Evil Dead gets the Blu-ray treatment
By Patrick Luce Jul 7, 2010, 16:32 GMT
The Evil Dead, director Sam Raimi\'s (Darkman, Quick & The Dead, Army Of Darkness) first feature film, is a true cult classic in every sense of the word. Originally released in 1982, The Evil Dead tells the tale of a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods, where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find the Necronomicon, the Book Of The Dead, ...more
The horror classic The Evil Dead is getting a high definition facelift with the Blu-ray release of the cult film on August 31st from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The 1981 cult film from Sam Raimi is one of Anchor Bay’s most requested titles for Blu-ray from its unparalleled library of horror films and will receive two all-new 1080p anamorphic transfers in 1.85 and the original director-composed 1.33 aspect ratio.
Both transfers have been prepared and personally supervised by director/writer Raimi, and will be presented in high-resolution Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio. The Blu-ray will also feature a brand new commentary track with Raimi, producer Robert Tapert and star Bruce “Ash” Campbell!
In addition, many of the bonus features, released on previous DVD editions, will once again be available on a special, limited edition DVD included with the Blu-ray.
The Evil Dead is one of the most influential, landmark horror films of all time. Five college friends, including Ash (Campbell), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend of fun. Little do they realize that their fun will soon turn to fear, as an unstoppable supernatural force has been unleashed, surrounding and trapping them.
One by one, they fall victim to the demonic forces at large, resurrected as murderous demons which can only be destroyed by dismemberment. Only Ash is left to combat the evil before it consumes the world. It’ll be a fight to the death … and to the undeath.
The Evil Dead Blu-ray (Disc 1) contains an all-NEW audio commentary with
Writer/Director Sam Raimi, Producer Robert Tapert and Star Bruce Campbell.
A standard DVD (Disc 2) contains the following bonus features, many returning for the first time in years, and available only for a limited time:
One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
The Ladies Of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell
Book of The Dead: The Other Pages
Discovering The Evil Dead
At The Drive-In
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