Bubba Ho-Tep, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, gives a funny, imaginative, and thrilling face to low budget independent films. Based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale, this film takes place in an old age home with not only an old version of Elvis Presley (Campbell), but also a black and aging John F. Kennedy (Davis). The two men put their heads together in order to find and kill an Egyptian mummy. The mummy roams the retirement home at night in search of people's 'arse holes.' In case you're wondering, this film is by no means a porno. Campbell does a great job at imitating the 'King's' persona and makes the viewer believe that Elvis has indeed not left the building. Davis is equally superb as the black J.F.K. who believes that a part of his brain is still being tested on in Washington and that he was dyed black in order to render him unrecognizable. Although the plot may seem far out, this film is entertaining, and combines charm and suspense. Don't miss this wonderfully quirky film.
Special Features include:
-The Making of Bubba Ho-Tep featurette: This gives audiences a short and sweet look into independent film making; includes interviews with the director and actors.
-To Make a Mummy, makeup and effects featurette: Gives an inside look at how things are done to make the film more realistic.
-Fit for a King, costuming featurette: The difficulties and challenges of getting the costumes together in order to make the Elvis character more genuine.
-Rock like and Egyptian, the music of Bubba Ho-Tep: Explains how music and timing are chosen to give the perfect feel to the film.
-Audio commentary by director Don Coscarelli and actor Bruce Campbell: This is insightful because it brings audiences through the production process, which deepens one's understanding of filmmaking.
-Audio commentary by the King: This artistic feature has Elvis (Campbell) watching the film and commenting on it very funny.
-Joe R. Lansdale Reads from Bubba Ho-Tep: Audiences get a chance to hear the story being read from the writer himself. This is accompanied by illustrations.
-Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell: The two scenes are short but worth a look because they do not take away from the film but rather add to it.
-Photo Gallery: Candid on set shots.
-Original Theatrical Trailer