Have you made it this far as a film junkie without owning a copy of The Evil Dead? It’s pretty much impossible at this point- whether it was the clamshell VHS, the dvds, the fake-skin special editions, odds are that you own Sam Raimi’s first film. But if you have somehow dodged it- or simply want the new definitive edition until Anchor Bay releases another one in a year or two- your high def dreams will soon be answered.
Anchor Bay has created not one, but two 1080p anamorphic transfers for the blu-ray release. Why two? One’s in 1.85 and one’s in Raimi-approved 1.33. The sound will be in Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and the disc will contain another brand new commentary by Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell.
The blu will also come with a second disc, a dvd that will contain the following previously available features-
* One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead
* The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
* The Ladies Of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell
* Book of The Dead: The Other Pages
* Discovering The Evil Dead
* At The Drive-In
Sad to see that Within The Woods (Raimi and Campbell’s original Evil Dead short that was created to raise money for the feature) still hasn’t made it to an official release!
The Evil Dead hits Blu on August 31st.