Army of DarknessDirector: Sam Raimi
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An army of the dead come calling, and the square jawed, chainsaw-toting hero Ash is ready for them in director Sam Raimi's outrageous sequel to Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, Army of Darkness. Before there were six hundred separate editions of this film on DVD by Anchor Bay, there was Universal's release, which includes a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. This is a mildly pleasing image that sometimes sports more grain and dirt than a viewer would like. While the black levels and color schemes are all generally spot-on, this original release tends to incorporate a lot of edge enhancement into the picture which makes for a rocky viewing. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital Surround in French and English. Unfortunately, this is not a very surround sound-friendly soundtrack; most of the dialogue, music, and effects come only from the center and front speakers while the rear speakers are left without much of a workout. Also included on this disc are English and Spanish subtitles. Unlike the new Anchor Bay versions of this film, Universal's Army of Darkness DVD includes only a few meager extra features, including a funny theatrical trailer, some production notes on the making of the film, and a few cast and crew bios and film highlights.
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- Universal Studios
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Bruce Campbell||Ash (Ashley J. Williams)|
|Embeth Davidtz||Sheila/Evil Sheila|
|Richard Grove||Duke Henry|
|Michael Earl Reid||Gold Tooth|
|Timothy Patrick Quill||Blacksmith|
|Patricia Tallman||Possessed Witch|
|Theodore Raimi||Cowardly Warrior|
|Deke Anderson||1st Tiny Ash|
|Bill Moseley||Deadite Captain|
|Andy Bale||1st Lieutenant|
|Josh Becker||Fake Shemp|
|Don Campbell||Fake Shemp|
|William Lustig||Fake Shemp|
|David O'Malley||Fake Shemp|
|Ivan Raimi||Fake Shemp|
|Bernard Rose||Fake Shemp|
|Ron Zwang||Fake Shemp|
|Joseph Lo Duca||Score Composer|
|Danny Elfman||Score Composer|
|Ida Gearon||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|William Mesa||Special Effects|
|Michele Poulik||Set Decoration/Design|
|Tony Tremblay||Production Designer|
0. Chapter List
1. It Wasn't Always Like This...(Main Titles) [8:40]
2. The Pit [6:49]
3. The Promised One (and His Boomstick) [3:53]
4. An Evil Book [9:09]
5. Ash Goes to Pieces [3:22]
6. Split Personalities [7:05]
7. Three Little Words [7:31]
8. The Snatching of Shiela [7:23]
9. The March of the Dead [1:57]
10. Death to the Mortals! [4:59]
11. Say Hello to the 21st Century! [3:03]
12. Battle of the Alter Egos [4:16]
13. Dead Again [1:50]
14. A New Kingdom [2:43]
15. The Hero from Housewares [2:09]
16. Hail to the King (End Titles) [5:56]
Cast & Filmmakers
Bruce Campbell as Ash
Embeth Davidtz as Sheila
Directed By Sam Raimi
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THE NEXT ONE OF YOU PRIMATES, EVEN TOUCHES ME....Bruce and Sam together have to be the funniest filmmakers. This movie is such a classic, no matter how many times I've see it, I can still watch it over and over again!
This is just a brilliant movie!!! Bruce Campbell is a brilliant actor and he shows it in this film!!! Im not begging you i am telling you, go buy this movie on dvd (and if not on DVD then on VHS) BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!
Army of darkness is a movie u can find under cult. It is a funny/ scary movie. The funniest thing is the skeletons with them playing flutes. Great movie i recomend this film
An absolutely brilliant film! I am a freshman in high-school and my friend and I made a deal that we should each see three classic movies. One of them on my list was 'Bruce Campbell vs Army of Darkness' and I was literally amazed! So idiotic and stupid, an absolute work of pure genius! Go see it, and you'll know exactly what I mean. This is the hilarious embodiment of the 80's in one classic film! At times I was laughing so hard I was nearly crying. When watching this movie, you can tell the people who made it were trying to be very serious, but then after the first ten... no, five minutes said 'Screw it'. You'll love it.
You need this for the simple fact that Raimi and Campbell do a commentary that is awesome. Death to the Deadites!
This movie was and always will be the ultimate in goodness. 'Nuff Said.
the movie was very good , it has alot of laughs but not that much horror like the evil dead , thats what pulled me off .
This version of The Army of Darkness is extended with never seen before footage. Great features and excellent audio commentary by Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. A must buy for all Evil Dead fans. One negative comment - some scenes are of poor quality because it's new extended version had to be dug out of who-knows-where; also, the ending for this is the post ''dooms day'' ending, and the S-Mart ''Hail to the King Baby'' ending is not included. Over all - Get all the copies! Why not! It's well worth the buy!
I loved this movie. This movie is my second faviorite movie out there. If you havnt see this movie it is a must see! Rated: R
Funny, Action packed, horror movie ledgend all of these words and more discribe Army of Darkness. The third installment in the evil dead series this one takes the cake as the best.
The other version is better than this one. The director's cut ending is no ending at all. There is a reason why this was not the one released at first. Even the director's commentary on the other CD says this one sucks. ''You're goody little two shoes'' Get the other version, leave this one in the warehouse.
IT IS JUST A REALLY GOOD MOVIE!!! A must-buy for every movie-collector (or just anyone that has a DVD player and if not on DVD then VHS) Its just great
Not as good as Evil Dead 1 but Bruce is cool as hell. I liked the special fx.