Jul 7, 2020
We're going to drop the third person pretense for this episode description. This week, we're review "Elvis From Outer Space," which is dropping on digital distribution platforms like Amazon and Apple on July 7, 2020. We were very graciously granted access to a pre-release screener by the distribution company. If you want, you can check the film out as it launches the same day this podcast is released.
As you will hear in this episode, we had very strong reactions to the film. First, we uncover that the film is a new version of an older film that had already been released a decade ago. Then, as we dig into the movie itself, I (Justin) am left speechless and offended. Gurdip is exasperated by the plot. This may actually be the worst Elvis-related movie we've ever watched. However, we take time to give credit where it's due to certain performers and aspects of the film, and to credit the filmmakers for the accomplishment of having made the film at all.
We know getting an independently-produced film made is both hard, and personal. We sincerely thank the distribution company for the opportunity to view and review the film and genuinely wish everyone associated with the film the best of luck on their future endeavors.
For Song of the Week, Justin wants to forget about this space-themed movie, so he picks "Let's Forget About the Stars" from 1968. Gurdip, on the other hand, goes all in on the theme of "Bad Elvis Movie" and highlights Elvis' performance of "So Close Yet So Far" from the 1965 film "Harum Scarum"... which in retrospect is quite an objectively enjoyable viewing experience.