Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray of Bubba Ho-Tep gets a nice package including new cover artwork along with the original on the reverse side and a slipcover. It’s also got a good-looking image with 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with a healthy grain presence noticeable in some darker scenes. The film gets two audio tracks – a 5.1 surround which is probably one most viewers will opt for which sounds excellent and a 2.0 track which also sounds rather good without offering the kind of surround effects one will get with the 5.1.
While this release doesn’t feature a new transfer, it does include a number of new features including an audio commentary track with author Joe R. Lansdale (short story writer on which this film was based), a new interview with Don Coscarelli, an interview with Bruce Campbell, and questions with effects artist Robert Kurtzman.
Along with these new extras, Scream Factory includes a lot of previously available bonus content as well – two audio commentaries, making-of featurettes, a reading from Joe R. Lansdale, music video, soundtrack info, and a look at the costumes. All told, this is a great collection of extra footage, and fans of the film will enjoy both the new and old offerings on this disc.
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