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OldBoy
05-30-09, 05:05 PM
since ED II was clearly the winner in this poll: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/541645-best-sam-raimi-movie.html
i thought it would be fun for an update and pit the previous favorite with his critically praised and fan adored latest.

i am actually queing (sp?) up ED II to watch sometime tonight and will reserve my opinion till after.

but, DMTH was never boring and a lot of fun, but owed to much to ED II from what i remember. tonight's refresher will see if it holds up to the latest incarnation of Raimi evil and thus surpasses.

so after seeing DMTH, do you prefer it over ED II and why?

LickTheABCs
05-30-09, 05:12 PM
Evil Dead 2.... because it's still the greatest movie I've ever seen.

notkevinbacon
05-30-09, 05:31 PM
Honestly for me, at this moment, it will probably go to ED2... but it's too early to tell as I've only seen Drag Me to Hell once so far and I've had many. many years to digest and rewatch ED2.

But I think that the fact I am debating this so closely already says a lot. I wouldn't be too terribly surprised if one day DMtH ends up on the top for me of these two flicks.

FWIW, I prefer Evil Dead to the sequels, but I've been a pretty huge Raimi fan since as long as I can remember.

NoirFan
05-30-09, 05:43 PM
I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet.

onebyone
05-30-09, 05:47 PM
Evil Dead 2.... because it's still the greatest movie I've ever seen.

Yep.

Still loved Drag me to Hell though.

Supermallet
05-30-09, 05:56 PM
Drag Me To Hell was great, but Evil Dead 2 is a stone cold classic.

OldBoy
05-30-09, 05:57 PM
I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet.

well, if you liked DMTH you'd be giving yourself a nice treat...

RocShemp
05-30-09, 06:56 PM
I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet.

Isn't that a reference to a sig someone here had for several years? :hscratch:

Adam Tyner
05-30-09, 07:12 PM
Isn't that a reference to a sig someone here had for several years? :hscratch:It's from High Fidelity (another movie everyone, everywhere really ought to watch).

dino88
05-30-09, 07:35 PM
I'd put it at his 5th best. Behind the 3 Evil Dead films and Simple Plan (haven't seen Crimewave).

PopcornTreeCt
05-30-09, 08:15 PM
Seriously?

mdc3000
05-30-09, 10:09 PM
I actually think that A Simple Plan, Spider-Man 2 and Army of Darkness are better than Evil Dead II, but that's just me. (according to that old thread, I picked Spidey 2 with EDII close behind - but I've since rewatched all of the above and reordered my list accordingly) It'll take some time to see exactly where Drag Me to Hell stacks up, but I think it'd be right behind those 4....so for the purpose of this thread, Evil Dead II.

Lara Means
05-30-09, 10:44 PM
Give me a fucking break. This poll is retarded. Drag Me to Hell doesnt come close to any of Raimi's best.

Torchur317
05-30-09, 11:40 PM
A Simple Plan is his best film....

chris_sc77
05-30-09, 11:48 PM
a simple plan is his best film....

+1

Daytripper
05-31-09, 01:08 AM
Give me a fucking break. This poll is retarded. Drag Me to Hell doesnt come close to any of Raimi's best.

And how would you know? Have you even seen it!? You only posted in the
"Drag Me to Hell" thread that it "looks retarded". A million bucks you haven't.

Daytripper
05-31-09, 01:20 AM
It's from High Fidelity (another movie everyone, everywhere really ought to watch).


Actually, no. Please read the book instead.

RagingBull80
05-31-09, 01:29 AM
Actually, no. Please read the book instead.
I say read the book and see the movie. I think that they are both very good. The book is a great quick read and the movie is something I put on every now and again just because.

tylergfoster
05-31-09, 04:34 AM
The only reason I am bothered slightly by the High Fidelity scene is because it seems like they might be talking more about Army of Darkness than Evil Dead II, which is distracting.

Even though I loved Drag Me to Hell, this is a silly poll. Evil Dead II hands down.

riotinmyskull
05-31-09, 04:38 AM
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Jaymole
05-31-09, 06:04 AM
Evil Dead II by a country mile

OldBoy
05-31-09, 01:04 PM
Give me a fucking break. This poll is retarded. Drag Me to Hell doesnt come close to any of Raimi's best.

oh well, can't please everyone (or the criminally insane it would seem).

anyway, yeah...ED II as well. just re-watched and it is just one big solid piece of entertainment all the way through. now onto AoD!

GenPion
05-31-09, 03:18 PM
Evil Dead 2, easily. But Army of Darkness takes the cake for me.

Larry C.
05-31-09, 08:52 PM
Its sooooo not fair to compare DMTH with ED 2 its way to early.

Charlie Goose
06-01-09, 10:01 AM
Not even close. Never really cared for ED2. BLASPHEMY!

hapgilmore
06-01-09, 10:19 AM
I liked Quick and the Dead more than both, but DMTH was pretty awesome

islandclaws
06-01-09, 11:11 AM
Evil Dead II, no question. It's one of my first experiences with horror and I instantly fell in love with Raimi's style.

d2cheer
06-01-09, 12:56 PM
evil dead 2, easily. But army of darkness takes the cake for me.

+1

Matthew Ackerly
06-01-09, 01:22 PM
Neither.

The original Evil Dead still reigns supreme in my book.

Solid Snake
06-01-09, 02:36 PM
Wow a poll is up comparing it to EDII in quality? Damn....must see this film now to give my say. EDII is a hard fucker to top...it's just...classic.