BUBBA HO-TEP GETS DISTRIBUTION
In the best news we?ve heard in a while, Vitagraph Films, the distribution arm of LA?s American Cinematheque, has announced that it has picked up Don Coscarelli?s BUBBA HO-TEP for U.S. release. So far they?ve announced a September 26 opening date at New York?s Angelika Theatre, followed by an October 2 debut at LA?s NuArt Theatre. More theaters in those cities are currently being negoitated, and other national playdates will follow. BUBBA HO-TEP, of course, is the story of how a geriatric Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell in his best performance yet) battles a soul-sucking mummy in a Texas rest home with the help of another resident (Ossie Davis) who thinks he?s JFK. This is the latest in a string of notable genre releases from Vitagraph, which has also given Stateside big-screen bookings to the likes of Takashi Miike?s AUDITION and HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS and the currently in-release German chiller TATTOO.
Courtesy of Fangoria