was so well depicted in this movie that was the life of the one and only Elvis Presley. On its iTunes release I bought it right away. Yes I paid £19.99 but it did not bother me as I come from a world long ago when we bought expensive DVDs and before that VHS. So this was not an issue for something that I felt was so special. I then showed the movie to my wife and sons. All are not fans at all of Elvis and know very little about him. I had to almost drag my youngest to the front room to watch it. At the end they told me how much they loved the movie and actually enjoyed most of the soundtrack. It also opened lots of discussions, not just about the life of Elvis but race, exploitation of people, drug abuse and all kinds of other topics. Away from all the emotional context I have described, for me the movie is just amazing. The direction, the acting (everyone but especially Austin Butler-incredible), the soundtrack, the cinematography; basically everything. The is a movie for all. The drama is incredible as is the story. You just need to acknowledge it’s not a drama documentary but a representation of a fictional vivid drug enduced dream/nightmare of an exploitative con man. Suspend pre conceived ideas and you’ll love it.
  • Fantastic movie

    5
    By Marco_UK_666
    Fantastic movie for all, definitely worth the price for the quality
  • Elvis

    5
    By Graphitesara
    Great Film but the price is absolutely shocking, iTunes need a reality check
  • No Audio Description?

    1
    By Louis Moorhouse
    This was audio described in cinima’s in the UK, and comes with subtitles, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision etc, but no audio description? Extremely disappointing, please fix this.
  • Major disappointment

    1
    By 12044114
    Without a doubt the worst film I have ever seen. Five seconds worth of story then it jumps ahead a few years, not much to be seen or heard of Elvis. Don’t waste your money.
  • Blame the company ?!!

    3
    By emosionjohnny
    Maybe apple had nothing to do with the £20 price. I just brought top gun maverick for £13.99 which is cheaper than buying a blu ray disc. So if it was apple that dictates the price why wasn’t top gun maverick £20, it made more money than the Elvis movie also. And both are still in cinemas in the uk. But that’s entertainment and it depends what view your looking in from. I’ve not brought elvis on apple store but it comes out on 4k blu ray so Il pick that up and it's £24.99. I love films and will watch loads of times
  • Best trailer ever but can not afford this price iTunes

    1
    By Renegade Master
    It is a film I'd LOVE to see but I could pay for my electricy and gas for at least three or four days with the money to just rent this from Apple (£15.99). I think Elvis would have disapproved - I know he would. People are struggling to pay for food. Come on Apple - Baby don't be cruel ! (even if you "buy" a film from Apple you do not actually own it ???? what the heck ??? I have watched the trailer (which is amazing and free) again and again for an entire hour after getting home from work! Its all I can afford. Its a great trailer!
  • Ok

    3
    By Williams1954
    This film is ok but you should check out the John Carpenter directing Kirk Russell as Elvis from 1979 which is a much better film
  • Wish people would review the movie and not the price

    5
    By 5imon
    Firstly, the movie is exceptional. Austin Butler is fantastic, and it’s a big and lavish as you would expect from Lurhman. 5 stars. Re: price. It’s £20. Don’t like it, don’t buy it and wait. It’s still in the cinema, and the pricing is inflated so it’s stop cannibalising that industry. Locally £20 is also still cheaper than two seats at the cinema, so things balance out depending on where you are.

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