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Army of Darkness (Screwhead Edition) [Blu-ray]
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All primitive screwheads, listen up! Cult superstar Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) reunites with director Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell, Spider-Man) to battle the deadly forces of evil in Army of Darkness - the outrageous, effects-fueled action epic that will make you scream with fear and laughter. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash (Campbell) must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend and get back to his own time. One of the most popular horror comedies of all time, now digitally remastered and loaded with bonus features, Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition is drop-dead fun!
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.3 x 0.35 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 5823038
- Director : Sam Raimi
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 21 minutes
- Release date : September 15, 2009
- Actors : Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, Richard Grove
- Dubbed: : Spanish
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish
- Language : Spanish (DTS 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
- Studio : Universal Studios
- ASIN : B0025VLEMK
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #956 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This item was purchased to add the movie of all movies to my DVD collection as well as my son had a 10th birthday sleepover with a few of his friends late October and I thought this would be a great movie to watch with the little buggers. They enjoyed it thoroughly. Big fan of the Evil Dead series of movies and this is a must have cult classic. Great comedy/horror movie with classic one liners that will resonate with you for years to come.
Exactly as described
Price was tolerable as I feel non digital formats are dying. (but awesome movie so it was worth it)
shipping was quick and arrived undamaged and packaged properly.
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Disc one is the Theatrical version. For bonus features, it has the original ending (separate feature), the theatrical trailer, a featurette "The Men Behind the Army", narrated by Bruce Campbell, and talent bios. Disc two is the Director's cut. For bonus features, there is a commentary with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Ivan Raimi, 4 deleted scenes, and director's storyboards. I prefer the Theatrical edition of the movie because in the Director's cut, many quotes are changed, and I like the Theatrical ending more. The Director's cut is still worth watching though. There are also some old advertizements for the game "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick", an old "Win Dinner with Bruce Campbell" flyer, and a behind the scenes note from Bruce Campbell, which goes into all the injuries on set.
Out of all the versions I have, the Boomstick Edition is the best one to get, but other copies have other special features, and this movie is just a fun adventure comedy. I love everything about the movie, and it's very re-watchable.
The story centered around Ash trying to find the Necronomicon, the Mesopotamian book of the dead in medieval Europe so that he could get back to his time period. During the course of that quest he runs into not only the evil dead, but an entire army of them that lay siege to a castle that Ash has promised to protect. This showed off what Raimi could do with an even bigger budget than his last film as there were far more effects, plus plenty of wardrobe with the medieval outfits.
Raimi also let Bruce Campbell go with Ash. When he first uses his shotgun for example he tells everyone to “Shop smart, Shop S-Mart” like he was doing an infomercial. Later he had to fight off an army of small versions of himself who constantly laughed and made fun of him, while trying to find the Necronomicon. One actually went down his throat and he had to find a way to get it out. Next thing he knows he has a twin growing out of his side. Evil Dead 2 already had some of this, but Raimi went all in on the Comedy-Horror vein in this film.
Army of Darkness was a fitting conclusion to the Evil Dead trilogy.
Ash, hero from Evil Dead, is back but is somehow trapped in Arthurian times and the only way for him to get back is to get a necromancy or grimiore but with Ash it's never easy.
I was surprised with what I witnessed; our protag is loud, has no manners and witty but means well at the end of the day.
I enjoyed it even though it's corny, I mean walking skeletons...wooo boy.
Watch and be amused.
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Ich liebe die Tanz der Teufel-Triologie und grade der dritte Teil, Armee der Finsternis, ist immer wieder ein riesen Vergnügen.
Auf die Geschichte des Film, geh ich jetzt mal nicht ein, da dies genügend Vorredner schon fantastisch beschrieben haben.
5 Sterne dafür, ohne Frage.
Da ich alle 3 Teile schon Ewigkeiten auf DVD habe (1 als damals beschlagnahmte Version aus Österreich besorgt, Teil 2 als die leider damals verfügbare gekürzte Fassung und Teil 3 als Red-Edition) und ich die Reihe, wie oben geschrieben, liebe, konnte ich es mir nicht verkneifen alle 3 Teile diesmal als Blue-Ray zu kaufen. Da der erste Teil nun auf FSK 16 als uncut gesetzt wurde, war dies natürlich eine riesen Freude. Auch den 2. Teil endlich als uncut zu sehen war Spektakulär.
Jetzt zum 3. Teil um den es ja schließlich hier gehen soll:
Von Bild her auch Top, auch wenn zwischendrin sowas wie Dreckflecken auf der zu sein scheint, die hierbei deutlicher auffallen als auf der DVD... trotzdem auch dafür 5 Sterne, da es trotzdem für den alten Film eine gute Qualität ist.
Ebenso der Ton... 5 Sterne, da auch über einer Soundbar der Ton sehr gut rüber kommt.
Kurz auf den Service von Amazon.
5 Sterne, da ich grade wegen den Film mich mit Amazon in Verbindung setzen musste, da die Hülle ein Defekt aufwies, wo ich eine sehr freundliche und kompetente Hilfe bekommen habe. Hier auch noch mal Danke dafür 😊
Als Bonus sind der deutsche, wie auch der englische Trailer mit drauf, wie auch eine Bildergalerie mit insgesammt 188 Bildern.
Sehr schön, aber für eine Blue-Ray etwas wenig. Trotzdem hat das mit den Bildern viel Spaß gemacht, weswegen ich auch hier 5 Sterne gebe.
So, warum hab ich nun im Gesamten 4 Sterne gegeben?
Ich bin soweit mit allem zufrieden, bis auf eine Sache, dies hatte ich auch vorher nicht mitbekommen, obwohl ich es jetzt in den Kommentaren gesehen habe, dass es jemand erwähnt hat.
Dieser hier verfügt nur über das Alternative Ende. Das normale Ende, wo Ash wieder in der Gegenwart landet und auf seinem Arbeitsplatz, im Smartmarkt, das Böse wieder auftaucht, fehlt vollkommen.
Zum Glück hab ich DVD Red-Edition, so dass ich beide Enden habe... nur das verstehe ich nicht... auf der Blue-Ray ist soviel Platz... mehr Platz als auf einer DVD... und auch wenn die bessere Qualität mehr Platz braucht, ist da wesentlich mehr Platz drauf... warum lässt man dieses da weg?
Rein deswegen ein Stern Abzug, da dies mich wirklich enttäuscht hat.
Trotzdem macht es Spaß ihn zu schauen.
Lots of slapstick even more than the sequel ensues. This is far and away from the horror experienced in the first Evil Dead film and is more cartoonish and crazy than the second. However it is nowhere as good as the first two movies. But what the film does have going for it is that it is literally non stop, something is always happening. However the script could have been better and the real problem here is in character development and characters, there just isn't enough of them, this movie is all about Ash, which is why some versions of the movie run as Bruce Campbell vs Army of Darkness.
The effects on a whole are done well and there is a clear tribute to Ray Harryhusen films however some of the effects especially in the windmill scene look iffy. But there's a lot of fun to be had here and the extended fight scenes have been done well. 25 years on and ASH V EVIL DEAD is a perfect sequel TV show, if you've just gotten into watching the show then AOD is well worth the look and acts as a great pilot because the cheesiness and craziness of the show is here to see in this movie.
This edition contains the 81 min version and the 96 min version.
The plot is very simple: after a prologue covering Evil Dead 2 we pick up where that film left off, with Ash (Bruce Campbell) in 1300AD, where he's surrounded and almost killed by Lord Arthur's (Marcus Gilbert) men. After he shows off his shotgun and chainsaw they make a deal with him; if Ash brings them the Book of the Dead they'll use it to send him home. Ash messes this up, and in doing so raises an army of the dead which he'll lead Lord Arthur's men against. The angelic Embeth Davidtz plays a love interest, and in a great scene she and Ash parody how fantasy heroes fall for each other.
Army of Darkness' tone is almost the polar opposite of Evil Dead's, and though Evil Dead 2 was a comedy it's still much grimmer than this second sequel. Army of Darkness is a bit like if David Lynch directed a Three Stooges short. It's compellingly strange at times, but through it all is a light and jolly romp which aims for humour rather than tension. Campbell, who was an average slasher hero in Evil Dead, gives a brilliant comic performance here. He's a great physical comedian; he has a few slapstick scenes which are surreal and hilarious. It would be unfair to say that everyone else phones it in, but that's kind of how it feels. Apart from a couple of villains the others aren't memorable; they're basically enacting cliches for Ash to banter with. All in all, Army of Darkness is a weird, light-hearted fantasy adventure filled with imagination. Raimi rightly doesn't worry about plot, focusing instead on slapstick, parody and awesome visuals. This is a shamelessly outlandish film which doesn't care if you get it or not; for those who do get it, it's a hell of a ride.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 9, 2020
Fans of the series will know what to expect, with Bruce Campbell hamming it up as Ash and a surprise cameo from Bridget Fonda, this is a great end to an excellent cult trilogy.
Dvd extras include - Audio commentary, alternative ending, deleted scenes and trailers.