Evil Dead Trilogy details inside
Anchor Bay UK have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead Trilogy Boxed Set for July 28th 2003 with a retail price of £29.99. We have already brought you an Image Gallery depicting the set in a previous article, but now we have the full specs on this special 4-disc collection comprising The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, the Director's Cut of Army of Darkness, plus the original 4x3 format presentation of The Evil Dead. Each disc in the set comes complete with a host of special features, some exclusive to this release...
Disc One - The Evil Dead - The gruesome granddaddy of modern day horror, Sam Raimi's original 1981 classic The Evil Dead has been hailed by horror writer Stephen King as "the most ferociously original horror movie I have ever seen" and in the UK was one of the first horror films to be labelled as a "video nasty."
Off for a weekend of fun in a remote cabin in the woods, five young friends unwittingly release a powerful force of unspeakable evil from the pages of the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead. Possession, murder and dismemberment follow in rapid succession as Ash (Bruce Campbell), the one uncorrupted member of the group, fights for survival against his former friends who have joined the legion of the evil dead.
- 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
- English DD5.1 and DTS-ES 6.1 Surround Audio
- English and French DD2.0 Surround Audio
- Audio commentary by writer-director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert
- Audio commentary by star Bruce Campbell
- Biographies of Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert
- Theatrical trailer
- TV spots
- "Fanalysis" – a 26-minute documentary by Bruce Campbell
- "Discovering The Evil Dead" featurette
- Outtakes and deleted scenes
- Gallery containing 137 stills
- A hidden "Easter egg"
Evil Dead II manages to successfully marry outrageous comedy with nail-biting terror as Ash is forced to resort to progressively extreme measures in order to maintain his sanity and conquer the demonic forces threatening his life.
Special features include audio commentary by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell, trailer and making-of featurette.
Disc Three - Army of Darkness - Immediately following the events of Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness finds Ash (Bruce Campbell) transported to Medieval England, where the occupants of a local castle are under siege from the supernaturally evil Deadites. Hailed as the deliverer of the Necronomicon and the saviour of the living, he must employ his 20th Century wits and skills to overcome his evil self, before destroying his possessed medieval girlfriend and the entire Army of Darkness in a battle to save the living from the dead.
Army of Darkness is a cult horror-comedy of epic proportions starring Bruce Campbell (Spider-Man), Embeth Davidtz (Thirteen Ghosts, The Hole, Schindler's List), Patricia Tallman (TV's Babylon 5) and director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Immortal Beloved, Ivansxtc), and featuring cameos by Bridget Fonda (Kiss Of The Dragon, A Simple Plan), Ted Raimi (Spider-Man, TV's Xena: Warrior Princess), co-writer Ivan Raimi and cult horror director William Lustig (Maniac).
- Director's cut presented in 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
- 15 minutes of additional footage including the original ending
- Audio commentary by Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and writer Ivan Raimi
- 4 never-before-seen deleted scenes and director's storyboards
- Original 4x3 format presentation
- English DD2.0 Stereo Audio
- Optional DD5.1 and DTS-ES 6.1 Surround Audio
- Sam Raimi interview from "The Incredibly Strange Film Show"
- "The Living Love The Dead" featurette
- "Dead Good Marketing" all new featurette that examines the Evil Dead 1 and 2 UK Advertising Campaign
- "Bruce Campbell: Geek or God?" all new featurette that examines the continuing appeal of Evil Dead's charming superstar, Bruce Campbell
- "Antihero" Stravinsky Gave Me Nightmares Evil Dead inspired Music Video
- "Gallery of Decay"