Evil Dead in your home

imagesWe waited years for it, got caught up in all the discussions about it and reviewed it when it came out and now the Evil Dead reboot is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD 12th of August

Packed full of extras with 3 versions to choose from we thought we would run you through the extras on offer so you can make the right choice when buying this brutal demon filled film for your collection.

The highly anticipated reboot of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror film The Evil Dead, is produced by the original team of Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi (Spider Man 3), and Bruce Campbell (Spider Man 3), and features a fresh young cast including Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker).

A bone-chilling film that combines all the raw excitement and gleeful gore of the acclaimed original with a series of shocking new twists. A remote cabin in the woods becomes a blood-soaked chamber of horrors when a group of 20-something friends unwittingly awakens an ancient demon in Evil Dead.7

Mia (Jane Levy), a young woman whose life has been marred by loss and addiction, asks her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and their childhood friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to join her at the family’s rustic cabin to help her overcome her demons. Once there, she ceremoniously destroys the last of her stash and swears off drugs for good in front of her friends. Inside, they are shocked to discover that the abandoned cabin has been broken into.

The cellar has been transformed into a grotesque altar surrounded by dozens of mummified animals. Eric becomes fascinated with an ancient book he discovers there. In thrall to its mysterious contents, he reads aloud from it, never suspecting the terrifying consequences he is about to unleash.Shiloh Fernandez

As we mentioned there are 3 version of Evil Dead on offer the standard Blu-Ray and DVD plus, a 2-disc collector’s edition available at Sainsbury’s on DVD and Blu-ray Here and a limited edition steel-book only available online at Zavvi Here.

On all 3 you will get a full commentary featuring Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and Writer Rodo Sayagues as well as five special features.

Making Life Difficult details the Intense and physically exhausting creation of the film while Being Mia is Jane Levy’s video diary on a day in the life of Mia showing the physical and psychological transformation she went through to play the possessed Evil Mia character.

Directing The Dead has director Fede Alvarez discussing his re-imagining of the cult horror classic Evil Dead while Evil Dead the Reboot has the original Ash Bruce Campbell and producer Rob Tapert taking us through how the movie got remade.

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Last but no means least is the featurette Unleashing The Evil Force exploring the origins and design of the new Book of the Dead. All five have behind the scenes and rehearsal footage plus interviews and clips and tons of info for Evil Dead fans.

The Extras on the exclusive 2nd disc collector’s edition available at Sainsbury’s on DVD and Blu-ray offer up an interview with Director Fede Alvarez, an interview with Jane Levy, the recorded Q&A from the London screening at The Ritzy Cinema and the trailer which you can check out at the end of this post.

Whichever you get we are sure you will enjoy the evil which is set free on the 12th of August and you can read our full review right Here as well as our interview with director Fede Alvarez Here.


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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