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‘Evil Dead’ Swallows Souls On Blu-ray This July

Evil-Dead-BlurayI would not have thought that a remake of The Evil Dead would have been one of my most anticipated films of the year, but Evil Dead had me very excited and I was very happy to really enjoy it in theaters (twice, review HERE) this past April.  The film had a bold marketing campaign (“The most terrifying film you will ever experience”) and while it may not have been quite that horrific, it was awfully gorey and entertaining in a way that surely made producers Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert (Godfathers of the series) proud.  On July 16th, everyone will have a chance to see the film on Blu-ray, complete with exclusive special features and what I assume is wonderful, practically achieved gore in gorgeous 1080p.  Read on to learn more about this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 “Terrifying, exhilarating & relentlessly entertaining.”
– Chris Tilly, IGN

Will absolutely blow you away!”
– Perri Nemiroff, ShockYa.com

“A new masterpiece of terror.”
Jake Hamilton / FOX-TV 

EVIL DEAD

A New Vision From the Producers of the Original Horror Classic

 On Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraVioletJuly 16th

Featuring Cast & Crew Commentary, All-New Featurettes & Blu-ray Exclusives

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Culver City, CA (5/29/13) – From producers Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, original Evil Dead trilogy),Bruce Campbell (original Evil Dead trilogy) and Rob Tapert (original Evil Dead trilogy) comes the highly anticipated box office hit EVIL DEAD, available July 16th on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Creators of the original The Evil Dead reunite to present this terrifying new vision of the classic tale about five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez, EVIL DEAD opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office, and top 10 for all-time horror remakes.  The ensemble cast includes Jane Levy (TV’s “Suburgatory”), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker).

Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a cast and crew commentary track, as well as two all-new featurettes, exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead,” and featuring behind-the-scenes footage of cast rehearsals, insights from the original creators, and more.  Both the Blu-ray and DVD come with three additional all-new featurettes on the making of the film, character transformations and the process of re-imagining a much-loved, horror classic.

Synopsis: A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. The original producers reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?

EVIL DEAD was written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, based on the motion picture “The Evil Dead,” written by Sam Raimi. It was produced by Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man franchise) and Bruce Campbell (original Evil Dead series). Executive producers are Nathan Kahane (Hope Springs, The Grudge), Joe Drake (The Hunger Games, Juno), J.R. Young (The Possession), and Peter Schlessel (Drive). Co-producers are Nicole Brown (The Possession, 50/50) and Matthew Leonetti, Jr. (The Possession, The Amazing Spider-Man).

It has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and has been rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language.

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Three all-new featurettes:

o   Making Life Difficult – The Intense and Physically Exhausting Creation of the Film

o   Being Mia – The Physical and Psychological Transformation into “Evil Mia”

o   Directing The Dead – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror classic

 Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:

*All DVD content plus:

  • Commentary featuring Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and
    Writer Rodo Sayagues
  • Two all-new featurettes:

o   Unleashing The Evil Force — Exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead”

o   Evil Dead the Reboot – Cast Rehearsals, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more!

Evil Dead Arrives on Blu-ray July 16, 2013. Pre-Order Your Copy Here:

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Writer/Reviewer, Film Lover, Podcaster, Gamer, Comic Reader, Disc Golfer & a Lefty. There are too many films, TV, books, etc. for me to list as favorites, but I can assure that the amount film knowledge within my noggin is ridiculous, though I am always open to learning more. You can follow me on Twitter @AaronsPS4, see what else I am up to at TheCodeIsZeek.com & check out my podcast, Out Now with Aaron and Abe, on iTunes.

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