Bubba Ho-Tep (DVD)

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Bubba Ho-Tep (DVD)

Don Coscarelli's BUBBA HO-TEP finds Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) alive but not so well, living in a small Texas nursing home. Although he's preoccup...

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ProElvis, JFK AND a mummy...all in the same nursing h...

ConsThat mummy...

The thing is: it all got a bit much for Elvis. So he decided to stop being Elvis and let one of his very best impersonators take over, so that he could operate on the somewhat calmer and less hectic basis of a relatively “normal” person. They had an agreement that he could swop identities back at...

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“Bubba Ho-Tep”

published 11/10/2004

ProUnique concept, great acting.

ConsOne joke can't sustain a film.

In Bubba Ho-Tep, an elderly Elvis Presley and a black John F Kennedy battle an ancient mummy. As concepts go, you can't get any more unique than that. The concept here though is so strong that the film can't possibly live up to it. Once we gets past that initial idea, the film in itself falls...

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“Hail to the King, baby!”

published 13/02/2007

ProQuirky concept, a stand-out performance from Campb...

ConsNot much horror, concept may be a little to extrem...

BUBBA HO-TEP Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell), the erstwhile King of rock and roll, is an unlucky sod. Some would say that being alive and well instead of propping up daisies is a rather fortunate thing. However, after suffering from an infection to an old hip injury and spending the last twenty...

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“Hail to the King, Baby...”

published 28/08/2012

ProTremendous performance from Bruce Campbell, true c...

ConsSlow pace, doesn't really push for glory.

Have you heard the one about Elvis & JFK fighting a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a retirement home? That’s what you get with Bubba Ho-Tep, an oddball curio with lashings of B-Movie appeal, thanks largely to the presence of cult icon Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Maniac Cop) Adapted from Joe R...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant acting. Genius Concept. Both funny and t...

ConsMay not be what some people are expecting.

Big movie studios just don't know a good thing when they see one do they? All they are willing to release is trash that makes a quick buck, but has no soul and its getting to the point where even mainstream audiences are seeing right through their risk free schemes and starting to look elsewhere...

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Super

ProGreat performances, story and humour

ConsLacks the edge of past Campbell greats, 'Evil Dead...

There was a time in life where Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll seemed invincible; that is until he was one day found dead, gorged to death on drugs and cheeseburgers. But the most interesting fact here of all that Elvis didn't die. The man who was found dead on a toilet was none other...

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Excellent

ProGreat story and acting

ConsPerhaps too farfetched for some to grasp

Bruce Campbell ---- Elvis Presley/Sebastian Haff Ossie Davis ---- John F. "Jack" Kennedy Ella Joyce ---- The Nurse Heidi Marnhout ---- Callie Bob Ivy ---- Bubba Ho-tep Bubba Ho-Tep cannot be defined in a single genre, because it is so diverse. Directed by Don Coscarelli, mainly a horror director...

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Excellent

“Elvis, JFK and the Mummy”

published 16/10/2004

ProYou'll never see a weirder plot basis

ConsProbably wrongly 'sold' as a horror rather than a ...

Elvis is in the building and ready to take care of business. The only problem is that the building is a rest home in Texas and his use of a zimmer frame inhibits his ability to do too much. Luckily his friend, and fellow rest home inhabitant, JFK has a motorised wheelchair and is ready and...

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“Back to good OLD Elvis”

published 01/12/2005

ProRemarkably funny, something different

ConsAnother Elvis film

So how many films and theories have been made over the years about Elvis still being alive? Some say hes on a dessert island enjoying the sun and sand with other famous legends like Tupac and Kurt Cobain just to get away on it all, others label him a spy for the mafia and he had to go underground...

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ProB-Movie sensibility with more laughs than you can ...

ConsNone

It is rare to see Bruce Campbell, iconic star of the Evil Dead trilogy, in a lead role. With the exception of a few uncredited cameo appearances, it is rare to seem him on the big screen at all. Which is a pity, because he is a genuinely funny guy, capable of slapstick that would make Charlie...

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“Bubba Ho-Tep review”

published 29/01/2009

ProOriginal story, good chemistry between the actors

ConsNone

Bubba Ho-Tep is a comedy horror movie directed by Don Coscarelli (who also directed all four "Phantasm" films) and stars the legend that is Bruce Campbell! Campbell plays Elvis, the actual, real Elvis. It seems he switched places with a look-alike (also played by Campbell) because he got bored of...

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Satisfactory

ProBruce Campbell, Elvis

ConsNot a comdey, not a horror, very thin plot

As a fan of Bruce Campbell in the Evil Dead series, I saw that he was in this film so bought it hoping for something similar. Unfortunately, there are no similarities between the films. This is not really a horror film or a comedy - not really sure what it's supposed to be. It has very few funny...

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Don Coscarelli's BUBBA HO-TEP finds Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) alive but not so well, living in a small Texas nursing home. Although he's preoccupied with his ailments and his memories, the elderly Elvis befriends another resident, John F. Kennedy (Ossie Davis), when they both begin to suspect that their neighbours aren't dying of natural causes. Their investigation leads to the discovery of an evil mummy with a fondness for cowboy gear and an appetite for the souls of senior citizens. Armed with little more than a walker and a wheelchair, the King and JFK must take on this ancient evil. 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.

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