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The Evil Dead

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    73
    from 2 reviewers
  • The Evil Dead
    1981
    85 min
    NC-17
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Sam Raimi

    Actors: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

    Plot: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

    Disc Release Date: 9 October 2018

    • Video
      73
    • Audio
      75
    • Extra
      38
    • Movie
      78

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • The Evil Dead is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 1.33:1. With an understanding of the lo-fi 16mm roots of the production, and a further contextualizing of what...

    • Audio
      90
    • Marty gave a great rundown of the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track in his The Evil Dead Blu-ray review....

    • Extra
      10
    • The 4K UHD disc ports over the sole supplement from the 1080p Blu-ray, namely the Commentary detailed by Marty in his originalThe Evil Dead Blu-ray review. Since this set does not have the secondary DVD...

    • Movie
      100
    • On the recently reviewed release of Schlock, a film which is perhaps a lesser known John Landis outing (his first big screen effort, in fact), there's a really fascinating analysis by the typically ebullient...

    • Total
      90
    • Whether or not Kim Newman's statement that The Evil Dead marked the end of the line for "homemade horror films" is actually accurate I'll leave to other, wiser, sorts, but there's no doubt that this film...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Ashley Joanna Williams battles the forces of evil equipped with a shocking, eye-gouging, appallingly excellent HEVC H.265 encode that unexpectedly improves what producers did for the 2010 Blu-ray release....

    • Audio
      80
    • The deadites ruin a perfectly good time with the same 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack enjoyed on the previous Blu-ray release, which is not a bad thing because the spooks and scares are in full blast on this...

    • Extra
      10
    • Failing to make this UHD version the worthy upgrade die-hard fans and collectors have become accustomed to over the years, Lionsgate ports over the same Audio Commentary heard on the 2010 Blu-ray edition,...

    • Movie
      80
    • The best way to describe The Evil Dead and the entire series which followed (The Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness) is as a hysterical and ferocious funhouse of the macabre and the gorily grotesque. Equal...

    • Total
      70
    • The Evil Dead is Sam Raimi's feature film debut about a small group of college friends wanting to spend a quiet weekend in an isolated cabin. Instead, they inadvertently awaken a faction of malevolent...