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Bubba Ho-Tep
Genre: Horror Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 86 (Jul 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout & Bob Ivy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include two audio commentaries: one by director Don Coscarelli and actor Bruce Campbell, and the other by

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1006462
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language, some sexual content and brief violent images
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/25/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Don Coscarelli
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Mud Creek, Texas, home of Shady Rest Convalescence Home is where an aging Elvis impersonator (Campbell) and Jack (Davis), a black man claiming to be JFK, reside. While wondering how he could have gone from the King of Rock & Roll to an old guy living in a rest home, Elvis suddenly finds something worth living for. When he learns of a mummy on the loose, some kind of Bubba Ho-Tep (Ivy), an Egyptian soul sucker who creeps into the Home feeding on the sleeping, Elvis and Jack decide that it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is nicely rendered with rich, warm colors that are complementary to the storytelling, with lots of moody browns and golds, and dark, atmospheric scenes. Viewing in a completely blackened environment is recommended to appreciate the deep blacks and fine shadow delineation. Images are sharp and detailed, with revealing textures. Still, some scenes have a slightly soft appearance. Edge enhancement is minimal, but pixelization can create a

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