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Elvis to Get Hologram Treatment: Great Trend or Just Wrong?

Music 2012/06/10 16:29:34
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Elvis impersonators should be shaking in their boots! The true King of Rock and Roll will be joining the ranks of Tupac, MJ, and Marilyn and will be making a comeback in holographic form.

Digital Domain Media Group, the company behind the Tupac Shakur hologram, announced this week that it is planning to virtually resurrect Elvis Presley across a variety of platforms—movies, television, concerts, etc.

“Elvis Presley is the king of rock and roll . . . you have to start with the king,” Ed Ulbrich, Chief Creative Officer at Digital Domain told MTV News this week. “We’re in the creative development stages now. Instead of a single application we’re looking to bring Elvis back across a host of platforms, including live concerts in venues.”

The Elvis hologram may end up being amazing, but this announcement got us wondering whether this trend is really a good idea.

Will holograms be the end of live impersonators? Why should we watch movies or television shows about Marilyn when we can just go see her “live”? Shouldn’t the dead be allowed to rest in peace?

What do you think SodaHeads? Are holographic performers a great trend or just wrong?

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  • jodi.topolka 2012/10/21 23:02:22
    Great Trend
    jodi.topolka
    whats with all this reptilian crap i hear about... reptilians? seriously? look at thie site

    http://www.reptiliannews.com/
  • Mercedes 2012/08/22 12:42:02
    Great Trend
    Mercedes
    Elvis is the best. I'd pay to go and see a hologram of him considering he died before I and so many of his other fans were born. Plus he didn't tour outside of the United states and miraculously managed to reach the level he did. Unlike Jackson and Tupac and the likes of them, Elvis did it all without having to tour outside the United States of America.
  • Don Leuty 2012/06/20 07:38:16
    Great Trend
    Don Leuty
    Great potential. Let's see if it sinks or swims.
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/06/15 15:41:05
    Just Wrong
    dear•LT13☻
    Wouldn't pay to see one - that's for sure.
    Neat technology tho...
  • Asa 2012/06/15 01:38:45 (edited)
    Great Trend
    Asa
    I think it's an interesting idea. They've been having holograms in Japan for quite a while now, the only difference is they make holograms of animes while we make holograms of dead artists.
  • whispering hands 2012/06/13 17:14:39
    Just Wrong
    whispering hands
    Idk i think it's disrespectful. MY opinion though.
  • ShinyUmbreon01 2012/06/12 20:34:15
    Just Wrong
    ShinyUmbreon01
    +1
    Man, Japan was making holograms before it was cool. -_-
    miku hologram
  • Harley ... ShinyUm... 2012/06/12 21:27:49
    Harley Quinn
    +1
    But Vocaloid wasn't meant to be that originally (it's computer software). But I see what you're getting at.
  • Emory2016 2012/06/12 20:25:06
    Great Trend
    Emory2016
    +1
    It is cool but weird, VERY WEIRD!!!
  • Reuben Rennick 2012/06/12 20:14:40
    Great Trend
    Reuben Rennick
    Well, it's Elvis, so he can do what ever he wants.elvis
  • Eunice 2012/06/12 16:09:44
  • smitty 2012/06/12 14:58:04
    Just Wrong
    smitty
    and boring. Are the "artists" so pathetic nowadays that we have to resurrect the dead? Hollyweird can't produce originals anymore.

    Simone
  • Edward 2012/06/12 12:50:42
  • beach bum 2012/06/12 12:21:45
    Just Wrong
    beach bum
    no
  • Simms 2012/06/12 12:06:55
    Great Trend
    Simms
    Actually, this needs a third option, "Neither".
  • Cal 2012/06/12 06:13:49
    Just Wrong
    Cal
    Neat, but not the same thing. I don't see myself being at a hologram show.
  • JackoClubs 2012/06/11 22:36:25
    Just Wrong
    JackoClubs
    Spooky is the word for it.
  • YOMOMMA 2012/06/11 21:01:10
    Great Trend
    YOMOMMA
    Way Cool! Can the hologram have sex?
  • starlight 2012/06/11 20:56:37
    Great Trend
    starlight
    cool especially if you werent around at the time to see them
  • Beatlefish 2012/06/11 19:44:54
    Just Wrong
    Beatlefish
    Not fair to the performers they can't say "no don't do that"
  • Connectification 2012/06/11 19:24:32
    Great Trend
    Connectification
    can go both way, good and bad
  • kraftymomma1979 2012/06/11 18:22:09
    Great Trend
    kraftymomma1979
    Everybody still wants to see the King of Rock n Roll. :)
  • prosperhappily 2012/06/11 17:35:21
    Great Trend
    prosperhappily
    I'd check it out. But, I think it's a fad. They'll do Elvis & some other classic acts. But, eventually it'll come down to one hit wonders and then it'll be over.
  • Sue 2012/06/11 17:12:24
    Just Wrong
    Sue
    +1
    I think the dead should be allowed to rest in peace. Of course, where there is money to be made, that trumps everything, right?
  • jule-sy 2012/06/11 16:54:33
    Great Trend
    jule-sy
    It's cool, especially if one likes a certain late entertainer and their music. Its a great way to remember the person.
  • Gentry June 2012/06/11 16:23:57
  • Mohave 2012/06/11 16:17:26
    Great Trend
    Mohave
    It's good for us die hard fans
  • Zeus2713 2012/06/11 15:23:32
    Great Trend
    Zeus2713
    +1
    Looks pretty cool, our kids will know real rock and roll then
  • ShaZakLar 2012/06/11 15:10:19
    Great Trend
    ShaZakLar
    haha it'll be just like in the movie pixel perfect! probably not as realistc details tho..
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/06/11 15:09:10
    Just Wrong
    Christopher Kirchen
    +2
    Once they're gone, they're gone. Let sleeping celebrities lie.
  • Tiah 2012/06/11 14:18:08
    Just Wrong
    Tiah
    +2
    It SCARES me lol
  • nenenae 2012/06/11 13:46:54
    Great Trend
    nenenae
    +3
    It,s good for the memories but u know it,s about the money .else why do it
  • nenenae 2012/06/11 13:02:11
    Great Trend
    nenenae
    +3
    It,s good to remember
  • Mark5610 2012/06/11 10:01:35
    Just Wrong
    Mark5610
    Pay full price to see a flick. nice....
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/06/11 09:55:29
    Great Trend
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    You do realize that if we create the Holodeck from Star Trek, it will be mankind's last invention.
  • Jiorgia 2012/06/11 09:08:05
    Great Trend
    Jiorgia
    Only if it is not for profit.
    It's wrong to milk money off of the deceased but if people are just doing it for the love of music, this is great.
  • AngelaDuke 2012/06/11 07:46:20
    Just Wrong
    AngelaDuke
    +2
    Just another scheme to make money off the deceased. They don't have to pay the performers and get to keep all the money for themselves. If it was free or just cost of production I'd say it was a great way to honor them but i highly doubt that is the case.
  • lucas 2012/06/11 05:59:01
    Just Wrong
    lucas
    +1
    This trend is just a representation of the loss of original content in media. Every other movie, games, or even music are reboots/remakes/remastered
    are having to reuse material from years ago. Look at star wars they have a new rerelease for every other day of the year. In point indviduals need to think of new content or great remakes that don't delve into source content but use it as inspiration for bigger and better things. 1 example is the new reboot: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (Brony out)
  • jiggy 2012/06/11 05:54:44
    Great Trend
    jiggy
    Hopefully, if there are live concerts, they will be able to have him age as the concert progresses. So, you get the young hip shaking Elvis at the beginning, the "fat" jump suit Elvis at the end, and everything in between.
  • Wolverineland 2012/06/11 05:16:10
    Just Wrong
    Wolverineland
    +3
    Not wrong because its creepy but just wrong to milk money out of a dead performer in the form of concert tickets.

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