Bubba Ho-Tep is getting a 4K UHD release in February

Bubba Ho-tep (watch it HERE) director Don Coscarelli has taken to social media to confirm that he has been working with Scream Factory to bring his 2002 horror comedy to 4K UHD… and now Scream Factory is accepting pre-orders at THIS LINK! The release date for the Bubba Ho-tep 4K UHD is February 7th, and Scream Factory is providing multiple different sets. Fans will be able to order the 4K UHD and Blu-ray alone (with an exclusive poster, while supplies last), or with two posters and a slipcover; with two posters, a slipcover, and an enamel pin set; or with the theatrical poster, an autographed exclusive poster, a slipcover, and an enamel pin set. You can make your choice at the link provided.

Scripted by Coscarelli and based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep has the following synopsis:

Elvis Presley and a black “JFK” stay in a nursing home where nothing happens – until a wayward Egyptian mummy comes and sucks out the old people’s souls thru their a-holes. The two decide to fight back.

The film stars Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Bob Ivy, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Larry Pennell, Daniel Roebuck, Daniel Schweiger, and Reggie Bannister.

Coscarelli said, “On and off for the last several months I’ve been working at a film restoration facility meticulously reviewing the original camera negatives from the Bubba Ho-tep shoot 20 years ago and overseeing their conversion frame by frame into a vivid new 4k master. Watching the restoration unfold brought back a bunch of great memories of working with the talented cast. Rewatching all this footage was of course bittersweet as so many of our elderly cast are no longer with us, including the legendary Ossie Davis. For all these reasons I’m thrilled to announce that Scream Factory will be releasing Bubba Ho-tep in 4K for the first time in February 2023 to preserve our little Elvis vs Mummy picture! What a way to celebrate and commemorate the 20th anniversary of our theatrical release. Plus there are some awesome new supplemental features that I’m excited for you to see. It’s going to be big …. ‘like the size of my fist… the size of a peanut butter and banana sandwich.’

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Bubba Ho-tep Bruce Campbell Ossie Davis Don Coscarelli

Source: Scream Factory

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