Here are reviews of some of the many new video releases in rental stores:

THE ELVIS FILES - The "Elvis Is Alive and Living in my Salt-and-Pepper Shakers" cottage industry continues to flourish. This video is a followup for Elvis czarina Gail Brewer-Giorgio, who made the best-seller lists last year with her book "Is Elvis Alive?", which was accompanied by a cassette containing the recorded incoherencies of the man she claims to be the living Elvis. Now she's back with this video, a new book, a 900 number and a TV "docudrama" in the works. Brewer-Giorgio examines all the questions THEY would like to leave unanswered. One alarming revelation: If the present rate continues, "by the year 2000 one out of every twelve men in America will be an Elvis impersonator." Media. - Tom Maurstad (Dallas Morning News)DON GIOVANNI - Mozart's "Don Giovanni" is widely considered the greatest of all operas, and certainly it is one of the most complex and ambiguous, open to a wide variety of interpretations. Joseph Losey's film, with its distinctive use of such visual symbols as masks, fire and water, is not the only way to present "Don Giovanni," but it is a good one. Musically, this is a fine performance, but it is equally notable for its scenic fluidity and its on-location use of neoclassical Italian architecture and landscapes, which give it solid visual advantages over videotaped stage performances. 177 minutes. 1979. In Italian, with subtitles. Kultur. $39.95. - Joseph McLellan (Washington Post)

THE WALL: LIVE IN BERLIN - How convenient for Roger Waters was the reunification of Germany? Well, Waters was able to stage "The Wall" on the site of the wall in Berlin in front of 350,000 fans using a coterie of superstars, a symphony orchestra and choir and a military band from the Soviet Union, a cast of hundreds bringing to visceral life Pink Floyd's decade-old concept album about isolation and authoritarianism. The Scorpions' "In the Flesh," Joni Mitchell's "Goodbye Blue Sky" and assorted songs by Waters as Pink, the passion play's droll rock-star anti-hero, are best. Others - Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O'Connor, Van Morrison, Thomas Dolby, Bryan Adams - come across as little more than star turns. In the end, it's the sheer visual spectacle that makes it all work. And while Waters refused to reunite with the other members of Pink Floyd (Germany apparently was location, not inspiration), he did provide a more upbeat ending with a song from a later solo album, "The Tide Is Turning," done as a "We Are the World" finale. 1990. 120 minutes. PolyGram Music. $19.95. - Richard Harrington (Washington Post)

IN THE SPIRIT - Elaine May and Marlo Thomas star in this disheveled comedy with a loopy, out-of-nowhere sense of fun. The movie's characters are all glorious flakes. Reva (Thomas), for example, likes to chat every now and again with her inner self. She befriends a hooker who turns up dead and the police declare her a suicide. But when Reva and her friend Marianne (May) become the targets of a murder attempt, they figure out that the killer must be after Crystal's date book, which is filled with the names of mob figures and dirty cops. This ragged little comedy has an ingratiating spirit that's easy to get into. 94 minutes. 1990. Academy. Rated R. $89.95. - Hal Hinson (Washington Post)

ANGEL TOWN - This is a movie about the city, Los Angeles. And these days that can mean but one thing: gangs - lots of minority gangs moving about in packs to harass hapless pedestrians and cut each other down with Uzis. I suppose when this "Colors" knockoff was being pitched, the big niche-carving twist was the addition of a kung-fu hero (even more distinctive - he's French!) who would at one point or another kick the face of every other character in the movie. See, rather than get bogged down in all that cop/criminal duality and us/them psychology, this film has its fists-of-death hero move into the neighborhood and beat everybody up. Imperial Entertainment. - Tom Maurstad (Dallas Morning News)

VICTORIA DE LOS ANGELES: THE JUBILEE RECITAL - On May 19, 1944, in the de Palacio Musica in Barcelona, soprano Victoria de los Angeles gave a recital that launched one of the most distinguished vocal careers of the mid-20th century. She returned to the same hall, 25 years later to the day, to give this recital: Songs of Spain and Catalonia, many rooted in folk traditions. With another singer, this music might be a specialized interest; when de los Angeles sings them, these songs rank among the most appealing masterworks of the vocal repertoire. Its most exciting part is the last two encores, the "Seguidilla" from "Carmen" and Valverde's spectacular "Clavelitos." 90 minutes. 1989. In Spanish and Catalan. VAI. $39.95. - Joseph McLellan (Washington Post)

RED-BLOODED AMERICAN GIRL - A modern-day vampire tale with Christopher Plummer as the brilliant and fabulously wealthy physician-creature of the night, Dr. Alcore. In this film's universe, vampirism is caused by a virus and is unleashed while Dr. Alcore and his research team are working on an AIDS vaccination. There are some interesting ideas milling about aimless and neglected (having created this vampiristic metaphor for AIDS, the filmmakers have not a clue what to do with it), but by halfway through, all concerned have obviously given up on even the affectation of plausibility. Paramount. - Tom Maurstad (Dallas Morning News)

THE KING'S SINGERS IN CONCERT - This all-too-short British television program will give you some idea of why the King's Singers (equally at home in classical, pop and folk music in a half-dozen languages) are the world's most popular serious vocal ensemble. Only a small part of their vast repertoire is here, sung entirely in English except for "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and Duke Ellington's "Creole Love Call," where instrumental sounds are produced with often striking visual effects. Four numbers are folk songs of the British Isles (and you might wish, in vain, for subtitles when they get into dialect), and one is a piece composed for this group: "Sea Runes." 1987. 26 minutes. Proscenium. $19.95. - Joseph McLellan (Washington Post)

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT - In this drama, U.S.-USSR back-clapping is interrupted when a radical enclave detonates a nuclear missile over Russia. The U.S. president (Martin Landau) orders two pilots - Cassidy (Powers Boothe) and Moreau (Rebecca De Mornay) - to take off in their B-52 loaded to the rafters with nuclear bombs and await instructions. A tense enough situation for the couple, but then news comes that a bomb has killed the president and they are ordered to execute a "grand tour" - the carpet bombing of the Soviet's political-military infrastructure. This leaves the two pilots at 50,000 feet to decide whether to follow those orders and reintroduce the world to the Precambrian era. HBO. $89.99. - Tom Maurstad (Dallas Morning News)