|Roustabout (DVD, 2000, Sensormatic Anamorphic Widescreen) (DVD, 2000)|
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The Elvis formula was well in place by the time of 1964's Roustabout: a passel of undistinguished songs (anyone remember "Poison Ivy League"?), pretty girls, tight pants, a colorful setting, and a little bit of karate to prove that Elvis really had been studying his martial arts. With that understood, Roustabout is a better-than-average workout for the King--not as peppy as Viva Las Vegas, but a good deal livelier than the sleepwalking It Happened at the World's Fair. Elvis plays a bad-boy singer roaming the highways on his Japanese motorcycle; laid up after an accident, he joins a carnival owned by the feisty Barbara Stanwyck. ("This is not a circus, it's a carnival. There's a big difference.") The cast goes from high to low: both giant-sized future James Bond villain Richard Kiel and tiny Billy Barty are carny regulars, and Raquel Welch has a small role in the opening scene. Teri Garr is one of the carnival dancers behind Elvis. The legendary costume designer Edith Head puts Elvis in a series of snappy windbreakers, but thank goodness he's also in black leather a lot. As if that weren't enough to recommend it, the movie has a sequence involving Elvis riding a cycle inside the "Wall of Death," a huge wooden cylinder with high walls. This bit actually inspired an entire Irish film in 1986, Eat the Peach, in which friends build a similar contraption after they watch Roustabout on tape.
I love Elvis, any-who so if you do too this is a good movie to watch with popcorn. He rides a motorcycle joins a Carny and starts trouble and then it goes well from there, yes you will like Elvis in this rough riding movie about carnival life.
roustabout is full of music excitment adventure drama and fun for those who like elvis movies a must for those elvis fans who like his movies
A good, fun movie with Elvis. Lots of great singing. We're Elvis lovers, so no matter what he did, it was great to us.
11 year old grandosn likes elvis, has for years, also he love's Elvis songs. that is why i got this, for him.