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5.0 out of 5 stars Hail to the The King......Of Rock and Roll?, May 24, 2004
This review is from: Bubba Ho-Tep (Limited Collector's Edition) (DVD)
Bubba Ho-Tep, a movie were an old Elvis and a wheelchair JFK (who's black!...I'll explain) team up to fight a Mummy dressed up in a cowboy outfit in an oldfolks home, and became heros.
Sounds kind of dumb huh? It is. But what a fun and great ride this movie is!
The movie stars Bruce Campbell, of Evil Dead fame, as an old Elvis. Yes, Elvis is alive.....and well alive just not well. He is stuck with people beliving he is an impersonator when the fake Elvis dies. He lies in bed with a bad hip and a growth on his...um....stick. There him and his pal Ossie Davis, a black guy who thinks he's JFK and his idenity is being covered by the goverment...."They dyed me this color.", team up to fight Bubba Ho-Tep, who is killing the old people in the home.
Campbell and Ossie put in a great preformance. They are not spoofing these people nor are they making fun of them, but give a goofy concept depth and sencerity in their preformances. Campbell in perticular breaks away from "Ash" (his Evil Deal alter-ego) and brings Elvis back. If Elvis lived to be this old and stuck in a home...this is how I would see him. Big kuddos to Bruce.
This movie is packed full of great moments and dialoge. It has the funniest narration I've heard in some time. It also has it share of good chuckles sprinkled thoughout. I laughed at little moments. The best example is finding the hyrogliphics on the wall in a bathroom stall, "What does it say?", "Cleopatra is a sl*t.". Its moments like that, that make this movie an instant classic.
The DVD is well put together concidering the low budget of the movie. The audio is 5.1 DD and does a fine job in speaker seperation. LFE kicks in every so often but doesn't over do it like the Matrix movies.
I must say the video is great with not a ounce of grain or pixilation in the blacks, just a step down from the Lord of the Rings DVDs.
The extras are a great touch. Two commintaries. One by Campbell and director and another by Campbell as ELVIS. They are both a good listen.
Next is a feature on the make up and f/x of the mummy along with a look at the music. The music to this movie is cool, it was made by the same guy who did Six String Samari (another movie I suggest).
Other then that some trailors, pics, and a insert along with the DVD that is a letter by Bruce Campbell.
A gread movie on a good disc. You can't ask for more.
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