Elvis: '68 Comeback Special
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Director: Steve Binder
Cast: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 16/08/2018
Feature Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins
Trailers: Approx. 20 mins
Elvis Presley’s legendary “’68 Comeback Special,” directed and produced by Steve Binder, will hit the big screen this August in celebration of its 50th anniversary. This special cinema event will take place across Ireland for one night only 16th August. Screenings will include the legendary television special 90 min concert, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event.
Originally airing on December 3, 1968, the “’68 Comeback Special” concert was Elvis Presley’s first live television performance in seven years, which captured him playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience of diehard fans. As part of the special, Presley also pioneered the “Unplugged” performance style with an exclusive acoustic set. The soundtrack album went Top 10 following the special airing, shooting Presley back to the top of the singles charts months later with “In the Ghetto” and later in 1969, his first number one hit in seven years with “Suspicious Minds.”
This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.