Evil Dead (DVD)

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Description

Low-budget horror about a group of American teenagers on holiday in a remote cabin in the Tennessee mountains. They discover an old book which, once they have read it, summons up all kinds of horrors: the trees come alive and so do the dead, who take over the bodies of the living...

Product Details

Barcode
5035822915237
Department
Movies & TV
Released
5 May 2014
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Horror
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Runtime
79 min
Age Restriction
18
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Evil Dead
Release Year
1979
Running Time
85 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Book of the Dead
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Black Comedy / Cult Film / Demonic Possession / Disturbing / Essential Cinema / Horror Classic / Monsters / Recommended / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Director Sam Raimi's first film has achieved legendary status since its 1982 release, and for good reason. Though perhaps not as widely seen as its two sequels, EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE EVIL DEAD is arguably the best of the three. It is the story of five college-age friends who travel to a cabin in rural Tennessee where the stumble upon the Book of the Dead, an ancient tome bound in human flesh and inked in blood. After unwittingly awakening the unspeakable terror told of in the book, each of the friends is transformed into the evil dead, one by one, except for Ash (Bruce Campbell). So, Ash is left with no other way to survive than to dismember the living corpses of his sister, girlfriend, and two of his friends. Shot on a shoestring budget, the film boasts some impressive camera work and extremely over-the-top gore effects as well as a sense of humor much more subtle than the tongue-in-cheek aesthetic of the two sequels.
Notes
Theatrical Release: October 15, 1981.

Director Sam Raimi's first feature film.

Joel Coen served as assistant editor.
Cast & Crew
Director
Sam Raimi
Star
Betsy Baker / Bruce Campbell / Hal Delrich / Ellen Sandweiss / Theresa Tilly
Screenwriter
Sam Raimi
Producer
Rob Tapert
Director of Photography
Tim Philo
Movie Critics
Premiere
"Sam Raimi's masterpiece that's still as shocking and entertaining today as it was in 1981."
(31 Aug 2010, )
Sight and Sound
"...[A] tongue-in-cheek cult favourite..."
Ben Walters (1 May 2002, p.59)
Variety
"...Raimi maintains suspense and a nightmarish mood..."
Lor. (9 Feb 1983, )