The Evil Dead [SteelBook] [Blu-ray] [1981]

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  • Release Date: 05/20/2014
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (350 out of 353)

Synopsis


The Evil Dead

Cast & Crew


  • Bruce Campbell
    Bruce Campbell - Ashley J. "Ash" Williams
  • Ellen Sandweiss
    Ellen Sandweiss - Cheryl
  • Betsy Baker
    Betsy Baker - Linda
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    Hal Delrich - Scott
  • Sarah York
    Sarah York - Shelly



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4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What A Movie

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    majario
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    Plot/Summary,The nominal plot involves five vacationing college kids -- Ash (Bruce Campbell), his girlfriend Linda (Betsy Baker), and their classmates Cheryl (Ellen Sandweiss), Scott (Hal Delrich) and Shelly (Sarah York) -- making an unplanned stopover in an abandoned mountain cabin surrounded by impenetrable woods. Before settling in for the night, they come across an ancient-looking occult tome filled with dense hieroglyphics and macabre illustrations, a dagger fashioned from human bones, and a reel-to-reel tape recorder. The taped message, dictated by a professor of archaeology, describes the contents of the Sumerian "Book of the Dead," filled with incantations used to bring otherworldly demons to life, giving them license to possess the living. My Review It has been called many things great,awesome,best horror,best zombie film, original. And all i have to say is that is a classic that both horror fans and non fans should indeed watch. This is a horror film classic and boy am i glad i saw it. This film starts off as any horror film would, in a place where none of the characters of heard about but claim to have found out from a friend,and unleash evil. This is actually not one of my favorite horror films of all time. I put this at number four . This movie stars Bruce Campbell who plays Ash who gives the best performance out of the whole cast but my second favorite actor in this film is Hal Derich as Scott. This movie is so bloody and brutal and great and the atmosphere of this is also pretty amazing. This film is all out fun and a really great horror film but i have one small problem the ending. You get this ending where it's in first person and I'm guessing something's running to Ash and he screams but you don't know what happens it just ends like that,but hey they might explain in the evil dead 2 and despite my one problem i still give it a 5 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JOIN US!

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    joe1979

    For such a cult classic to be made with such a little budget and done so well i am in awe of this movie! Until Dawn of the Dead remake came out this was my favorite movie of all time. The first Evil Dead is so scary and there is some cheese in some parts which hey, it can be overlooked. Also a few mess ups that is easily over looked depending on how you look at it! (if you are a true fan of this movie, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell you know what I'm talking about) But to be made by college students is extraordinary. This is one of the best iconic films of all time horror or any genre. Shocking, funny in parts, scary as anything i've ever seen, this is one movie that never gets old. So much better than the other 2 flicks in the trilogy. Word is once Sam Raimi finishes with the Spiderman movies he may make a part 4 or possibly a remake, unfortunately these at the moment, are just rumors. If you are a fan of horror movies this is one that not only needs to be watched but one that needs to be in the collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Evil Dead Rules!

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    Juggalo4Life
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    Shot on a 350,000 budget with a 16mm camera Evil Dead is one of the Best horror cult classics ever! The film stars horror icon Bruce Campbell and Ash Willams a regular guy who heads to a remote cabin with some friends and girlfriend they soon discover the necronomican book of the dead and learning that a professor had come to the cabin to study the book. But when Ash and his friends find the professors tape recorder and play his memoirs all evil breaks loose as they unleash an outbreak of demonic terror which soon possess his friends and girl leaving Ash to fight off all the evil and banish the cruse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    ZombiesEverywhere
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    Tons of people consider Evil Dead 2 to be the best in the series but I've always been partial to this one. I'm always skeptical when buying older horror movies on BluRay. I was pleased to find that although they cleaned it up so the image isn't distorted or jumping all over the place (something that a lot of the early DVD's had, and is especially noticeable on a 1080p TV) but it's still gritty. So, there you go. If you're buying the movie, you've probably already seen this schlock gem and they did right by it in the BluRay transfer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    In a weird place.

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    BenSkywalker
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    The movie doesn't really work as a horror movie any more. I don't know if that is the effect of where they later took the series or just the age of the film showing. So if you haven't seen Evil Dead before and are looking for a great horror film I would suggest the remake. But there are still effective horror moments in the film, and it is always nice to go back for a bit of nostalgia. If you watched the new series on Starz and wanted to see where it all began this is a good version of the film to do that with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long time fan...loving the bluray!

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    TMAN
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    I am a huge fan of the Evil Dead films and of Bruce Campbell, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to finally add this to my Blu-ray collection. The special effects here are just amazing and so far ahead of their time. Campbell rocks as Ash and was the perfect choice to make this all the more enjoyable. Blu-ray presentation made this worth the double dip for me. Stay away from the remake though...yuck!! However, do check out the new series if you can...Ash vs. the Evil Dead. Great fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Horror Film Ever

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    NicknamewNoSpaces
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    I saw this Evil Dead before watching the remake, and I must say I like this one more. The remake is still good, but I think the demons in this one are creepier. The demons in this one act more like psychos then demons, with their messed up makeup and their dialogue. This movie is one of the best horror films ever and is pretty freaky. This is what a true horror film is, no cheap scares no unneeded nudity, just pure creepy. This is a must buy for any horror movie fan out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's Not to Love?

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    RyGuy83
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    First off, if you haven't seen the original Evil Dead then you have to stop what you're doing and go watch it. The movie was made on such a limited budget, but the cheesy and "cheap" look is one of the things that makes this movie so good. The other (and main) reason why this movie is so good is because Bruce Campbell is in it! I'm also a fan of steel cases and this one does not disappoint. It has a smooth and brushed finish and is a great addition to any horror movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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