Greetings, fellow degenerates! It’s time for another episode of IITLTED! This time, we’re looking at a work that some consider worse than Kook’s Tour, Atoll K, Blazing Stewardesses, Wagons East, Street Fighter…look, just trust me.
I’ve watched this more than a few times, and I don’t consider it totally cringeworthy…but if you’re expecting “Hawaii Era” Elvis here, you won’t be getting it. The voice is surprisingly strong in some instances, but in others, you just want him to sit down and watch some TV (or shoot out some TV). His stage presence is…well, he’s on stage, there is that. Don’t expect any karate moves or sliding across the stage here–he’s mostly static with the occasional Elvis leg shake thrown in. Pluses: you get to see the cool 70s era CBS Special intro (you know the one!); you get interviews with fans waiting to see The King (note that most of them are young, yet once you see the audience during the performance, they’re decidedly more matronly.) Final note: it’s not that bad to me, but I’ve grown up watching films like Trog and the collective works of Rudy Ray Moore–it takes a lot for me to declare you bad!