It starred Bruce Campbell as an aged Elvis, it featured a black JFK and a soul-sucking mummy (through assholes no less), it was directed by cult director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm) and it made No. 3 on our Top Ten Films of 2004 list (click here for the full list), and now Anchor Bay have finally released the details for the UK Region 2 DVD release, which will hit the shops on the 21st March 2005 at the rrp of £19.99.
Arriving as a double-disc set, the release will feature an anamorphic widescreen transfer, both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 audio and an exclusive introduction by Bruce Campbell. There are audio commentaries by director Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell, and an audio commentary by ‘The King’. Joe R. Lansdale reads from his original short story ‘Bubba Ho-tep’, and there are deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell.
Also included is ‘The Making of Bubba Ho-tep’ featurette, a ‘To Make a Mummy’ make-up and effects featurette, a ‘Fit for a King’ Elvis costume featurette, a ‘Rock Like an Egyptian’ featurette on the music of the film, a music video, an in-depth excavation with Don Coscarelli entitled ‘The King and I’, the UK Premiere Q&A with Don Coscarelli, a ‘Bruce Talks Bubba’ interview, the theatrical trailer, a photo gallery, a TV spot, cast and crew biographies, and character biographies.
Phewie.. a fair bit of stuff then.
"Mr President. Let's go kill ourselves a mummy".
Click here to read our full Bubba Ho-Tep review.
Click here to read our Bruce Campbell Zombie Club Night, featuring Bubba Ho-Tep and Maniac Cop.
26th Apr 04 It’s not all bad of course. This is Tarantino, after all, and there are plenty of highlights. Action scenes are handled very well, (the fight between Black Mamba and Darryl Hannah in particular, is a poke in the eye to any who doubt that),