Saturday, June 27, 2009

DVD Recommendation

If you haven't seen Bubba Ho-Tep, it's definitely worth a rental or library checkout. It's a few years old (2004), but I hadn't seen it before today, when we found it available at our local library. It's based on a novella by Joe R. Lansdale, and is quite surreal in that the plot involves an Elvis Presley who didn't really die in 1977, a John F. Kennedy who didn't really die in 1963, and the mummy of an Egyptian king who never quite died. They all come together in an east Texas nursing home. Bruce Campbell stars, and Don Coscarelli (Phantasm) directs this cult hit.

I remember reading the novella years ago, and very much enjoyed it at the time. I'll say this about the movie: if you aren't laughing in the first ten seconds of the film, you probably don't get the humor and the film isn't for you.

Trust ol' Bob. I liked it, and I'm not even an Elvis fan.


MauserMedic said...

Like bagpipes, love it or hate it. Watched it many years ago and thought it was great; co-worker thought it was crap (no sense of humor). I need to get a copy of it.

Ronsonic said...

Campbell was good as Elvis, probably the best movie Elvis since the original. But Ossie Davis was absolutely brilliant. What a wonderful actor.