Evil Dead haunts DVD and Blu-ray in July

The original horror classic gets a new disturbing vision as Evil Dead haunts Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet on July 16th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Creators of the original The Evil Dead reunite to present this terrifying new vision of the classic tale about five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon.

Synopsis: A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. The original producers reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?

Evil Dead was written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, based on the motion picture “The Evil Dead,” written by Sam Raimi. It was produced by Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man franchise) and Bruce Campbell (original Evil Dead series). Executive producers are Nathan Kahane (Hope Springs, The Grudge), Joe Drake (The Hunger Games, Juno), J.R. Young (The Possession), and Peter Schlessel (Drive). Co-producers are Nicole Brown (The Possession, 50/50) and Matthew Leonetti, Jr. (The Possession, The Amazing Spider-Man).

Directed by Fede Alvarez, EVIL DEAD opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office, and top 10 for all-time horror remakes.  The ensemble cast includes Jane Levy (TV’s “Suburgatory”), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker).

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Materials Include:

Three all-new featurettes: Making Life Difficult – The Intense and Physically Exhausting Creation of the Film; Being Mia – The Physical and Psychological Transformation into “Evil Mia”; Directing The Dead – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror classic.

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:

All DVD content
Commentary featuring Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and Writer Rodo Sayagues
Two all-new featurettes: Unleashing The Evil Force — Exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead”; Evil Dead the Reboot – Cast Rehearsals, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more.

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