Bad Boy Bubby (Blu-ray)

Director: Rolf de Heer

Stars: Nicholas Hope

1993 Australia

Crime Comedy Drama




  • Country: Australia
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1993
  • Runtime: 114
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 18
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Genre: Crime
  • SKU: EKA70010
  • 2 Discs
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2009


Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Bad Boy Bubby with its hard hitting content of deprivation, mental illness and incest shocked its audiences to become one of the most daring and controversial cult films of the 1990s.

Nicholas Hope gives an astonishing performance as Bubby, a demented man-child kept locked for his entire life in a squalid apartment by his depraved mother who uses him for sex.

When Bubby who can only communicate by mimicking what others say and do, escapes into the outside world, he soon discovers young women, crime, rock’n’roll, and pizza. Will this naive ‘mad bastard’ be destroyed by the realities of our cruel world, or does a higher calling ultimately await him in the most unlikely place of all?


  • Director and actor commentary with Rolf de Heer and Nicholas Hope
  • Special binaural headphone audio track – be inside Bubby’s head!
  • Christ Kid, You’re a Weirdo – Interview with director Rolf de Heer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • 5.1 Dolby True-HD
  • 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
  • AVC – BD50