New York, NY, August 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Remembering Elvis Presley on DVD
On the eve of the 35th Anniversary of the loss of Elvis Presley on August 16, 1977, Kultur announces the DVD availability of three programs about the legendary entertainer; Why Elvis?, Heartbreak Hotel, and Elvis: The Birth Of Rock ‘n' Roll.
These three programs bring together an understanding of why Elvis Presley became such an icon straddling rock and roll, country, and popular music.
Elvis: The Birth Of Rock ‘n' Roll
Elvis Aaron Presley was the undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but long before he earned this title he was just another nervous 19 year old kid looking to make it in the big world. Together with his more experienced band mates Scotty Moore and Bill Black, the trio headed on an unofficial one year tour, driving a 4,500 mile loop from Memphis and stopping to perform more than 200 one-night stands.
This fascinating documentary looks at the beginning of Elvis Presley’s 1954-1955 adventure with his band mates. With seldom heard recordings of Elvis, and interviews with guitarist Scotty Moore and others, you will experience the raw power and innocence of the man who would become the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Why Elvis? is an uncommon documentary about an unlikely hero and an unbelievable phenomenon which continues to arouse curiosity around the world. This revealing program explores both the life of Elvis Presley and the mythical proportions of his memory.
Why Elvis? The program draws from nearly one hundred interviews with people from every realm of the Elvis world who tell stories never-before-heard outside of Memphis.
The Film also visits with some of his fans, whose devotion is unlike anything else in popular culture, and meets many others who remember Elvis: The Man. We also hear from respected writers, scholars and other observers who comment on Elvis: The Myth
“Heartbreak Hotel” was not Elvis Presley's first single but it was destined in many ways to define the Elvis persona and arguably become the first rock 'n' roll record.
It was a song of teenage angst. It established rock 'n' roll as an attitude -- brash, rebellious and sexually- charged -- as much as a musical style and gave it life as the soundtrack for alienated youth even during American boom times of the 1950s.
Title: Why Elvis? Title: Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel
Street Date: Available Now Street Date: Available Now
SRP: $14.99 SRP: $9.99
SKU: D1697 SKU: D4276
Run Time: 76 minutes Run Time: 36 minutes
UPC: 032031169791 UPC: 032031427693
ISBN: 978-0-7839-9-5 ISBN: 978-0- 7697-8563-8
Title: Elvis and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Street Date: Available Now
Run Time: 80 Minutes
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films
More information on these releases and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com