Trafalgar Releasing will release Elvis: That’s The Way It Is in cinemas in selected territories around the globe on 13 August 2020. The 1970 Elvis Presley documentary/concert film is one of the all-time greats and it shows The King on tip-top form. This re-release of the Elvis: That’s The Way It Is celebrates the film’s 50th anniversary and what would have been Elvis’ 85th birthday.
The Vegas years are often seen as the low point in Elvis’ career, but That’s The Way It Is shows The King still had plenty of gas left in the tank when he arrived in the bright light city in 1969. He was dead in 1977.
On July 31, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley staged a triumphant return to the concert stage from which he had been absent for almost a decade. His series of concerts broke all box office records and completely reenergised the career of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
This feature-length documentary and concert film features performances including Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel and Suspicious Minds. Crossing the footlights, revealing the legendary singer as a man preparing for an emotional career comeback, the fans who travelled from all over the world for this history-making event…. and the electrifying live performance of the man who gave us rock ‘n’ roll.
Elvis: That’s The Way It Is will be released in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand on 13 August