Official Blu-ray Details and Artwork: The Evil Dead

Finally we can complete our high definition trilogy! That’s right, kids, the film that started it all — Sam Raimi’s debut feature The Evil Dead — is clawing its way onto Blu-ray, and we’ve got every bit of the details for you! Join us!

From the Press Release
Easily one of the most requested titles for Blu-ray™ from Anchor Bay Entertainment’s unparalleled library of horror films, Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead will officially make its high definition debut on August 31st with The Evil Dead Blu-ray™. For the release, two all-new 1080p anamorphic transfers in 1.85 and the original director-composed 1.33 aspect ratio, have been prepared and personally supervised by director/writer Raimi, presented in high-resolution Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, as well as a brand new commentary track with Raimi, producer Robert Tapert and star Bruce “Ash” Campbell! In addition, many of the bonus features, released on previous DVD editions, will once again be available on a special, limited edition DVD included with the Blu-ray™. SRP is a very collectible $29.99 and pre-book is August 4th.

The Evil Dead is one of the most influential, landmark horror films of all time. Five college friends, including Ash (Campbell), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend of fun. Little do they realize that their fun will soon turn to fear, as an unstoppable supernatural force has been unleashed, surrounding and trapping them. One by one, they fall victim to the demonic forces at large, resurrected as murderous demons which can only be destroyed by dismemberment. Only Ash is left to combat the evil before it consumes the world. It’ll be a fight to the death … and to the undeath.

The Evil Dead Blu-ray™ (Disc 1) contains an all-NEW audio commentary with Writer/Director Sam Raimi, Producer Robert Tapert and Star Bruce Campbell. A standard DVD (Disc 2) contains the following bonus features, many returning for the first time in years, and available only for a limited time.

Special Features

  • All-NEW audio commentary with writer/director Sam Raimi, producer Robert Tapert and star Bruce Campbell
  • One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead featurette
  • The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor featurette
  • The Ladies Of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell featurette
  • Book of The Dead: The Other Pages featurette
  • Discovering The Evil Dead featurette
  • Unconventional featurette
  • At The Drive-In featurette

    Official Blu-ray Detals and Artwork: The Evil Dead

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  • Steve Barton

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    • kiddcapone

      And with this, let the Evil Dead trilogy on Blu-Ray double triple and quadruple dipping commence.

    • James Coker

      oooh this is going to be good, and personally I love bothe Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 Equally though they are two different animals

    • LifeMi

      Sounds great. Personally, I’ve always preferred Evil Dead over the sequels and consider it to be one of the scariest films I have ever seen.

    • Masked Slasher

      Well, providing this isn’t DNR’d to fuck like Evil Dead II, this will be a FANTASTIC release.


      Because the good folks at the Bay have clearly listened to the fans and have remastered the film in both 1.85 AND 1.33. Man, it’s this type of fan service that really makes me happy.

      Must buy. Absolute must buy.

      Hopefully Evil Dead II will get the same treatment sometime down the line.