My Name Is Bruce [Blu-ray] 
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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, 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-movie star and deadbeat ex-husband extraordinaire, who s recruited to be their unwitting savior. When our hero faces off against a dark force more fearsome than a Hollywood agent, the laughs and screams start flying!
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And that is basically what this is, a celebration of persona. Pure tacky trash is what this film is! And boy is it good!
The movie tells the story of a group of teenagers (it's always a group of teenagers) who are getting up to no good in a graveyard. One takes an amulet (again....always an amulet), and then hell unfolds. Well the ancient god of the dead....and bean curd....unfolds.
The plucky teen, who is a huge fan of Bruce, finds him and kidnaps him to help his town stop the ancient evil from destroying them all.
It's cheesy! It's cringe worthy! It's.....Bruce Campbell. He really shines in this movie, gladly mocking his life in cinema and attitude to fans.
The budget, although relatively low, is put to very good use with nice sets and inspired special effects.
I will say that if you are not a fan of Bruce Campbell, have never heard of him and have never seen any of his movies then this is not for you. There are too many nods to his career that a newbie might not pick up on. And that's important, because those are some of the funnier bits.
Good picture quality, with 2.0 & 5.1 sound and a commentary track with a few titters in it.
Hail to the King Baby!!!!!!
Bruce Campbell shows that he's certainly not afraid to make fun of himself, neither is Ted Raimi in three roles. Also on show are several actors that appeared in the Evil Dead series, Ellen Sandweiss from Evil Dead, Dan Hicks from Evil Dead 2 and Timothy Patrick Quill from Army Of Darkness. I won't go into the plot, as you can just read the synopsis, but I will talk about the quality of the Blu-ray. Listening to the commentary from Campbell I believe the film was shot digitally, and the picture looks very sharp and vibrant. Considering the Blu-ray is very cheap, it's definitely worth getting instead of the DVD. Audio is DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and sounds very good. There were enough extras to keep me happy, especially the commentary from Campbell and the producer, Mike Richardson. I thought this was definitely an improvement on Man With The Screaming Brain, so I can't wait for Campbell's next directed project.
This one I picked up used for £4, so it was certainly cheap, but the same seems to have been spent on the blu ray transfer.
I know this isnt a big budget movie, but I dont expect to see certain parts of the picture to look, for want of a better word, pixelated.
The actual main focus of the picture (the actors etc) actually looks really good for the most part, but when it comes to things like smoke, backgrounds and darker colours it becomes a joke.
In some ways its almost like watching an illegally downloaded version.
The only reason I gave this so many stars is because I like the film so much. What I would say though is that if you are expecting a true high def product, this is not it.
I'd have to dig the DVD out to see how the picture actually compares, but even if it is better, its still a poor show for a blu ray to look this bad.
The background characters are mostly stereotyped for the comedy, but there's the odd curve-ball thrown in there. The dialog exists simply to support the jokes and classic Bruce Campbell lines. So, really, if you find yourself laughing at B-movies, or B-movie parodies like Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, you'll probably laugh at this. It's not meant to be original or a classic, but just a fun movie with no strings attached.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fabulous no scratches on the DVD's and brilliant commentary by Bruce Campbell must have for all fans on horrorPublished 4 months ago by eileen crawford
Not One Of The great Chins Best.Here Campbell Directs as well as Stars And He's certainly his usual Charismatic self but the Story comes to a Halt about a quarter of the way... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
To be taken with a pinch of salt. Not exactly Evil Dead but he is sending himself up which is the point. Wastes a couple of hours if you have them spare.Published 13 months ago by Faulkner