November 4, 2016

November's Blu-ray of the Month: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
"Elvis Presley is still alive, now in his late sixties, but confined to a rest home in Texas. Here, he recounts how he escaped fame with the help of an impersonator--now left to wonder what could have been, all while trying to battle the "soul-sucking" mummy, Bubba Ho-tep, who enters the rest home at night and consumes souls."

Bubba Ho-Tep is definitely a Horror Comedy, with Bruce Campbell delivering plenty of laugh out loud lines, but it's just as much of a sentimental movie as it is anything else. This is a hard one to describe to anyone who hasn't seen it, and it's even harder to sell once you have described it, because it sounds so ridiculous. Which it is. But then again, it really isn't.

Either way, we're ENDLESSLY glad that the wonderful human beings over at Scream Factory are finally bringing Bubba Ho-Tep to Blu-ray, and in full Collector's Edition form.

Special Features

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Author Joe R. Lansdale.
  • NEW All Is Well – An Interview With Writer/Director Don Coscarelli.
  • NEW The King Lives! – An Interview With Star Bruce Campbell.
  • NEW Mummies And Make-up – An Interview With Special Effects Artist Robert Kurtzman.
  • Audio Commentary By Don Coscarelli And Bruce Campbell.
  • Audio Commentary By "The King"
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Don Coscarelli And Bruce Campbell.
  • "The Making Of Bubba Ho-Tep" Featurette.
  • "To Make A Mummy" Make-up And Effects Featurette.
  • "Fit For A King" Elvis Costuming Featurette.
  • "Rock Like An Egyptian" Featurette About The Music Of Bubba Ho-Tep.
  • Joe R. Lansdale Reads From Bubba Ho-Tep.
  • Archival Bruce Campbell Interviews.
  • Music Video.
  • Theatrical Trailer.
  • TV Spot.
  • Still Gallery.

Say what you will about Bubba Ho-Tep, but it's one of the most unique and original story ideas that we've ever seen. If you have one, this movie will tug at your heartstrings as much as it makes you laugh, and it's honestly one that you'll never forget.

It's truly a Must Own title when it hits Blu-ray on November 8th.

1 comment :

  1. I thought that Elvis Presley was an old has been legend with no relevance, but indeed he deserves respect and admiration.