Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Evil Dead (1981): Video Nasties, Misspent Youth, and the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Horror

Dave J. Wilson
It was the summer of 1992, during my school holidays, when I first saw “the ultimate experience in grueling horror.” About nine and a half years had gone by since Sam Raimi’s ‘The Evil Dead’ had its first British cinema release in 1982. It had also been nine years since it was one of the first films to get a ‘video nasty’ label in the United Kingdom.

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Fallout 3: Ash in Action

lol ash is back with his boomstick

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TV Guide: My Name Is Bruce Review

Jason Buchanan writes:
Few movies possess enough sheer goofball power to make Army of Darkness look like a chamber drama, and though Bruce Campbell's ultra-meta sophomore directorial effort, My Name Is Bruce, may not go quite that far over the top in delivering the kind of slapstick mayhem that's made Campbell one of cult fandom's hottest commodities, it comes damn close.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

James Franco and Willem Dafoe (Bill Hader) Wish Sam Raimi a Happy Birthday in Funny or Die Sketch

Matt Goldberg writes:
Before I begin, you should know that today is not Sam Raimi’s birthday (The Spider-Man director was born on October 23rd). But that doesn’t make a special Birthday wish/resentment from James Franco any less funny. Funny or Die has a great sketch playing off Franco’s mirror scene with Willem Dafoe in Spider-Man 2 and 3. And playing Willem Dafoe: the brilliant Bill Hader. The sketch is goofy, fun, and it’s sad/hilarious to see a little post-it on Franco’s dressing room mirror that reads “Spider Man 4??” Also, I think this sketch features the first reference to Crimewave ever.


Hand Went Bad - Evil Dead Tribute Band

Back from the Dead...

Hand Went Bad returns with remastered tracks, fresh new samples from the greatest series of all time. Metal + Evil Dead = Epic Win!
All tracks are a FREE Download, so gear-up you Dung eating fools.

Hand Went Bad is:

Darren ' Good Ash ' Leary: Guitars, Boomstick
Greg ' Bad Ash ' Bolton: Drums, Samples

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Podcast: All My Heroes Wear Masks - Episode 7: James & Tyler Battle The DEADITES

This is a very special episode as James from comes on to discuss the Evil Dead Trilogy. Join us in this very lengthy show as we discuss Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Bruce Campbell vs The Army Of Darkness. The beginning of the show Tyler and Emilie discuss the Nightmare On Elm Street remake, Avatar, and The Collector. Music in this show is by Jackie Moon, 40 Below Summer, 36 Crazyfists, and Valient Thorr. Send us some feedback to or call 206-600-4762 Thanks to everyone that is listening and another big THANKS to James.

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Featured Video: The New Loud - "Get Lost" - the Evil Dead with guitars and keyboards

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The New Loud gives a nod to director Sam Raimi with their new music video, 'Get Lost'. 'Get Lost' has the band being captured, escaping and running for their lives through a catacomb of hallways by a possessed set of musical instruments. Director jacenK shot the video 'Evil Dead' style using no CG on location in a mixed-use skyscraper in downtown Chicago. 'Get Lost' is the first video to have The New Loud in both non-performance and performance roles.


Monday, June 28, 2010

FEARnet - Saturn Awards 2010: Sam Raimi on 'Oz', Evil Dead 4', and His Future in Horror

Joseph McCabe writes:
Last night I chatted with the always entertaining Sam Raimi at the 2010 Saturn Awards, at which the director's Drag Me to Hell won Best Horror Film. Raimi had a few words to say to me and several other journalists about his anticipated film version of L. Frank Baum's Oz books, as well as whether or not he'll return again to horror, and the chance he'll direct an Evil Dead 4.

On the premature announcement that he'll be helming the Oz film…

I'm talking with Disney and producer Joe Roth about the possibility of doing it. But that's where it's at right now. I think sometimes the news jumps the gun. They hear that somebody's in discussions and they want to report that it's happened. But it hasn't actually happened yet. I'm hoping it will… We've been talking about the possibility of it coming together and I hope it can.

On whether or not he'll return once more to horror…

If I have something that excites me, something that I can bring something to, then yes. If I don't, then no. That's how I know I want to direct a picture. If it excites me and I love it, I get to the set and I know where everything should be. I know where the camera should be. I know what's important about [a] moment, because I understand it and I'm in love with it. And if an actor misses it, I can describe it to him very specifically. But if I don't love something, if I don't understand it thoroughly, I don't really understand how to direct the scene, because I don't understand what's so great about it or what is supposed to be highlighted or diminished in some way. I can't explain to him about the hidden meaning in something if I don't really love it inside and out and understand it.

On whether or not he'll direct a fourth Evil Dead…

I'd love to make one, but I just don't know what the future holds.

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The Reely Bored Blog: My Evil Dead: Part II – Awake by Dawn!

Still 6 years old and I’m already hooked on The Evil Dead and yearn for more! The date was March 13, 1987 and Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn was just released into US cinemas. It was a significant date, not only because Evil Dead II was out, but because it was a Friday! How cool would it have been to say that I saw the Evil Dead sequel on Friday the 13th? All of my 6 year old friends would be jealous!

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Coffin Case Culture: A Conversation with Ted Raimi

Matt Molgaard
Last year, while writing for another publication, I'd written a piece entitled A TOAST TO TED RAIMI. Soon after, Raimi himself had seen the piece and made contact. What follows is an interview conducted in the summer of 2009, temporarily lost - but now available once more...

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

'Evil Dead' Remake, 'Evil Dead IV' Non-News to Tickle Your Pickle

Chris Eggertsen writes:
It's kind of hard being excited for Evil Dead news anymore, especially considering it's the same old non-news we've been hearing from director Sam Raimi over and over again for the past several years. But if you're into having carrots dangled just out of your reach on a regular basis, you can read on for the little he had to say - after winning the Saturn Award for Best Horror Movie on Thursday night - about both the long-rumored Evil Dead remake and the status of Evil Dead 4. Just to warn's slim pickings.

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Bruce Campbell - Ash - Evil Dead 2 T-Shirt

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Evil Dead 2: Friday & Saturday, June 25 & 26 at Midnight, Sunshine Cinema - Lower East Side - New York, NY

Evil Dead 2
Friday & Saturday, June 25 & 26 at Midnight

Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side
New York, NY 10002
(212) 330-8182

$12.50 GENERAL; $9.00 SENIOR (64+); $9.00 CHILD (-12)


There Will Be Blood - Evil Dead: The Musical at Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine, TX

Mark Lowry writes:
Evil Dead: The Musical is one of those cult shows that we might start seeing from plucky little theaters all over the area. Grapevine's Ohlook Performing Arts actually staged it in 2009 before Dallas' Level Ground Arts gave it a more high-profile local staging last year, and Ohlook is reviving it again, with late-night shows (that are selling out), running through the end of August.

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Presented by Ohlook Theater Company
June 4 - August 28
at Ohlook Performing Arts Center
316 S. Barton St.
Grapevine, TX 76051

10:30pm June 25; and every Saturday through August 28
Runtime: One hour, 45 minutes with one intermission

Sam Raimi Talks WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie on the Red Carpet at the Saturn Awards

Sam Raimi Interview WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie Saturn Awards 2010 - These bloopers are hilarious

Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub writes:
At tonight’s Saturn Awards here in Los Angeles I had the chance to talk to Sam Raimi on the red carpet. While he’s been rumored to be doing Oz as his next project, when I spoke to him, all he wanted to talk about was World of Warcraft. From the way he spoke, the man is really into the game and it sounded like that’s the project he really wants to do as his next film. I also asked him about the rumors that he could be directing The Hobbit. He seemed to think those were just online rumors and nothing more.

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Fallout 3: Bruce Campbell - Ash Williams from Evil Dead

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After accidentally overdosing on a sleeping potion concocted using texts from the Necronomicon, Ash awakens to find himself in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by nuclear war...

~Saved just before exiting the vault. Enjoy!

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Villains Wiki: Evil Ash (Evil Dead)

Evil Ash is a villain in the Evil Dead movies and is none other than Ash Williams himself, or - to be more accurate - the dark-half of Ash's personality given corporeal form by the evil spirits that he has spent his life battling (known as Deadites in the series).

Evil Ash began his "life" as an entity known as Bad Ash, who appeared out of a mirror during the events of Evil Dead II and proceeded to torment his heroic counterpart - trying to drive him mad - indeed the whole Bad Ash scenario was suggestive of Ash beginning to lose his sanity and could arguably be seen as Ash battling his inner-demons on a literal level.

At any rate after a confrontation of two Bad Ash is "killed" by the original Ash and is never heard of again until the plot of Army Of Darkness - by which time Bad Ash resurrected himself as the more powerful Evil Ash, this incarnation was completely immortal and made himself the leader of the Deadite armies in direct opposition to his heroic counterpart - who was reluctantly acting as a hero to a medieval army of his own (due to time-travel related mishaps).

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Evil Dead: The Musical Lays on the Camp at Nearly Naked Theatre

Robrt L. Pela
The zombies in Evil Dead: The Musical never die, and neither, it seems, will the subgenre to which this campfest belongs. But if the postmodern musical must go on — and apparently, at all costs, it must — then it should do so with the passion of this charming new production at Nearly Naked Theatre.

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Evil Dead: The Musical continues through July 3 at Phoenix Theatre's Little Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Call 602-254-2151 or visit

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Reely Bored Blog: My Evil Dead: Part I

The year was 1981 and a small movie by the name of The Evil Dead was released to the public. Did I see it on release day? Of course not! I was only 1-year old at the time! Fast forward about five years later and the year is 1986 when I was 5¾ years old. It was June 10th, my older brother’s 7th birthday “bash” and, as my parents would do to ease the anticipations of a horde of 7 & 8 year olds eager to see what gifts my brother received, they suggested we watch a movie.

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eBay: Evil Dead - Original Studio Issued Film Still

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From 1981, this is an ORIGINAL studio issued film still (photograph) to Evil Dead. Measuring in at the standard size of 8 X 10 inches, the overall condition is mint old stock. NO pinholes. NO cello tape. NO tears.

More In The Attic does not appear on the actual item itself.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Evil Dead T-Shirts recommended by Irielion

All the coolest Evil Dead T-shirts we could find on the web, grouped by merchant. Check out those dark Evil Dead tees! Also see our Army of Darkness T-shirts selection.

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eBay: One of a kind original Bruce Campbell pencil portrait

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A black and white graphite pencil portrait of Bruce Campbell ( well known for the Evil Dead movies and Army of Darkness ). In inches it is 18 by 24 and it is in a black frame. It is in perfect condition, placed in the frame as soon as it was completed. It is very detailed and signed by the artist ( myself ). It is the original copy, one of a kind.

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'Evil Dead The Musical' Zombies Coming To Promethean Theatre

AUGUST 20th - SEPT 12th 2010

Black Box Theatre at Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave.

Davie, Florida 33314

Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 5pm

CALL TO ORDER TICKETS TOLL FREE 866-811-4111 or purchase them online at

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Bruce Campbell Launches New Website Design!

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Evil Dead 2 - Saturday, June 19th @ 9:30 PM at The Harbor Theater, Muskegon, MI

One Night Only!
NR - IMDB Info - Trailer
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring Bruce Campbell

More remake than sequel - The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

The Harbor Theater
1937 Lakeshore Drive
Muskegon, Mi 49441

Admission Prices: $6 Adults, $5 Members
$5 Seniors, $4 Senior Members, $4.50 Students

Saturday June 19th @ 9:30 PM

We will have a 25x37 inch 'The Evil Dead 2' poster to give away to one lucky person on Saturday night at the 9:30 screening!


Within The Woods Parody of An Evil Dead Prequel

No copyright infringement intended! I watched a version of Within the Woods and the quality was just awful. But I liked the idea and decided to parody like a play. All rights are to Sam Raimi for without him, I would never have an imagination.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

'Evil Dead' is a bloody campfest

Kerry Lengel writes:
Damon Dering is the King of Camp.

It's certainly not the only thing that Nearly Naked Theatre's artistic director does well. But as a onetime plus-size drag queen whose theatrical vision was inspired by his devotion to "The Rocky Horror Show," camp is in his bones.

Of course, a theater company cannot live on "Rocky Horror" alone, but there are plenty of post-"Rocky" musicals that aspire to the same level of naughty subversion and joyful absurdity.

A few, such as the Nearly Naked hit "Bat Boy: The Musical," reach those heights. Others, including the current season-closing "Evil Dead: The Musical," based on the cult films by Sam Raimi, are a bit more paint-by-numbers. Lots of laughs, but nothing to really challenge either the King of Camp or his audience.

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Role-Playing Game - Evil Dead: Swallow This!

It's the 1990s and the Book of the Dead has just become the New York Time's bestseller. Oprah recommends it. Of course, Oprah's a deadite twin, but she was on TV long enough to tell the gullible masses about how great a book about sacrificing people to demons is. And of course, said gullible masses lap it up like the tripe-reading sheep they are.

One reading of the book caused mass havoc at Knowby's cabin and left several people dead. Imagine kids and adults everywhere reading the book out loud and opening portals to hell all across the globe.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

eBay: 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 For Sale

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You are bidding on a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Sam Raimi Evil Dead replica car. This tan and white 88 Oldsmobile is predominately featured the movie Evil Dead and Army of Darkness. This restored classic looks exactly like the hero car used in both movies driven by Bruce Campbell (aka Ash Williams). This pristine museum quality replica car has undergone several repairs and is in perfect driving condition. The car comes with extensive extras and spare parts.

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2 Featured Videos: "Evil Dead 4" Trailer and Painting Ash

This is the trailer for the following three films, where we will see Ash's son, (John Williams) address for the last time the forces of evil! must destroy a couple of the Necronomicon Ex Mortis, discovered by his father after the incident in the S-Mart!

Italian Version
Japanese Version


Painting 'Ash' for fun after completing Evil Dead regeneration :D

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2002 Rewind: Within The Woods - The Evil Dead Prequel

Made in 1978, the thirty-minute film was created to sell investors on the idea of Evil Dead. After gathering 1,600 dollars, a much younger Bruce Campbell, and a few dozen buckets of fake blood and latex, the gang went to some farm during Wintertime to film what'd hopefully lead to a project of a much bigger scope.

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Falcon Theatre Holds Auditions For Evil Dead: The Musical 6/15, 6/16 - Newport, Kentucky

Auditions for Evil Dead: The Musical!, Directed by: Charles Russell, Music Direction by: Jay P Myers, Choreography by: Autumn Herron

June 15 & 16, 7:00 PM
Monmouth Theatre
636 Monmouth Street
Newport, Kentucky 41071

Please bring 16 bars of a rock or up tempo song and be prepared to do cold readings from the script.

No appointments are necessary.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Complete Video: Bruce Campbell Wizard World Philly Panel

Part One:

Bruce Campbell Panel. It takes place at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Book Convention on June 12th 2010. This is part 1 of 5, with a total running time with all five parts is approx. 43 mins. Most of you know him for his character Ash from Evil Dead. He is currently on the hit cable series Burn Notice.

Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

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Six Degrees of Separation: Evil Dead 2 And QVC

One may think that a gory cult classic horror film like Evil Dead 2 and a family based home shopping network like QVC may be next to impossible to link in six degrees or less, but one would be quite wrong.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sam Raimi Offered Oz, the Great and Powerful

Vulture has learned that Sam Raimi has been offered the director's chair for Disney’s Oz, the Great and Powerful, a prequel to the 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz. Sam Mendes and Adam Shankman had both been speculated as contenders for the job, but insiders tell us that Raimi received the official offer earlier this morning. The project is written by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards, Romeo Must Die), and Joe Roth — who, of course, used to run Disney's studio back in the 1990s — is producing; Disney wants to start filming sometime this year.

It's unclear if Raimi will accept: Last July, he was hired by Warner Bros.-based Legendary Pictures to develop a film based on the wildly popular World of Warcraft video game, with the plan being that he'd shoot it after he finished a fourth Spider-Man film at Sony. Of course, in January it became clear that Raimi would not be directing Spider-Man 4, leaving his next picture an open question.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Reminder: Bruce Campbell at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2010 - Saturday

Appearing Saturday, June 12, 2010 ONLY

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Bruce Campbell will be holding his signing at Booth 103. We will have a special line for Bruce Campbell VIP Ticket Holders.
Wizard Entertainment and Philadelphia Comic Con reserve the right to limit the number of autographs per attendee, and cap the line at any time.

3pm - 6pm - Bruce Campbell

Exhibition Place
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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2 Featured Videos: Custom Ash Evil Dead Horror Figure and Evil Dead TV Series Intro (Fanmade)

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Fistful of Geek: A Look Back at The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

Andrew Orillion
When it comes to geek entertainment, Westerns usually don't rank high on the list. Unless you're a film geek, the Western is a fossil, a symbol of a bygone era. But add a touch of science fiction, a dash of Steam Punk, the future co-creator of Lost, the future show runner of Warehouse 13 and a heaping portion of cult icon Bruce Campbell, and you don't just have a Western, you have the geekiest Western this side of the Rio Grande: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

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My Little Pony Evil Dead Ash by Tat2ood-Monster

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My Little Pony Ash from Evil Dead. Included: Chainsaw hoof,Boom stick and NECRONOMICON! HAIL TO THE KING BABY!

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Army of Darkness: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 8:30 P.M., San Diego, FREE

Before he made Spider-Man movies, Sam Raimi excelled in horror-comedies like this one. Bruce Campbell reprises Ash, his Evil Dead character, fighting the undead in 1300 AD, armed with his shotgun, chainsaw hand and wicked sarcasm. Free.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
8:30 P.M.

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1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029

(760) 471-4999


Darkman: BD Review

Grey S. Wears writes:
Years ago, in a different life I was working at Blockbuster video. A man came in and was buying a number of DVDs – one being Darkman. I rang up the purchases and he gave me a credit card. The name on the card read Samuel Raimi. I looked at the man, the card and the man again, “Are you… Sam Raimi?”

Sam Raimi was in my store buying his own film on DVD. I asked him why he couldn’t get a copy from the studio. He said it was just easier to buy it himself.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Book Of The Dead - Evil Dead Trilogy Props Reference Guide Now Online!

Head over to the features page to see a new page, an Evil Dead trilogy props reference guide, which draws together the various memorable props from The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, & Army Of Darkness, along with their possible availability as originals & replicas.

Some among you reading it, may know alot about subjects such as firearms, cars, or antique clocks, so if you have any additional information or corrections about the items listed, or you want to request an additional item be researched and added to the list, please get in touch.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

The Evil Dead Blu-ray: Early Artwork from Trade Advertisement

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Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has announced a Blu-ray release of The Evil Dead for August 31st. Retail will be around $29.97. As well as a new hi-def transfer supervised and approved by director Sam Raimi, the Blu-ray release will include an all-new commentary with director Bruce Campbell, producer Robert Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell, behind the scenes footage and outtakes, talent bios, a poster and still gallery, and more.