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The Evil Dead ('81) - Ultra HD Blu-ray - 10/9/18

Old 08-06-18, 03:31 PM
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The Evil Dead ('81) - Ultra HD Blu-ray - 10/9/18

Discussed already in UHD Announcements, but I figured since we have a press release and cover art, it's ready for its own thread.



We're gettin' both widescreen and full-frame. Uh, sounds like you might want to hold onto your existing BDs, DVDs, or whatever if you want any extras, though.

Celebrate the original beginning of the cult classic series when The Evil Dead arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) October 9 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi, and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that made him a cult icon, this film follows five college friends who accidentally release a legion of demons and spirits. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, as well as Dolby Vision™ HDR, to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, The Evil Dead 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available October 9th.

Available for the First Time on
4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack
Including Dolby Vision™


More than 35 years ago, a low-budget horror movie roared across movie screens and changed the velocity of fear forever — and made a cult legend out of Bruce Campbell in his iconic role as the lethal, wisecracking Ash Williams. Now, for the first time, you can experience the ferocious ingenuity, relentless shocks, and gore-gushing havoc of the original Sam Raimi masterpiece in 4K!

CAST
Bruce Campbell Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Burn Notice”
Ellen Sandweiss Evil Dead (2013), TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”
Richard DeManincor Crimewave, Morrow Road, Bong Fly
and Betsy Baker Sharp Objects, Hand of God, Oz the Great and Powerful

SPECIAL FEATURES
∑ Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, producer Robert Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1981
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork: © 1982 Renaissance Pictures, Ltd. Package Design and Summary © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: NR
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Thriller
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Running Time: 85 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16◊9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16◊9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation
4K Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
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Old 08-06-18, 05:21 PM
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Re: The Evil Dead ('81) - Ultra HD Blu-ray - 10/9/18

Can't bring myself to get this one, I already have a "custom SE", I got a 5 disc case and put in the 3 disc DVD set, the regular Bluray and the DVD of the remake.

I might be interested in something for part 2 though, as it doesn't seem to get as much attention.
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Re: The Evil Dead ('81) - Ultra HD Blu-ray - 10/9/18

I was kind of hoping they would actually make this the definitive release and include every special feature. Silly me.
I love this movie but I'm going to have to wait and see if it's worth the upgrade.
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Re: The Evil Dead ('81) - Ultra HD Blu-ray - 10/9/18

Originally Posted by joltman View Post
I was kind of hoping they would actually make this the definitive release and include every special feature. Silly me.
I love this movie but I'm going to have to wait and see if it's worth the upgrade.
I think Iím going to do the same.
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Re: The Evil Dead ('81) - Ultra HD Blu-ray - 10/9/18

What happened to Anchor Bay? Along with Halloween (1978), this is the first time I can remember them not releasing this movie on Home Media.
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Re: The Evil Dead ('81) - Ultra HD Blu-ray - 10/9/18

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What happened to Anchor Bay? Along with Halloween (1978), this is the first time I can remember them not releasing this movie on Home Media.
Essentially it's still them:

Anchor Bay Entertainment (formerly Video Treasures), (also known as Anchor Bay Films) was an American home entertainment and production company. It was a subsidiary of Lionsgate through Starz Inc. Anchor Bay marketed and sold feature films, series, television specials and short films to consumers worldwide. In 2004, Anchor Bay agreed to have its movies distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and renewed their deal in 2011.[1] A year after Lionsgate acquired Starz in 2016, the latter folded Anchor Bay into Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor_Bay_Entertainment
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I would bite if they undid all the cheap "fixes" they've put in when it first went HD. There was no need for any of them, and if they wanted to fix the film, they should have spent more than 5 minutes on it.
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I have the Anchor Bay DVD. No need for 4K.
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