20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring will bring the western Love Me Tender to Blu-ray this summer. The film is directed by Robert D. Webb and stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley, Robert Middleton, and William Campbell. Love Me Tender will be available for purchase online and in stores beginning on July 30th.
The year is 1865, and the three Confederate Reno brothers don’t know the war has ended. They manage to steal a Union Army payroll, and head for home with the money. While Vance (Egan) can think only of the love of his life, Cathy ( Paget), it turns out that the brothers have been reported dead, and Cathy has married their youngest brother Clint (Presley). Vance accepts this until he learns that Cathy still loves him. To complicate things, the U.S. Army knows of the brothers’ theft and is hunting them down.
Love Me Tender was released in November of 1956 and grossed over $9 million in worldwide box office.
The Blu-ray will include special features, including an audio commentary by Elvis Historian Jerry Schilling; Elvis Hits Hollywood featurette; The Colonel & The King featurette; Love Me Tender: The Birth & Boom of the Elvis Hit featurette; and Love Me Tender: The Soundtrack.
Theatrical Trailer for Love Me Tender courtesy of Courtney Louise 94[youtube id=”2miAukzxHNI” width=”600″ height=”350″]