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Army of Darkness marches onto 4K in September

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The 1992 film “Army of Darkness” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 27th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory).  The film, directed and co-written by Sam Raimi, starred Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, Bridget Fonda, and Richard Grove.  The release will come in the form of a 4-disc “combo pack” with several Blu-ray Discs of the film included along with extras.  There will be a standard 4K UHD Bluray (pictured above) and then also a limited-edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below).

The tech specs for the 4K releases include a 2160p video presentation in various aspect ratios and presumably with HDR10 (at least) and Dolby Atmos and the original 5.1 and 2.0 stereo lossless mixes. However, it has yet to be confirmed by Shout! Factory.  So, stay tuned for an update on that and regarding other details.

You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and also directly [with bonuses] directly via the ShoutFactory.com store.  According to Shout! Factory, the extras [bonus materials] are “currently in progress” and will be announced at a later point.  So, as mentioned, stay tuned for an update regarding these 4K releases of the film.

John Carpenter’s Escape from L.A. on 4K in February

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The 1996 John Carpenter film Escape from L.A. starring Kurt Russell is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 22nd, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, sequel to “Escape from New York” (1981), co-starred Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Cliff Robertson, A.J. Langer, and Bruce Campbell.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Sadly, it appears that the only extra set to be included with the release is the original theatrical trailer — according to the press release.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this 4K release of the film.

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“Evil Dead 2” starring Bruce Campbell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in December

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The 1987 Sam Raimi directed film Evil Dead 2 starring Bruce Campbell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 11th via Lionsgate. The film co-starred Sarah BerryDan HicksKassie Wesley DePaivaDenise BixlerRichard DomeierJohn Peakes, and Ted Raimi. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. UPDATE: This 4K release is now available to pre-order over at Amazon.

Bonus materials set to be included on this releases are listed below, which includes a NEW featurette exclusively on the 4K disc.

4K ULTRA HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW “Bloody and Groovy, Baby!” – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
  • “Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
  • “Cabin Fever – A ‘Fly on the Wall’ Look Behind-the-Scenes of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
  • “Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood” Featurette
  • Evil Dead 2: Behind-the-Screams” Featurette
  • “The Gore The Merrier” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries

Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement for this release.

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Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead” with Bruce Campbell on 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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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 Amazon and 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.

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RUMOR: “Evil Dead II” is headed to 4K UHD Blu-ray in late October

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UPDATE: It now also appears that either the original 1981 film or the 2013 film (Evil Dead) will also be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in October as well. It’s a bit confusing at this point, and still a rumor.

According to an early alert to UK retailer Zavvi, a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook is going to be released of the 1987 Sam Raimi directed film “Evil Dead II” on October 29th in the UK via StudioCanal. It’s likely we will see this 4K UHD Blu-ray release come stateside around that time, probably right before Halloween. My guess would be we will see it released by Lionsgate in the United States on either October 23rd or October 30th, as they both fall on Tuesdays and are right before Halloween. As with all “rumors” take this with a grain of salt so-to-speak until we see official confirmation. Stay tuned for further updates. This news was originally reported by Bloody Disgusting.

“Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3” Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook at Best Buy in August

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Retailer Best Buy has scored an Exclusive with “Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3” on Blu-ray Disc in a Steelbook (pictured above) that will be available on August 21st via Lionsgate. That Steelbook is available now for pre-order over at Best Buy. This, the final season of the show featuring Bruce Campbell, will also be available in a normal Blu-ray Disc release, which you can also find for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Tech specs on the release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound. Bonus materials include:

  • Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Rob Tapert on every episode
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