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Evil Dead (2013)

post #1 of 48
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Pre-order is up! Day one for me smile.gif

I will add details when they're available... I see no mention of an unrated or director's cut but we'll see. I'll be happy with the theatrical version anyway.


"Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads to danger and horror."






Evil Dead 2013
Edited by Morpheo - 5/27/13 at 8:36am
post #2 of 48
I didn't get a chance to see this in theater. How did it stack up against the original or even ED2?
post #3 of 48
it was terrible. Even on a technical/craft level the 2012 movie is inferior to the 1982 movie.
The second worst thing Bruce Campbell ever appeared in.
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Even on a technical/craft level the 2012 movie is inferior to the 1982 movie.

Oh come now.
post #5 of 48
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it was terrible. Even on a technical/craft level the 2012 movie is inferior to the 1982 movie.

As the great Lebowski would say, that's just, like, your opinion man...
post #6 of 48
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I didn't get a chance to see this in theater. How did it stack up against the original or even ED2?

I was never a hardcore fan of the original, and I certainly didn't want it to be another horror comedy which is a genre I can't stand, and to say the least, it wasn't. I loved it. The after-credits scene though, yes there's one, was unnecessary and kinda silly. But I won't spoil it and it doesn't ruin the movie at all wink.gif Once it starts it never let go, the acting was fine, production value is lightyears better than the original. There is/was a rumor that the home video would include an unrated cut, but from what I've read, they just had to remove a mere few seconds to secure the R...so like I said, no biggie if we "only" get the theatrical cut, imo. I guess we can also expect a more than solid release from Sony.
post #7 of 48
Preorder is $32. Wow that seems really high.
post #8 of 48
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Preorder is $32. Wow that seems really high.

I just got an email today from Amazon advertising their pre-order for $25.19.
post #9 of 48
Thanks. That's more like it. It was $32 when I checked this morning.
Edited by drhill - 5/28/13 at 12:19pm
post #10 of 48
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An excellent, very immersive audio mix and a great, perfectly detailed video presentation, in other words another standout release from Sony. Any fan of the genre should own this film! smile.gif This is easily one of my favorite films this year - not to mention strong performances from the cast, specially Jane Levy (who also stays cute even when she's possessed wink.gif )

Now, a little rant...
About review sites and their so-called "screenshots"... what a sad joke this is! I won't mention any by name, but I don't understand why they include "screenshots" of a particular release, while in fact they just copy and paste existing publicity stills of the film. mad.gif This is simply stupid, and actually a slap in the reader's face. It would be more honest to put 3 or 4 stills regardless of their aspect ratio, and NOT pretend they come from the reviewed film!! I'm grateful we have a dedicated thread for screenshots, and I want to say a big thank you to the members who contribute continuously. If I want to look at screenshots, that's where I'll look first.
post #11 of 48
Picked-up the Steelbook version from Target. A little disappointmented they didn't release an Unrated Version. Looking forward to watching this over the weekend
post #12 of 48
Unbelievable audio on this one. This might be the single most immersive phenomenal mix ive heard on a horror movie.
Fantastic video also.
post #13 of 48
Yeah, just saw this, much better than I thought. Pretty much a stand alone movie with a nod to the original. Thought it was pretty creepy with not much humor. The audio is ridiculous in this one. Surrounds some of the best.
post #14 of 48
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Unbelievable audio on this one. This might be the single most immersive phenomenal mix ive heard on a horror movie.
Fantastic video also.

This. Just a fantastic presentation.
post #15 of 48
Pretty darned good rehash. Definitely a great test to see how well red is displayed from your projector!

I agree that the soundfield on this one was fantastic.

And I'll never think of Jan Levy as the cute little teenager on "Subargatory" again!
post #16 of 48
Count me as among the apparent minority that wasn't very impressed with this remake/reboot. I'm kind of quoting my own comments from the official BR review thread elseware.....

The sheer off-kilter tone of especially the original with it's low budget stop motion effects along with Raimi's direction and Campbell's performance is what made that movie so unique. Very little of that is evident in this remake aside from some Raimi-esque direction and camera work. There's almost none of the really bizarre scenes like the original as exhibited in the various (often crudely) animated bits like the corpse dancing headless in the moonlight or monstrous creatures literally bleeding clay-like gore in the finale.

It's more or less just slasher porn. After a while, the relentless violence becomes numbing and there's no real (dark) humor to provide the kind of welcome counterpoint that the two originals had. I will say one sequence that ends with a hypodermic needle removal is pretty unsettling.

Although there are a few nods to Raimi's style in this one (the demonic POV zooming through the woods for example), the overall style had more in common with numerous interchangeable horror flicks from the past decade or so. I will mention that the post credits cameo made me wanna throw my tv into the pool.

But yeah, the A/V quality on this release is pretty impressive.
post #17 of 48
It was violent for the sake of being violent. Graphic instead of scary. I hated it so much I wanted to leave but my pals wanted to sit it out.

For me Evil Dead 2 is king. It's so completely entertaining that it cannot be topped. Army of Darkness is fun, but a bit wonky.

By the way, recreating Evil Dead super fast camera swooshes is going to be rather easy with new equipment coming out this year.

https://vimeo.com/68577223
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I hated it so much I wanted to leave but my pals wanted to sit it out.

You just described Anchorman and The Conjouring for me. Although with The Conjouring the audience kept it funny, unlike Anchorman (torrential downpours kept me at that movie).
post #19 of 48
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Count me as among the apparent minority that wasn't very impressed with this remake/reboot. I'm kind of quoting my own comments from the official BR review thread elseware.....

The sheer off-kilter tone of especially the original with it's low budget stop motion effects along with Raimi's direction and Campbell's performance is what made that movie so unique. Very little of that is evident in this remake aside from some Raimi-esque direction and camera work. There's almost none of the really bizarre scenes like the original as exhibited in the various (often crudely) animated bits like the corpse dancing headless in the moonlight or monstrous creatures literally bleeding clay-like gore in the finale.

It's more or less just slasher porn. After a while, the relentless violence becomes numbing and there's no real (dark) humor to provide the kind of welcome counterpoint that the two originals had. I will say one sequence that ends with a hypodermic needle removal is pretty unsettling.

Although there are a few nods to Raimi's style in this one (the demonic POV zooming through the woods for example), the overall style had more in common with numerous interchangeable horror flicks from the past decade or so. I will mention that the post credits cameo made me wanna throw my tv into the pool.

But yeah, the A/V quality on this release is pretty impressive.

I blame Eli Roth. His Hostel films and other such movies have ruined the horror genre.
post #20 of 48
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I blame Eli Roth. His Hostel films and other such movies have ruined the horror genre.
Graphic horror with no humor is not a recent development, it has been around for a long time one only needed to look for it.
post #21 of 48
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Graphic horror with no humor is not a recent development, it has been around for a long time one only needed to look for it.

I don't think anyone said "graphic horror with no humor" hasn't been around for decades, but I do take from (and somewhat agree with) LexInVA's comment that Eli Roth is one of the major contributors to graphic horror becoming rote, emotionless torture porn for the sole sake of grossing desensitized viewers out and objectifying victims in mainstream horror films..
post #22 of 48
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I don't think anyone said "graphic horror with no humor" hasn't been around for decades, but I do take from (and somewhat agree with) LexInVA's comment that Eli Roth is one of the major contributors to graphic horror becoming rote, emotionless torture porn for the sole sake of grossing desensitized viewers out and objectifying victims in mainstream horror films..

I was going to say that I thought that "Hostel" was over the top, but then I realized I liked a few of the "Saw" movies.

Still, my favorite scary movies tend to be Haunted House movies.
post #23 of 48
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It was violent for the sake of being violent. Graphic instead of scary.

As I've said often, I really can't stand horror comedies. I like serious, "dark" horror. Evil Dead circa 2013 is a very good millesime imo smile.gif - as for Hostel/Saw/torture porn stuff, I liked the first Saw but after #2 things went downhill, hated Hostel. At least there's a story in Evil Dead... To each his own though, but I just love that film.
post #24 of 48
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As I've said often, I really can't stand horror comedies. I like serious, "dark" horror. Evil Dead circa 2013 is a very good millesime imo smile.gif - as for Hostel/Saw/torture porn stuff, I liked the first Saw but after #2 things went downhill, hated Hostel. At least there's a story in Evil Dead... To each his own though, but I just love that film.
No love for Shaun of the Dead?
post #25 of 48
Please. Shaun of the dead is beyond compare. Great zombie movie, without scares though, and a great comedy.

I dislike hostel and the saw movies but I liked this a lot. I felt you could take it serious or have some laughs if you look for tribute shots from the original. People get ragdolled around in this one too.

It will be interesting if they do try to merge the two movies like the rumors said. The tone would have to go sillier because there is no coming back from army of darkness's tone.
post #26 of 48
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I was going to say that I thought that "Hostel" was over the top, but then I realized I liked a few of the "Saw" movies.

Still, my favorite scary movies tend to be Haunted House movies.
Go see The Conjuring... best ghost story flick I have seen since The Orphanage and best domestic release ghost story flick in years IMO. I enjoyed Hostel 1 & 2 as I felt they both had a compelling story that was both original and gave purpose to the gore. I enjoyed Saw 1-3 but after that the writing just went to crap IMO.

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As I've said often, I really can't stand horror comedies. I like serious, "dark" horror. Evil Dead circa 2013 is a very good millesime imo smile.gif - as for Hostel/Saw/torture porn stuff, I liked the first Saw but after #2 things went downhill, hated Hostel. At least there's a story in Evil Dead... To each his own though, but I just love that film.
Agreed, Evil Dead was great. It had some faults with character development/like-ability but it really makes up for that in the brilliant atmosphere and re-birth of quality practical effects. I really hope we get a sequel that dives into more ominous depts of the book... origins, witches, demons, etc. We've had the gore in the remake now give us the the depth of the dark story and history.
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No love for Shaun of the Dead?
I probably enjoyed Zombieland better but Shaun was pretty solid. Still need to check out Juan of the Dead.
post #27 of 48
Ugh... The Conjouring. The only good thing about that was the audiences jokes. After the first 5 minutes it took a nice did off the ugly tree.
post #28 of 48
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Ugh... The Conjouring. The only good thing about that was the audiences jokes. After the first 5 minutes it took a nice did off the ugly tree.
Over 80% on both imdb and RT would disagree with that but to each their own.
post #29 of 48
Indeed, but people think Anchorman wasn't the worst movie ever so obviously they are wrong. The Conjouring was no different then any haunted house movie I've seen in the last 10 years. It made a decent comedy for the rest of the theater though.
post #30 of 48
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Indeed, but people think Anchorman wasn't the worst movie ever so obviously they are wrong. The Conjouring was no different then any haunted house movie I've seen in the last 10 years. It made a decent comedy for the rest of the theater though.
I disagree, there were many thing it did right that allowed it to separate itself from the masses and avoid the countless cliche's found in the others but obviously you didn't like it and this is the ED thread so I'll leave it at that.
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