- Adrenaline '71
While "Elvis - Adrenaline
'70" saw itself as Making Of "That's
The Way It Is"" and was stylistically
treated that way by the producers, there was
a considerably bigger range in this new production.
the creativity also had more range, but again
original color elements, writings, logos and
sound samples from 1971 were used to continue
the ideology of the outfit. The
first time you put the DVD into the player you
will recognize after clicking through the interactive
menu that it is a "sister" production.
Like with the "Behind The Image" series
you recognize from the first second on where
this production is from. Anyway,
the producers can't act on the assumption that
the viewer owns the first DVD or that he will
buy it first. So you have to document Elvis's
life story again diversified to lead the fan
factually and thrillingly to the year 1971.
You also have to consider that not only the
interested Super8 fan buys the DVD but also
a none-expert, a normal Elvis fan whom you have
to offer enough knowledge in the documentary.
on the first DVD it should be shown in
the documentary how Elvis came to this
period of his career, here especially
his experiences in 1971.
This challenge was resolved in a quite uncommon
With the help of Nadine Schwenk and modern CGI
technology a never before touched terrain was
introduced into the Elvis DVD world: The first
minutes were created as complex 3D animations
whereas Elvis's career (until 1971) is shown.
Afterwards the actual status, that means Elvis's
meaning nowadays with his successful chart entries
in the CD and DVD area is being documented to
get afterwards with the help of a spectacular
time warp to the year 1971. That's where the
actual documentary starts.
The year 1971 is highlighted detailed as never
before, whereas the topic Las Vegas, which is
also main topic of this DVD, doesn't get a raw
deal. From the Jaycee's Award to a Christmas
session in May, to the first Lake Tahoe Engagement,
to secret marketing and promotion strategies
of Colonel Tom Parker, which are documented
here with never before seen original documents
and contracts, to the Summer Festival 1971 until
the concert tour which brought the year finally
to an end for Elvis.
other products of "Praytome Publishing"
& "Bud Glass Productions" this
DVD proves a lot of clichés and lies
about Elvis Presley which established over the
years wrong. Watching this informative documentary
the viewer learns impressively how thrilling
and diversified Elvis Presley's life really
The several stations in Elvis's life are fascinating
like a thriller, so that the several pieces
appearing during a detailed research fit together
like a big puzzle at the end. That means reverse
that lies and gossip are totally needless to
tell an exciting story about the king.
According to "Adrenaline '70" where
Elvis tells his own life story the producers
turned their attention to using a lot of rare
and unreleased sound documents. In this connection
statements of J.D. Sumner, Col. Parker, Jessie
Presley and of course Elvis himself were used.
Las Vegas, Nevada - 1969 & 1971
"Elvis - Adrenaline '70" shows only
one concert and Elvis in only one jumpsuit,
you can see in this release a handful of several
stage costumes of Elvis in moving pictures.
The viewer gets the complete available material
just like in all other products, themed "all
Despite the amount of the several concerts it's
not short clips. In consideration of the fact
that it is about 8mm footage the shown material
is even exceptionally long and documents the
several concerts in a comprehensive way.
DVD - Screenshot
"Black Herringbone Suit"
Original DVD - Screenshots of "Elvis - Adrenaline"
Elvis during his legendary stage comeback 1969
junkies will appreciate the background information
to the particular suits and concerts, however you
get the complete recordings unedited and in full length.
shown costumes are legendary. Legendary because there
are only few information and few pictures of them.
These rarities are therefore precious jewels, which
come together for the first time on this Adrenaline
To these mega rare outfits belong the several
"Cisco-Kid" jumpsuit variations.
You all know this costume from the cover of the
"He Touched Me" - LP.
Besides the "Cisco Kid - suit with sleeveless
shirt and red yokes" there is the "Green
Cisco Kid - suit", as well as the modified
version the "white two piece sleeveless Cisco
Kid - suit with black yokes".
version is so special because it is a jacket- trouser
outfit that is known in the fan scene as the "English
Lord - suit" is so rare that all pictures that
have appeared in books until now were only screenshots
of the here shown footage.
Really unique in the fanworld is the "Elvis Now"
This jumpsuit was not only on the homonymous LP cover
but another photo was used as cover shot for "Elvis
sings Hits from his Movies, Vol. 1". This footage
shows again how unbiasedly Elvis acted on stage. The
big difference between the "That's The Way It
Is" - Elvis, who was aware that he was filmed
and the Elvis that is shown you here, is enormous.
Elvis leans easy-going against the piano, swirls over
the stage the next second and throws some teddy bears
for his fans into the crowd. His lascivious moves
and the moments when the v-neck allows us to see Elvis's
belly button, are surely the scenes which especially
the female fans will love.
he rushes through the songs. Wild moves, a microphone
stand, where the word stand is already out of
place because Elvis jerks so hard on it like
he would fight against it.
The world has never seen something like this
before. You wouldn't recognize the Elvis of
1969. After his 8 years of stage abstinence
he appeared live again. And already in this
period you can see the influence Karate had
on Elvis. So in this footage are moves and "special
moves", which let Elvis appear in his "Black
Herringbone" like a real karate fighter.
For the first time excerpts were used in the
"Adrenaline '70" documentary in a
never before seen quality. By request and due
to the lot of demands the producers have decided
to release the uncut material of the legendary
comeback engagement 1969 on this DVD as a special
bonus. Especially valuable historically are
the recordings due to this event not being documented
by professional recordings yet.
fans should thank Jean-Marc Gargiulo because due to
him we have this unique and irrecoverable recordings.
The "Praytome Publishing" - Team therefore
is glad to be able to work together with Jean-Marc
again, who was already contributing on "Adrenaline
'70". The original reels were used in the known
manner , and were scanned in the Bavaria Studios in
Munich with the most modern laser technology. Only
in this way it can be guaranteed that the complete
information is being transferred on the DVD, and remains
there forever without quality loss. The result of
this expensive method is the legendary "Praytome
Publishing" - quality: digitally transferred
and crystal clear.
to the fans having to set bonus features aside
in the official DVD releases, the producers
have decided to work against this trend.
got a lot of encouragement for the "Making
Of" - Creation of Dreams from the first
Adrenaline - DVD. In this bonus feature the
technological operations in the Bavaria Studios
were explained, so the producers decided to
make a "Creation of Dreams 2" Special.
Experience in this "Making Of" what
the secret meeting in Paris is all about and
which meaning this meeting had for the Elvis
additional feature this DVD offers the viewer
an exclusive interview with the title "Jean-Marc
Remembers", the person we owe this sensational
recordings and a contemporary witness who was
present live, when Elvis lined up in 1969 to
revolutionize the Las Vegas Entertainment scene.
But there are even more bonus features. More
surprises like for example the "Medley
of Costumes" top the DVD off. Please understand
that we don't go into the several bonus highlights
detailed, but otherwise the surprise effect
'71 and other trailers of "Praytome Publishing"
The trailers all give an insight into the
other products. They shall not only entertain
but also top the DVD off. Because the producers
have to act on the assumption that there are
costumers, who explore the Praytome Publishing
products later, it is appropriate to put all
available trailers on the DVD. The trailer,
which are very popular are not only giving a
little insight into other products, but they
shall also be fun watching.
Of course the trailer for "Elvis - Adrenaline
'71" is on this DVD. But also the trailer
of the book "Elvis: Behind The Image -
Welcome to His World" Vol.2, which was
until now only available on the website is on
this DVD for the first time in high quality.
Comment on the Soundtrack:
All of the amateur recordings of this film material
were recorded in 1970 without sound. Cameras
with sound were not available to the general
public before the end of 1974/ beginning of
It also not possible to add original Elvis music
to the film material because of the legal situation.
Even if you would be allowed to add it, this
possibility would not be the right solution
for most of the recordings. This results from
the fact that a reel had a capacity of 3 minutes.
The person filming wanted to capture as much
impressions as possible of the concert, so he
or she filmed as much sequences as possible,
which, however, only last a few seconds, due
to the running time of the reel. If you tried
to add music in lip synchronisation the resulting
material would sound like a broken LP. Apart
from that, y you could only use a small amount
of the amateurish recorded live appearances
for a so called "overdubbing". Even
if the person filmed 3 or 4 reels per concert
at that time, you would have to cut the concert
of one hour down to 9 or rather 12 minutes what
brings us back to the "effect of the broken
If you eclipse the lip synchronisation, you
could use Elvis songs as background music but
then Elvis's moves totally wouldn't fit the
music. It would all seem out of tempo and pretty
strange to the fans and would make the pleasure
You have to see Super8 recordings as what they
They enable us to experience Elvis in situations
of different years, which wouldn't be available
for us otherwise, because from the official
side it was failed to make movie documents for
the posterity. To cite only one example : if
amateurs didn't film any footage of Elvis in
1975 we wouldn't even be able to see the star
"live" in the according year.
We did not want to expect of the fan to watch
a silent movie, so Bud Glass Productions decided
for a different way. Instead of using barely
fitting karaoke tracks or some kind of elevator
music, like its common in cheap productions,
the team used especially for this DVD composed
songs, recorded in a studio by real musicians.
For the first time ever you can find such a
high quality music on a Elvis-collectors-DVD,
which underlines the recordings stylishly and
During this production the "Drum-Roll"
of Ronnie Tutt from "That's The Way It
Is" was the musical guideline. Abutted
at this musical theme the complete DVD and also
the menu was designed. Whereas at the actual
concert shots on Super 8 there was chosen complete
different high quality music, which doesn't
sound like typical Elvis music. Here an atmosphere
should be created, which gives the viewer the
opportunity, to lean back and relax a little
and get caught and amazed by the visual.
The effect that the viewer who knows the series
immediately feels at home, which was already
achieved with the DVD "Behind The Image
2", was reproduced here.
the producers have several important songs from
the first volume of Adrenaline adopted and complemented
with more high quality songs. Especially for
the background music of Adrenaline 70 we have
received a lot of praise.
Elvis - Adrenaline '71