Hard to believe but next year will be the 30th anniversary of Sam Raimi’s original cult horror film Evil Dead. The tiny film that he and a few friends shot in the woods would later become the springboard for he, partner Rob Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell to join the world of multi-million dollar production budgets and billion dollar film franchises.
Now, that tiny film can be immortalized into the modern era of HD with two separate conversions to the Blu-ray format. The film is getting two brand new 1080p anamorphic transfers that will flash forward the cult classic into today’s world of 60 inch plasma TV’s.
The film is said to also have some great new features, including an all-new audio commentary from Raimi, Tapert, and Bruce Campbell. The Blu-ray is set for release on August 31st, and will run for roughly $30.
Check out a complete listing of the bonus material, some of which you may remember from previous DVD releases of the film, and be sure to keep an eye out for this one as it hits your local video store.
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