In what could be considered epic news, Scream Factory (Shout Factory’s horror distribution label) will unleash a mega 3-disc edition of Army of Darkness on Blu-Ray in October.
Back to do battle with the hideous “Deadites,” Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart’s housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him – and his ’73 Oldsmobile – into England’s Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz, The Amazing Spider-Man) and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?
The film, which marked the third and final installment in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy, will come with not one, not two, not three, but a whopping four versions of the film which brought Bruce Campbell back as the heroic Ash Crawford. The versions included will be:
There will also be some new interviews with Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi as well as other cast members; a look at the film’s special effects with the team of Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, and Greg Nicotero; audio commentary, alternate and deleted scenes, stills galleries, trailers, promo spots, and more.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect on this epic Blu-Ray set:
DISC ONE (Theatrical Version – 81 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
- NEW Medieval Times: The Making Of “Army Of Darkness” featuring interviews with star & co-producer Bruce Campbell, actors Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Richard Grove, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman and Angela Featherstone, director of photography Bill Pope, editor Bob Murawski, production designer Anthony Tremblay, composerJoseph Lo Duca, costume designer Ida Gearon, special make-up effects artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, “Pit Bitch” performer and effects artist William Bryan, mechanical effects artist Gary Jones, first assistant director John Cameron, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and stunt coordinator Christopher Doyle (96 min.)
- Original Ending
- Original Opening With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
- Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Home Video Promo
DISC TWO (Director’s Cut – 96 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
- Audio Commentary with director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell and co-writer Ivan Raimi
- NEW Additional Behind-The-Scenes Footage From KNB Effects (55 min.)
- Vintage Creating The Deadites Featurette (21 min.)
- Vintage “Making Of” Featurette
- Extended Interview Clips with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert
DISC THREE (International Cut – 88 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
- NEW 4K Scan Of The International Inter-positive
- Television Version With Additional Footage (90 min., Standard Definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
- Theatrical Trailer
- NEW Still Galleries With Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos from production designer Anthony Tremblay, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and special make-up effects artists Tony Gardner and KNB EFX, Inc. (Over 200 Stills)
- NEW Still Gallery Of Props And Rare Photos from the collection of super fan Dennis Carter Jr.
- NEW Storyboards for Deleted or Alternate Scenes
Vintage The Men Behind The Army Featurette (19 min.)
If you loved this film, this is a MUST-HAVE!!!! The film is available on pre-order at Amazon. The epic Army of Darkness Blu-Ray 3-disc edition will be unleashed on October 27, 2015…just in time for Halloween!