Seven weeks after its box office debut, Elvis has launched streaming services in the UK and US – so where can you watch the bio-pic?
After earning over $250 million at the box office, earning it the title of second-highest-grossing biopic of all time behind Bohemian Rhapsody, Elvis launched streaming services in the UK and US.
Baz Luhrmann’s quick biopic explores the life and legacy of the king of rock and roll. Starring new man-of-the-moment Austin Butler as the title character, the 30-year-old presents a more than impressive incarnation of Presley – one he struggled to shake off after filming.
So once you’ve poked fun at yourself streaming the new Jackass Forever (opens in a new tab) and passed out watching Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in Netflix’s new The Gray Man (opens in a new tab)a home screening of Elvis’ biography will not disappoint.
How to stream the Elvis movie in the UK
The movie Elvis is available for rent on Amazon Premier (opens in a new tab) and cinema of the sky (opens in a new tab).
On both streaming sites, the film is available to rent for £15.99, or you can purchase the film to watch without the 30-day time limit looming at £19.99.
How to Stream the Elvis Movie in the US
Elvis is available on request to rent or buy on Amazon (opens in a new tab) and google play (opens in a new tab).
The movie is available to rent on both sites for $19.99 or you can purchase it for $24.99.
Despite the fact that previous Warner Bros. films, including The Batman, launched on HBO Max just 45 days after their theatrical debut, that won’t happen with Elvis. Due to deals with various other streaming services, which will charge viewers to rent the movie rather than letting them stream it freely, Elvis won’t be available on HBO Max at this time – although that hasn’t happened. been completely ruled out in the future. .
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How long is the Elvis movie?
The Elvis film lasts 2 hours and 39 minutes.
The lengthy biopic was initially even longer, clocking in at 240 minutes, but director Baz Luhrmann decided to cut out a few important scenes to keep the film watchable in length.
Luhrmann told Radio Times that among the scenes he deleted of Elvis were the singer’s high-profile 1970 meeting with President Richard Nixon and numerous scenes that saw Elvis interact with his band.
So many scenes were cut in fact, that Luhrmann actually edited a 4-hour director’s cut of the film. He told Radio Times: “I mean, I have a four hour version, actually. I’m doing it. But you have to bring it back to 2:30… I wish I had leaned more into other things – there’s so much more. I mean, there’s a lot of stuff that I shot like the relationship with the band, I had to peel [that] down – and it’s so interesting to see how Colonel [Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks] get rid of them.”
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Elvis Movies: Reviews
Reviews of Elvis began pouring in even before its official release as the bio-pic premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2022, receiving a 12-minute standing ovation.
rotten tomatoes (opens in a new tab) gave it 78% on their tomatometer, stating “Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling energy and style [was] perfectly complemented by the outstanding performance of Austin Butler.”
The reaction of Elvis’ family
Ahead of Elvis’ world premiere at Cannes, the film received stellar reviews from the people most important to the film’s subject matter; Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and her granddaughter Riley Keough.
Lisa Marie called the film “nothing less than spectacular,” telling Variety, “Austin beautifully channeled and embodied the heart and soul of my father. In my humble opinion, his delivery is unparalleled and ultimately realized. with fairness and respect. If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my foot.
Keough also told Variety that she started crying within the first five minutes of watching Elvis, adding, “I could feel all the work Baz and Austin put in trying to make it right. This immediately moved me.
“I felt honored that they worked so hard to really get his essence, to feel his essence. Austin captured that so well.”
Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in a new tab) is a whopping 94%, with fans summing up the film saying, “Like the man himself, Elvis delivers dazzling, audience-pleasing entertainment that provokes a wide range of emotions.”
One fan took to Twitter to comment on the increased interest in Elvis among the younger generation, “I find it so funny when people complain that Gen Z are becoming Elvis fans ‘just because of the movie’ like what do you think- you that one of the most famous directors in Hollywood were hired to make this biopic if not to create something that would attract more fans?”
Even those who were originally unsure or uninterested in the film quickly returned after watching the bio-pic, especially because of its star man. As one Twitter user put it, “I expected to hate the Elvis biopic but ended up having a crush on Austin Butler – send prayers.”
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