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King Creole

Released 1958
Distributor Paramount

Reputedly Elvis’s own favorite performance and certainly one of his best movies, much of it shot on New Orleans’ Beale Street locations by the great Michael Curtiz. Based on a Harold Robbins novel. The current dvd version replaces the hit “Hard Headed Woman” with a previously cut stripper scene with a different song.

About Don Coscarelli

At ten years of age Don Coscarelli actually bribed his teenage babysitter to let him stay up late and watch Invaders from Mars on TV. He’s never been the same. Coscarelli is responsible for writing and directing several cult hits including the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster and Bubba Ho-tep and John Dies at the End.