Warner Bros Home Entertainment announces ‘Elvis’ home release

Premium Digital Ownership debuts Aug 9th

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced home video release dates for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. On August 9th, Elvis will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home and for 48-hour rental via PVOD on participating digital platforms, as well as Movies Anywhere. The film will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 13th.

The film is directed by Luhrmann from a screenplay by Luhrmann & Sam Bromell and Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, based on a story by Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, and stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

Bonus features for the Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray include “Bigger Than Life: The Making of Elvis,” “Rock ‘N Roll Royalty: The Music & Artists Behind Elvis,” “Fit for a King; The Style of Elvis,” “Viva Australia: Recreating Iconic Locations for Elvis” and “Trouble” Lyric Video.

The film runs 159 minutes and is rated PG-13 for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material and smoking. The 4K and Blu-ray contain Dolby ATMOS TrueHD audio.

Last month, the film crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, bringing the film’s worldwide total to over $170 million and counting. Upon its release, The Elvis Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, topped the Billboard soundtrack chart, thanks to such hits as Doja Cat’s “Vegas.” PNAU, who performs with Elvis, produced and arranged “Don’t Fly Away,” provided the legendary Presley with his first-ever appearance on a dance music chart.

On social media, TikTok engagement has more than doubled since the film’s release, with 238 million views of Elvis-related content post-open, and on Twitter, Millennials, ages 25 to 41, represent the largest audience discussing the film since opening, accounting for 47% of the total volume, close behind are audiences ages 13 to 34, representing 25% of the conversation.

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