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Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Old 07-16-11, 11:56 AM
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Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

From Deadites.net:
Apparently there is a 25th anniversary edition of Evil Dead 2 in the works. Last week on Rue Morgue Radio Show, Michael Felsher from Red Shirt Pictures, a media company that has produced most of the extras you find on most horror DVD and Blu-ray releases, dropped a huge bomb that they are working extras including a documentary. They even posted some shots on their Facebook page showing Bruce Campbell and Mark Shostrom! Since Lionsgate acquired the rights to Evil Dead 2, itís definitely coming. Itís just a matter of when. If youíre interested you can download the archived radio show here.
Welcome news - the AB disc looks terrible.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

I had no idea lionsgate got the rights to ED2. Did they aquire ED1 too?
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

I was holding off getting ED2....didn't know LG got it. I'd hope that the commentary would come over as well?

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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

And so it begins...
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Xgage begins to find a new spot in for the addition to his ever growing "family".
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

god...xage and fucking ED.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Dear Lionsgate: I'm sure this is a sentiment you could guess from Anchor Bay's long and varied history wit this title, but if you are going to attempt to create a new disc for Evil Dead II, or either of the other movies, please do me a favor and be definitive, so that I can make this the last copy of Evil Dead II I have to buy.
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Anchor Bay owns the rights to their DVD-era supplements (the commentary was from the Elite laserdisc) so Lionsgate probably couldn't release a definitive release if they tried. The stuff they're making is probably to replace Anchor Bay's stuff that they don't have access to.

But yeah, its funny to look at this thread and see ignorant statements like "and so it begins" as if there's some sort of evil deity who forced the rights to the movie to change hands thus requiring a different studio to release something when the old studio can't.

The same thing happened when the first film was announced on Blu. People acted like it was some outrageous multi-dip even though there was a perfectly good reason behind it: it was the film's HD debut.

Anchor Bay milked the hell out of this series in the DVD era but that really has nothing to do with releasing the first film in an HD format and a completely different studio re-releasing the second for legal reasons.

Furthermore, Anchor Bay's "Evil Dead II" disc is a DNR travesty and anyone who actually cares about the presentation of the films they watch should at the very least see this as an opportunity to get the film released right in HD for the first time.

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I had no idea lionsgate got the rights to ED2. Did they aquire ED1 too?
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert own the rights to the first film outright. It'll be released on home video by whoever they license it to. "Evil Dead II" is owned by StudioCanal so it was only a matter of time before Lionsgate took it over.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Originally Posted by Guru Askew View Post
Anchor Bay owns the rights to their DVD-era supplements (the commentary was from the Elite laserdisc) so Lionsgate probably couldn't release a definitive release if they tried. The stuff they're making is probably to replace Anchor Bay's stuff that they don't have access to.

But yeah, its funny to look at this thread and see ignorant statements like "and so it begins" as if there's some sort of evil deity who forced the rights to the movie to change hands thus requiring a different studio to release something when the old studio can't.

The same thing happened when the first film was announced on Blu. People acted like it was some outrageous multi-dip even though there was a perfectly good reason behind it: it was the film's HD debut.

Anchor Bay milked the hell out of this series in the DVD era but that really has nothing to do with releasing the first film in an HD format and a completely different studio re-releasing the second for legal reasons.

Furthermore, Anchor Bay's "Evil Dead II" disc is a DNR travesty and anyone who actually cares about the presentation of the films they watch should at the very least see this as an opportunity to get the film released right in HD for the first time.



Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert own the rights to the first film outright. It'll be released on home video by whoever they license it to. "Evil Dead II" is owned by StudioCanal so it was only a matter of time before Lionsgate took it over.
Settle down dude. I get why they're releasing it. And as long as they don't blow it like AB did I'll buy it (again). Its pretty much how every ED series release will be looked at since Anchor Bay started with their double, triple, and so on dipping to these films that every time one gets announced it will be coupled with eye rolling and statements like "here we go again" or as I said "and so it begins". It was made as a joke.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
if you are going to attempt to create a new disc for Evil Dead II, or either of the other movies, please do me a favor and be definitive, so that I can make this the last copy of Evil Dead II I have to buy.
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This

Though I've only bought the film twice, I'd rather not keep going after this.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

I don't feel like DNR is what plagues Anchor Bay's Evil Dead II. It just feels like a limited transfer, like 720p or something. It looks very digital, with lots of jagged edges and whatnot.

I should've expected them to double dip it...I kind of regret getting my Blu autographed by Bruce, Ted Raimi and Danny Hicks when I could've gotten the "Book of the Dead" signed by Ted and Danny instead (already signed by Bruce) and had Bruce autograph Running Time.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
Dear Lionsgate: I'm sure this is a sentiment you could guess from Anchor Bay's long and varied history wit this title, but if you are going to attempt to create a new disc for Evil Dead II, or either of the other movies, please do me a favor and be definitive, so that I can make this the last copy of Evil Dead II I have to buy.
Well now you're just being silly!
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

I'm in. Again (and again, and again, and again).
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Meh. I'm not playing the double-dip game with this franchise.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Dear Lionsgate,

I appreciate you making an Evil Dead II release. However, this time...please don't put so many fucking goddamn security stickers on every side of the case, resulting in a wonderful sticky crappy mess all over my living room floor.

Best Regards,

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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Originally Posted by Guru Askew View Post
Anchor Bay owns the rights to their DVD-era supplements (the commentary was from the Elite laserdisc) so Lionsgate probably couldn't release a definitive release if they tried. The stuff they're making is probably to replace Anchor Bay's stuff that they don't have access to.

But yeah, its funny to look at this thread and see ignorant statements like "and so it begins" as if there's some sort of evil deity who forced the rights to the movie to change hands thus requiring a different studio to release something when the old studio can't.

The same thing happened when the first film was announced on Blu. People acted like it was some outrageous multi-dip even though there was a perfectly good reason behind it: it was the film's HD debut.

Anchor Bay milked the hell out of this series in the DVD era but that really has nothing to do with releasing the first film in an HD format and a completely different studio re-releasing the second for legal reasons.

Furthermore, Anchor Bay's "Evil Dead II" disc is a DNR travesty and anyone who actually cares about the presentation of the films they watch should at the very least see this as an opportunity to get the film released right in HD for the first time.



Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert own the rights to the first film outright. It'll be released on home video by whoever they license it to. "Evil Dead II" is owned by StudioCanal so it was only a matter of time before Lionsgate took it over.

....someone didn't get the joke, eh?
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Fuck it. I've bought all the previous releases, why stop now? At least with LG putting it out it'll be cheap.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

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At least with LG putting it out it'll be cheap.
Exactly - as with Mimic, I'm hoping this will hit $6.99 on Amazon at some point like a few of the other LG titles have.
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I'm actually happy about this. I skipped the first release due to the piece of shit transfer, so hopefully this one will get it right.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Michael Felsher is apart of this release? Lionsgate made an amazing call on that one.

Yeah, if you don't think this will be the ultimate release, you're out of your fucking mind. Michael Felsher will out do the work he did on the original Special Edition DVD. As of now, the existing extras are pointless if his output on this matches his recent output.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Eh, hopefully it'll be better than the last one.
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re: Evil Dead 2 (25th Anniversary SE) -- 11/15/11

Hope they give it a good cover. I dont mind having to rebuy it again. Just make it worth while.
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Originally Posted by Evil ASh View Post
I'm in. Again (and again, and again, and again).
I'm in too, as long as the inevitably leaked screenshots and reviews make this sound like it's actually an upgrade over the previous release in terms of picture quality.
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Dear Lionsgate,

Leave off most of the special features, give it a green tint, release it 1080i and pretty please have George Lucas have some part in it so DVDTalkers can gripe about the obvious instead of having to look for something to bitch about.

Thanks,
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Great news! I hope Dawn and Day will be revisited by someone somewhere sometime soon too because Dawn of the Dead's blu ray transfer is an awful disgrace (so much so that I've avoided Day and Evil Dead II because from all accounts they seem to exhibit the same limitations).

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