These are busy times for director Don Coscarelli with the Phantasm 4K reissue and Phantasm: Ravager hitting the streets and now the final word on the long-awaited Scream Factory treatment for Bubba Ho-Tep – it’s a good time to be a Coscarelli fan.
The Bubba Ho-Tep Blu-ray will be a part of Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition series and all the titles in this catalog have been spectacular releases and this release will continue that tradition. From the press release:
“The Shady Rest retirement home is about to get all shook up with a new resident: a broken-down and eccentric old geezer claiming to be the King of Rock ‘n Roll himself! Loyal fans of horror master Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, The Beastmaster, John Dies At The End!) know well the uproarious horror comedy from his 2002 cult classic BUBBA HO-TEP.
Written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on the Bram Stoker Award-nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, BUBBA HO-TEP stars cult icon Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, “Ash vs. Evil Dead”) as Elvis Presley, the late, great Ossie Davis (Grumpy Old Men, Do The Right Thing) as John “Jack” Kennedy, Ella Joyce (Set It Off, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot), Heidi Marnhout (Phantasm IV: Oblivion), and Bob Ivy (John Dies At the End, Near Dark).
On November 8, 2016, SCREAM FACTORY Home Entertainment is proud to present BUBBA HO-TEP Collector’s Edition. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition release is packed with over 5 hours of extras, including all-new interviews with Don Coscarelli, Bruce Campbell, and special effects artist Robert Kurtzman; new audio commentary with Joe R. Landsdale; and more! A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts, and loyal fans, BUBBA HO-TEP Collector’s Edition also includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.
Order from ShoutFactory.com and get a FREE 18″ X 24″ poster featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last! Also get it shipped two weeks early!
- NEW Audio Commentary with author Joe R. Lansdale
- NEW “All Is Well” – an interview with writer/director Don Coscarelli
- NEW “The King Lives!” – an interview with star Bruce Campbell
- NEW “Mummies and Make-up” – an interview with special effects artist Robert Kurtzman
- Audio Commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell
- Audio Commentary by “The King”
- Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell
- “The Making of Bubba Ho-Tep” featurette
- “To Make a Mummy” – Makeup and Effects
- “Fit for A King” – Elvis Costuming
- “Rock Like an Egyptian” – Featurette about the Music of Bubba Ho-Tep
- Joe R. Lansdale Reads from Bubba Ho-Tep
- Archival Bruce Campbell interviews
- Music Video
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Still Gallery”
As the information above notes – Nov. 8th is the street date. Also, make note of that special offer – the free poster if you pre-order. Good stuff!