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Bubba Ho-Tep
directed by Don Coscarelli, written by Joe R. Lansdale (short story), Don Coscarelli (screenplay)

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Bubba Ho-Tep DVD The Shady Rest retirement home in Mud Creek, Texas is about to get all shook up when Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead Trilogy) stars as an aging and cantankerous Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep, debuting as a Collector's Edition DVD and on VHS May 25th from MGM Home Entertainment. Campbell swings his feeble hips and joins forces with Ossie Davis (Grumpy Old Men), who plays a decrepit - and black - President John "Jack" Kennedy, while combating a blood-sucking mummy in this "wildly creative amusement" (Premiere) from screenwriter/director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm). Based on the Bram Stoker Award*-nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-Tep garnered Second Place for Best International Film at the Fant-Asia Film Festival** and was nominated for Best Screenplay by the Online Film Critics Society.***

*1994: Bram Stoker Award
** 2003: Best International Film, Fant-Asia Film Festival
*** 2004: Best Screenplay - Adapted, Online Film Critics Society

The Bubba Ho-Tep Collector's Edition DVD features whacked-out comical bonus materials, including deleted scenes, four featurettes, and two audio commentaries by the cast, crew and "The King." Additional bonus features include a short story reading by Lansdale, an animated photo gallery and the original theatrical trailer (see next page for details). The Collector's Edition DVD also includes limited edition packaging and a behind-the-scenes scrapbook with comments from Campbell and Coscarelli.

The Bubba Ho-Tep Collector's Edition DVD features:
Seven minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes with optional commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell including: "Hallway" "The Lady's Room" "Footage From The Temple Room Floor" (no commentary)
Audio commentary #1 Feature length audio commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell
Audio commentary #2 Feature length audio commentary by "The King"
Bubba Ho-Tep short story reading by Joe R. Lansdale from his short story
"Making-of Bubba Ho-Tep," a 20-minute making-of documentary
"To Make A Mummy" An inside look at how the filmmakers created the ancient mummy
"Rock Like An Egyptian" A discussion on the scoring of the music by composer Bryan Tyler and Don Coscarelli
"Fit For A King" A behind-the-scenes look at Bruce Campbell's make-up and wardrobe
Animated Photo Gallery - 80 behind-the-scene photos
Original theatrical trailer Trailer, as shown in theaters

When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it's up to an aging, cantankerous Elvis Presley (Campbell) and a decrepit - and black - JFK (Davis) to defeat a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for sucking the souls from the barely living! Will this Bubba Ho-Tep make sure there's never another Elvis sighting? Or can the King show the world that he can still take care of business?

Thanks to everyone who entered our Bubba Ho-Tep contest. All the DVDs (Region 1) have been won and the contest is now closed. A complete list of winners has been posted elsewhere or contact us at editor@sfsite.com.

For those interested, the answers to the questions are:
What other movies has Don Coscarelli done? They include Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998), Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994), Survival Quest (1989), Phantasm II (1988), Beastmaster, The (1982), Phantasm (1979), Jim the World's Greatest (1976), Kenny & Company (1976).
Where is Shady Rest located? Mud Creek, Texas
How many featurettes are on the DVD? Four

Small Print:
In order to win a DVD copy of Bubba Ho-Tep (Region 1), you must send an email to editor@sfsite.com stating the correct answers to the above questions. Please send only one email; duplicates will be ignored. Winners will be chosen from those with correct answers and notified by email. DVDs will be mailed out post-paid once all winners have been notified. A final list of winners will be posted.

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