The Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2 - Book Of The Dead Collection
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(Nov 22, 2005)
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Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" is an amazing start off to a trilogy of horror and three stooges slapstick. I have never seen a horror movie so many times, heck I've never seen any movie so many times. Sure the special effects are discouraging but who could of better been cast as the reluctant hero than Bruce Campbell? It has cheaply thrown in nudity and unusual amounts of blood which give it that early 80's horror film feeling. It's easy to pick out flaws and inconsistencies throughout the films, but thats not the point. The point is to make you laugh, and then scare your pants off.
Evil Dead II -
The first Evil Dead film was pure horror. The third is pure comedy. Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead II" is a mixture of both horror and comedy - which is why it works so well. The film manages to make you go "Urgh! Gross!" AND laugh at the same time. Here's an example: in one scene there's a zombie trying to get out of a cellar through a trap door. Two men try to keep the trap door closed by standing, lying and jumping on it. But the zombie's head sticks out at the same time they're jumping on it. Whaddya get? A squashed head. And whaddya get when that happens? An eyeball that pops out of the head - one that goes flying across the room and goes straight into a screaming woman's mouth!!! HAHAHAHA. This film is hilarious! And the "possessed hand" scene is awesome.
The "Book of the Dead" edition of The Evil Dead features:
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English DTS-ES 6.1
English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX
English Dolby Surround 2.0
French Dolby Digital 5.Read more ›
In terms of the AOD version, as far as I'm aware - Anchor Bay are already talking to Tom Sullivan about designing one so yep, we'll have another version of that with another boxed set, yadda yadda yadda. Its a money making machine...
And just to stick my oar into the previous reviews, ED was shot on 35mm which means the full size TV version actually shows more than the widescreen version. I'm a widescreen champion normally but the original ED is better than this new widescreen version, there's a lot of nice touches missing because of the top and bottom of the screen being blacked out (eg the elastiplast box floating in the blood towards the end).
And don't think that this will make a great deal of difference with whether we get an ED4 or not... Sam & Co. aint really that connected to Anchor Bay other than getting the odd cheque and can't see another cheque making that much difference to Sam "I've got plenty of money now that I made Spiderman 1,2 and 3" Raimi.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't recall paying almost $200 for this, but if I did, I'm an idiot. Not because of the set or the movies--they're great--but it went to a boyfriend at the time who certainly... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Purple bicycle
The Evil Dead 1 wasn't good, it got frozen and didn't read well the rest of it after chapter 12 or so. Besides the battery on the scream button was off.Published on April 7, 2013 by Hugo Sanchez
I bought these as a gift for my boyfriend, since he owns Army of Darkness. Well I will put it simple, he opened it as soon as he knew what it was and wanted to watch them. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Charlene
well if i have to type a certain amount of words to rate my purchase, all i can say is that the books, packaging, and movies are awesome. well worth the pricePublished on July 23, 2012 by r3d
After seeing Army of Darkness, I had to get Evil Dead 1 & 2. As soon as I looked on Amazon, there these were for $26 and free shipping because it was over $25! Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by G. Baldwin
GREAT MOVIES, GREAT PACKAGING. SIMPLY AWESOME ! if your a fan of horror movies, i would recommend both of these. funny, witty, and campyPublished on March 20, 2011 by Alvin J. Hwang
These movies are classics. I love having the special cases as well. If you are a true fan you need these.Published on February 15, 2011 by uuboy13
Must have for collection! Was shocked when I pressed the eye on EVIL DEAD 2 Book and it screams! Was a bonus thay left out.Published on July 5, 2010 by JOSEPH