'Love Me Tender' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Mon May 13, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Elvis Presley's big screen debut is hitting Blu-ray in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox is preparing 'Love Me Tender' for Blu-ray on July 30.

Moviegoers were introduced to Elvis Presley in this film set during the dying hours of the Civil War. Elvis sings four songs, including the title song. The year is 1865, and the three Confederate Reno brothers don't know the war has ended. They manage to steal a Union Army payroll, and head for home with the money. While Vance (Richard Egan) can think only of the love of his life, Cathy (Debra Paget), it turns out that the brothers have been reported dead, and Cathy has married their youngest brother Clint (Elvis Presley). Vance accepts this until he learns that Cathy still loves him. To complicate things, the U.S. Army knows of the brothers' theft and is hunting them down.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentary By Noted Elvis Historian Jerry Schilling; Elvis Hits Hollywood; The Colonel & The King; Love Me Tender: The Birth & Boom Of The Elvis Hit; and Love Me Tender: The Soundtrack.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Love Me Tender' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 30.

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Love Me Tender (Blu-ray)
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