“Diamond Joe” Esposito recalls Elvis Presley’s career, from when Esposito first became aware of him, to their shared military service, to the moment he became part of Presley’s entourage. The memories go all the way to Presley’s death and beyond. The disc’s intro is irritatingly self-promotional, and the reverential tone of the piece smacks of an Entertainment Tonight segment stretched to 130 minutes.
The sound is 2.0 surround, but they really needn’t ha…e bothered. The only sound from the rear speakers is some very faint music. What you’re listening to, after all, is Esposito speaking, and his voice is certainly clear enough.
The picture is as good as the source material allows — much of what is on display is old photos and news clips, and time has had its way with some of them. But as for the transfer itself, there’s really nothing to object to.
The menu is still, but scored. There are no real extras as such, beyond the fact that the documentary has been lengthened by the inclusion of eleven bonus stories.
This is really for the completist Elvis Presley fan, and will be of limited interest to everyone else.
Special Features List
- Extra Chapters