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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Get some Ash in HD! THE EVIL DEAD on Blu-ray August 31st from Anchor Bay Entertainment

HD bow of horror classic includes two new HD transfers personally supervised by writer/director Sam Raimi and an all-new audio commentary

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Easily one of the most requested titles for Blu-ray™ from Anchor Bay Entertainment’s unparalleled library of horror films, Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead will officially make its high definition debut on August 31st with The Evil Dead Blu-ray™. For the release, two all-new 1080p anamorphic transfers in 1.85 and the original director-composed 1.33 aspect ratio, have been prepared and personally supervised by director/writer Raimi,  presented in high-resolution Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, as well as a brand new commentary track with Raimi, producer Robert Tapert and star Bruce “Ash” Campbell! In addition, many of the bonus features, released on previous DVD editions, will once again be available on a special, limited edition DVD included with the Blu-ray™. SRP is a very collectible $29.99 and pre-book is August 4th.

The Evil Dead is one of the most influential, landmark horror films of all time. Five college friends, including Ash ( Campbell ), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend of fun. Little do they realize that their fun will soon turn to fear, as an unstoppable supernatural force has been unleashed, surrounding and trapping them. One by one, they fall victim to the demonic forces at large, resurrected as murderous demons which can only be destroyed by dismemberment. Only Ash is left to combat the evil before it consumes the world. It’ll be a fight to the death … and to the undeath.

The Evil Dead Blu-ray™ (Disc 1) contains an all-NEW audio commentary with writer/Director Sam Raimi, Producer Robert Tapert and Star Bruce Campbell. A standard DVD (Disc 2) contains the following bonus features, many returning for the first time in years, and available only for a limited time:

One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
The Ladies Of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell
Book of The Dead: The Other Pages
Discovering The Evil Dead
At The Drive-In

So pick up The Evil Dead on Blu-ray™, steal away to your favorite secluded cabin and see this horror classic like you’ve never seen it before!

Street Date:               August 31, 2010
Pre-book:                   August 4, 2010
Cat. #:                         BD21466
UPC:                           0 1313 21466-9 0
Run Time:                   85 minutes
Rating:                        Not Rated
SRP:                           $29.99
Format:                       1.85:1 &1.33:1 / 16x9 1080p
Subtitles:                    Spanish, English SDH
Audio:                         Dolby TrueHD 5.1

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