View Full Version : Evil Dead Getting a 4k UHD Release

Ian Jane
08-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Looks like this is coming in Oct., no real solid details yet aside from this.


Admittedly, that's not much, but it's nice to see some classic horror titles getting the UHD treatment.

killer must kill again
08-01-2018, 10:03 AM
hm, the only thing preventing me from buying an UHD-player was the lack of horror classics on this format. with this and halloween coming up (dawn of the dead and tcm already out) I might finally change my mind.

John Bernhard
08-01-2018, 12:10 PM
4K scans on 16mm negs do not excite me.
UHD does not excite me.

Only a 66GB disc? What gives?

Mark Tolch
08-01-2018, 12:50 PM
Looking forward to arguing AR's again.

Ian Jane
08-06-2018, 10:18 AM

Ian Jane
08-06-2018, 10:29 AM
Looks like Evil Dead 2 is also getting a UHD release in October.


Ian Jane
08-06-2018, 02:19 PM
And here's the formal press release from Lionsgate:

Available for the First Time on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack Including Dolby Vision™

Street Date: 10/9/18
4K UHD SRP: $22.99


Celebrate the original beginning of the cult classic series when The Evil Dead arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) October 9 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi, and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that made him a cult icon, this film follows five college friends who accidentally release a legion of demons and spirits. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, as well as Dolby Vision™ HDR, to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, The Evil Dead 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.


More than 35 years ago, a low-budget horror movie roared across movie screens and changed the velocity of fear forever — and made a cult legend out of Bruce Campbell in his iconic role as the lethal, wisecracking Ash Williams. Now, for the first time, you can experience the ferocious ingenuity, relentless shocks, and gore-gushing havoc of the original Sam Raimi masterpiece in 4K!

Bruce Campbell Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Burn Notice”
Ellen Sandweiss Evil Dead (2013), TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”
Richard DeManincor Crimewave, Morrow Road, Bong Fly
and Betsy Baker Sharp Objects, Hand of God, Oz the Great and Powerful

·Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, producer Robert Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell

Year of Production: 1981
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork:© 1982 Renaissance Pictures, Ltd. Package Design and Summary © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: NR
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Thriller
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Running Time: 85 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation
4K Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD

10-26-2018, 04:45 AM
Classic Evil Dead review from The Guardian:


"What is more unsettling is the punishment the film inflicts on its three female characters. They are almost interchangeably passive and underwritten, and they bear a disproportionate brunt of the onslaught. These women are variously raped by vegetation, hacked to pieces, stabbed, bludgeoned, incarcerated, buried and burned – and none of them survive to get justice"

Justice? Please, let's start a hashtag for this outrageous affront to their human rights.

Someone's trying too hard to appease their liberal friends yet still watch this stuff. You can't have your cake and eat it. Twat.

Matt H.
10-26-2018, 10:01 AM
This self-righteous bullshit has gone too far. He probably expects a teary-eyed apology from Sam Raimi for his crimes against humanity.

I'm so happy I didn't have to grow up in this ridiculous political climate.

Dick Ringeisen
10-26-2018, 11:35 PM
That article above, I didn't read it all, but, just makes me wonder why he even bothered to watch the movie.

YEARS ago, maybe 04 or so, I once made a point to someone who was complaining about women in horror films being killed, etc. I mentioned, why is it OK for men to be killed, but not the women? I never received a good answer to that one. Just, in her mind, men were disposable, and the women weren't.

Speaking of political climate, a week or so ago I watched a few minutes of the Eli Roth horror documentary. Then I heard some guy mention Night of the Living Dead being a good example of, "Social Justice" or some shit. After I heard that, I'd heard enough, and watched something else.

Killer Meteor
10-28-2018, 07:35 PM
As a Guardian reading leftie...yeah, it's an exploitation film. You have to accept it on those terms.