Share the excitement of Elvis Presley’s earth-shattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable Ed Sullivan Show episodes complete with a variety of entertainers and original commercials, now on DVD for the first time, and experience for yourself the birth of a legend as Elvis earns the title King of Rock and Roll. Appearing on the show Sept. 9, 1956, Elvis sent shock waves through a repressed nation with his soulful singing, wild hip gyrations and raw energy, attracting a record-breaking audience of more than 60 million people. Presley returned on Oct. 28, 1956, continuing to provoke ecstatic screams with hits such as “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.” In fact, these exhilarating performances were so explosive that Elvis was filmed above the waist during his final Sullivan show appearance on Jan. 6, 1957.
Rare Home Movies of 1955 Elvis performance. Elvis and Priscilla, Elvis and his friends cutting up on a film set and some of the first shots of daughter Lisa Marie
Elvis and Ed Remembered with appearances by Sam Phillips, Wink Martindale and George Klein.
Ed Sullivan Show Intros and Promos for Elvis’ appearances
Special Elvis Moments, including the song “Colonel Tom”
Elvis-Only Playback Option
New Liner Notes by Greil Marcus (Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock n’ Roll)
New 5.1 Surround Sound
Original Aspect Ratio – 1.33:1
Black and White
3 Hours of material
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound