Are You Looking Forward to the Ash vs. Evil Dead Toys?

Army of Darkness Japanese poster

Because I am. Not just because you can’t have too many Bruce Campbell-related items in your house. I’m looking forward to the insane variations of the toys that might occur. You know what I’m talking about. And yes, I mean beyond just Daredevil having his own Hot Wheels car, which you could argue is just the artwork on the car not an implication that he himself is driving it.

Along that line though, you do get the Avengers Tower Takeover set from Hot Wheels…which would make sense if the Iron Man Mark VXXII or whatever was a car instead of a suit. Perhaps.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:34+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Stimuli|0 Comments

Win Maniac Cop on Blu-Ray!

Maniac Cop Blu-Ray

It’s Maniac Cop with Bruce Campbell, OBE, and hitting Blu-Ray thanks to Synapse Films. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Innocent people are brutally killed on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. A young cop, Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell, TV’s BURN NOTICE and THE EVIL DEAD Trilogy) finds himself marked as the chief suspect after his wife is murdered. As Lieutenant Frank McCrae (Tom Atkins, DRIVE ANGRY and LETHAL WEAPON) investigates, the death toll rises and he suspects a mysterious police cover-up. This “maniac” cop must be stopped, but it might not be so easy. He seems inhuman, and ready to take on the entire police force, hell-bent on revenge!

Trailer? Sure thing…
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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:06+00:00 October 3rd, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Bruce Campbell Watch – Ten Plus Years After

Bruce Campbell Watch 98

So when Prof. John Hodgman posted to Twitter that something called “Bruce Campbell Watch ’98” had been put online, we were of course curious. We have taken a liking to Mr. Bruce, as all cultured and right-thinking people do.

What is BCW98? John Sellers, who posted the goodness, explains:

In 1998, midway through my stint as the television editor at Time Out New York, I decided, for no reason whatsoever, to pick one underrated cult actor and trumpet the hell out of him over the course of a few months. The only option? B-movie poobah Bruce Campbell, whose work I’d gotten into entirely due to the maniacal urgings of John Hodgman.

I had no idea that at one point the television section of Time Out New York was run using the same editorial principles that have made Needcoffee what it is today. Regardless, these bits with Campbell are priceless and kudos to Sellers for posting them. You can find the lot here.

When all this happened, Hodgman was representing Campbell on one of his books. In fact, it was this one we reviewed a while back. What does this connection prove? In fact, very little. But thank you for your time.

John Hodgman’s official lair can be found here, in which, as usual, he Explains All.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:06:37+00:00 January 27th, 2009|Stimuli|0 Comments

Burn Notice: Season One (2007) – DVD Review

Burn Notice: Season One DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Created by: Matt Nix
Starring: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, Seth Peterson

Features:

  • All eleven first season episodes
  • Scene specific commentary on every episode by the cast and crew
  • Character montage
  • “Girls Gone Burn Notice”
  • Action montage
  • Gag reel
  • Audition footage
  • Saving Grace TV show music video

Released by: Fox
Region: 1
Rating: NR, probably safe for teens and up
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rental.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:13:39+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Reviews|0 Comments

Ash Williams, Captain Supermarket

Captain Supermarket poster snippet

Okay, I can believe that Army of Darkness is known in Japan as Captain Supermarket. That I can buy.

But check out the full poster up on The Manchester Morgue. Are you serious? Massive cans of Bruce Campbell soup being menaced by a skeleton arm? Is that a giant neon twizzler in the background? What’s up with the dolphins? And the army of multi-colored toothbrushes and (what seem to be, anyway) bits of plasticware?

No, really. Are you serious? This might just be the gaudiest poster I have ever wanted in my life. And yes, that includes my stint during the 80s where I actually enjoyed colors.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:26:29+00:00 October 9th, 2007|Movies|0 Comments