Evil Dead (Special Edition)

Special Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 3,365 ratings
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In the fall of 1979, Sam Raimi and his merry band headed into the woods of rural Tennessee to make a movie. They emerged with a roller coaster of a film packed with shocks, gore, and wild humor, a film that remains a benchmark for the genre. Ash (cult fav

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In the fall of 1979, Sam Raimi and his merry band headed into the woods of rural Tennessee to make a movie. They emerged with a roller coaster of a film packed with shocks, gore, and wild humor, a film that remains a benchmark for the genre. Ash (cult favorite Bruce Campbell) and four friends arrive at a backwoods cabin for a vacation, where they find a tape recorder containing incantations from an ancient book of the dead. When they play the tape, evil forces are unleashed, and one by one the friends are possessed. Wouldn't you know it, the only way to kill a "deadite" is by total bodily dismemberment, and soon the blood starts to fly. Raimi injects tremendous energy into this simple plot, using the claustrophobic set, disorienting camera angles, and even the graininess of the film stock itself to create an atmosphere of dread, punctuated by a relentless series of jump-out-of-your-seat shocks. The Evil Dead lacks the more highly developed sense of the absurd that distinguish later entries in the series--Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness--but it is still much more than a gore movie. It marks the appearance of one of the most original and visually exciting directors of his generation, and it stands as a monument to the triumph of imagination over budget. --Simon Leake

Product details

  • Aspect Ratio ‏ : ‎ 1.33:1
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ R (Restricted)
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 5.38 x 0.6 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Director ‏ : ‎ Sam Raimi
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Color, Special Edition, NTSC, Original recording remastered
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ March 30, 1999
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly
  • Producers ‏ : ‎ Bruce Campbell, Gary Holt, Irvin Shapiro, Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ New Line Cinema
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00000G3Q4
  • Writers ‏ : ‎ Sam Raimi
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 3,365 ratings

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PIM
3.0 out of 5 stars Not...Book of the Dead!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 15, 2021
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Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Evil Dead does play on UK bluray players.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 17, 2020
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Throda tzen
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden oldie or rubbish?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2012
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Sean
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cult classic / okay - good blu-ray quality
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 22, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST Horror movie Special Edition DVD's Ever made !!! A Must have for true EVIL DEAD fans.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 31, 2016
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