Army of Darkness

Video Releases

Army of Darkness has seen numerous video releases throughout the years from VHS to Blu-ray. There are so many releases in countries around the world that it would take forever to list them all. So we at Deadites decided to just feature the major releases only. Please let us know of any major releases that we are not aware of or have edits for current release information.

Blu-ray Releases

Army of Darkness Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Army of Darkness Collector’s Edition

Country
US

Distributor
Scream Factory

Disc 1
– 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, Composer Joseph 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 2
– 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 3
– 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.)

Army of Darkness Wood Edition Blu-ray (German)

Army of Darkness Wood Edition

Country
Germany

Distributor
Eightyfour Entertainment

Blu-ray 1:
– Director’s Cut – 96 min / 1.78:1 (1080p)
– German, English DD 2.0, Englisch 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, Englisch 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 anamorph)
– German, English Dolby Digital 2.0

Special Features

– Audio commentary from Regisseur Sam Raimi, writer Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell
– Trailer
– Picture galerie
– 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

Army of Darkness Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Set (German)

Army of Darkness Ultimate Edition (German)

Special Features

Disc 1 (Blu-ray): Directors Cut version (about 96 minutes) Extras: Audio commentary by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell, German cinema trailer, image gallery
Disc 2 (Blu-ray): German theatrical version (about 88 minutes) US theatrical version (about 81 minutes)
Disc 3 (DVD): Directors Cut version (about 92 minutes)
Disc 4 (DVD): German theatrical version (about 85 minutes)
Disc 5 (DVD): US theatrical version (about 78 minutes)
Disc 6 (DVD): Goodies: US TV version with alternate settings and changed dialogues (about 85 minutes English with German subtitles.), Featurette on the Special Effects Creating the Deadites, various interviews and Behind the Scenes- shots from the set, An animated tribute to the Evil Dead trilogy, several trailers from several countries, Deleted Scenes

Army of Darkness The Definitive Collection Blu-ray Army of Darkness The Definitive Collection Blu-ray

Army of Darkness The Definitive Collection

Country
Australia

Distributor
ViaVision Entertainment

Army of Darkness The Necronomicon Edition Blu-ray

Army of Darkness The Necronomicon Edition Blu-ray

Army of Darkness Necronomicon Edition

Country
Australia

Distributor
Via Vision

Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (1 BD, 2 DVDs)
DVD copy
Bonus View (PiP)
BD-Live

Packaging
DigiBook

Region
Region free

Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition Blu-ray
Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition Blu-ray

Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition

Country
USA

Distributor
Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Technical Specs
Blu-ray
BD-25 Single-Layer Disc
BD-Live
Region Free

Video Resolution/Codec
1080p/VC-1
Aspect Ratio(s)
1.85:1

Audio Formats
English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround
Spanish DTS 5.1 Surround Sound
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Subtitles/Captions
English SDH
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles

Special Features

Alternate Ending
Featurette
Trailer
Exclusive HD Content
U-Control
BD-Live
Interactive Bookmark Function

Blu-ray Box Sets

Evil Dead Anthology

Evil Dead Anthology
The Evil Dead Anthology (Back)

The Evil Dead Anthology Blu-Ray (Limited Edition)

For the first time in the world, all 4 fantastic Evil Dead films. Included is the original 1981 Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and Evil Dead (2013). This collectable pack also features collectible Necronomicon packaging, 16 pages of original drawings and a 23 cm replica prop of the dagger from Evil Dead 2. PLUS Heaps of bonus features and the premiere of the documentary ‘Invaluable’.

The Evil Dead

Writer/Director SAM RAIMI’s relentless, gore-spattered debut is a landmark in horror cinema, a no-holds-barred onslaught of gruesome terror and nightmarish effects which has earned its rightful status as a legendary cult classic. Five college students travel to a remote cabin in the woods and unwittingly unleash a monstrous evil force hellbent on their total destruction.

Country
Australia

Distributor
MadMan

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (26.90 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1, 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English

Region
A, B

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Special Features

– Invaluable Documentary
– Sam Raimi Interview
– ‘The Living Love The Dead’ Featurette
– ‘Bruce Campbell: Geek or God?’ Featurette
– ‘Life After Death: The Ladies Of The Evil Dead” Documentary
– Behind The Scenes Footage & Outtakes
– Commentary
– Making Of
– Trailer & TV Spots
AND SO MUCH MORE…

The Evil Dead Trilogy Box Set

The Evil Dead Trilogy Blu-ray Box Set

Cult legend Bruce Cambell stars as Ash Williams, the incompetent, mid-20’s employee of S-Mart (Shop smart. Shop S-Mart!) Whose trip away with his friends and girlfriend Linda turns into a deadlight disaster when they stumble across the Book of the Dead, unleashing evil spirits which possess the living. Ash’s journey takes him from zero to hero as he faces evil spirits, possessed girlfriends and deadite incarnations of himself through a battle to the ends of the Earth and back.

Join Ash and his trusty Boomstick through this definitive collection, bringing together the original Evil Dead trilogy from mastermind director Sam Raimi. Groovy!

Country
UK

Distributor
Studio Canal

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (26.90 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1, 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish / Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish

Special Features

The Evil Dead
– Commentary with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell
– One By One We Will Take You: The Untold
– Saga of The Evil Dead
– Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor Documentary
– At the Drive-In Featurettes
– Discovering Evil Dead Featurettes
– Make-Up Test: Rehearsal Footage
– Bonus hidden material!
– Picture-in-Picture: Join us! The Undying Legacy of The Evil Dead

Evil Dead II
– Swallowed Souls, the Making of Evil Dead II
– Cabin Fever, Behind the Scenes Featurette
– Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location of Evil Dead II
– Commentary with Writer/Director Sam Raimi, Actor Bruce Campbell, Co-writer Scott Spiegel and Special Effects Make-up Artist Greg Nicotero
– Archival Featurettes
– Behind the Screams
– Making of Evil Dead II
– Theatrical Trailer
– Photo Galleries: Ads and Memorabilia
– Behind the Scenes
– Make-up
– Stop Motion

Army of Darkness
– Audio Commentary with Director Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell
– Alternative Ending
– Deleted Scenes with Commentary
– Trailers

DVD Releases

Army of Darkness Boomstick Edition DVD

Army of Darkness Boomstick Edition

Country
USA

Distributor
Starz / Anchorbay

Specs
– Release Date: October 12, 1999
– Run Time: 81 minutes
– Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 (16×9), Pan and Scan 1.33:1
– Subtitles: None
– Region: 1
– Layers: Dual
– THX Certified
– English: Dolby Digital 5.1
– English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Special Features

– Original Ending
– Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Featurette “The Men Behind the Army” Narrated by Bruce Campbell
– Theatrical Trailer
– Talent Bios
– 8 Page Collector’s Booklet

Army of Darkness Director's Cut Limited Edition DVD

Army of Darkness Bootleg Edition DVD

Army of Darkness Director’s Cut Limited Edition / Bootleg Edition

Country
USA

Distributor
Starz / Anchorbay

Specs
– Release Date: October 12, 1999
– Run Time: 81 minutes
– Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 (16×9), Pan and Scan 1.33:1
– Subtitles: None
– Region: 1
– Layers: Dual
– THX Certified
– English: Dolby Digital 5.1
– English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Special Features

– Original Ending
– Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Featurette “The Men Behind the Army” Narrated by Bruce Campbell
– Theatrical Trailer
– Talent Bios
– 8 Page Collector’s Booklet

Army of Darkness Limited Edition DVD

Army of Darkness Limited Edition DVD

Army of Darkness Limited Edition

Country
USA

Distributor
Starz / Anchorbay

Specs
– Release Date: December 10, 1999
– Run Time: 96 minutes
– Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 (16×9)
– Full frame presentation 4×3
– Subtitles: None
– Region: 1
– Layers: Single
– Sound: English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Special Features

Disc 1
– Original Ending
– Theatrical Trailer
– Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes featurette “The Men Behind the Army” narrated by Bruce Campbell
– Talent Bios

Disc 2
– Audio Commentary with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Ivan Raimi
– 4 Never-Before-Seen deleted scenes
– Director’s storyboard

DVD Box Sets

The Evil Dead Trilogy DVD Box Set

The Evil Dead Trilogy DVD Box Set

This is currently the definitive box set for the Evil Dead trilogy. Oddly enough is not being released in America. It features a four disc set loaded with extra features.

Country
UK

Distributor
Anchor Bay

– Running Time: 85 minutes
– Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 (16×9, THX Approved)
– Layers: Dual
– Subtitles: Unknown
– English: DTS 6.1 ES
– English: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX
– English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound

Special Features

– Commentary by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert
– Commentary by actor Bruce Campbell
– 20 minutes of alternate takes and behind-the-scenes footage
– Expanded still photo gallery
– Theatrical trailer
– Never-before-seen TV spots
– “Fanalysis” – An all-new 26 minute documentary by Bruce Campbell featuring a humorous look at the fanatical world of the cult film phenomenon.
– “Discovering Evil Dead” – All new featurette tracing the film’s history from humble beginnings to legendary status with Evil Dead interviews and more.