Sunday, September 13, 2015

Scream Factory delivers the last ARMY OF DARKNESS release you'll ever need to buy on October 27th!


I am a lifelong fan of Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD series, and I've purchased all three films so many times, in so many formats. Thankfully, with the rise of Blu-ray disc, I've gotten relatively definitive editions of the first two films. All that stood in my way of having the ultimate high-def collection of the original EVIL DEAD TRILOGY, was the lack of a be-all and end-all ARMY OF DARKNESS Blu-ray release.

Until now.....

Film Synopsis: Back to do battle with the hideous "Deadites," Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart's housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him – and his '73 Oldsmobile – into England's Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?

On October 27, 2015, SCREAM FACTORY is proud to present ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition, featuring the Theatrical Cut of the film, the Director’s Cut (with 15 minutes of extra footage), the International Cut and the TV version (in standard definition). This definitive collector’s edition of ARMY OF DARKNESS is jam-packed with a wealth of bonus content, including new interviews with star and co-producer Bruce Campbell and the cast, special make-up effect artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, and Greg Nicotero, audio commentary, alternate and deleted scenes and much more – all collected in a special 3-Disc Blu-ray set!

A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors, pop culture enthusiasts and fans of Bruce Campbell to complete their entertainment library, ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.

Blu-ray Specs:
Color | Region A

Rated R | 81 minutes
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio -  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

Not Rated | 96 minutes
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

Not Rated | 88 minutes (International Cut) & 90 minutes (TV Cut)
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1 & 2.0)

Special Features:
  • NEW! MEDIEVAL TIMES: THE MAKING OF ARMY OF DARKNESS, featuring interviews with star & co-producer Bruce Campbell, actors Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Richard Grove, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman and Angela Featherstone, director of photography Bill Pope, editor Bob Murawski, production designer Anthony Tremblay, composer Joseph Lo Duca, costume designer Ida Gearon, special make-up effects artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, "Pit Bitch" performer and effects artist William Bryan, mechanical effects artist Gary Jones, first assistant director John Cameron, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and stunt coordinator Christopher Doyle! (96 min.)
  • Original Ending
  • Original Opening With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Home Video Promo

  • Audio Commentary with director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell and co-writer Ivan Raimi.
  • NEW! Additional Behind-The-Scenes Footage From KNB Effects (55 min.)
  • Vintage Creating The Deadites Featurette (21 min.)
  • Vintage "Making Of" Featurette
  • Extended Interview Clips with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert

  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The International Inter-positive!
  • Television Version With Additional Footage (90 min., Standard Definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW! Still Galleries With Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos from production designer Anthony Tremblay, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and special make-up effects artists Tony Gardner and KNB EFX, Inc. (Over 200 Stills!)
  • NEW! Still Gallery Of Props And Rare Photos from the collection of super fan Dennis Carter Jr.
  • NEW! Storyboards for Deleted or Alternate Scenes
  • Vintage The Men Behind The Army Featurette (19 min.)
Holy cow! I think it is safe to say that I will never have to buy another edition of ARMY OF DARKNESS as long as I live! This 3-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray release hits retailers on October 27th . You can order it right now at AMAZON.COM and most likely receive it by Halloween! Or...

If you order it directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, you will get this Blu-ray release TWO WEEKS EARLY, and you will also get an 18 x 24 poster of the new Blu-ray cover art! If you're a huge EVIL DEAD fan, then option two here is a no-brainer!

So what are you waiting for "You Primitive Screwheads?!" Order your copy ASAP!

No comments:

Post a Comment