Scream Factory is going to unleash a 3-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Army of Darkness (1992) packed with bonus features. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell‘s lovechild horror franchise, The Evil Dead, is a favorite of many and I am happy to hear that Scream Factory has taken the time to bring such a favorite the love it deserves. The extras are enormous and fully detailed below from the press release, but highlights include four versions of the film (full 1080 HD) and new interviews with Bruce Campbell. Look for the Army of Darkness Collector’s Edition Blu-ray October 27, 2015.
Press Release: Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient "Necronomicon" - the Book of the Dead - unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in this outrageously hilarious third chapter of Evil Dead Trilogy from legendary director Sam Raimi (Darkman, Drag Me to Hell) and producer Robert Tapert (Ash vs. Evil Dead). On October 27, 2015, SCREAM FACOTRY(TM) is proud to present ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition, featuring the Theatrical Cut of the film, the Director’s Cut (with 15 minutes of extra footage), the International Cut and the TV version (in standard definition). This definitive collector’s edition of ARMY OF DARKNESS is jam-packed with a wealth of bonus content, including new interviews with star and co-producer Bruce Campbell and the cast, special make-up effect artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, and Greg Nicotero, audio commentary, alternate and deleted scenes and much more - all collected in a special 3-Disc Blu-ray set!
A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors, pop culture enthusiasts and fans of Bruce Campbell to complete their entertainment library, ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.
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Final details on ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray set as follows:
DISC ONE (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 Opening With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
Home Video Promo
DISC TWO (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 THREE (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)
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 movie synopsis
Back to do battle with the hideous "Deadites," Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart’s housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him - and his ‘73 Oldsmobile - into England’s Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz, The Amazing Spider-Man) and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?
DINO De LAURENTIIS COMMUNICATIONS presents A RENAISSANCE PICTURES Production BRUCE CAMPBELL "ARMY OF DARKNESS"
EMBETH DAVIDTZ "March of the Dead" Theme by DANNY ELFMAN Music by JOSEPH LODUCA Edited by BOB MURAWSKI
Production Design by TONY TREMBLAY Director of Photography BILL POPE Co-Producer BRUCE CAMBELL
Written by SAM RAIMI & IVAN RAIMI Produced by ROBERT TAPERT Directed by SAM RAIMI
A UNIVERSAL PICTURE
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Directed by Sam Raimi
Official Synopsis: Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness.
Cast: Bill Moseley, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Ian Abercrombie, Sam Raimi, Bridget Hoffman, Patricia Tallman, Billy Bryan, Josh Becker,…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy