Blu-ray, DVD Release: Evil Dead (2013)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony

Evil Dead movie sceneFrom producers Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, the producers of the original Evil Dead trilogy, comes Evil Dead, the ferocious 2013 re-make of the classic horror film.

Evil Dead follows the same cue as its predecessor: A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. Five young friends find the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead and, unable to resist its temptation, release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?

Directed and co-written by Fede Alvarez, the film’s ensemble cast includes Jane Levy (TV’s Suburgatory), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (The Music Never Stopped), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker).

Evil Dead opened wide in theaters in April, 2013 to positive notices from horror movie fans and critics, leading to an impressive $55 million take at the domestic box office.

The Blu-ray and DVD of the R-rated film contains the following features:

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Materials:

·         Three all-new featurettes:
o   Making Life Difficult – The Intense and Physically Exhausting Creation of the Film
o   Being Mia – The Physical and Psychological Transformation into “Evil Mia”
o   Directing The Dead – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror classic


Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials:

*All DVD content plus:
·         Commentary featuring Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and
Writer Rodo Sayagues
·         Two all-new featurettes:
o   Unleashing The Evil Force — Exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead”
o   Evil Dead the Reboot – Cast Rehearsals, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more!

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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.