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« on: June 18, 2008, 01:04:34 AM »

The fine folks at Optimum Releasing are putting out Evil Dead II and Army Of Darkness on UK DVD on September 22nd, as well as releasing ED2 on Blu Ray that same day.  No word yet on extras (if any) for these and whether the ED2 Blu Ray will have the same controversial Divimax transfer as Anchor Bay's one.  However, several shopping sites seem to confirm that AOD will be released in the "European edit", that's longer than the US theatrical version but still shorter than the Director's Cut.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 10:41:05 AM »

Surely the Army of Darkness DVD cash cow must be out of milk by now!
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 08:59:12 PM »

Bah if only it was released earlier that September - it'd make for a fabulous wedding gify for me and my fiance! :3
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 10:56:47 PM »

Surely the Army of Darkness DVD cash cow must be out of milk by now!

In America, yes; in the UK, not so much.  Anchor Bay released it very briefly here some years ago but it's been out of print for a long time.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 03:59:44 AM »

Yeah the 2 Disc edition was released in 2002, still waiting for an ultimate cut with every cut restored and a decent transfer, I hope the cover art is different this time around, they missed the "low on gas" line off the UK release as if we dont know what gas is!
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 08:26:59 AM »

Ga-as?!

What is this "Gas" you speak of?

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008, 07:32:26 PM »

trapped in time
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008, 02:42:06 AM »

Theron you don't know how relivant that statement is in the UK at the moment!
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 02:46:54 AM »

Two more bits of news from Optimum:

Optimum Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of Evil Dead II for the 22nd of September, priced at around 19.99. A list of confirmed specs for the release can be found below, and we'll bring you the artwork shortly.

1.85:1 Widescreen Transfer (1080p/AVC)
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Commentary
Making of Featurette

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/evil-dead-ii.html

Optimum Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of Army of Darkness for the 22nd of September, priced at around 19.99. A list of confirmed specs for the release can be found below, and we'll bring you the artwork shortly.

Deleted Scenes
Outtakes
More TBC

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/army-of-darkness2.html
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 09:02:52 AM »

Optimum have just submitted Army Of Darkness to the BBFC - and judging by the length of the film, it's the Director's Cut!  I'll wait until reviews to see if it's even better (or even any different at all) to the HK R3 MGM disc, but if it's the DC being put on to Optimum's Blu Ray release, that's going to be pretty damn special.
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 02:47:32 PM »

I've been looking around for a region 2 version of ED2: Book of the dead (i.e. the special edition with a rubber book cover.)

They have one for the first film, but ED2's version seems to be completely region 1. (In all the places I've checked anyway. I wonder if it was released at all as region 2.)

I'll admit, I kind like the look of the first film's cover better. More subtle. Second you get a screaming button though... a nice gimmick Wink
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