Summer of 2010 Heats Up with The Evil Dead on Blu-Ray!

Finally! Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment has confirmed an August 31st Blu-ray release of Sam Raimi’s seminal film The Evil Dead starring Bruce Campbell.

No specs and/or supplemental materials have been announced yet, but according to Hi-Def Digest the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.97.

In the summer of 1979 a group of Detroit friends with $375,000 raised from local investors headed for a cabin outside of Morristown, Tennessee, to make a film about five college students possessed by an ancient Book of the Dead. The filmmakers’ goal was to create the ultimate experience in grueling terror, a movie so relentless that it would stand forever as a landmark in modern horror history. When it was released in 1982, it was immediately recognized worldwide as one of the most ferociously original films ever made.

Relive the first time you saw The Evil Dead via the original theatrical trailer below, and keep it here for more on the Blu-ray as it comes.

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  • ChrisCooper

    I think I will try and watch it before buying the Bluray version.

  • Floydian Trip

    This is one Blu-ray I’ll avoid like the plague. I’ve already bought 50 different versions of this movie.

  • fceurich39

    if within the woods is included which once again it is rumored to be i’ll get it if not no way

  • Caterpillar

    Chances are it will look worse than the DVD. Anchor Bay just have no clue how to author a decent BD. They DNR and filter their transfers so long until everybody looks like a mannequin instead of an actual human, possibly with orange or bright pink skin tones. I suspect they are desperately trying to make low budget genre films look as slick as any modern blockbuster, never once considering that maybe something that was shot on 16mm film can and should be allowed to be grainy. Long rant short, I’ll wait until I see screenshot comparisons before I order this or any other Anchor Bay release.

  • Didn’t See It Coming

    This is one of those films which I doubt Bluray will add anything to it. So unless they have a slew of new features, I’m not really interested in gazillion dipping.