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Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Don Coscarelli and actor Bruce Campbell Rating:7.7/10 (21 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by draven99 on June 7th, 2004:Find all reviews by draven99
This was an excellent commentary, fun anecdotes from both Coscarelli and Campbell. It seemed like they were having a lot of fun making the movie and it showed on this track.
Reviewed by Drood on December 4th, 2004:Find all reviews by Drood
One of the best commentary tracks I've heard I think. Campbell is always gold, and his partner on this track is equally entertaining. Lots of fun stories. Just a good, fun track to listen too.
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
I think perhaps Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell egg each other on before the commentary tracks they make together, because this one is more relaxed and subdued than the ones those two clowns do together. This is, however, entertaining. They point out where they shot the movie ('Even big-budget movies aren't shot in LA'), talk about the actors (Kemosabe is apparently a stud) and mention behind-the-scene anecdotes (Bob Ivy, who played the Mummy, I'm sure, had a nice time in the movie). What's nice is that they're very laid back and just yak together watching the movie, giving out whatever impression they get during scenes. One of the best jokes comes at the very end during the credits when they talk about the screening at the Toronto Film Festival, by the way. They give a lot of love to Ossie Davis, and thoroughly commend his performance. It's a good track.
Reviewed by aph86 on March 28th, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
Coscarelli owns this commentary. He has a lot of info about making this movie. The fact that Bruce Campbell was on this commentary didn't hurt, thought he didn't have as much to say as Don. Very informal and HIGHLY recommended!!!
Reviewed by grimjack on June 11th, 2022:Find all reviews by grimjack
Very good commentary. Mostly informational more than entertaining. They talk a lot about the production, how long the shoot was, how cheaply some stuff was done, how helpful the actors were in spartan conditions, type stuff.
Commentary 2: Actor Bruce Campbell, as "The King", Elvis Presley Rating:6.8/10 (16 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by draven99 on June 7th, 2004:Find all reviews by draven99
I only listened to a portion of this commentary, but I found it a little dull. it is good as a novelty, but it has trouble sustaining us for the whole movie.
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
I read mixed reviews about this track, so I didn’t really know what to think coming in to this thing. However, having the King profess he could kick the crap out of that old lady did it for me. After that, I said, ‘what the hell’. This is really funny, but, I should say, an entertainment piece only. The thing is the King babbling about whatever comes to his mind. He reminisces about the old days, talks about how lewd today’s movies are and things like that. It’s fun, there’s no question about it, but I can see why some people find it long. It’s basically a third party kind of track without any info about the production. Just Bruce Campbell having fun.
Reviewed by The Cubist on July 17th, 2006:Find all reviews by The Cubist
As the opening subtitled footage plays The King mutters, “I hope this ain’t a foreign picture.” Over the course of the film, Elvis questions the authenticity of the events depicted in the movie and constantly criticizes Bruce Campbell’s performance. Incredibly, the actor stays in character for the entire movie and is actually quite funny—although, I can see the novelty of this track wearing off after the initial viewing.
Reviewed by ZachsMind on September 1st, 2006:Find all reviews by ZachsMind
This is only for diehard Bruce Campbell fans, or fans of Elvis impersonators, or anyone with a sick sense of humor, and hey! If you're not one or more of the above, why are you watching Bubba Hotep anyway? Lotsa fun. Glorious humor gems sprinkled throughout but you gotta be patient for it. George Carlin once said "if they laugh, you're a standup comic. If they don't, you're a performance artist." Bruce Campbell is doing both simultaneously in this track, which is quite a feat.
Reviewed by aph86 on March 28th, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
What a disappointment. Not that funny. Kinda entraining. Worth a one listen and one listen only.
Reviewed by Numes on November 26th, 2007:Find all reviews by Numes
Wow. I am completely shocked by the negative reviews on this commentary. I thought it was hilarious, and one of the most unique commentaries I have ever heard. To me, it felt just like Elvis was really watching this movie and commenting on it. Criticizing the movie once in a while and throwing out all of the movie references that Elvis was in.

For me, brilliant. Can't believe some of the low ratings here.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 2nd, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Love Bruce Campbell, but I can't stand "in character" commentaries. I know they're only for a bit of fun, but me, I just don't get them.

Bruce's Elvis impression is just okay. Not spot on, just okay. Weather Bruce wrote the material himself or someone else wrote it for him, I dunno.

Skip this track and stick with the first one.
Reviewed by grimjack on June 11th, 2022:Find all reviews by grimjack
Impressive, if only because he really does appear to stay in character the entire running time. There are some long moments of silence, but not too many. I seldom like gimmick tracks like this, but if you are an Elvis fan, he does point out lots of references for things they could not officially put into the movie as Elvis stuff still costs just far too much.