Elvis Found Alive

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"Elvis has been found, alive! Get ready, he's back!"
  • 2012
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 5.1  (189)

Elvis Presley is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time. He passed away in 1977 under controversial circumstances, leaving behind a legacy that still influences modern music to this day. But what if the King of Rock and Roll didn't actually die? What if he's been living in hiding all these years, waiting for the right time to reveal himself?

That's the premise behind the 2012 documentary-style movie, Elvis Found Alive. The film is directed by Joel Gilbert and stars Jon Burrows as the man who claims to be Elvis, as well as Celeste Yarnall as herself, a former actress who had a brief encounter with Elvis in the 70s. Gilbert also appears as himself, serving as the narrator and interviewer throughout the film.

The movie begins with a disclaimer that it is a work of fiction, but that it is based on real events and people. It then jumps right into the main story: Jon Burrows, a man living in the Midwest, contacted Joel Gilbert claiming to be the real Elvis Presley. Gilbert was skeptical at first, but after a series of phone conversations and meetings, he became convinced that Burrows was who he claimed to be.

Throughout the movie, Burrows shares his story of how he faked his own death in 1977 and went into hiding. He claims that he did it to escape the pressures of fame and to start a new life with his family. He says that he's been living under an assumed name ever since, but that he's ready to come forward now that he's older and has nothing left to lose.

Burrows shares details about his life in hiding and even performs some of Elvis's greatest hits, albeit in a slightly lower register due to his age. He also discusses his views on politics, including his support for Donald Trump and his belief that the government is hiding information about aliens and UFOs.

Interspersed throughout Burrows's story are interviews with people who knew Elvis personally, such as actress Celeste Yarnall. She recounts her own encounter with Elvis and how it impacted her life. There are also interviews with experts in forensics and musicology who discuss the possibility of Elvis faking his own death and the likelihood of Burrows being the real deal.

The movie raises a lot of questions about the possibility of Elvis still being alive, and it's clear that director Joel Gilbert is on board with the idea. He includes clips from news programs and conspiracy theory websites that purport to show evidence of Elvis sightings over the years. He also includes footage of Burrows visiting some of Elvis's old haunts, such as Graceland and Sun Studio.

However, the movie isn't entirely convinced that Burrows is actually Elvis. There are moments where his story seems far-fetched, such as when he claims that he was recruited by the DEA to be a secret agent. There are also moments where his voice doesn't sound quite like Elvis's, which Gilbert attributes to the fact that he's older and his voice has naturally changed.

Overall, Elvis Found Alive is an intriguing look at the possibility of the King of Rock and Roll still being alive. Even if you're skeptical of Burrows's claims, it's hard not to be charmed by his performances of classic Elvis songs and his larger-than-life personality. The movie also serves as a reminder of how much Elvis meant to people and how his legend continues to live on decades after his death. Whether or not you believe that Jon Burrows is the real Elvis, the movie is a fun and entertaining ride.

Elvis Found Alive is a 2012 documentary with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

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    2 hr 8 min
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