New ‘Groovy Collection’ Includes First 2 ‘Evil Dead’ Movies and All 3 Seasons of ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’

The Evil Dead franchise will continue when Evil Dead Rise is released on a to-be-announced date in 2022. And while fans of Sam Raimi’s iconic property are stoked, a contingency is disappointed by the fact that series mainstay Bruce Campbell will not be reprising the role of Ash Williams.

Still, fans of the Ash era can bask in his glory with a brand new box set, arriving November 16 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital from Lionsgate.

The original two films, as well as the three-season of the series Ash vs Evil Dead, are coming home in The Evil Dead Groovy Collection. Cult horror favorite Campbell (Army of DarknessBubba Ho-Tep) returns in this collectible package, as well as Ellen Sandweiss (My Name Is Bruce, TV’s Dangerous Women) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, My Life Is Murder, Spider-Man).

Per a press release:

“Horror fans, return to that iconic cabin in the woods, then travel decades beyond it, with this Groovy Collection. Wisecracking ladies’ man Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) is reborn as a slayer of Deadites in The Evil Dead (4K + Blu-ray™) after a vacation in the country is ruined by the reading of an ancient demon-summoning text. In Evil Dead II (4K + Blu-ray), a chainsaw-armed Ash is pushed to the brink of madness by unhinged evil yet again, while Ash vs Evil Dead (Blu-ray) follows an older, grayer Ash over three wild seasons as he reckons with his bloody past in the face of a Deadite plague.”

The Groovy Collection includes a bonus content DVD, with over three hours of features revisiting the first film’s cast, crew, and undying legacy.

Evil Dead 4K Ultra/Blu-ray Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Sam Raimi, Producer Robert G. Tapert, and Star Bruce Campbell

DVD Special Features

  • One by One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of the Film
  • Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
  • Life After Dead: The Ladies of The Evil Dead
  • The Ladies of the Movie Meet Bruce Campbell
  • Unconventional
  • At the Drive-In
  • Reunion Panel
  • Discovering The Evil Dead
  • Make-Up Test
  • Trailer
  • TV Spots

Evil Dead II 4K Ultra/Blu-ray Special Features

  • Bloody and Groovy, Baby! — Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Sequel
  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Sam Raimi, Actor Bruce Campbell, Cowriter Scott Spiegel, and Special Makeup Effects Artist Greg Nicotero
  • Blu-ray Special Features:
    • Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead II
    • Cabin Fever: Behind the Scenes
    • Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood
    • Behind the Screams
    • The Gore the Merrier
    • Still Galleries
    • Audio Commentary

Ash vs Evil Dead 4K Ultra/Blu-ray Special Features

Season 1:

  • Inside the World of Ash
  • How to Kill a Deadite
  • Best of Ash
  • Audio Commentaries

Season 2: 

  • Season 2 First Look
  • Inside the World
  • Up Your Ash
  • Women Who Kick Ash
  • Puppets Are Cute
  • Dawn of the Spawn
  • Bringing Henrietta Back
  • The Delta
  • How To Kill a Deadite
  • Fatality Mash-Up
  • Audio Commentaries

Season 3:

  • Season Overview
  • Inside the World
  • Audio Commentaries

Also Read: Exclusive: Ash is “The Everyman” in Our Clip from Doc Hail to the Deadites

Are you a fan of the Evil Dead franchise? Are you excited to add The Groovy Collection to your film library in November? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central is now on Google News.



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