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
• Audio commentary from Regisseur Sam Raimi, writer Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell
• 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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
February will be host to Evil Dead Trilogy and Darkman Screenings presented by Grindhouse Releasing and Popcorn Nights:
THE EVIL DEAD MARATHON: THREE WEEKENDS OF GROOVY
Over three consecutive weekends in February, follow the horrifying and hilarious tale of Ash over his three movies: Evil Dead in 35mm (Feb. 13-15), Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (Feb. 20-22) and Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness’s new digital print (Feb. 27 – Mar. 1).
Gateway Film Center
DARKMAN: 25th ANNIVERSARY
Popcorn Nights will be hosting a 25th Anniversary Screening of Sam Raimi’s cult classic “Darkman” on Tuesday, February 24th (9pm) at O Cinema Wynwood in Miami, Florida.
**Live Skype Q&A with actor Dan Hicks (“Evil Dead II”, “Maniac Cop”, “Intruder”, “Darkman”)**
IMDB users reported that Channel 4 in the UK recently aired Evil Dead (2013) with 4 minutes and ten seconds worth of extended footage that was cut from the theatrical release. Here is a full list of scenes:
1. Extra scene near the well after Mia has disposed of her drugs down it when she walks away talking about what’s gonna happen to her during her withdrawl etc.
2. Extra scene when first in the cabin with her brother looking around. He sees a window open and a cat jumps out, screaches and jumps out the window.
3. There is an extra scene in the kitchen when the girls hand is possessed. She is sittng on the kitchen floor looking at Mia who is peering from the cellar and says ‘give me back my hand’ whilst Mia is singing ‘we’re gonna get you not another peep’.
4.The tongue cutting scene with the Stanley knife is longer and more drawn out on all thre close ups.
5. There is an extra scene in the cabin as her brother and his girlfriend are sitting against the wall, the other guy comes in and puts a jug of water down on the floor then drinks it all and says thanks for helping him!
6. After her brother say to the other guy outside by the car after they have been attacked by Mia in the cellar that he knows what he has to do, there is a scene of him putting a blanket over one of the girl victims, pours petrol on it and sets her alight, then in the cabin, he chains down the other girl victim and chainsaws her up, blood gushing everywhere and on the light too.
7. After her brother shoots the petrol can blowing up the cabin, we then go back into the cabin which is all alight with the male zombie crawling towards her brother on fire shouting ‘join us’. The camera glides to the door where here brother is on fire and his eyes change.
8. Deleted end credit scene. Mia, walking along a deserted road collapses and a pick up truck stops and a man gets out to help (NOT Bruce Campbell), and she asks for help. Then driving her to a hospital saying she is going to be ok, Mia wakes up with her eyes wide open but not possessed.