Saturday, September 8, 2007

More colorized Elvis

The colorized version of "Jailhouse Rock" that I wrote about yesterday has been released on bootleg DVD, ElvisNews.com is reporting today. Judging by the opinions expressed in connection with that piece of news, not many seem to be in favour of colorized versions of Elvis black and white films.

I guess a lot of fans feel the same way about the remixes of "A Little Less Conversation" and "Rubberneckin'". I agree, to a certain extent. But if the remixes are done with care I see no harm in it. And if it helps keeping the interest in Elvis alive and gets him new fans, I'm all for it.

The same goes for the colorization of his movies, I guess. That's why I thought it was interesting watching two colorized clips of "Love Me Tender" on Youtube, that to me look like they are professionally done. One is of Elvis singing the title song (view it here), the other is the closing scene of the movie:



Does this mean there exists a colorized version of "Love Me Tender", like it does of "Jailhouse Rock"? Anyone out there who can shed some light on this?

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