Army of Darkness AGAIN?!?!?

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  1. Adam_WM

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    Aw, come on. This is too much.

    FROM DVDFILE:

    Announced for a March 4th debut is yet another edition of Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness (aka Evil Dead III), the two-disc "Broomstick Edition." Full details have not yet been released, other than that the set will include both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film (both previously available) and collectible packaging. Stay tuned.


    We'll have to see whether or not this warrants a re-purchase (for the third time).
     
  2. Jon Robertson

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    I think perhaps it might be a "Boomstick Edition". Just an educated guess, mind. :wink:
     
  3. Geoff_D

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    Methinks AB are gonna include the dts (es?) track that was on the UK AOD set. Another educated guess. [​IMG]
     
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    Talk about beating a dead horse, or is that a deadite horse?
     
  5. Mark Palermo

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    Since I didn't purchase the first limited 2-disc edition, I'm quite happy about this news.
     
  6. Mathias Klemme

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    So, is this coming from Anchor Bay, or is it the Special Edition MGM has been working on for quite a while?

    -Mathias
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

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    Universal owns the film in the US. MGM has never had anything to do with it

    I also believe that Universal is quite glad to have AB funnelling them royalties on it so they don't have to be bothered.
     
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  9. Jon Robertson

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    Well, Universal is leasing plenty out to Criterion at the moment - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Trouble in Paradise and both versions of The Killers in the immediate future. They're also concentrating on their back catalogue (at long last), and are really going to town on a few of their cult items.

    I'd have thought that the special editions of Silent Running and Cat People would never have seen the light of day unless Anchor Bay licensed them out, but there they are (well, the former anyway) on my shelf.
     
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    so these films were never available in any format for tons of years.
    now it seems there are more versions of the the EVIL DEAD trilogy on dvd then any other movie.
     
  11. Dwayne

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    Here's are the Evil Dead components of my library:

    Evil Dead (Elite Collector's Edition)
    Evil Dead (Book Of The Dead)
    Evil Dead 2 (SE)
    Army Of Darkness (Limited 2-disc)

    I think I'm all Evil-ed out. There would have to be a substancial improvement in content and not just some fancy packaging for me to even consider.

    Of course, AB knows that there are lots out there who would buy just for repackaging alone and that's why we keep seeing this.

    Personally, it's an excellent oppurtunity for those who have yet to own any incarnation of AOD on DVD.

    I betcha AB knew what they were doing all along:

    Two Disc Limited
    Reg Cut
    Bootleg Director's Cut (?)
    Boomstick Edition

    I wonder how many people out there who didn't own the limited set, picked up both the reg and director's cut seperately to own essentially the same thing. I also wonder how many would have done so if they've known about the Boomstick Edition.
     
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  13. Mathias Klemme

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    >Universal owns the film in the US. MGM has never had anything to do with it<

    Not "quite" right. MGM has aquired the international rights to AOD (though at the time, I´m not sure whether that includes the US). MGM has been working on the Director's Cut (from FILM elements, finally!) and will be releasing AOD in Germany and other European territories some time in 2003.
     
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    Unless they add some shockingly new features, I will be content with my original 2 disc LE. I think it will probably just package the current bootleg and theatrical cuts togehter in one package though. It should be a good set for those who have yet to buy AOD or only own the director's or theatrical cut. AB is really milking the AOD cow.

    J
     
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  17. Rob Gardiner

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    Hi everybody,

    Is it just me or is the picture quality on the currently available Director's Cut pretty horrible? I have the single-disc director's cut from Anchor Bay in the gold keepcase. I don't know the technical term for this particular flaw but maybe it is over-compressed??

    If this new SE is restored and represents a substantial improvement then I will be absolutely thrilled.
     
  18. Rob Lutter

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    Being the Evil Dead-whore that I am... if this baby comes with special packaging (or more extra features), I just can't see myself holding back. [​IMG]
     
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    Chuck... got it [​IMG]
     

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