Bubba Ho-Tep (Region A Blu-ray)

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Product Details

Barcode
826663171488
Department
Movies & TV
Released
11 Aug 2016
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Science Fiction
Sub-genre
Horror
Studio
Shout Factory
Age Restriction
R
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Bubba Ho-Tep
Release Year
2003
Running Time
92 min
Language
English
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Black Comedy / Elvis Presley / Mummies / Seniors / Supernatural / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Official Website
http://www.bubbahotep.com/
Ratings
IMDb
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
78%
Metacritic
57
Synopsis
Don Coscarelli's BUBBA HO-TEP finds Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) alive but not so well, living in a small Texas nursing home. Although he's preoccupied with his ailments and his memories, the elderly Elvis befriends another resident who thinks he's John F. Kennedy (Ossie Davis) when they both begin to suspect that their neighbors aren't dying of natural causes. Their investigation leads to the discovery of an evil mummy with a fondness for cowboy gear and an appetite for the souls of senior citizens. Armed with little more than a walker and a wheelchair, the King and JFK must take on this ancient evil.

Based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale, BUBBA HO-TEP mixes comedy, drama, and horror to create a remarkably quirky film. As the aged and ailing Elvis, Campbell gives an outstandingly funny and poignant performance, while Davis exudes intelligence and warmth as JFK. Although horror is a key element of the story, much of the movie focuses on the life of Elvis and his new friendship with the former president, leading to many oddly comical scenes and even a few genuinely touching moments. Of course, their embalmed foe and his creepy minions must be confronted, making this the first movie about Elvis and JFK to appeal to horror enthusiasts, or, conversely, the first horror movie to appeal to Elvis and JFK enthusiasts. Either way, it's a highly unconventional tale that no adventurous filmgoer should miss.
Notes
Theatrical Release: September 26, 2003
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Collectors Edition
Poster
Poster for Bubba Ho-Tep
Cast & Crew
Director
Don Coscarelli
Star
Reggie Bannister / Bruce Campbell / Ossie Davis / Bob Ivy / Ella Joyce / Larry Pennell / Daniel Roebuck
Screenwriter
Don Coscarelli
Source Writer
Joe R. Lansdale / Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Producer
Don Coscarelli
Director of Photography
Adam Janiero
Music
Brian Tyler
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...It has the damnedest ingratiating way of making us sit there and grin at its harebrained audacity, laugh at its outhouse humor, and be somewhat moved at the poignancy of these two old men and their situation..."
Roger Ebert (17 Oct 2003, p.37)
Entertainment Weekly
"Don Coscarelli's horror comedy is more tender than tacky..."
Dalton Ross (28 May 2004, p.109)
Premiere
"[A]n instant cult classic worthy of a ROCKY HORROR-style following."
Premiere Staff (1 Jul 2004, p.119)
Rolling Stone
"This absurdly clever caper is elevated by Bruce Campbell's pensive Elvis into a moving meditation on the diminutions of age and the vagaries of fame."
Peter Relic (10 Jun 2004, p.103)
Sight and Sound
"Typical of the writer, but also the mind behind PHANTASM, is the juxtaposition of wildly disparate elements that somehow gel..."
Kim Newman (1 Nov 2004, p.44)
Uncut
"[With] a slow, bittersweet, almost elegiac current....Campbell, whose meditative, muttering, weary-boned narration cushions the film, is a revelation."
Damien Love (1 Nov 2004, p.150)