One of the things I always loved about the Elvis films was that they always
looked like everyone was having a lot of fun at the time. It must have been
hard for some of the lesser known actors when performing with "the King", but
they all fair pretty well and make for a fun and engaging storyline.
the most part, the story is written around Elvis' ability to belt out a song
or two and when it comes to Elvis Presley, that would have been reason enough
to watch the film in the first place.
particular adventure sees Elvis down and out in Acapulco, Mexico. Befriending
a small child who sees Elvis do an impromptu performance in a tavern. He
reaches out for Elvis and secures him a job in a lush resort where The King
performs of an evening and by day works as a lifeguard at the resort's pool.
Inadvertently stepping on the toes of the guard already working there, Elvis
must overcome his fear of heights and join the other men proving their bravery
by diving from the high cliffs of Acapulco. This fear stems from an accident
that happened earlier in his life that makes it hard for him to face up to the
heights of the cliffs. Add to that the love interest of a young beautiful lady
(played by Ursula Andress) and the competition of a local hero and you are in
for one hell of a rollicking good time.
really enjoyed this movie and I am not a huge fan of Elvis or his music,
though this movie has served to change that opinion and I will be seeking out
more of it. The way the title is presented quite frankly, is fun and a nice
respite from the dark and moody movies of today. It is a film of yesteryear of
course, and the cinematic style fully reflects that. I think that if most
folks watch this without prejudice to it's age, that they will enjoy this as a
disc overall is not of the best quality with a bit of grain visible and
occasional low level noise. Certainly not enough to stop any enjoyment of the
film, but a bit of a scrub up would have been nice to promote the overall
quality of the film. Audio is still a treat on this one and the audio sync is
fairly intact with only occasional slipping, once again not enough to ruin it
are no extras on this disc, however it's always the way with old stuff, you
are lucky to get anything at all as most of the unused footage was quite
literally thrown away. All things said and done, this is a very nice
entertaining disc. A must for Elvis fans and something that the rest of us
will get a lot of enjoyment out of as well.
Elvis: Fun in