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Get ready to rock and roll: Elvis is on demand, now. Baz Luhrmann's stylized biopic of Elvis Presley has landed on video streaming platforms.
The biopic, starring Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May 2022. Elvis's ex-wife Priscilla Presley, and their daughter Lisa Marie Presley, both loved the film. Priscilla raved, "It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered. Austin Butler, who played Elvis is outstanding."
At Cannes, Luhrmann got emotional speaking about Priscilla's review. He said, "No critique, no review was ever going to mean more to us than the one from the woman who was married to him. She said: ‘If my husband was here today, he’d say ‘Hot damn, you are me’…it was the best review I’ve ever had."
Lisa Marie, who tragically passed away at age 54 in January, made her last public appearance at the Golden Globes in support of Elvis. When the film premiered, Lisa Marie shared that Butler should win an Oscar for his portrayal of her father. Elvis, she wrote on Twitter, "is nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart & soul beautifully." She continued, "In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)" At the 2023 Academy Awards, Elvis is up for eight awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Butler.
The Presley family approves of Elvis—and if you didn't catch the film in theaters, you can now you can decide for yourself what you think of the over-the-top movie.
How to watch Elvis:
As of August 9, the film will be available on all video on demand platforms to rent and purchase. Here are some options:
As of September 2, Elvis is streaming on HBO Max.
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