Korean Evil Dead 1+2 Limited Edition Blu-ray Digipack

A limited edition blu-ray digipack of Evil Dead 1 & 2 will be released in South Korea on March 27th. The digipack is limited to 777 copies and features loads of extras plus eight photo cards. The set can be imported for $44 USD. Here are the specs:

The Evil Dead
-ONE BY ONE WE WILL TAKE YOU : THE UNTOLD SAGA OF THE EVIL DEAD(53:54)
-TREASURES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR(59:22)
-ATTHE DRIVE-IN(12:03)
-DISCOVERING EVIL DEAD(13:04)
-MAKE-UP TEST(01:06)
-TRAILER(01:53)
-FANALYSIS(26:04)
-BEHIND THE SCENES GOOTAGE & OUTTAKES(18:08)
-ON HALLOWEEN 2001(07:17)

The Evil Dead 2
-DEAD BY DAWN(09:41)
-THE CHOSEN ONES(16:23)
-DEAD EFFECTS(24:16)
-MADMAN SAM(11:24)
-RE-ANIMATED(11:25
-METHOD TO MADNESS(13:04)
-ROSEBUD(11:57)
-ASH(06:25)
-BEHIND THE SCREAMS(17:07)
-DELETED SCENES(06:31)
-EVIL ED(05:47)
-HENRIETTA(07:07)
-LINDA(04:29)
-ROAD TO WADESBORO(08:09)
-THE GORE THE MERRIER(31:51)
-THEATRICAL TRAILER(01:29)

Shannon Shea: I’m Rubber, You’re Glue: The True Story of an 80s Monster Maker

Shannon Shea

Shannon Shea, creature creator has released a new book, I’m Rubber, You’re Glue: The True Story of an 80s Monster Maker, chronicling his experiences doing special effects work in the film industry. Among classics like Jurassic Park and Predator, Shannon was also one of the main crew members on Evil Dead 2 which is covered as well in his book. His book is only available as an e-book which can be bought here.

Lucy Lawless Joins Ash vs Evil Dead Cast

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Deadline reports Lucy Lawless will be joining the cast of Ash vs Evil Dead:

Spartacus alumna Lucy Lawless is returning to Starz with a co-starring role opposite Bruce Campbell in the premium channel’s 10-episode half-hour original series Ash vs Evil Dead, sequel to the cult horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series, executive produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Talpert, is set to film on location in Lawless’ native New Zealand this spring and premiere in late 2015. Lawless will play Ruby, a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: She believes that Ash (Campbell) is the cause of it all.

This marks Lawless’ third series with her husband, Tapert, and Raimi, who also executive produced Spartacus and the series that made Lawless a star, Xena: Warrior Princess. She also appeared in Raimi’s feature Spider-Man and Tapert’s Boogeyman. She’s repped by APA.

Lucy Lawless

Ash vs. The DC Dead Coming This Summer

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We just got word from WTFLOL, the creators of the live action Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness fan film, that they are gearing for up the sequel Ash vs the DC Dead. Filming begins in the May with a release in July. We’ll keep you posted!

Army of Darkness “Wood Edition” Blu-Ray

Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness Wood Edition

Lucky Germans will be getting yet another special Army of Darkness blu-ray set released by 84 Entertainment. Titled the “Wood Edition”, the set will be limited to 1500 units. Here are the specs:

Blu-ray 1 : Director’s Cut – 96 min / 1.78:1 (1080p)
German, English DD 2.0, English DTS-HD MA 5.1, Audio commentary DD 2.0
Subtitles: German, English (optional)

Blu-ray 2: Euro & US Cut – 88 min & 81 min / 1.85:1 (1080p)
German, English DD 2.0, English DTS-HD MA 5.1, Audio commentary DD 2.0 (Only US Version)
Subtitles: German, English (optional)

DVD: US-TV-Version – 85 min / 1.85:1 (16:9 anamorphic)
German, English Dolby Digital 2.0

Bonus:
• Audio commentary from Regisseur Sam Raimi, writer Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell
• Trailer
• Picture gallery
• Creating the Deadites (ca. 22 Min.)
• Making of Featurette (ca. 5 Min.)
• Interviews with Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert
• Behind the Scenes
• Deleted Scenes (optional with Audio commentary)
• Evil Dead Tribute

Space Goat Productions Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead by Dawn Preview

Ash Evil Dead 2 (SPG)

Space Goat Productions has released a downloadable preview of their upcoming Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead by Dawn comic.

You can download the entire preview here

Jill Marie Jones Joins Ash vs Evil Dead Cast

Jill Marie Jones

Starz in a new press release has announced that Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) has the cast of Ash vs Evil Dead.

Beverly Hills, Calif., February 19, 2015 – Starz has announced today that Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) will play the role of Amanda Fisher in the STARZ original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere on STARZ in late 2015.

Following the grisly murder of her partner, disgraced Michigan State Trooper Amanda Fisher sets out to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility for the crime. But as she soon learns, Ash and his cohorts may be mankind’s only hope against the plague of EVIL DEAD,

Jones is best known for starring as Toni Childs in “Girlfriends” and also appeared in “American Horror Story.” Her feature film credits include 35 and Ticking, The Perfect Holiday, Major Movie Star and Meeting Spencer among others. She joins previously announced cast members Bruce Campbell (Ashley J. Williams), Ray Santiago (Pablo Simon Bolivar) and Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly Maxwell). Jones is represented by Global Artists Agency and LINK ENTERTAINMENT.

Read the rest of the press release here.

Bruce Campbell Talks Ash vs Evil Dead

Evil Dead

Dread Central recently caught up with Bruce Campbell who sheds some more details on Ash vs Evil Dead.

With the hotly anticipated television continuation of the Evil Dead film series “Ash vs. Evil Dead” in pre-production, we caught up exclusively this week with series executive producer and star Bruce Campbell, and fans can rejoice because the boomstick is back in a BIG way.

Having had a chance to read an early version of the pilot episode last year, I can concur. In it we are introduced to a nomadic Ash, a figure who’s not only haunted by traumatic memories but also terrorized by the unwelcome continuance of Deadite attacks, which have followed him to the myriad Midwestern trailer parks he’s been forced to call home. In an effort to eke out an existence and in keeping with his previous choice of career, the character spends his days working at Ted’s Superclub as a stock room trainee and, in true Ash fashion, his evenings chasing skirt in roadside bars.

With ten episodes ordered, Campbell told us that principal photography is slated for this April in New Zealand with a planned series debut on Starz and promised of his portrayal of the horror icon he helped to create (spoilers follow), “I’m bringing everything to the table. It’s a feisty version of Ash, who’s grizzled and just wants to be left alone.”

Read more here.

Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn and Tales of the Ex-Mortis Launching This Summer

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Space Goat Productions has just announced two Evil Dead 2 Comic Book series launching this summer:

June heralds the return of the original Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi movie, Evil Dead 2. Space Goat is the official home of the comedy-horror franchise that started it all—and will be faithful to Ash and the original movie with two three-issue miniseries. Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn and the July-shipping companion anthology, Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis

Space Goat’s May-shipping books will include a two-part prequel to the Evil Dead 2 movie. Parts 1 and 2 of the prequel are written by screenwriter and Superman scribe Frank Hannah (The Cooler), illustrated by Edgar Salazar (DC’s Smallville and Constantine). The prequel leads directly into Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1.

Beyond Dead by Dawn is also written by Frank Hannah, with art by pencilers new to the US market, Barnaby Bagenda and Oscar Bazaldua. Tales of the Ex-Mortis reads more like Hellraiser with jokes and features stories from industry veterans Greg Pak, Jeff Mariotte, Justin Peniston, Georgia Ball, Ivan Cohen, and more.

Ray Santiago & Dana DeLorenzo Cast in Ash Vs Evil Dead

Old Ash

Deadline reports that Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo have been cast as Ash’s sidekicks in Starz’s upcoming 10-episode series Ash vs Evil Dead.

Ray Santiago (Touch) and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) have been cast opposite Bruce Campbell in Starz’s 10-episode series Ash Vs Evil Dead, the followup to the cult film franchise. In it, Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the evildeadaging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Santiago, repped by TalentWorks, Levity Entertainment Group and Ginsburg Daniels, will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick – a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote. Starz logoPablo believes in Ash’s heroism even if Ash himself doesn’t.

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