|Bubba Ho-Tep (DVD, 2007, Hail to the King Edition)|
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I bought this Special DVD on 15.08.2010. The price was excellent. Other Special Versions of this DVD are also nice. Aspecially the Version from France with a figure of Elvis (Bruce Campbell).
Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds.
Bubba Ho-Tep is a must-see title for fans of Bruce Campbell. Sure, it's got Elvis. It's got potty humor (seriously, it does!). It's got a soul-sucking mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots and a Stetson. It's got Campbell's famous chin (covered in prosthetics). It's also got some remarkably sensitive acting by the unquestionably talented Ossie Davis and Bruce Campbell.
Elvis is a 70 year old living in a rest home in east Texas. He's all but given up on life, living is self-imposed isolation and sure that he's got cancer but that no one is telling him. His life is full of regrets and remorse. As the action heats up, Elvis begins to find meaning in his life. In a cornball sort of way, it could be a life lesson for the rest of us. At least we don't have soul-sucking mummies to cope with!
You don't have to be an Elvis fan to love this independent comedy/horror flick starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. Stuck in an East Texas nursing home Bruce Campbell plays an elderly and infirm Elvis Presley (is he really Elvis?) and Ossie Davis is his pal who insists that he is John F. Kennedy ( "They dyed me this color"!). An ancient Egyptian soul sucking mummy is on the loose, wreaking havoc and its up to The King and J.F.K. to stop him! Great performances and really cool special effects add up to non stop thrills and laughs! If you did not catch this one in 2004 check it out! You won't be sorry!
This is one of the coolest movies I have ever seen. A must own for every Elvis/Horror Flick fan, (a fan of both). The King, "Bruce Campbell",who swapped lives with a Texas based Elvis impersonator, and J.F.K., (Ossie Davis) are in the latter days of life at the Shady Rest convalesence home where it seems all has not been well for the residents since a recent bus crash carrying a museum bound mummy, (who needs human souls to survive) found it's resting place in the river behind the home. What happens from here can be left for the viewer, but be ready for a comedy/horror flick at it's finest. Don't be cruel man....YOUCANDOIT!
For people that enjoy watching movies with Bruce Campbell, this movie Bubba Ho-Tep is by far one of Bruce's best performance ever! I really felt he was an aging ELVIS. Also the plot of Elvis switching with a look a like ELVIS performer to to get some relief from the people around him milking him dry of his money and pretending to be his friends for their own personal gain was very plausible and believable. Also as far as mummies go the story line was good. Of course the ending could have been better. Also it said coming soon Bubba Nosferatu!! Well I hope they get the funding for this sequel and I really hope they get Bruce Campbell back to play ELVIS again.
In closing if you like Bruce Campbell and you like the Horror genre movies you just have to watch this movie as it has a little bit of everything!
I feel this movie will end up another cult classic.