The 1981 Sam Raimi film “The Evil Dead” starring Bruce Campbell is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 9th via Lionsgate. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video presented in both the 16×9 aspect ratio (1.85:1) and the original 4×3 aspect ratio (1.33:1) in both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range. The audio set to be included on the release is sadly just Dolby TrueHD 5.1 – the exact as offered up on the previous Blu-ray. A bit of a step in the wrong direction there, it would seem.
UPDATE: The release is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Best Buy.
Bonus materials set to be included on the release appear to be identical to the previous Blu-ray release, in fact this will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. In the meantime, you can check out our Blu-ray Screenshots from the original release, in both aspect ratios, and including DVD comparisons. Further info about the upcoming 4K release can be found below, after the break, from the official announcement.
Available for the First Time on
4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack
Including Dolby Vision™
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
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, 16×9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation
4K Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
*Artwork not official, will be updated soon