Evil Dead (Blu-Ray)

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Horror classic for horror fans

by Darryl on 2/21/2013

I am a horror movie fan and never had the chance to ever see evil dead because I never knew how good it is. A friend recommended it to me and I ordered it and was completely satisfied. This is one of the best horror movies ever and I'm a fan of Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice). I know that they are remaking this movie but I don't think it will be as good as the original. I recommend this to other horror movie fans. Read More

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Product Overview

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

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Studio Anchor Bay/starz
SKU 215958553
UPC 013132146690
UPC 14 00013132146690
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/25/2011
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 3361
Keywords
Black Comedy
Cult Film
Demonic Possession
Disturbing
Essential Cinema
Horror Classic
Monsters
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "We can't bury Shelly, she's our friend."|(Ash, to Scott, after watching him hack off the limbs of his possessed girlfriend and then suggest that they bury the remaining parts)
Reviews
Variety "...Raimi maintains suspense and a nightmarish mood..." 02/09/1983
Sight and Sound "...[A] tongue-in-cheek cult favourite..." 05/01/2002 p.59,"[H]ighly effective as a tense horror -- its scares balanced by plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour." 11/01/2005 p.88
Premiere "Sam Raimi's masterpiece that's still as shocking and entertaining today as it was in 1981." 08/31/2010
Directors
Sam Raimi
Actors
Ellen Sandweiss
Bruce Campbell
Theresa Tilly
Hal Delrich
Cast & Crew
Ellen Sandweiss - Star
Bruce Campbell - Star
Theresa Tilly - Star
Hal Delrich - Star
Betsy Baker - Star
Rob Tapert - Producer
Sam Raimi - Screenwriter
Tim Philo - Director of Photography
Sam Raimi - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1979
UPC 00013132146690
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 85 minutes
Color Color
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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