New Release: The Evil Dead Blu-ray

One of the most requested movies for Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment’s library of horror films, Sam Raimi’s (Spider-Man) 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead made its high-definition debut on Aug. 31, 2010.

For the Blu-ray release, two new 1080p anamorphic transfers in 1.85 and the original director-composed 1.33 aspect ratio were prepared and supervised by director/writer Raimi. They will be presented in high-resolution Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, along with a brand new commentary track with Raimi, producer Robert Tapert (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) and star Bruce “Ash” Campbell.

In addition, many of the bonus features released on previous DVD editions are available on a limited edition bonus DVD included with the Blu-ray. The suggested retail price is $29.99.

The DVD bonus disc contains the following bonus features, many returning for the first time in years:

  • “One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead”
  • “The Evil Dead: Treasures From the Cutting Room Floor”
  • “The Ladies of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell”
  • “Book of the Dead: The Other Pages”
  • “Discovering The Evil Dead”
  • “Unconventional”
  • “At the Drive-In”


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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.