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Talk of the upcoming film sparked Twitter comparisons to Austin Butler’s role in Elvis, which was released on HBO Max last week. Elvis has became the second-highest grossing musical biopic at the global box office (third domestically) and director Baz Lurhmann’s top-grossing film in the U.S. and Canada.
The film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday (Sept. 13), but you can pre-order a copy now, just in case it sells out.
Butler stars alongside Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery and David Wenham in the film chronicling Elvis Presley’s story as told through the eyes of a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks).
Presley died one day before he was slated to start a new tour. The 42-year-old singer was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his Graceland mansion on Aug. 16, 1977. Last month marked the 45th anniversary of Presley’s death.
Aside from the complicated dynamic between Presley (Butler) and Parker, Elvis explores the rock legend’s rise from poverty to unprecedented stardom “against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.”
But if you’re an HBO Max subscriber, you get to stream Elvis at no additional cost. Monthly packages start at $9.99 a month, but the platform is currently offering 40% off when you pay for an annual plan. The limited offer ends Oct. 31. Find more HBO Max promo deals here.
From must-watch movies and documentaries to kids shows and sports content, HBO Max offers viewers thousands of hours of binge-worthy content. Stream Elvis, Dune and The Batman and other movies, in addition to a range of exclusive shows, which includes Emmy-nominated series such as Succession, Euphoria, Hacks, The White Lotus, Insecure and Barry. The new Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, is streaming on HBO Max, in addition to Westworld, The Rehearsal, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Rap Sh!t, Starstruck, and more.
Meanwhile, Elvis looks to extend its box-office winning streak into Blu-ray and DVD sales. The film topped Amazon’s list of best-sellers in movies and TV, coming in ahead of 1888: A Yellowstone Origin Story, Where the Crawdads Sing, Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World Dominion. Fans can pre-order Elvis at major retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy.
Special features include Bigger Than Life: The Story of Elvis, Rock ‘n’ Roll: Royalty: The Music and Artists Behind Elvis, Fit for a King: The Style of Elvis, Viva Australia: Recreating Iconic Locations for Elvis and a lyric video for Presley’s song, “Trouble.”