After a short run on the big screen, My Name is Bruce on DVD hits the shelves today. For those who haven’t heard about this latest project from the star of the Evil Dead movies, it’s basically Three Amigos meets Bruce Campbell.
I didn’t get a chance to see it in the theater myself, but the reviews from those who did seem to agree that if you’re a Bruce Campbell fan, you’ll love its campy, self-mocking brilliance … if not, you may find it stupid. As a BC fan from way back, I just placed my order with Amazon.com this morning. Gotta support The Chin, baby!
I’ve known about My Name is Bruce for more than a year now, but refused to post about it until I could get my hands on a trailer that wasn’t fuzzy and the size of a postage stamp. Now that the movie’s actually been released (in a very limited capacity), the trailer has improved …
Basically, it’s Three Amigos meets Bruce Campbell, and early reviews seem to indicate that if you’re a BC fan, you’ll like it — but if not, you may find it stupid. I probably won’t end up seeing this until it’s out on DVD (in February), but if you do before then, let me know what you think.
What you see below might be the most brilliant marketing for a musical ever. And definitely for a musical based on a classic campy horror movie. Freakgirl and I got to see this show in 2006, before it fled the country and moved to Toronto, and I LOVED it. The script was hilarious. We sat three rows back from the stage, and had to wear disposable ponchos in case blood splattered on us. Can’t wait for it to come back to the U.S. so I can see it again!