The Evil Dead

Shot over the course of several years, “The Evil Dead” is a shining example of low budget filmmaking at its finest. The story centres on five young adults renting an isolated cabin for a weekend of partying. After arriving they discover an old book and an audio tape. They play the tape, only to discover that it was made by the cabin’s prior occupant – a scientist working on a translation of the ‘Necromonicon’ aka ‘The Book Of The Dead’. When the translations are played aloud, they awake an ancient and unspeakable evil that lives in the woods – an evil force intent on possessing the living.

What really makes the film is Raimi’s inspired direction. The film is buoyed by his highly stylized camera movements, odd and intriguing shot selection, and the manic, over-the-top glee that he takes in showcasing the film’s onscreen carnage. Raimi achieves maximum effect from everything at his disposal – the isolated and small cabin location, his actors and the hilariously gruesome gore special effects.

“The Evil Dead” was the first in a trilogy of films: Evil Dead 2 – Dead By Dawn and Evil Dead 3: Army Of Darkness. “The Evil Dead” is generally regarded as the best of the three films and has become a classic horror film that spawned a whole new generation of horror films.

Directed by: Sam Raimi (Darkman, Xena, Hercules, Evil Dead 2, Evil Dead 3)
Starring Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead 2 (Dead By Dawn), Evil Dead 3 ( Army of Darkness), Hercules, Xena

Special Features:
Audio Commentary With Director Sam Raimi, And Producer Rob Tapert.
Second Audio Commentary With Star Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell’s Fanalysis Featurette
Telephone Interview With Bruce Campbell Recorded Exclusively For Australia.
Theatrical Trailer
Scene Selection
Newly Remixed Stereo And Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack
New Digitally Remastered Transfer Officially Approved By Director Sam Raimi (Spiderman)
Presented In Anamorphic Widescreen Aspect
Ratio Of 1.85:1
Full Colour Insert Featuring Liner Notes By Bruce Campbell
Featurette – ‘Discovering Evil Dead’
Outtakes – Additional Footage
Stills And Poster Gallery
Film Biographies
Sam Raimi
Bruce Campbell
Rob Tapert
Josh Becker
Evil Dead Crew And Cast Credits
Evil Dead Quotes And Trivia

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