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- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 25, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: Creating the Music of Elvis with Brian Tyler (Composer) and Don Coscarelli
- Deleted Scenes and Moments
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- "How to Make a Mummy"
- Bruce Campbell - Star, Ossie Davis - Star, Bob Ivy - Star
- Don Coscarelli - Director/Screenwriter, Joe R. Lansdale - Story Writer, Dac Coscarelli - Executive Producer
- Bruce Campbell as "Elvis"
- Animated Photo Gallery
- 8-Page Scrapbook/Behind-the-Scenes Photos with Personal Comments From Bruce Campbell and Don Coscarelli
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Bruce Campbell & Ossie Davis|
|Performer:||Ella Joyce, Larry Pennell, Bob Ivy, Daniel Roebuck & Reggie Bannister|
|Directed by||Don Coscarelli|
|Screenplay by||Don Coscarelli|
|Composition by||Brian Tyler|
|Director of Photography:||Adam Janiero|
"...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..."
"Don Coscarelli's horror comedy is more tender than tacky..."
"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."
"[A]n instant cult classic worthy of a ROCKY HORROR-style following."
"[With] a slow, bittersweet, almost elegiac current....Campbell, whose meditative, muttering, weary-boned narration cushions the film, is a revelation."
"Typical of the writer, but also the mind behind PHANTASM, is the juxtaposition of wildly disparate elements that somehow gel..."
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.
- Theatrical Release: September 26, 2003
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 545 ratings.
One of the reasons I enjoyed this so much is that it's a different take on a "horror/thriller"
movie. It has humor and some sadness mixed in with the supernatural. It's become one of the few movies I recommend to other people..along with Young At Heart (documentary) and How Green Was My Valley. Bubba Ho-Tep is great for an evening with popcorn and a movie. You may need tissues for the other two. ENJOY !!
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