Could've been much better
howardthomas | 09/02/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The 3 stars are no reflection whatsoever on Elvis' performances, which are outstanding as ever. However, for some unknown reason, the producers of this DVD have chosen to repeat a number of the performances that appear in Volume 1 of the series. (All three volumes are available as a box set).The sound and picture quality, considering the age of the footage, is fanstastic. Certainly if the review was based purely on this aspect, it would be given 5 stars. Bono (of U2) narrates, but puts no passion into it. I know he's an Elvis fan, but for some reason he comes across as if he's bored by the whole thing. Unfortunately, this detracts from some of the performances.Overall, a good DVD to own, but one that could've been much better had more thought gone into it. If you don't happen to own Volumes 1 and 2, you'd be better off purchasing the box set, rather than buying this individual DVD."
D. Passamonti | PA | 07/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite other reviews, I thought this video third in the series was actually very good. I had already purchased the first and second in the series and enjoyed both very much. The reviews on the third keep me from purchasing it sooner. I am so glad I bought it. First of all, it contains performances from all three Ed Sullivan shows, including songs not heard on the first two videos. I really enjoyed seeing Elvis sing "Love Me" and how he really worked the audience. Other songs include "Peace in the Valley" and "Love me Tender" which he does not do on the first two. Also it has Elvis speaking to the audience after the songs which I hadn't seen before. In the beginning it does repeat some of the same footage from the first two and the segment on "Bo Didly" was to me not necessary. Bono from U2 was ok as the narriator. All in all I think this video is a must to complete the series."
Can I please gve this 3 1/2 stars?
Stephen Verhaeren | Palos Park, IL USA | 11/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 3: From the Waist up shows Elvis Presley only from the waist up on tv shows like Milton Berle and The Dorsey Brothers, Stage Show. But the one problem with volume 3 is (and I have even mentioned it in my review of Elvis The Great Performances) that there is a son not perfromed by Elvis Presley. And it's called "Bo Diddley" and for some reason the song is in Volume 3. and it also repeats Love Me Tender. And also Blue Suede Shoes is repeated on this one too. So this the one that of all three volumes that derseves *** 1/2. Don't Be Cruel is also repeated on here as well. And also volume 3 fouses on songs performed on Ed Sullivan's show. And this one has no songs (at all) for any of his movies. I think Bo Diddley, Love Me Tender, Don't Be Cruel should have been cut from Volume 3. Let this be a warning if you have never seen any of these volumes before."