Saturday, December 3, 2016

AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BLOODSHOCK (2015) (Blu-ray Review)

AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BLOODSHOCK (2015)
3-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD/CD  

Label: Unearthed Films
Region Code: A/1
Rating: Unrated
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0, English Dolby Digital 2.0 with Optional English Subtitles
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen 
Director: Marcus Koch
Cast: Dan Ellis, Andy Winton, Lillian McKinney, Gene Palubicki, Alberto Giovanelli

Let me just say that I came into this second entry in the American Guinea Pig series not having watched any of the Guinea Pig movies that came before, not the original Japanese series nor the first American entry, American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore (2014). I knew sort of what to expect just based on word of mouth about the movie and the repugnant reputation of Unearthed Films and from what I've seen from them thus far. I'm here to tell you that you do not need to have watched any of them to take this in if that's how you come to it, so fear not, jump right in, the water's red and gory as Hell. From what I can tell there's not much connective tissue between the films other than the human flesh being brutalized for various reason, and depending on your own personal appreciation for wicked gore and demented depravity, a story through line might not be all that important. 

The largely black and white slice of hurt opens with an unnamed man played by Plotdigger Film alum Dan Ellis (Gutterballs)wakes up to find himself trapped in some sort of nightmare hospital from Hell, held captive by a mad scientist (Andy Winton) and his sadistic orderly who subject the poor guy to all sorts of surgically-precise awfulness. Surprisingly, there's not a lot of limb-hacking happening here, which is what I sort of expected, instead the mad doc subjects the guy to invasive surgical procedures applied without the aid of anesthetic to dull the pain, they want this guy to suffer. The suffering seems to be connected to some blood-draining that's happening during all the procedures, as if it does something to the blood, not quite sure what, but it seemed integral to the desired outcome.

The doc is funnily overly polite, always speaking in calm tones with a dry morbid wit about him, which I thought was a nice touch, the madman with a smile is always more menacing. For his part as the suffering man subjected to a series of tortures Ellis is fantastic, I've seen him in a few of the Plotdigger films but this is his tour de force, a mostly silent (if you don't count his agonized screaming) performance, but his face and physical acting convey a deep sense of anguish and suffering, this is pure acting, and he digs deep and brings the pain to the surface is both painful-looking and subtle ways, but you also get an idea of what kind of person he is, too.  Between he torturous surgeries he is kept locked away in a white padded room, where he soon discovers he is not quite alone in his suffering, there's a young woman (Lillian McKenney) in the padded room next to his, they're able to pass on short notes to each other through a gap in the walls, the notes are written in crayon, and they eat the notes to hide their communications from their captors, and thus the two develop a strange pen pal relationship. 

Back to the tortures visited upon them, we begin with something simple, his tongue is cut off, some teeth are extracted, again without anything to dull the pain, he has to suffer for whatever it is they're aiming for to work. It moves on to more brutal and strange activities, his knees are brutally beaten with a mallet, the doc makes incisions into his back and strings a rope-saw around his ribs bones and proceeds to saw them in half, brutal stuff, then he is stitched back together. His cranium is operated on, and his chest cavity is cracked open at the rib cage with a surgical spreader, exposing his beating heart, which the doc then licks! This stuff is ungodly looking and filmed in minute detail, director Marcus Cook (We Are Still Here)is well-known for his FX work, and he and his team did great work here, they should all be ashamed of themselves for the nightmares they're inducing, haha. 

These scenario plays out repeatedly, locked away in a room, brought into the surgical suite for more brutal elective surgery, and communicating with his neighbor. Eventually the man and woman get the opportunity to make a break for it, and that's when things get really weird. The story such as it is very simplistic, there is not a traditional beginning, middle and end to it, this is more a series of painful vignettes that only get more visceral as the movie plugs along, punctuated by a blood-sex-gore scenario that I certainly didn't see cumming, weird and wild stuff. I cannot say that I followed just what the Hell was happening in the larger picture, what the endgame was here, I have no idea, but there are a series of short scenes that play as a sort of epilogue during the closing credit sequence that have my interest piqued, I may be watching this one again and see if I can't  figure out what it all means, if anything. 

Audio/Video: American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock arrives on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of the iron-stomached folks over at Unearthed Films, the image is  nice hodgepodge of crisp high contrast black and white with some granier looking 16mm looking footage though I would assume this is all shot on digital. The black and white cinematography looks great, I like the arthouse pretense it brings to the otherwise dour and gore-strewn production. The film looks great in HD, notably there is a rather shocking scenario wherein we are treated to a bloodbath orgy of color, the primary colors being predominantly skin tone flesh and buckets of blood. 


Audio on the release includes DTS-HD MA 2.0 on the Blu-ray and a Dolby Digital 2.0 on the DVD. Both tracks are crisp and clean, some of the sound design is purposefully muted, the dronal score from Kristian Day is appropriately dour in tone. I was a tiny bit surprised we didn't get a creepy surround sound mix for this one, the claustrophobic and slightly surreal imagery would seem to lend itself to a surround mix, but what we get is just fine. Optional English Subtitles are provided.


The release comes packed in the usual DVD sized tri-fold digipack that Unearthed Films have been using for awhile now, I like it. Three discs (Blu-ray, DVD, CD) each with it's own unique artwork branded to the disc. There's also a 4-page booklet with an appreciation of the movie from Art Ettinger of Ultra Violet Magazine 


Onto the extras we have oodles to choose from beginning with two audio commentaries, the first with Director Marcus Koch and Unearthed Films Stephen Biro (who directed the first entry in the American Guinea Pig series), and a second with Actors Andy Winton, Gene Palubicki, and Alberto Giovannelli, this appears on both the Blu-ray and DVD version of the film. 


Looking specifically at the Blu-ray disc we get a 5 min intro from Stephen Biro of Unearthed Films, plus a whopping 92 min behind the scenes featurette, what I loved about this one was the chance to see the gore make-up effects in screaming color, which was gruesome. There are also 7 mins of production videos taking you back to the start of the production, a 22 mins Q/A with Stephen Biro from Days of the Dead 2016, plus 50 mins of interviews with actors Dan Ellis and Lillian McKinney. These extras are exclusive to the Blu-ray and are not repeated on the DVD, which has it's own unique set of extras. 

Onto the DVD we have the same commentaries to accompany the standard def version of the feature film plus a new set of extras exclusive to the DVD, including 68 mins of interviews with Gene Palubicki, Alberto Giovanelli, Marcus Koch Interview, Andy Winton and Stephen Biro plus a 12-min deconstruction of the movie. 


Disc three is the original CD soundtrack featuring 78 min of score from composer Kristian Day, which is a great value-add to these releases from Unearthed. Far and away my favorite Unearthed score thus far comes from the neo-giallo Francesca, but this one is creepy and I can see using it around the house next Halloween to scare the kiddies. 


Special Features:


Disc 1 (Blu-ray) 
- Audio Commentary with Marcus Koch and Stephen Biro
– Audio Commentary with Andy Winton, Gene Palubicki, and Alberto Giovannelli
– Biro’s Bloodshock Intro (HD) (5 ins) (Blu-ray Only) 
– Bloodshock: Behind the Scenes(92 Mins) (Blu-ray Only) 
- Steve Nemeth's Bloodshock Production Cell Phone Videos (7 Mins) (Blu-ray Only) 
– Days of the Dead Atlanta 2016 Q/A (22 Mins) (Blu-ray Only) 
– Dan Ellis Interview (39 Mins) (Blu-ray Only) 
– Lillian McKinney Interview (11 Mins) (Blu-ray Only) 

Disc Two (DVD)
- Audio Commentary with Marcus Koch and Stephen Biro
– Audio Commentary with Andy Winton, Gene Palubicki, and Alberto Giovannelli
- Gene Palubicki Interview (12 Mins) 
- Alberto Giovanelli Interview (5 Mins) 
– Marcus Koch Interview (30 Mins) 
- Andy Winton Interview (10 Mins) 

– Stephen Biro Interview(11 Mins) 
– Bloodshock: Deconstruction Featurette (12 Mins)(Blu-ray Only)  

Disc Three(CD)

Kristian Day CD Soundtrack (78 Mins) 
– Booklet with Writing on the Film from Art Ettinger of Ultra Violet Magazine 

American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock (2015) certainly lives up to the reputation of the series and that of Unearthed Films, a gruesome tapestry of physical tortures and hard-to-stomach sights and sounds. If you're one of those gore-lovers who lives to explore the depths of depraved cinema this is gonna be a must-see. On top of the intriguing minimal story and massive amounts of surgical gore the movie offers some nice arthouse pretension by way of the stylish black and white cinematography. American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock is yet another slice of soul-scarring cinematic trauma from Unearthed, who have been killing it in 2016 with a string of killer extreme horror releases.  


Friday, December 2, 2016

THE DEVIL'S DOLLS (2016) (Blu-ray Review)

THE DEVIL'S DOLLS (2016)  

Label: Scream Factory / IFC Midnight
Release Date: December 6th 2016 
Rating: Unrated
Duration: 85 Minutes
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 with Optional English Subtitles
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (2.40:1) 
Director: Padraig Reynolds
Cast: Tina Lifford, Yohance Myles, Brandon Johnson, Brea Grant, Christopher Wiehl, Kennedy Brice, Kym Jackson, Samantha Smith 

This half-hard Southern Gothic entry opens strong with a young woman being held captive by a homicidal maniac in a scummy warehouse, she escapes and a foot chase ensues with the killer, Henry Leonard Bale (Matty Ferraro), on her heels with a rather large power drill - this sucker rivals the one from 80s slasher Slumber Party Massacre! She winds up in the front seat of a police cruiser which is in the area, apparently the cops have been searching for her, and while the rookie cop (Graham Skipper, Almost Human) radios for backup the killer just walks up to the cop car and drives that drills full-bore right through his head with a nice red geyser of blood spraying all over the young woman, this is a Peter Jackson's Dead Alive sort of blood-geyser, and it's very nicely done. 

Just as the killer seems about ready to finish the young woman off with the his drill he is gunned down by cop Matt(Christopher Wiehl) who arrives on scene just in the nick of time with his partner Darcy (Kym Jackson). It turns out that Matt's been chasing this serial killer for years, and it now seems that his reign of terror has ended, but as often happens in these low-budget horror flicks it is really just the beginning.

While cleaning-up the crime scene Matt finds a small wooden box in the killer's lair containing several hand-made "worry dolls", sort of voodoo looking stick figures, which he throws into a box in the back of his cruiser. Unfortunately 
Matt's eight year-old daughter Chloe (Kennedy Brice) finds the box in the back of the car and makes off with them, selling them at her mom's antiques and crafts shop. And wouldn't you just know it, the objects are cursed and cause the usually fine folk of the rural Mississippi town to become murderous white-eyed weirdos with bad-skin and mean-tempers. 

I like the idea, the cool promotional artwork, and the basic story has some nice Southern Voodoo sort of promise to it, but the execution is somewhat poor, beginning with a script and overall tone that pitch-shifted way too much for me to stay tuned into it, which is unfortunate because we had a great bloody opening, some nice murder set-pieces, and a decent setting, but what what it boils down to for me is a very bad performance from our main guy, actor Christopher Wiehl seems completely lost in the role, his line deliveries are weird and awkward, and not in a good way. Also, acting aside his character is one of the worst cops ever on film, everyone around him dies, and it is his own inept carelessness that the wooden dolls are even became a problem in the first place. 

Also dragging this down is the weak voodoo element, it had promise but it doesn't really go anywhere, they thrown in an old black voodoo woman (Tina Lifford) who warns him about the dolls early on but her pleas fall on deaf ears, until the seemingly random and motiveless murders happen, he seeks her out and is more willing to accept something supernatural is happening. Technically this is a nice looking film shot in the scope widescreen, the Mississippi views aren't used to their fullest but what we do get is nice, and the special effects work is top-notch, beginning with the bloody driller-killer opening, and my other favorite kills uses a large pair of garden shears, a nicely executed kill for sure, and some cool makeup special effects, but this one just meandered too much from overwrought cop family drama to voodoo-slasher goodness, it's way too uneven.  Not an awful movie, but coming from the director of Rites of Spring (2011), which I liked a lot, I was expecting something better, but this is just okay, a classic one and done watch for me.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brazilian Horror THE DEVIL LIVES HERE (2015) Comes Out December 13, 2016 on DVD and VOD/Streaming


THE DEVIL LIVES HERE (2015)  

Label: Artsploitation Films

Release Date: December 13, 2016
Directors: Rodrigo Gasparini and Dante Vescio
Cast: Pedro Carvalho, Ivo Müller, Sidney Santiago, Clara Verdier, Diego Goullart, Pedro Caetano, Felipe Frazão, Mariana Cortines
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese with English Subtitles
Duration: 80 Minutes 
Sound: 5.1 Surround

The Occult, Brazilian Folklore and Black Slavery - the Inspiration for the Horror Film, The Devil Lives Here 




Four teenagers get caught up in the midst of a deadly war between dark, ancient forces in a far away countryhouse in The Devil Lives Here (aka: O Diabo Mora Aqui, The Fostering). The film enjoyed a world-wide festival run (including Sitges Film Festival, Morbido FilmFest, Brussels International Film Festival) and was the winner of Best Foreign Film at the 2016 FilmQuest. According to Scream Horror Mag the film, “Grabs you by the throat and rattles your nerves in a manner not at all unlike a Sam Raimi flick. The Devil Lives Here is the most beautiful nightmare you’re likely to have in a while.” 

Three friends, Ale, Magu and Jorge, go on a trip to visit their friend Apolo at his family’s farm for a weekend of fun. At the same time, Sebastião and his younger brother Luciano are getting ready to perform the spiritual ritual their family has been tasked with every nine months, for centuries. On the night the two groups meet, they find out that what they thought were scary tales becomes more than real. It is now up to them to prevent evil to be born and take over the world.


Magnet Releasing will release DETOUR (2016) in theaters, OnDemand, on Amazon Video and iTunes January 20, 2017


New thriller from director Christopher Smith (Creep, Severance, Triangle, Black Death) headed to theaters and VOD, OnDemand from Magnet! 

DETOUR (2016) 

Directed by Christopher Smith
Starring Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley, Emory Cohen and Stephen Moyer

Harper (Tye Sheridan), a seemingly naive law student, obsesses over the idea that his shifty stepfather was involved in the devastating car crash that left his mother hospitalized and comatose. He drowns his suspicions in whiskey until he finds himself suddenly engrossed in conversation with volatile grifter Johnny (Emory Cohen) and his stripper companion, Cherry (Bel Powley). As daylight breaks and the haziness of promises made becomes clearer, how will Harper handle the repercussions (not to mention the violent duo—on his doorstep)? Employing a split-narrative structure to tell this tale of deception and murder, Christopher Smith takes his audience on a thrill ride full of hairpin turns, where it’s never quite clear what or who can be trusted.





90 Minutes | Rated R

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Retro Santa Slasher SECRET SANTA (2016) comes to DVD on December 13th from Wild Eye Releasing

SECRET SANTA (2016)

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the December 13th DVD and Digital HD release for Mike McMurran's debut feature, Secret Santa.  Coming ho-ho-home in time for the holidays, Secret Santa is a bloodsoaked love letter to classic holiday horror and slasher films from the 1970s and 80s.  

Secret Santa tells the story of a group of eccentric college kids, struggling to get through the hectic exam period. A liquor-filled Christmas party is planned to ease the stress. They plan to toast the end of the semester with a Secret Santa exchange. Little do they know, a killer is in town and has a special present for all the girls and boys.  Will they dare to open their presents.




The DVD release of Secret Santa will include a feature-length commentary with writer-director Mike McMurran and a behind the scenes documentary.


James Herbert's THE SURVIVOR (1981) arrives on Blu-ray from Severin Films in January

US distributor Severin Films are bringing the Aussie produced supernatural thriller THE SURVIVOR (1981) to Blu-ray with a new 2K scan and some cool new and vintage extras, alway a good thing to see more Ozploitation in HD! I own this on DVD as part of the 4-disc Aussie Horror Collection Vol. 2 boxset from Elite Entertainment - I am looking forward to upgrading and checking out those extras, which includes extended interviews with Producer Antony I. Ginnane and Cinematographer John Seale from the Not quite Hollywood doc. 

THE SURVIVOR (1981) 

Severin Films joins the Mile High Club with the January 10th release of Aussie spook show THE SURVIVOR, directed by British film icon David Hemmings (BLOW-UP, DEEP RED). This high-altitude thriller comes packed with bonus features, and has been transferred in 2k HD for the first time ever! Soar to new heights of fright with the film Time Out says, “Delivers on the shocks!”.


When a 747 crash lands in a Sydney suburb – a still-spectacular sequence that helped make this the most expensive Australian film of its time – the inferno kills everyone on board except the pilot (Robert Powell of JESUS OF NAZARETH and TOMMY) who emerges from the wreckage miraculously unscathed. But as a local psychic (Jenny Agutter of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) begins to communicate with the spirits of the doomed passengers, it will unlock a nightmare of madness, murder and supernatural horror. Hollywood legend Joseph Cotten – in his final film performance – co-stars in this shocker produced by Ozploitation maverick Antony I. Ginnane (THIRST, PATRICK, TURKEY SHOOT), featuring haunting cinematography by Academy Award® winner John Seale (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD).











SPECIAL FEATURES:

- Not Quite Hollywood - Extended Interviews with Producer Antony I. Ginnane and Cinematographer John Seale
- The Legacy of James Herbert - Original Featurette
- Robert Powell on James Herbert
- Archive TV Special on Location - Featuring interviews with Stars Joseph Cotten and Peter Sumner
- Archive TV Interviews with David Hemmings and Robert Powell
- Antony I. Ginnane Trailer Reel
- TV Spot
- Extended Final Scene

Saturday, November 26, 2016

BUBBA HO-TEP (2002) (Blu-ray Review)

BUBBA HO-TEP (2002) 

Label: Scream Factory

Region Code: A
Rating: R
Duration: 93 Minutes
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0, 5.1 with Optional English Subtitles
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (1.85:1)
Director: Don Coscarelli
Cast: Bob Ivy, Bruce Campbell, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Ossie Davis


In the surreal and dementia-riddled world of Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) we have Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness) starring as the elderly Sebastian Half, a former Elvis impersonator who fell off stage and broke a hip, having fallen into a lengthy coma he awakens bed-ridden at the Shady Rest Retirement Home, a dreary sort of place where the old folk go to die. Now aged and decrepit, and with a cancerous growth on his pecker, Half insists that he is the real Elvis Presley, who at some point in the 70s traded places with Sebastian Half, who was a humdinger of an Elvis impersonator, unfortunately he also had a hunger for drugs and died on the an undignified death on the toilet. All of this is told with a knockout combo of flashback and voice-over narration, and it's a kicker, complete with some groovy hip-shaking and with an explanation why Elvis did not reveal himself after the imposter's death.


Elvis seems mostly immobile at first, but once his long suffering roommate expires he befriends an elderly black gentleman played by actor Ossie Davis, who much like Elvis insists that he is not who he seems. He details how he is really former President John F. Kennedy, having actually survived the assassination attempt in Dallas, he a there was a plot against him, that part of his brain was replaced with a bag of sand, and they dyed his skin black so no one would believe his story. Point if fact, I choose to believe that he's a bit of a nut, but that Campbell's character is actually Elvis. 

Already this is a weird set-up, you possibly have an elderly Elvis and a dyed-black JFK whom have wound up at the same rest home in rural Texas, which is already a bit hard to chew on. Enter into the equation a ancient soul-sucking Egyptian mummy whom we come to know as Bubba Ho-Tep, so named by Elvis. This mummy feeds on the fading life-force of the elderly at the rest home, his soul-sucking begins with the death of an elderly woman who at the start of the film steals candies and assorted small trinkets from the other oldsters at the home, including swiping a pair of eyeglasses from a woman in iron-lung, what a bitch, so much for sentimentality for the old folks. Not to worry, she gets her comeuppance when she is attacked by a vicious scarab beetle, followed by a proper soul-sucking from our Bubba Ho-Tep, who has the strange proclivity of sucking souls straight from his victim's anus!

Elvis and black JFK team-up to sleuth the origins of this Egyptian menace, finding out just how an ancient Egyptian King wound up in rural Texas. They decide they're not just gonna lay down and wait for this soul-sucking mummy to drain their life essence from their asses, nope, they're gonna get up off their asses and face the supernatural being head-on in a battle to the death. 



Bubba Ho-Tep is a movie that delightfully defies any sort of standard categorization, on the surface this is a whacky horror comedy, but it is also a buddy movie about a pair of aging weirdoes, who come together to face a life-threatening menace, in the process they seem to find friendship and a renewed vigor for life. Beneath the bat-shit crazy premise lies a sweet character piece, with Campbell turning in his finest performance to date, his and David make for quite a pair in this supernatural slice of weirdness from the King of Weird, Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies at The End.)

Perhaps even more weird than the surreal and ridiculous premise of the movie is the appearance of actor and civil rights legend Ossie Davis (Do the Right Thing) as the black JFK, much like Campbell he infuses his character with more warmth and depth than what was probably on the page, he is the heart of the story. Campbell's crusty and curmudgeonly Elvis is far and away the best thing he has ever done, if you're a fan of Campbell's work you need to see this, it s unlike anything he has done before or since, superb stuff, by the end of the movie I didn't see Campbell beneath the make-up, I only saw old man Elvis, and it is awesome. . 

Audio/Video: Bubba Ho-Tep arrives on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, and it has been a long wait for this one to arrive in HD here in the US - there's a now OOP French Blu-ray, but this is the first time it has been on Blu-ray here in the US. Scream Factory do not advertise this as a new 2K scan of the film elements so I would assume that this is the same HD master as used for that French release, though I have no concrete info on that. The image looks good, not spectacular, with the grain being a bit rough at times, it's not the most crisp image but the colors look good, skin tones appear natural and the lack levels are pretty decent, which is good because a lot of this film is low-lit and dark. Overall a very nice upgrade that probably could have been better with a new HD master had been struck by Scream Factory. That being said I was very pleased with the image upgrade over the 2002 DVD from MGM. 

Audio options on the disc come by way of both English DTS-HD MA 2.0 and 5.1 mixes, the surround offers some fun use of the surrounds but does tend to be front-centric, the Brian Tyler score sound great, his guitar-based score is atmospheric with just the right amount of twang, it really adds a lot to the atmosphere of the movie with it's melancholy overtones. 



Onto the extras scream Factory have ported over all the extras from the 2002 MGM 2-disc DVD, including that great commentary with Campbell in character as the King! They've also added a few new Red Shirt Pictures produced bonus features, beginning with a brand new audio commentary from author Joe R. Lansdale who wrote the original short story, new interviews with Director Don Coscarelli and Actor Bruce Campbell, plus a third with Special Effects Artist Robert Kurtzman. 

The commentary with Lansdale is moderated by Michael Felsher who keeps it going at a nice fu pace with the author speaking not just about the source material and the movie by comparison, but about his career. He has a great good old boy drawl about him, it makes for easy listening, and there's never a dull moment. The new interviews with Coscarelli and Campbell are great, they've each had over a decade to reflect on the making of the movie since 2002 and looking back on it they offer some fun conversation, including both going into why the sequel Bubba Nosferatu has yet to happen, hopefully someday it will, but probably not with Campbell's participation. The single disc release arrives in a standard blue keepcase with a sleeve of reversible artwork and a slipcover, not a fan of the new illustration but a huge fan of everything else. 

Special Features: 

- NEW Audio Commentary With Author Joe R. Lansdale
- NEW All Is Well – An Interview With Writer/Director Don Coscarelli
- NEW The King Lives! – An Interview With Star Bruce Campbell (22 Mins) HD 
- NEW Mummies And Make-up – An Interview With Special Effects Artist Robert Kurtzman (9 Mins) HD 
- Audio Commentary By Don Coscarelli And Bruce Campbell
- Audio Commentary By "The King"
- Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Don Coscarelli And Bruce Campbell (3 Mins) HD 
- "The Making Of Bubba Ho-Tep" Featurette (24 Mins) HD 
- "To Make A Mummy" Make-up And Effects Featurette (5 Mins) HD 
- "Fit For A King" Elvis Costuming Featurette (7 Mins) HD 
- "Rock Like An Egyptian" Featurette About The Music Of Bubba Ho-Tep (13 Mins) HD 
- Joe R. Lansdale Reads From Bubba Ho-Tep (8 Mins) HD 
- Footage from the Temple Room Floor (2 Mins) HD 
- Archival Bruce Campbell Interviews (35 Mins) HD 
- Music Video (2 Mins) HD 
- Theatrical Trailer (2 Mins) HD 
- TV Spot (1 Min) HD 
- Still Gallery (50 Images) HD

The new disc from Scream Factory is the definitive version of this weird cult-classic, a movie that seems to utterly ridiculous on paper but Ossie Davis and Bruce Campbell infuse their characters with more poignant melancholy and pathos than would seem possible, and they nail it. This strange buddy movie is a winner, and Campbell's performance is his strongest and most affecting to date, acting through that elderly Elvis make-up like a champ, and the end result is nothing less than fucking awesome, this comes highly recommended. What's more, Coscarelli and Lansdale have give us a chance to see the King go out on top, not on the toilet, and that's mighty cool.