This review was written by Joshua Griffin
Published on October 6, 2001
Myth Makers: Jeremy Bulloch
I (Josh) was sent a review copy of the UK documentary Myth Makers featuring Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Boba Fett in the Star Wars Classic Trilogy. Released just a month or two ago and may interest Star Wars fans and fans of the British actor.
The documentary is produced by Reeltime Pictures and has a running length of 50 minutes. It is available at Reel-Time Pictures and for more information visit their
website (product details). The video retails for $19.99.
All in all it is an average video biography of the actor, with much of the video in a strict interview format. And while the stories are very appealing and Jeremy is quite entertaining, it needed more variety and some spiffy music to be rated higher. Occassionally there are some pictures thrown in for good measure, but video clips would have helped tremendously. There is one segment where he gives a brief tour of his collection including a life-sized Boba Fett, and that was a nice personal touch.
The video chronicles the movie history of Mr. Bulloch, from his days on the set of Doctor Who to the big break into fame with Boba Fett in the Star Wars movies. Boba Fett is to this day one of the most intriguing characters and very popular among fans. If you've not ever seen the man behind the mask the interview would be great to pick up, there are some truly funny stories from
the set of Star Wars and other films he has been involved in.
The interview is conducted by Nicholas Briggs and the series is billed as a way to meet the stars of science fiction, fantasy and horror. In all reality, keeping that in mind it did achieve it's goal admirably. The host was natural and occassionally stilted, but his questions were excellent and there was most definitely some thought behind the questions asked. The music during the credits was also very unusual, and the interview ended abruptly. Some nice concluding remarks with the host walking around Jeremy's
collection talking about why he is considered a mythmaker would have been excellent.
Overall it could have used some extra work but will appeal to Boba Fett fans and those that have never seen Mr. Bulloch before. The casual fan may simply pass on it, but if you see at a convention soon or at your local sci-fi shop you might want to pick it up. B-