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The Evil Dead: Ultimate Edition (1983)

Cast: Bruce Campbell
Director: Sam Raimi
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Studio: Anchor Bay
Genre: Classics, Comedies, Cult, Horror, Black Comedy, Slashers, Supernatural/Occult, Zombies, Ghosts, Killer Critters, Classic Horror

Synopsis
Director Sam Raimi's first film has achieved legendary status since its 1982 release, and for good reason. Though perhaps not as widely seen as its two sequels, EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE EVIL DEAD is arguably the best of the three. It is the story of five college-age friends who travel to a cabin in rural Tennessee where the stumble upon the Book of the Dead, an ancient tome bound in human flesh and inked in blood.

After unwittingly awakening the unspeakable terror told of in the book, each of the friends is transformed into the evil dead, one by one, except for Ash (Bruce Campbell). So, Ash is left with no other way to survive than to dismember the living corpses of his sister, girlfriend, and two of his friends. Shot on a shoestring budget, the film boasts some impressive camera work and extremely over-the-top gore effects as well as a sense of humor much more subtle than the tongue-in-cheek aesthetic of the two sequels.

Region 1 3-Disc Set

Disc 1: THE EVIL DEAD - Widescreen Version Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English Dolby Digital Surround EX - English DTS 6.1 ES Surround - English Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary - Sam Raimi - Director; Robert Tapert - Producer Featurette - ONE BY ONE WE WILL TAKE YOU: The Untold Saga of The EVIL DEAD

Disc 2: THE EVIL DEAD - Full Frame Version Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround - English Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary - Bruce Campbell - Star Featurette - THE EVIL DEAD: TREASURES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR

Disc 3: LADIES OF THE EVIL DEAD Additional Release Material: Featurette - 1. LIFE AFTER DEATH: THE LADIES OF EVIL DEAD 2. The Ladies of THE EVIL DEAD Meet Bruce Campbell 3. Discovering The Evil Dead 4. At The Drive In 5. Make-Up Test 6. Unconventional Trailer TV Spots Text/Photo Galleries: Poster & Memorabilia Gallery Still Gallery

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