- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0007NMHOC
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,616 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Bad Boy Bubby [DVD]  [US Import] [NTSC]
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BAD BOY BUBBY IS JUST THAT: A BAD BOY. SO BAD, THAT HIS MOTHER HAS KEPT HIM LOCKED IN THEIR HOUSE FOR HIS ENTIRE 30 YEARS, CONVINCING HIM THAT THE AIR OUTSIDE IS POISONOUS. AFTER A VISIT FROM HIS ESTRANGED FATHER, BUBBY IS FORCED INTO THE WORLD, A PLACE WHICH IS JUST AS UNUSUAL TO HIM AS HE IS TO THE WORLD.
MENTAL. That's probably the best word to describe this Australian cult classic from 1993. It's a twisted rock'n'roll car crash of a film. The Bubby of the title, played by Nicholas Hope, is a man-child who has spent his entire life to date being locked in a grim apartment by his own mother, who regularly has sex with him. Don't see that kind of thing in films very often, eh? After Bubby finally escapes, the wide world offers a baffling array of possibilities. Crime, women, pizza, rock music. He slowly learns to speak and also manages to murder the odd person. Eventually, he takes the only sensible course of action and becomes the frontman in a rock band. Mad as a balloon full of custard and twice as much fun, Bad Boy Bubby just yearns to be seen. [Jason Arnopp, Metal Hammer] --Jason Arnopp, Metal Hammer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I don't want to say much else as it will ruin it. But I must say that any film where a person robs a petrol station with a dead cat must be viewed. If you are religious avoid this, as its underlying message is that "it is our duty to think god out of existence" and that "we are merely just a bunch of complicated atoms that don't live or die, just change shape or form."
This film will make you cry with laughter, writhe with disgust and above all consider life, religion and society. A true cult classic with a good moral message and by far the best film I've ever seen.
Both brilliant films, naked shows johnny as a conscious social parasite, whereas bubby is naive in the extreme on his quest to fill the next hour. I didn't see forrest gump until 2000, and as soon as it started all I could think of was bubby. Gump and bubby (and yes chauncy gardner) are thrown into a world that has no want or need for them, and by random actions become celebrities through no fault of their own. Gump and bubby are the same person, except gump lives in a nicer post code. They learn through their mothers and repeat their lessons. Their fates are out of their tiny minds, and they're the better for that. Both bear sons and settle with a family, outcomes unthinkable at the start of each film.
These two are anti anti heroes, kicking against a system they have no idea exists. They break rules they have no knowledge of, rules imposed and followed by those not questioning them, which is a total bummer, man. I've just read this and realised I haven't told you a thing about either film. Buy me a pint and i'll tell you all about it. I don't own the blu-ray three-disc "perfect until the next format comes out" (dam you gil bates, you cockpuncher) version yet but:
a) I'm about to go and buy it, and
b) so should you.Read more ›
It's no suprise really that this isn't a film that's recieved the recognition it deserves. For a start there's the the title 'Bad Boy Bubby'...You'd expect something idiotic and trashy...Blood?..Chainsaws?...low production values? stupidity? ...No...This is about as considered and well crafted as film making can get.
The film is a beautifully crafted, intelligent and eloquent 'essay' on quite number of taboos that we quietly have to deal with everyday-yet simply don't find reflected back at us by the screen (And for very obvious reasons)
For a start...Dont watch this film if you're religious! (Please...I'm afraid you will simply find it offensive)...for those of you that aren't religious...consider the implications that, having watched the film- why it's film that has been 'quietly tucked away'...and realise that it's quite a few years yet before the importance and significance of the movie will be 'palatable' to the mainstream. (If ever!...and that's not an understatement...the film very simply puts a number of things our 'culture' takes for granted into a certain persective...and naturally...there's a lot of people who'd really rather not think it.)
If you dont want to think about the possibly that severely disabled people need to fall in love. Dont watch this film.
If you have spent your life laughing at fat people...or pushing as much of your own personal hatred and anger onto others...don't watch this film...Read more ›
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.
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THE best film ever made! I've watched it dozens of times and even used it as the entertainment for Come Dine With Me.
Had a minor scare at first that it wouldn't play on my PAL (UK) DVD player, but I eventually found an option in the DVD's menu that allowed me to view it on my... Read more
Fairly disturbing movie, the ultraviolet was a bit of a waste of time.Published 15 months ago by Ben Parker
A must watch for all film buffs. And deffo worth getting the uncensored version on Blu-Ray.Published 19 months ago by Dan
This is a weird film, very weird, probably not that well known outside australia but i wanted to see it for years and last night finally got my chance. Read morePublished 21 months ago by sean paul mccann
i first saw this film on channel 4 years ago and after a search on google i found its name and imediatly ordered it.A funny and sometimes sad film with very remembrable parts. Read morePublished on 6 May 2014 by kevin brum