Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead to Get New 4K Release
Experience this cult classic like never before.
By Jay Gervais
Lionsgate is finally bringing Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead in a new 4K Blu-ray release, which is the first time the film has been available in this format. Below is the press release and cover of the item.
Celebrate the original beginning of the cult classic series when The Evil Dead arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) October 9 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi, and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that made him a cult icon, this film follows five college friends who accidentally release a legion of demons and spirits.
Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, as well as Dolby Vision™ HDR, to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, The Evil Dead 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.
Disappointing is the fact the special features seem to be pretty bare bones at this time, especially since other releases of this film have been jammed full of them, but this may satisfy those just looking for the quality upgrade of the film itself without any other goodies. The included audio commentary was already released in previous sets, which was recorded back in 2009.
The new 4K Blu-ray release from Lionsgate will retail for just $22.99 and will arrive later this year on October 9th in stores. However, we found a better deal for you. Right now, if you pre-order from DiabolikDVD, you can get the new 4K Blu-ray for the special price of $16.99 plus the cost of shipping. If you’re interesting in picking this item up from them, head on over to their order page.