Just in time for the debut of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD on Starz this Halloween, the folks over at Shout! Factory have issued the ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition Blu-ray – a 3-disc set that includes all the different cuts of the 1992 cult classic. While all of the films in The EVIL DEAD Trilogy have been reissued numerous times over the years, this looks to be the most complete treatment that ARMY OF DARKNESS has ever received – thus earning it a spot in my annual 31 Days of Halloween.
“Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient “Necronomicon” – the Book of the Dead – unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in director Sam Raimi’s (Darkman, Drag Me to Hell) outrageously hilarious third chapter in his Evil Dead Trilogy.
Back to do battle with the hideous “Deadites,” Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart’s housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him – and his ’73 Oldsmobile – into England’s Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz, The Amazing Spider-Man) and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?”