June 18, 2002, 9:30 a.m. CST
by Not The Messiah
June 18, 2002, 9:55 a.m. CST
PLEASE tell me it's still showing in Vegas! I'm going there in TWO days and I MUST see Bubba Ho Tep!! If I get lucky (figuratively and literally ;-) and catch this, what promises to be, wonderful B-flick, I'll ship a review out ASAP. You can never have too many perspectives, know what I'm sayin'? ;^
June 18, 2002, 10:02 a.m. CST
...would you say this one's better than Spirit, Harry? Because you went on and on about that thing (which I would rather die than ever even think about seeing). That's my only complaint with AICN these days - if you gush over every movie, how can we have any faith in you. And I want to have faith in this movie - because Bruce Campbell is incredible. So Harry - come on, give us some bad reviews - at least a couple. Stop reviewing only things you like and review a piece of shit - just so we know you've still got taste...
June 18, 2002, 10:55 a.m. CST
I hear it's good. And suppose to be really gross too! You can't beat that. And by the way, the day they release Evil Dead 4, is the day everyone stops asking for it. Could you imaginethe rabid ED fans picking apart anything that is put out under that name? Just look at the way Spiderman was treated in the Talkbacks. You would have thought people were expecting Citizen Cane II. Suspend your disbelief!!!!!
June 18, 2002, 11:23 a.m. CST
I want to see now. However, I seriously doubt anything can top the first time I saw Evil Dead 2... That "Work Shed!" outburst nearly caused me to wet my drawers. Raimi always new how to push just the right buttons. I hope this one comes close to being as good. If it's even close, I'm a happy man. But, hell, the plotline is worth the price of admission alone. This looks extremely cool. Harry, you have to let us know as soon as someone picks this up. A lot of my friends who don't do talkbacks but are big Bruce/Evil Dead fans, are extremely excited about this one. Keep the news coming, Harry. Now bring on Evil Dead IV. Whoohoo!
June 18, 2002, 12:20 p.m. CST
Isn't this the same director who did Beastmaster?? Not that I'm knockin' Beastmaster, mind you... just curious.
June 18, 2002, 1:33 p.m. CST
by Smart Mark
I've read Quint's coverage, now the rave reviews...when canI see this? Need Bubba now!
June 18, 2002, 2:21 p.m. CST
by otis von zipper
Easy to forget maybe, since I just heard about it a few weeks ago and it was made in 1997. Maybe most folks don't know about it. If anyone has seen it, I'd love to hear some opinions. If Bruce is in it, it has to be worth a look, but then again I don't really feel that way about Congo and Twister.
June 18, 2002, 2:23 p.m. CST
by otis von zipper
I think it was called Tornado. Quick look on imdb.com later. Yep, Tornado.
June 18, 2002, 3:40 p.m. CST
You kiddin'? That'd be kind of funny if it was. And no complaints here. I loved Beastmaster when it first came out. 'Dubbed it my favorite movie of all time for about a year there. (Aaaaa. What do you want? I was a high schooler going through puberty.) I still call it a guilty pleasure though. In any event, I'm a fan of the Phantasms, so I'm familiar with and cool with his work. Can definately see him putting together a kick-butt, if not altogether weird, Bruce Campbell piece.
June 18, 2002, 6:01 p.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
Dimension are a sucking chest wound of a company, who (apart from JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK and THE OTHERS) haven't released anything remotely watchable since SCREAM.
June 18, 2002, 8:07 p.m. CST
I only skimmed through the ramblings but saw something about an 80something elvis. Which is funny because Elvis was born in 1935. Which would make him 67. Not an age at which most people are in old folk's homes in this day and age.
June 18, 2002, 9:29 p.m. CST
Where is the Crimewave dvd? The film was originally put out by Embassy, and even Bruce Cambell does not know who owns the film now. The movie is far from perfect, but with the combined names of Raimi and Coen Bros. on the dvd cover there will be no problem for the average person giving it a chance and buying the dvd. The dvd is worth it for the rear-projection screen fight on the outside of the car alone. Anchor Bay needs to stop ripping off the fans with the various versions of Army of Darkness(why couldn't they have just released the dual discs version?) and get cracking on a special edition of Crimewave.
June 19, 2002, 12:13 a.m. CST
Yeah it was a good movie, but it just didn't have that Bruce flava to it. It was a crime caper that had no Bruce one-liners and their are no strange beasties; however it is a very good film. Pick it up on DVD for more Bruce audio commentary. Also it's better than most of the crap he's made in his lifetime.
June 19, 2002, 2:48 a.m. CST
by Almost Sexy
I enjoyed it, but it did have a few problems. I loved the idea of doing a film in one take, but there is an inconsistency of tone in the film in relation to Bruce's character. Is he a hardened criminal or sensitive boyfriend material. The filmmakers clearly wanted to find a way to make him both. I felt like the resolution was just a cop-out of sorts. I feel like the film would have been a lot more believable, if it had ended about three minutes sooner. It's always fun to see Mr. Campbell though, and it is a lot better than much of his other B-movie work. So if you're a fan it's worth seeing, but I feel like the film was sort of divided in terms of where it was trying to go. I saw an ad for Servicing Sara the other day (the Matthew Perry/Elizabeth Hurley film Bruce is in), and was quite pleasantly surprised that he's mentioned by name in the trailer, and they actually show him on screen. I thought that was very nice.
June 19, 2002, 4:42 a.m. CST
I mean how could it not be?
June 19, 2002, 7:29 a.m. CST
Seriously. Did anyone sneak a camera into the Las Vegas showings or anything? Has anyone even heard of a pirate going round? I'm in the UK and the chances of getting to see this film legitimately in the next few years seems slim if it doesn't have a ditributor in the usa. And also it just sounds like the coolest film in ages. When was the last time you heard the plot of the film and thought "wow thats fucking original and sounds fucking entertaining" . I mean if I had the money or if I even had a way of obtaining the money I would have flown to Las Vegas purely to get to see this film. Anyone hears there is a pirate please tell me so some semblance of hope can return to my heart.
June 20, 2002, 2:53 a.m. CST
I saw Bruce speak about a year ago and he spoke about this masterpiece and he had us drooling for more and more info. He can literally hold a thousand people in thepalm of his hand and make tem beg for more. What charisma. He is also the most down yo earth "celebrity" i hasve ever encountered. I asked him if i could film him (having a video camera handy) and he didn't mind at all, he actually adlibbed a quick funny monologue about a friend that wasn't able to make it to see him. Helluva guy, and i cannot wait for Don Pascarelli's (not Cascarelli) Bubba Ho-Tepp. Literally cant wait, i might go across country to film festivals if i have to.
June 20, 2002, 12:10 p.m. CST
Your reference to Mindwarp... Yes, seen it, have it. I agree, an excellent movie. Very enjoyable. Ditto on the Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm pare up. And to think, we're going to see it again here shortly.
June 20, 2002, 9:20 p.m. CST
Has anyone seen Icebreaker? It sucks balls but Bruce Campbell is pretty cool as the bald villian. And the guy from rudy and lord of the rings is in it
June 21, 2002, 3:52 a.m. CST
Dude, do some homework... It is Don COSCARELLI!! The master behind THE BEASTMASTER and the five PHANTASM films!
June 24, 2002, 4:30 a.m. CST
My pants are dripping wet with antici..........pation. HAIL TO THE KING!!!
June 24, 2002, 6:58 a.m. CST
Bruce Campbell is God. A fat god in Spiderman.
June 24, 2002, 4:01 p.m. CST
I`d love to see "Mindwarp", but I can`t find it at any video stores. As for "Crimewave", I saw it years ago and remember not liking it much - aside from Bruce, of course. And he was the best thing about that damn stupid "Congo" movie.
June 24, 2002, 5:09 p.m. CST
June 24, 2002, 8:40 p.m. CST
by Cincy Vigilante
Yup, you all can envy me. Bruce will be at Xenia ohio at an outdoor theater doing a play of the film Shane. I got a backstage tour also, I am hoping to meet the Man.
June 25, 2002, 11:31 a.m. CST
he was in the "ESCAPE FROM LA" too! The plastic surgon.. And also the pro wrestling announcer in SAM RAIMIS' "Spiderman"....
June 25, 2002, 2 p.m. CST
The very fact that this movie has the god of the film-world that is known as Bruce Campbell means that it should get a release. Because if not, they're a bunch of muppets
June 25, 2002, 9:09 p.m. CST
Mindwarp!!! One of my favorite Bruce Campbell flicks! Everyone should check it out!
July 10, 2002, 2:25 p.m. CST
I do believe I have soiled myself. I've seen the name Bubba Ho-Tep on this site a bunch of times, but yet, had no idea what it was. Now I know, and yes, I have soiled myself.
Aug. 4, 2002, 3:32 a.m. CST
I saw it tonight in beautiful downtown Park Ridge, Illinois, introduced by Bruce campbell himself. And you know what? I was so disappointed in the movie. Why? With a pair of great performances by Bruce Campbell and the always terrific Ossie Davis (and good supporting work from nurse Ella Joyce), and a clever and funny script, what could possibly go wrong? The hack they hired to direct it, that's what. Sped-up sequences that add absolutely nothing but annoyance to the film. And generally no sense of pacing to it at all. It should have been so much better, especially with the great acting. But it wasn't enough to overcome the bargain basement direction. What a let down!
Feb. 13, 2003, 9:26 p.m. CST
Convuluted, almost non-existent plot, senseless ending, weak fx, and the oh-so-cool ball thing shows up like once. I will NEVER understand how anyone could dig Phantasm...
Dec. 6, 2003, 7:45 a.m. CST
R.T. is good and does actually have a little Bruce flava to it, i.e. his ridiculous arrogance and vanity, but BUBBA is definitely more Bruce. I'd say Elvis is the part he was born to play, but we all know who that was. Anyway, I never really liked Elvis (as the great Public Enemy said, "Straight out racist the sucka was, simple and plain/Mutha-fuck him and John Wayne!"), but I sure as hell like this movie. It finally opened today in Minnesota, and I was there for the first show. Hilarious and touching and just plain fun; this movie kicks ass!
July 19, 2006, 5:46 a.m. CST
Couldn't help but finding the predicaments of Elvis kind of sad. When he says that when you get old everything you do is either worthless or sadly amusing, my guess is he's pretty much speaking for most old, sick and tired people living in retirement homes everywhere. Lovely film, and worth watching - if you can keep an open mind (after all it IS a retired Elvis and a black JFK chasing down a mummy - for chrissake!).