Isn't it fitting that, on the same week that Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" was passed uncut for viewing in the UK by the BBFC, that a super-deluxe version of Rolf De Heer's "Bad Boy Bubby" was announced by those scions of excellence, Eureka. The reason for this is perfectly clear : Both movies push the boundaries of Taste to a region scarcely visited by man and Cinema Afficionado. Strange that this film comes from a country who's view of stringent censorship borders on the fanatical sometimes, but there you go.
The movie tells the story of Bubby (Nicholas Hope), a 35 year-old man who has never set foot outside mother Claire Benito's house thanks to her informing him that poisonous and noxious vapours fill the air outside. Shades of the Victorian's fear of "Night Air" perhaps? Regardless, Bubby's father (Ralph Cotteril) returns after many years of absence and Bubby falls out of favour with mom - He is cast into the outside World for the first time and finds himself in an X-Rated version of Hal Ashby's "Being There", without the satirical elements about failing upwards. Oh, and did I mention it's a Black Comedy filled with incest, violence and animal cruelty? Rolf Harris does not approve.
So it's a film exclusively for those who seek out upset on purpose, really. You could live your Life quite happily without ever having seeing it, but for those who LIKE obscenity well, you've hit the motherlode with this one. And what's more, Eureka really justify re-issuing the film with this package. It's "future-proofed", as it consists of 3 discs which contain 3 different formats of the film... Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Copy. Hence, you can buy this pack safe in the knowledge that no matter what hardware you own, you'll be able to watch and/or upgrade later (VHS Lovers were not available for comment). So, you can't complain, simple as that. Please.