Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock

DVD - 2000
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A young man is sent to prison when he accidentally kills a man in a barroom brawl. While behind bars he takes up singing and is helped in the record business by a beautiful young woman.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2000
ISBN: 9780790744117
0790744112
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ThomasJWhiting
Aug 11, 2015

it's been a long time since I originally saw it. It's good, but not great.

Elvis IS a good actor (apparently his main goal), but the song productions are a little weak - with the exception of the Jailhouse Rock number. Elvis had some good dance moves, too!

This corny, formulaic "rags-to-riches" tale (which takes place within the competitive world of rock'n'roll music) just barely managed to squeak by with a 2.5-star rating.

Just 22 at the time, Elvis Presley plays first-class heel and ex-con, Vincent Everett, a guy with a mean mouth, a hair-trigger temper, and an upper lip that's forever curled up into a belligerent sneer.

As Vincent steadily climbs his way up the ladder to fame and fortune, it seems that no matter how many times he actually manages to alienate those around him (or else decks them with a swift right-hook to the jaw), all is immediately forgiven once he begins to swivel those hips and sing one of his hit songs to everyone's hand-clapping delight.

Filmed in b&w, Jailhouse Rock, from 1957, contains some really priceless dialogue. Its highlights were Presley singing "Treat Me Nice", as well as the absurdly choreographed, homo-erotic, shimmy-shakin' title tune.

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22950006357453
Feb 10, 2013

that aint tactics honey, thats just the beast in me. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I USED THAT LINE!

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GHN
Mar 31, 2012

It's a classic. I've watched many Elvis's movie, in my opinion, it's the best.

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Monolith
Mar 22, 2012

This 1957 movie earned mixed reviews by critics. Considered scandalous at the time, the film portrayed Vince Everett as an anti-hero character, presented a convict as a hero, used the word "Hell" as a profanity, and included a scene in which Presley is lying in bed with co-star Tyler. The plot is actually reasonably entertaining, compared to some of his horrible later movies (IMAO). Twenty two year old Elvis was as COOL as a piece of granite. His acting wasn't all that bad... all things considered.

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Mar 22, 2012

Hunk Houghton: "You will NEVER make a guitar player... You got no rhythm in your bones!" Vince Everett: "Well I never heard of anybody paying money to hear a guitar player..."

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