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My Name Is Bruce [Blu-ray] (2008)

Bruce Campbell , Ted Raimi , Bruce Campbell  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Grace Thorsen, Ellen Sandweiss, Dan Hicks
  • Directors: Bruce Campbell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001KEGR7U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,501 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "My Name Is Bruce [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Something evil is stirring in the small mining town of Gold Lick, and it's not happy. Guan-di, the Chinese protector of the dead with a strange affinity for bean curd, has been awakened by reckless teenagers, and now his bloody crusade to wipe out the town's entire population can only be stopped by one man - Bruce Campbell (the guy who starred in all three Evil Dead movies and Bubba Ho-tep), B-move star and deadbeat ex-husband extraordinaire, who's recruited to be their unwitting savior. Thinking the whole scenario's a publicity prank, Bruce is distracted from his mission by a hot mom and fan boys aplenty-- but when our hero has to face off against a dark force more fearsome than a Hollywood agent, the laughs and screams start flying!

Includes Collectible 24-page MY NAME IS BRUCE comic book inside

Special Features:
-Feature-length commentary with director/actor Bruce Campbell and producer Mike Richardson
-Documentary: Heart of Dorkness The Making of My Name is Bruce
-Featurettes: Bruce On..., Beyond Inside the Cave: The Making of CaveAlien 2, Kif s Korner, Awkward Moments with Kif, Love Birds, Hard Truth News from Hollywood The Real Bruce Campbell
-CaveAlien 2 Trailer, My Name is Bruce Trailer
-Poster Art Gallery, Props Art Gallery, Photo Gallery

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Does A Roast On His Fans And Himself December 4, 2008
Format:DVD
Bruce Campbell seems to have a kind of love/hate thing going with his fan base. Sure, like any actor he enjoys having fans, but as he's stated in his book and elsewhere that his fans can get a bit outrageous and push things far. This seems to be what sparked My Name Is Bruce. Here he pokes fun at his fandom as well as his career.
In the film he plays Bruce Campbell, but a more fictional Bruce Campbell. He's egocentric, a drunk, lives in a trailer, un-liked and un-respected by the cast and crew of his films, and just an all around jerk. A teen in a small gold mining town called Gold Lick has mistakenly unleashed the ancient Chinese god of war, Guan-Di, and now the angry god is killing off the folks of Gold Lick. The teen, Jeff, also happens to be a Bruce Campbell fanatic. He manages to kidnap Campbell and bring him to Gold Lick where he has convinced the townspeople that Bruce will destroy the evil demon. Bruce is under the impression that he's doing some kind of movie(it doesn't totally make sense why he'd think that he's in a movie when there's no film crew around or why the townspeople would believe that a horror movie actor could really be a ghost buster, but who cares?). He goes coward when the reality of the situation becomes clear, but soon learns how to be the Bruce Campbell he's always portrayed himself to be. I know what you're thinking! My wife tapped my shoulder half way through the movie and said to me, "this reminds me a lot of the Three Amigos". True, it's a very similar concept-the idea of egocentric actors finding themselves in real danger when they think they're only in "reel" danger, but in the end discover that they are heroes.
Needless to say it is a fun movie. Naturally we're dealing with a comedy here, not a horror film.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD Extras that Bruce Campbell fans should enjoy February 9, 2009
By Cubist
Format:DVD
There is an audio commentary by Bruce Campbell and producer Mike Richardson. Campbell points out that the entire film was shot on his property in Oregon and they built all of the town of Gold Lick from scratch. He points out all of the intentional goofs in the Cavealien 2 film within the film. Campbell also points out all of the people in the film whom he's known or worked with over the years. He talks about his public persona and how it mixes with his actual life in this film on this entertaining track.

"Heart of Dorkness" is an hour-long making of documentary that starts off riffing on Apocalypse Now. Dark Horse Comics wanted to branch out into independent films and approached Campbell who agreed only if he could direct and star. To cut costs and be more efficient, Campbell hired actors and crew members that he had worked with on other films often going back many years. This is an entertaining and informative look at how this indie film was made.

"Awkward Moments with `Kif'": features two useless bits of the film's associate producer engaging in pointless banter with another crew member.

"Bruce On..." sees the actor pontificating about film budgets, talking about the dangerous wildlife near his home, and jokes about DVD extras.

"Cavealien 2 Trailer" is a pretty funny, intentionally cheesy faux trailer for the movie within the movie.

"Beyond Inside the Cave: The Making of Cavealien 2" parodies those fluffy making of promotional featurettes that populate most DVDs with the cast and crew talking up a film that is obviously crap.

Kif is back in "Kif's Korner" as he talks about the faux DVD and poster art he put together for the film.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No one is safe! Oh the humanity... January 1, 2009
By Jana
Format:DVD
One of the best Bruce Campbell films made. There's no need to rant and rave - if you enjoy his films, you must see this one. No, you must own this one. Bits and pieces (pardon the pun), pokes and prods of the best and worst of the Bruce Campbell legacy. There's a little something for everyone - eye candy for Bruce wanna-be's; quaint locales and characters for those who are into scenic adventure; comic creativity from the understated Ted Raimi; and a peek at the new shy side of an even sexier Campbell. It's painful to be given a sneek peek at something wonderful and then have to wait over a month to be able to own it, but pain is part of the beauty of a Campbell venture, isn't it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hail to the B-movie King February 14, 2009
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MY NAME IS BRUCE

**** ˝ Out of 5

Release Date- October 31st, 2008

Running Time- 84-Minutes

Rating- R

Screenplay- Mark Verheiden

Director- Bruce Campbell

Starring- Bruce Campbell, Grace Thorsen, Taylor Sharpe, Ben L. McCain with Ellen Sandweiss and Ted Raimi

To your average film fan being a B-movie actor may not sound like a big deal, but what some people fail to realize is that for every Brad Pitt you have a whole slew of B-actors and for every B-actor you have people who never go further than being an extra or simply starring in short films made by friends. And the same goes for writers and directors. Fact is Bruce Campbell has gone further in his career than most people do who get involved in film. But who knew back when the Evil Dead came out that it would make Bruce Campbell a cult Icon. Of all the cult actors or filmmakers none have reached the status of Bruce Campbell; he is by far the definition of cult Icon.

There's a lot of praise among Bruce Campbell fans for My Name Is Bruce and some might wonder is it really that good? The answer is without a doubt yes it really is that good. Sure there are some Bruce Campbell fanboys who will blindly praise anything he does and everyone in film or music or whatever has someone like that who just praises them no matter what. I'm as big of a fan of Bruce Campbell as you'll find, but that doesn't mean I have to like everything he has done; and let's be honest here over the past couple of years his films haven't been as good with the exception of Bubba Ho-Tep, but My Name Is Bruce again shows why Campbell has legion of fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bruce Campbell Is the man!
Published 4 days ago by Brian Merritt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank you
Published 15 days ago by rodger imming
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GREAT GREAT
The folks at Amazon rejected my first review which read "perfect transaction" but it seems they want fairly wordy feedback, which I might have provided if this were a work... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kenneth Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars So stupid its funny!
So stupid its funny! Loved it! Thanks Bruce!
Published 1 month ago by Keith W. Tentler II
5.0 out of 5 stars Campy Bruce At His Best.
This is Bruce at his very Best. I absolutely love this movie. Who else can make fun of themselves and their career choices, Bruce that's who.
Published 1 month ago by Shuckey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great series!
Published 1 month ago by Wesley K Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny shlock movie
Funny shlock movie. Doesn't take itself seriously, yet Bruce delivers the goods in this film. You'll laugh at one level, then the joke fits in again later on for a 2nd, even 3rd... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeffery B. Feeney
5.0 out of 5 stars great deal, fast delivery
great deal , fast delivery
Published 1 month ago by Marvin Horn
4.0 out of 5 stars I don't know whether it's a 'must-see' or a 'can't-miss' ...
I don't know whether it's a 'must-see' or a 'can't-miss' for a Bruce Campbell fan...but either way, check it out.
Published 2 months ago by Jason M. Begey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Bruce Campbell flick!
Great movie. Well written, casted and acted. A nice, entertaining story that is well crafted and fun to watch unfold.
Published 3 months ago by Hyperjump
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