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Old 10-30-15, 11:05 AM
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I'll check this out as I work for a cable company and get Starz as part of my package. I'm excited for it but I am a bit surprised that it wound up on Starz. I would have thought it would be on HBO or possibly Cinemax as they have a better track record with original programming.
Starz owns Anchor Bay the original film is owned outright by Raimi, Tapert and Campbell (as opposed to the sequels which are studio-controlled) so the relationship is already there and Anchor Bay of all companies knows the value of an Evil Dead video release.

Spartacus was on Starz too and Raimi and Tapert produced that. I can't imagine any other cable network was even considered.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Hahaha. Fucking Anchor Bay. They'll juice the fuck out of ED.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Originally Posted by Guru Askew View Post
Starz owns Anchor Bay the original film is owned outright by Raimi, Tapert and Campbell (as opposed to the sequels which are studio-controlled) so the relationship is already there and Anchor Bay of all companies knows the value of an Evil Dead video release.

Spartacus was on Starz too and Raimi and Tapert produced that. I can't imagine any other cable network was even considered.
Ah right. I didn't think about that but that does make sense. Forgot about Anchor Bay being a Starz company.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

I'm going to do the trilogy before series. This is gonna be fun!
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

It actually premieres tonight apparently. They're about halfway through an Evil Dead trilogy marathon on STARZ and it begins immediately after AoD.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Just noticed on my DVR it actually premieres tonight as Guru said on Starz East at 12:17am ET or 9:17pm PT for me since I live on the West coast and get that feed.

It airs again tomorrow at 9pm ET. The episode airs twice.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Holy shit that was a blast! Loved Loved it!

at Ash being a dumbass and waking up the dead after getting stoned. And then he realized it.

at Ash's fight with the doll.

Nice flashback to the first movie also. It's great that Campbell pokes fun at himself that he's old and fat.

Great last sequence with Granny and the chainsaw. Definitely had the dark humor that the movies had. Super gory too. Kelly and Pablo seem like fun sidekicks.

Glad the first episode was extended to 45 minutes. Campbell was actually hosting the Starz marathon of the Evil Dead trilogy leading into the first episode. He said if you watched the entire time, you were watching about 7 hours worth!
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

I actually got Starz just to watch this show.

I was surprised to see it aired last night. I loved it. Same style, gore, and humor from the show. Good stuff.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

just have AoD to go and then AvED!!!
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

The pilot was a slam-dunk. Perfect in every respect.

I can't say much that hasn't been said about the pilot beyond the fact that the return of Joseph LoDuca as composer played a much bigger role in the successful execution of this show than I'd anticipated.

Apparently there's a noticeable drop in quality after he pilot but to me that's been a given knowing Raimi was only directing the one episode. I'd like to see him direct every season premiere or at least the final episode. But if they can make the rest of the series half as good as the pilot I'll watch loyally for years.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Didn't realize this aired last night! Either way, I'm about to start my marathon:Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness followed by the premier of this.

Even if the following episodes aren't as good, I can't imagine this show never being fun to watch!
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Wow. That was spectacular. Didn't miss a beat. Home run, Starz.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Originally Posted by Guru Askew View Post
Apparently there's a noticeable drop in quality after he pilot but to me that's been a given knowing Raimi was only directing the one episode. I'd like to see him direct every season premiere or at least the final episode. But if they can make the rest of the series half as good as the pilot I'll watch loyally for years.
I wish they had Raimi for everything. Seeing his touches & style & goofy humor really made the pilot stand out.

I just loved the pilot. Ash is back & in great form. I am so grateful for this series & that it is going to be good. It's totally worth getting Starz for.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Just got Starz. I got my info from this thread and thought it wasn't airing till tonight.

Oddly, my cable box (Cox) marks yesterday's and tonight's as "new". Was the early premier a last minute thing?
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
Just got Starz. I got my info from this thread and thought it wasn't airing till tonight.

Oddly, my cable box (Cox) marks yesterday's and tonight's as "new". Was the early premier a last minute thing?
The official premiere is tonight. Campbell hosted the Evil Dead marathon last night and I guess they wanted to cap it off with the first episode as a special treat for those who watched. Probably a last minute thing.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

It's the Fargo of horror tv shows! Fantastic!!
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

This didn't disappoint. The horror and comedy elements both worked which is a hard thing to pull off.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

5 minutes in, and this is already the best pilot in years!

"You like my wood?"
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

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This is fantastic
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Loved it! Hope the rest of the episodes are as good as this first one. Did Raimi only direct the first episode, or did he do more?
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

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Loved it! Hope the rest of the episodes are as good as this first one. Did Raimi only direct the first episode, or did he do more?
Only the 1st episode.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

yeah awesome ! the doll lil lori rocked !

I loved the fact that they differentiated the dead characters from all the zombies on tv and film nowadays

great violence, some sex, Ash, chainsaw, can't ask for much more !

Camerawork was great
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

God damn that was awesome, and I'm glad that Raimi directed the first episode at least just to set the tone. Really would of preferred he directed them all, but fingers crossed it continues to be this good. I would of been surprised to see this a a movie, yet alone at least 20 episodes as a TV show, so fucking awesome. I do hope that they just make it 2 seasons though, as I think it could get old eventually.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

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I do hope that they just make it 2 seasons though, as I think it could get old eventually.
Well, they could get crazy with it, like they did with Army of Darkness and have Ash go to other, countries, time periods or dimensions or something. The possibilities are almost endless. But still, this isn't the type of show that needs to go on for more than 4 or 5 seasons.
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Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Unfortunately for me, this is airing in a pay tv channel that I don't subscribe to. I guess I'm going to wait for the eventual Home release.

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