many horror fans [myself included] absolutely love the original Evil Dead trilogy [The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, Army Of Darkness] they are extremely campy, have a ton of blood/guts to satisfy the biggest of gore-hounds, and features The Chin himself — Bruce Campbell. The trilogy has been released a numerous amount of times together on DVD and/or Blu Ray but never has a set included the 2013 remake of Evil Dead — until now.
Exclusive to Australia and coming in November, is the Evil Dead anthology! This means that [being exclusive to Australia] that the only way that you can play the discs is if you have a region free player… or you’re from Australia! I’d say that this set is like all the other Evil Dead sets but also includes the remake, except that’s not true — this set comes with a lot more than just that!
As you can see from the picture above, this set looks like it’s going to fantastic for fans of the films! The set comes with a fuck-ton of goodies, which I’m about to explain in detail.. So listen up you primitive screwheads and grab your boomsticks, cause this is gonna be fucking awesome!
• let’s point out the most prominent part of the set, first: the Necronomicon. Besides looking fantastic, it’s actually a book [I mean, it obviously that makes sense right?] with about 16 pages, each filled with original drawings from the film! If you think that was the best part already, you haven’t heard [or is it ‘read’?] yet!
• the second part worth noting is the dagger. It’s actually a replica from the film, coming in at about nine inches. It is supposed to be almost identical to the one in the film, making this a worthwhile collector’s item!
• speaking of props from Evil Dead, let’s move onto the discs. Besides coming with the four films [I’d love if they were all in unrated format too!] we’re actually getting treated to two unreleased films! let me break this down a little bit better, below:
• for starters, we’re getting a documentary called “Invaluable”. It’s about the set designer Tim Sullivan from the original films and how he came to be the most ‘invaluable’ part of the films; without him, the films wouldn’t have looked [and probably wouldn’t have felt] the way they did!
• the second unreleased film is one that hardcore Evil Dead fans will recognize. We are finally getting a home release of “Within The Woods”! For the ones who don’t know of this ‘short’, it’s a [very] rare film made by Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and a few others. It was also extremely low budget, but it’s an important film because it was what eventually evolved into what we now know as The Evil Dead.
So what do you think of the set above? Obviously, if you’re as big of an Evil Dead fan as I am, you’ll find a way to get your hands on it! remember though, it is exclusive to Australia so if you don’t already have one, you’ll need a region-free Blu Ray player to play these awesome films! This set is being released in early November so keep your eyes peeled for it!
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