Elvis Presley was (is) possibly the greatest musical artist of all time. You could argue that he helped make popular what it is today and that he defined what being a teenager is. His vocals were second to none and he had charisma which surpasses pretty much anyone who has ever taken to the stage to sing with a guitar.
We’ll get to see this is all of its glory in Elvis Unleashed, a behind the scenes look at Elvis’ infamous 68 Comeback Special.
Movies In Focus is a pretty big fan of Elvis, I own a box set retrospective of his career and several albums. Favourite Presley tunes? My go to tracks are Blue Moon and Burning Love, two tracks which effectively cover the breadth of his career.
Here’s the info on Elvis Unseen:
Experience new never-before-seen outtakes and performances in cinemas from the iconic ‘68 Elvis Comeback Special. Also features exclusive interviews with Dennis Quaid, Jade Jackson and Steve Binder
Elvis Presley returns to big screens across the globe this Autumn with the new music special, “ElvisUnleashed,” featuring unseen footage of Elvis as he filmed the iconic “68 Comeback Special.
CinEvents will present “Elvis Unleashed” in over 200 UK and Irish cinemas on Monday 7th October in partnership with Fathom Events. This special event includes outtakes and performances that reveal a new side of the King. For a complete list of UK cinema locations visit www.mycineplace.com.
Each screening will include a new 30-minute segment with Los Angeles Times lead music writer Randy Lewis in conversation with actor Dennis Quaid, rising pop/country artist Jade Jackson and the esteemed director and producer of the “68 Elvis Comeback Special,” Steve Binder, to discuss Elvis’s life and legacy. Quaid and Jackson are set to perform some Elvis classics, while Randy Lewis discusses the behind-the-scenes interactions that Binder had with Elvis and his manager Colonel Parker, as well as celebrating the King.
This brand-new content is produced by Spencer Proffer, CEO of Meteor 17, and Dave Harding, in association with Authentic Brands Group.
Tickets for UK and Irish screening can be purchased from www.fathomrocks.com and participating cinemas.
“This cinema event showcases Elvis as both a legendary performer and a charming, charismatic presence behind the scenes,” said Meteor 17 CEO Spencer Proffer. “We are excited to bring together his many fans in cinemas across the world to celebrate his lasting impact with never-before-seen moments and performances.”
The “Elvis ’68 Comeback Special” was a major milestone in Elvis Presley’s storied career, marking his first live television performance in seven years and pioneering the “unplugged” performance style with an acoustic set. “Elvis Unleashed” captures the spontaneous moments and stories behind the legendary special, and sheds new light on Elvis as a cultural icon.
After the success of the ’68 Comeback special last August we are thrilled to bring Elvis back to the big screen this year for a new perspective on this iconic stage in his career. Joe Evea, CEO, CinEvents.