The 2013 version of “Evil Dead“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 27th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, produced by Sam Raimi, directed & co-written by Fede Alvarez, starred Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Elizabeth Blackmore.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with presumably HDR10 (at least) form of high dynamic range and perhaps Dolby Atmos sound as well as the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless mix found on the previous release(s). The release will not include a Blu-ray and only the 4K UHD Blu-ray format disc. This will however include both the theatrical (91 min) and UNRATED edition (97 min) on the same 4K disc and they’re both obviously in 4K.
You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, you can order the 4K directly via the ShoutFactory.com store and get a bonus poster [while supplies last]. The bonus materials for this release are said to be “currently in progress” so, stay tuned for an update on that later along with the final tech specs.
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.
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.
Retailer Best Buy has scored an Exclusive with “Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3” on Blu-rayDisc 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