Elvis: That's the Way It Is

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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 reenergized the career of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. This feature-length concert film crosses the footlights, revealing the legendary singer as a man preparing for an emotional career comeback, the fans who traveled from all over the world for this history-making event.... and the electrifying live performance of the man who gave us rock 'n' roll.

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Critic Reviews for Elvis: That's the Way It Is

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

  • The film was somewhat radically reworked for a TCM special edition; the original is like an old-school monster movie that teases the audience before finally giving fans the spectacle they crave -- Elvis, tearing down the house in all his jumpsuited glory.

    Sep 4, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • ... chronicles his phoenix-like rebirth as a Vegas showman as a concert rockumentary interspersed with interviews, backstage material, and a wealth of footage featuring the King in rehearsal.

    Aug 11, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Pop and Rock stars will come and go, but there is only one Elvis, and the concert film "That's the Way It Is" proves that, once and for all...

    Aug 22, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The definitive portrait of Elvis the Vegas headliner follows the King through his 1970 summer engagement in Las Vegas from backstage bustle to box-office hustle to 27 stage numbers.

    Aug 14, 2007 | Full Review…

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