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Campbell seems to be having fun taking the piss out of how he’s perceived, which he already did in his novel, How to Make Love! The
As you would expect from this kind of film, there are all kinds of references to
My Name is Bruce probably won’t convert too many new Bruce Campbell fans but it should keep his current fanbase happy. The production values are pretty good for a low-budget independent film and are definitely an improvement from his first directorial effort. The problem with this film is that, at times, it becomes exactly what it is trying to parody: a cheesy B-movie starring Bruce Campbell. Maybe that’s the point but the end result is not as good as Bubba Ho-Tep but certainly not as bad as Alien Apocalypse.
There is an audio commentary by Bruce Campbell and producer Mike Richardson.
“Heart of Dorkness” is an hour-long making of documentary that starts off riffing on Apocalypse Now (1979). 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,
“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.
Also included are several galleries – poster art (of all the fake films), a gallery for various movie props, and one of movie stills.
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Finally, there is a trailer for My Name is Bruce.
Rounding out the impressive amount of extras are several Easter Eggs buried throughout the menus and a mini-comic book adaptation of the film.