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Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds. Written by
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Would you like a Ding-Dong?
[Elvis looks towards JFK's crotch]
Oh, I don't mean mine! I mean a chocolate ding-dong.
Of course mine would be chocolate now that I've been dyed.
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I laughed when a friend suggested this movie. "Yeah, right," I answered, eyes rolled up.
"Well," he finally said a few weeks later, "Here, just look at it. Take my copy and bring it back."
"Okay, " I answered, "what do I have to lose? "
Obviously, I was shocked. This has to be one of the all-time surprises I've ever encountered in movie-watching. Who would have thought this film was this good? Talk about "original!" This is about as original and entertaining as they come, and, as I have stated in several other reviews, entertainment is the name of the game....so I have to rank this film right up there with my favorites.
I refuse to detail the story because the more you explain what it's about, the stupider is sounds and the less likely you will give it a shot.
I will say Bruce Campbell does a fabulous job of imitating Elvis Presley. In fact, he is the best I have ever heard, speaking-voice-wise. Ossie Davis is also a hoot as the old black man who thinks he's President John F. Kennedy. See? I can't say more, because it gets worse, story-wise, the more you explain.
Just trust me that if you appreciate dark humor with some horror thrown in, you'll love it. It's a bit sleazy and the language is very rough, so be ready for that. I guess you could say this "is not for all tastes." You have to be a little warped to enjoy this, but most of us are to some degree.
Be also be ready for one of the oddest films you've ever seen.
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