In the beginning, there was Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981). The cult classic begat Evil Dead II (1987), followed by Army of Darkness (1992). This Evil Dead trilogy starred Bruce Campbell, a God among B-movie lovers and an icon of cult cinema. While Raimi went on to direct the first Spider-Man trilogy and films like The Quick and the Dead, The Gift (2000), and Drag Me to Hell among others, his legacy will forever be associated with the low-budget horror-comedy trilogy. And that’s a great thing!
Thirty-four years later, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have joined horror-comedy forces once again to bring us the gory and hilarious series, Ash vs. Evil Dead. Luckily for fans of the original trilogy the series is on Starz so you get all the blood, guts, gore, and insanity you could ask for without the pesky FCC getting in the way. And boy, are you in for a fun and entertaining treat!
After vanquishing the Evil Dead, Ash has moved on with his life as a trailer-dwelling, lady-loving, stock boy. But when he accidentally opens and reads from the Necronomicon and unleashes the Deadites once again on society, he’s called into service once more as the savior of humanity. With his trusty chainsaw affixed to his left right arm, Ash and his crew do whatever they can to stop the evil from infesting the world. This means plenty of blood will be spilled and heads will explode along the way. Will they stop the Deadites before it’s too late?
Over-the-top, excessively violent, and dripping with blood, the first season of Ash vs. Evil Dead is a high-energy series that keeps the gore flying episode after episode. And with the original Evil Dead creative team at the helm, the series retains the sensibilities and tone that made the trilogy so great.
The Blu-ray includes the following special features:
Inside the World of Ash
Spoiler Alert! A look behind-the-scenes of every episode of the season with insights from Executive Producer/Showrunner Craig DiGregorio.
How to Kill a Deadite
An interview with Bruce Campbell and fans about the myriad ways to kill Deadites. Hint: They’re all very gory!
Best of Ash
A trailer for the series.
Along with Audio Commentary on all 10 first season episodes, Ash vs. Evil Dead is a non-stop horror-comedy fest from pilot to season finale. I highly recommend it!
Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete First Season is available NOW on DVD and Blu-ray!
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