Army of Darkness Bootleg Edition is on the shelves

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  1. Will Donahue

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    I know there's been some confusion as to what was on this disc but I was able to see for myself yesterday when I saw about 20 of them sitting on the store shelf (I won't say which store - just that it's one of the major chains here in Minnesota). From the looks of things it's just a repackage of the Director's Cut. The artwork looks like a brown paper sack, with the titles and even the Anchor Bay logo looking hand-drawn. It has all the goodies as the old edition, and the pic and sound are an animorphic transfer and Dolby Surround 2.0. The back cover even has the same message from Bruce Campbell. The price was $14.99. I saw on DVD Review that a 5.1 edition was supposed to come out November 20th for $39.99... does anybody know if that is indeed ANOTHER edition of the movie???
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    Absolutely incorrect, Carl. It includes a commentary track and some deleted scenes/alternate openings to the film, and possibly more that I can't recall offhand.
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    My mistake… It does indeed feature a commentary. But that's it, isn't it?
     
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    No, there's more. I don't have the disc in front of me, but there are also four deleted scenes (w/ optional commentary), storyboards (screen comparison), and conceptual art.
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    It features 4 deleted scenes that are not in the director's cut with commentary
     
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    What the F***!! I just bought this dvd the other day, but the one I have has an anamorphic transfer, 5.1 DD, a full frame(AACK!) transfer, original ending, theatrical trailer, a documentary called "The Men Behind the Army" narrarated by Bruce Campbell, and talent bios, but that's it, no commentary!
    Exactly how many versions of this film are their on dvd!?!
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    My mistake, folks. I was confusing it with AB's Halloween DVD, whose second disc includes only the extended version of the film and nothing else. Sorry for the confusion.
    John, not including this new "bootleg" version, there have been four DVDs released.
    1. Universal's original version. Contains the theatrical cut only.
    2. Anchor Bay's regular version. Contains the theatrical cut only This is the one you have.
    3. Anchor Bay's limited edition. A two-disc set. Disc one is the exact same disc that you already have. Disc two contains the director's cut with commentary.
    4. Anchor Bay's limited edition director's cut. Disc two of the previous LE, released by itself. From what I hear, the "bootleg" version is just this disc in a new box.
     
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    John, you have Anchor Bay's theaterical version. Doesn't have Sam Raimi's original cut of the film, but the picture and sound are much better than the director's (and most likely bootleg) cut disc.
     
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    I can confirm that the "Official Bootleg" version has exactly the same content as the 2nd disc of the 2 disc edition and the Limited Edition Director's Cut.
    Disc art is a laugh.. [​IMG] Looks like a pencilled in DVD-R but instead of saying recordable, it says UnRecordable and "Not really recordable". A godsend for those who didn't want to pay a fortune for the limited edition on eBay or summat.
     

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