The Deadite Slayer has an exclusive interview with special effects artist and sculptor Jim McPherson. Jim is an accomplished character design artist and sculptor who has worked on action figures, statues, and character design for film among other things. Jim’s impressive film resume includes films such as Escape from L.A., Army of Darkness, The Nutty Professor, Men in Black, Planet of the Apes (2001), and Gremlins 2 just to name a few.
The special features for the upcoming Evil Dead (2013) Blu-ray/DVD have been revealed:
Both the Blu-ray and DVD sets come packed with three all-new featurettes on the making of the film, character transformations and the process of re-imagining the original film. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a cast and crew commentary track, as well as two additional featurettes exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead,” and featuring behind-the-scenes footage of cast rehearsals, insights from the original creators, and more.
Here’s the complete list of special features:
- Commentary featuring stars Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and writer Rodo Sayagues (Blu-ray exclusive)
- “Making Life Difficult” – The Intense and Physically Exhausting Creation of the Film
- “Directing The Dead” – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror classic
- “Unleashing The Evil Force” – Exploring the origins and design of the new Book of the Dead (Blu-ray exclusive)
- “Evil Dead the Reboot” – Cast Rehearsals, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more! (Blu-ray exclusive)
Check out the work of Santiago Vecino, a Uruguayan illustrator who was the concept and storyboard artist for the recent Evil Dead (2013) remake:
Sam Raimi’s early wacky noir film Crimewave (also known as the XYZ murders) is available this week on Blu-ray. Crimewave, written by the Coen Brother tells the story of a pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair. Features Bruce Campbell and Richard DeManincor. Crimewave is a really weird film and not for everyone except for Sam Raimi and Coen Brothers fans.
TheDeaditeSlayer reviews the recent German 6-disc Army of Darkness Ultimate edition release:
The official trailer for Ryan Mede’s Tom Sullivan documentary “Invaluable” has finally been released:
Fed Alvarez and Total Film’s Sam Ashurst sit down and watch Sam Raimi’s original masterpiece The Evil Dead and provides audio commentary:
The composer and writer/director of EVIL DEAD (2013)
The Ladies of the Evil Dead will also be in attendance!
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013 at 2:00pm
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Composer Roque Baños (THE MACHINIST, SEXY BEAST) and writer/director Fede Alvarez will be signing the newly released EVIL DEAD soundtrack CD from La-La Land Records on Saturday, April 27th at 2:00PM at Dark Delicacies in Burbank.
Roque and Fede will sign additional items, but one of those items must be an EVIL DEAD CD purchased at Dark Delicacies.
For more information, visit www.darkdel.com
Leading UK film critic Mark Kermode discusses and reads out the descriptions of cuts that the BBFC made to UK release of The Evil Dead in the 1980s. Mark reveals some interesting censor notes from the time: