Thursday, July 19, 2018

Horror classic “Evil Dead 2” is coming to 4K/Blu-ray UK Steelbook in October with this great looking Zavvi exclusive

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There’s really no introduction needed for this one.

The release includes 4K and Blu-ray discs, and will be available from October 29th.

Pre-orders will be live from around 6pm UK time on Sunday July 22nd, so ignore the ‘sold out’ button for now.

Pre-order: Zavvi

Source: www.steelbookbluray.com


Details from zavvi.com:

Featuring amazing artwork by - Anthony Petrie
BLU-RAY 1 :
  • The movie
  • Audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel and Greg Nicotero
 BLU-RAY 2 :
  • 52min bonus about the influence of the movie on famous directors (Guillermo Del Toro, etc.)
  • Shallowed Souls : The making of Evil Dead 2
  • Dead by dawn
  • The chosen ones
  • Special effects
  • Madman Sam
  • Re-animated
  • Method to madness
  • Rosebud
  • Cabin Fever - A "Fly on the Wall" -  Look Behind the Scenes of EVIL DEAD 2
  • Road to Wadesboro: revisiting the shooting location with filmmaker Tony Elwood
  • Making of 2 "The Gore the Merrier”
  • Interview with Bruce Campbell
  • Original trailer

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Featured Video: Canon & Paratexts - The Evil Dead



Info:
A video essay I did for uni as part of a blog. To Read more from me on the topic go to: https://insidetheevildead.wordpress.com/

Source: Harry Frampton

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scream Factory to Release ‘Army of Darkness’ Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray



Sam Raimi’s beloved horror classic Army of Darkness, the third chapter in his Evil Dead trilogy, will be available soon on a killer steelbook Blu-Ray, which includes both the theatrical and international cut of the film.

Scream Factory will be releasing this special limited edition on August 14, 2018.

Click Here For More - Source: www.du-hd.com

What is a Cult Film? - Patricia Tallman



Info:
This month we sit down with actress Patricia Tallman (Knightriders, Army of Darkness) to find out what she thinks makes a Cult Film.

Underground oddity, controversial classic, so bad it’s good? These are just some of the terms that have been used to describe exactly what a Cult Film is. In our latest video series – WHAT IS A CULT FILM? - we sit down with the cast, crew and contributors of some of your favourite cult classics and find out exactly what the term “cult film” means to them.

So sit back, relax and explore the World of Cult with Arrow Video...

Source: Arrow Video

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grey Matter Art’s New ‘Army of Darkness’ Poster is Ripped Straight Out of the Necronomicon



This Thursday, Grey Matter Art presents a brand spankin’ new Army of Darkness poster, which comes courtesy of artist Anthony Petrie. The poster, rather brilliantly, is made to look like a page ripped out of the infamous Book of the Dead!

We were absolutely blown away by Anthony’s concept to make this look like a page taken right from the Necronomicon, and we thought this would be a perfect follow up to his Evil Dead 2!” the company tells us. “Also, we will be inserting 9″ x 12″ original drawings by Anthony into random orders. To be eligible, you must purchase on the day of the sale.”

The 24″ x 36″ hand-numbered screen prints will be selling for $45.00 each, and only 225 of them will be offered up this coming Thursday, July 12 at 1pm EST.

You’ll be able to grab yours over on Grey Matter’s website.

Source: bloody-disgusting.com

Sons of the Evil Dead



Rebecca Reynolds Writes About Sibling Writer/Directors, Brett and Drew Pierce, Following Completion of Their New Indie Horror Film, Hag

LA-based filmmaking brothers, Brett and Drew Pierce, recently completed principal photography on their latest indie horror film, Hag. A modern twist on the classic witch genre, Hag is their third feature and the second one the brothers co-wrote and co-directed. Scheduled for a 2019 release, Hag stars Disney Channel veteran Piper Curda, Here and Now’s Kevin Bigley, Jane the Virgin’s Azie Tesfai and John-Paul Howard from Midnight, Texas.

How the Pierce brothers became die-hard aficionados of the horror genre and how they developed their filmmaking chops is a simple case of “Like Father, Like Son(s).”

Their father, Bart Pierce, started making films when he was twelve, shooting short stop-motion movies after borrowing his brother’s 8mm camera. A huge fan of monster magazines, vampires, and King Kong, Pierce continued honing his skills, particularly special effects photography. By his twenties, Pierce started getting film work doing color timing and processing in Detroit, which is where he met other budding young filmmakers including A-list director Sam Raimi, Editor Chris Innis, and Producer Rob Tapert. All of them, including Pierce, were trying to make horror films. Raimi’s team, including his college buddy, Actor Bruce Campbell, secured funds for their film first. The title was The Evil Dead. Shot in 1979 and released in 1981, the horror film became a cult classic, setting all those involved on successful filmmaking careers and spawning a lucrative, 30-years long media franchise.

Click Here To Read More - Source: independent-magazine.org

Actor Ted Raimi looks to sell mini-compound in Toluca Lake



The colorful compound of actor Ted Raimi is on the market for $979,000 in Toluca Lake.

Raimi, who’s known for his sci-fi/fantasy roles in the shows “seaQuest DSV” and “Xena: Warrior Princess,” bought the 1940s home a decade ago for $810,000.

Four structures make up the property: the main house, an office, a pool room, and a souped-up entertainment space with a custom fireplace and wood-accented wet bar.

Click Here For More - Source: www.latimes.com

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mushroomhead’s New Video for “We Are the Truth” Is a Full-on Tribute to ‘Evil Dead’



From bloody-disgusting.com:

We’re still waiting to hear what’s next from the Evil Dead franchise now that “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is no more, and the most likely continuation will come in the form of a sequel to Fede Alvarez’s remake of the original, which the filmmaker has recently been teasing. While we wait, Mushroomhead‘s latest video plays out like a remake of Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake!

The new video for the track “We Are the Truth” will appear on the metal band’s upcoming MushroomheadVolume III DVD release, The PRP reports. It arrives on August 17.




Click Here To Read More - Source: bloody-disgusting.com

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Ladies of the Evil Dead: Life After Dead unused documentary promo trailer



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Here is a trailer for a documentary that was never finished but, some of the footage was used for a supplement on one of the various re-re-re-re-re-releases of The Evil Dead by Anchor Bay. It was a quickly cut, gritty trailer of stuff I shot to assemble a doc on The Rise of the Ladies of the Evil Dead. Apparently Evil Dead producer, Rob Tapert, saw this and liked it a lot. We also get a cameo from the late, great, Gunnar Hansen... RIP. It would have featured Gunnar, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel and more! I wanted to call it "The Ladies of the Evil Dead: Life After Dead."

Music by Cyndi Lauper borrowed and not used for sales... just promotion only as I don't own the rights of the song and clips from Evil Dead used with permission.

Source: darkallio

DKE Toys Offering Up Fun “Ash vs. Severed Hand” Figure Set at Comic-Con



Artist Scott C. is the man behind the “Great Showdowns” art project, dedicated to fun drawings of iconic pop culture battles. The drawings have been collected together in a couple different books over the years, and Scott’s Evil Dead II drawing is now getting its own toy.
At San Diego Comic-Con later this month, DKE Toys will be selling a limited run of 50 Evil Dead II toys based on Scott’s drawing, which pits Ash Williams up against his own severed hand!
This 3.75″ resin Ash figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G toys, packaged with a hand-cast, hand-painted resin hand.
The figures will be selling for $100 each at the DKE booth, #5045.
SDCC 2018 takes place between July 18-22.

Source: bloody-disgusting.com