Synopsis by Sally Barber
Since Elvis Presley's death, impersonations of the star and sightings have become the ongoing subject of jokes. The Elvis Files may change that. At the time of his reported death, Elvis had sold more than 600 million singles and albums, had made 33 films, and was the heartthrob for more than one generation of young women. While his popularity fell off during the 1960s, the King of rock & roll made a strong comeback in the 1970s. A weight problem and an increasing dependency on stimulants and depressants became difficult for the King to hide from the public. On August 16, 1977, Elvis suffered what was an apparent heart attack and was pronounced dead. But is he dead or still alive? Did Elvis escape the prison of fame? This video examines the unusual circumstances surrounding the star's reported death. Based on the book by Gail Brewer-Giorgio, it features never-before-seen footage, and exclusive interviews supporting the theory that Presley lives. Viewers must decide for themselves whether the King staged death to ultimately save his life.