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Old 08-27-07, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe.
Didn't they re-release Army of Darkness on HD-DVD, but not as a combo?
Yup. I saw the non combo version for the first time on Saturday. DVD Empire has both listed.
Old 08-27-07, 11:04 PM
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Army of Darkness definately exists on HD DVD as a non-combo now, as noted.

Evil Dead II is coming from Anchor Bay/Stars on Blu-ray in October... Assuming they hit their release date.

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Old 08-27-07, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by xage
Originally Posted by Abe.
Didn't they re-release Army of Darkness on HD-DVD, but not as a combo?
The ones I saw in the e-tailers and the stores were HD-DVD Combo.

let me check further if there were re-releases
Xage, the Fry's in Burbank has the HD DVD (non-combo) release of Army of Darkness for $20.

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Old 08-28-07, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by EvlAsh
Xage, the Fry's in Burbank has the HD DVD (non-combo) release of Army of Darkness for $20.
Thanks!
Old 08-28-07, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe.
Didn't they re-release Army of Darkness on HD-DVD, but not as a combo?
Thanks ABe, for the quick note!...

Originally Posted by TRC
Yup. I saw the non combo version for the first time on Saturday. DVD Empire has both listed.
Thanks for the detailed info

Originally Posted by fitprod
Army of Darkness definately exists on HD DVD as a non-combo now, as noted.

Evil Dead II is coming from Anchor Bay/Stars on Blu-ray in October... Assuming they hit their release date.

fitprod
Yeah Im gunning for both Evil Dead 1 & 2 at Blu Ray


Originally Posted by EvlAsh
Xage, the Fry's in Burbank has the HD DVD (non-combo) release of Army of Darkness for $20.
Got it EvlAsh! Thanks for the tip!
Old 08-28-07, 09:48 PM
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Revised Listing (August 28,2007)

Added:
- Complete 1999 Anchorbay Super Jewel Case Release (with the inclusion of letter "D")
- Listed UMD Evil Dead 1 & 2
- Army of Darkness HD/DVD Combo
- Evil Dead THX French Canadian Release

- Re-released HD Only (08/28/07-correction)

Region 1 Evil Dead DVD Variation

Evil Dead / Evil Dead II- Dead By Dawn / Army of Darkness


The Books Of The Dead - Original and Re-release



Evil Dead - 1999 Anchorbay Release in 5 different DVD Art *



Evil Dead - Anchorbay THX Variants (Excluding Book Of the Dead 1)




Evil Dead - 1999 Anchorbay DVD in a Lunchbox and Neca Lunchbox Limited #out of 5000 **




Army of Darkness: BoomStick Edition - 2003 Anchorbay Release ***


Army if Darkness - 1999-2000 Anchorbay #d Limited Edition - Rare/OOP ****



Evil Dead - Trilogy in UMD and HD/DVD Combo Format






Evil Dead - Anchorbay 2002 (RENTAL ONLY) Release - Rarest R1 *****





My Evil Dead Collection


footnotes:

* Five "5" Releases (enough to spell D-E-V-I-L at its spine# ).

** The two released lunchboxes were always been mistaken as the same, but its NOT (One has a DVD in it, the other has a Thermos).

*** Please be aware that the sought after OOP release/version of the "Boomstick Edition" is the one with the "Limited Collectible 8 page Booklet" entitled Join the Army

**** Please take note that there were four #d Limited Edition releases of Army of Darknes. The Hard ones to obtain or the so called "rarer" versions are the ones released in Canada.

- Gold keepcase / Director's Cut limited to (US) #out of 40,000 and (Canada) #out of 5,000
- 2 disc Alpha Case limited to (US) #out of 30,000 and (Canada) #out of 4,000

**** This is an exclusive Blockbuster "Rental Only" Edition and "Not For Sale". Released back in 2002. And what made it so rare was it's limited release of availability to "Corporate" Blockbuster Stores only

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Old 08-28-07, 10:34 PM
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Xage, what does the artwork on the non-combo disc look like?
Old 08-29-07, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Abe.
Xage, what does the artwork on the non-combo disc look like?
Old 08-29-07, 08:54 AM
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Xage,

Do you know why the HD-DVD version was re-released? Was there a problem with the combo discs?
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Originally Posted by G-Rex
Xage,

Do you know why the HD-DVD version was re-released? Was there a problem with the combo discs?
I heard that people complained about catalog titles being combos since most of us interested in the movies already had the SDVD version, so why have a combo disc? They now tend to apply combo to newer releases only.
Old 08-29-07, 08:57 PM
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I hope this related news article would help:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/866

I think the issue relies on the consumer's preference

Good side of it.. is that.. the wave of HD/DVD combo released are now DISCONTINUED!..


Originally Posted by G-Rex
Xage,

Do you know why the HD-DVD version was re-released? Was there a problem with the combo discs?
Old 08-29-07, 11:25 PM
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Evil Dead DVD....is this 'effect' really that bad?

Hey guys. I recently purchased Evil Dead on DVD this past week and watched it. Good movie, in a very akward way.

Nonetheless, quick question. EVERY scene outside that has the moonlight in the picture, is it really that crappy looking of a special effect job? It is almost as if there is literally a square video overlayed on the the actual picture to create the image of the full moon.

Are the special effect's this cheesy looking? I wouldn't doubt it, I'm just curious.

BTW, do the sequels get better? I know they are cheesy, almost so bad its good, but would I enjoy them?

Thanks!
-Stephen
Old 08-29-07, 11:37 PM
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The original movie was made for next to nothing; cut it some slack.

And yes, the production values do increase in each sequel.
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Originally Posted by StephenX
would I enjoy them?
How would we know? We know nothing about your taste in movies.
Old 08-30-07, 12:09 AM
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If I'm not mistaken what you're referring to is a bad matte painting job. It was a very low budget movie.

Most likely, if you liked the first one, you'll at least like II and probably Army of Darkness. Of course, I knew a guy in high school who loved the first, hated the second and loved AOD, so you never know. Personally EDII is my favorite.
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I could be wrong, but I think one of the versions of the Evil Dead dvd had picture quality/contrast/etc issues that made the moon stand out even worse than normal?
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Don't know if you'll like the other two; depends on what you like. Evil Dead was a straight-up horror movie, Evil Dead 2 struck a careful balance between horror and comedy, and Army of Darkness is flat-out comedy.
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Ooh another Evil Dead topic! How soon before Xage finds it and posts the pictures of the various versions that he has?
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Yea, what was it made for? $50,000 or 100,000? I know it wasn't much more than that. Considering that some special effects on the made for TV sci-fi productions are worse than what you see in ED then I think they did pretty good.

I thought the effects in Citizen Cane were subpar too.
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There were several Evil Dead part 1 DVDs released out there. Care to share what version you got?

And looks like the suceeding paragraph after the first were more of generalized to the details of the Movie thand the DVD.

I hope the following reference below helps:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ight=evil+dead



Originally Posted by StephenX
Hey guys. I recently purchased Evil Dead on DVD this past week and watched it. Good movie, in a very akward way.

Nonetheless, quick question. EVERY scene outside that has the moonlight in the picture, is it really that crappy looking of a special effect job? It is almost as if there is literally a square video overlayed on the the actual picture to create the image of the full moon.

Are the special effect's this cheesy looking? I wouldn't doubt it, I'm just curious.

BTW, do the sequels get better? I know they are cheesy, almost so bad its good, but would I enjoy them?

Thanks!
-Stephen
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Originally Posted by Peep
Ooh another Evil Dead topic! How soon before Xage finds it and posts the pictures of the various versions that he has?

The One and Only Evil Dead Thread Got Updated Recently:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....&goto=lastpost

(No need to post the updated photos here)
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Originally Posted by Abe.
Xage, what does the artwork on the non-combo disc look like?

Sorry Abe, late response but the photo comparison is in the updated group of pictures same as reposted by steebo777


Major differences were:

1. The Emblem on top of the plastic case
2. The sticker
3. Information print at the back
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Doh, I meant the disc artwork
Old 08-30-07, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by xage
The One and Only Evil Dead Thread Got Updated Recently:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....&goto=lastpost

(No need to post the updated photos here)
Just so you know, somebody started a new Evil Dead thread, and I was responding in it. The mods must have taken that thread and folded it into this one (where it belongs). It kind of made my already-lame joke fall even flatter.
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Hey guys. Sorry, I forgot to check in this thread to see if the topic moved, which it was. It wasn't a 'versions' question, so I thought I would post it in a new thread.

Anywho, my version is this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oduct&id=53027

Standard, one disc Evil Dead version at Best Buy. Army of Darkness looks more suited to my tastes, but I might just go in order. The over-the-top gore, cheesy story, and humor makes these enjoyable. But yeah, about the moonlight thing, it is that version that I have.

Thanks guys!

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