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Though it is now commonplace for different cuts of films to be released on home video, often as a marketing gimmick, at the time of Army Of Darkness' release it was much rarer, and usually just the result of re-editing by foreign distributors. (Other prominent early examples of films existing in different versions include Blade Runner and Dawn Of The Dead.) There are four different official versions of Army Of Darkness in circulation: the 96-minute Director's Cut, which was only available via import laserdisc and dark muddy bootlegs prior to the official DVD release by Anchor Bay in 2000; the 88-minute International Version, which was prepared by Dino De Laurentiis for territories outside the US; the 81-minute US Theatrical Version, which is still the version of the film best known (and most commonly available) in America; and the 88-minute US Television Version, edited for American television networks and most notable for featuring two scenes not available in any other version. The following is a brief breakdown of the differences between these four cuts, and their release histories. We have attempted to be as comprehensive as possible, but there may still be minute differences that were either neglected or not included for one reason or another. (For more information on the best releases of each version and their home video releases, see the DVD page.)


Director's Cut (96 mins)

This is Sam's original 96-minute version. It's the one that premiθred at the Sitges Film Festival in October 1992, and is the longest official version of the film available. For years, the only way to see this version of the film was either a very dark, muddy VHS bootleg which was circulating even before it's US theatrical release (and is the only version of the Director's Cut to feature the Universal logo) and a full frame laserdisc released by Jei Wea in Singapore, although this disc may be a non-official bootleg.

The Director's Cut was later restored to the masses by Anchor Bay in 2000, but this release was flawed – restored using a Japanese D2 of the International cut and Bruce's personal Ύ" video copy of the Director's Cut, the video quality of the restored scenes was very poor, often dark, muddy and in strong contrast to the rest of the scenes. (The Anchor Bay release is also missing a shot of Bad Ash ripping off Sheila's dress, likely omitted at the behest of Sam.) Anchor Bay claimed that better elements were not available; but this was later proven false, however, by the appearance of a pristine region 4 Director's Cut DVD, released in Japan and Hong Kong around 2003 by MGM. This was transferred from an original 35mm unedited print and is by far the best quality DVD transfer of this version available worldwide. (This version is also uncut, and aside from the opening MGM logo is identical in content to the bootleg VHS and Signapore Jei Wea laserdisc.)

Though Sam and Bruce relented that at 96 minutes, the film seemed a little baggy and was probably too heavy an assault on the audience's senses, this is still probably the least uneven and most coherent version.



  • The Director's Cut has not, in any bootleg or official version, featured Joseph LoDuca's "Tiny Ashes" music cue during the Tiny Ashes scene, in spite of it appearing in the US Theatrical version and the TV version. It is also missing from the International version. (The R3 MGM DVD is also missing the brief use of Evil Dead II track "Pee Wee Head" during the "she-bitch" battle, which was in every release previous.)

  • The brief moment of skeletons running away ("Let's get the hell out of here!"), which in the Director's Cut happens as Arthur's army are fire bombing the skeletons, was moved to the very end of the battle in every other version.

  • The timing of Henry The Red's arriving to the rescue was drastically altered in every other cut. In the Director's Cut, he and his army arrive just at the end of the battle, before Ash sends the skeletal Bad Ash flying into the air; in the other three edits below, they arrive just prior to Arthur being knocked unconscious by Bad Ash, halfway through the battle. (As Rebecca & Sam Umland pointed out in an excellent Video Watchdog article about the different versions of Army, "Arthur's role in the battle is greatly diminished, and as might be expected, Ash's role is given centre stage... In effect, Arthur's key role is rendered invisible.")



International Cut (88 mins)


This 88-minute version was prepared by Dino DeLaurentiis Communications for markets outside the US, and is the version that played theatrically in the UK, Australia, Japan and many other countries. It is ostensibly an edited version of the Director's Cut, but with the inclusion of the S-Mart ending instead of Sam's original apocalyptic ending. (It was notoriously retitled Captain Supermarket in Japan for this reason.) This was also the version available primarily on video in these countries for the longest time, and has been released on DVD by MGM throughout Europe and Australia.

It is unknown exactly why this version was created, but one would presume Dino thought the film would pull in more theatrical revenue if it played slightly differently to the domestically released 81-minute US theatrical Cut, although the choice of some the changes & omissions seem to be quite arbitrary and without any obvious logic, other than simply to shorten the 96-minute running time of the source Director's cut by 8-minutes.

You can read a complete list of this version's additions, alterations & omissions in comparison to the Directors Cut of the film (the longest version available) below. The entries are listed in chronological order.


  • The opening 45 minutes are identical to the Director's Cut, until:

  • The Tiny Ashes sequence has been severely edited - more so than any other version – missing up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds of footage. The missing scenes are: Ash pulling the fork out of his butt; Ash saying "Ha! Yeah! I'm gonna hunt down all of you..." before he trips on the broom; Ash threatening to smash the Tiny Ashes with a hammer, the bucket of slop being pushed onto his head, him subsequently skidding around and burning his behind on the grill, then knocking the Tiny Ash into the fire; Ash bumping his head on the pipe and getting his face covered with soot; the "London Bridge" stalking of the Tiny Ash and Ash getting a nail in his foot before he slips up. Ash's waking up to discover he has been tied down has been re-edited in this version as well.

  • This version has Ash saying "I ain't that good" after shooting Bad Ash, as in Director's Cut.

  • The shot of the skeleton on fire falling to the ground is shorter.

  • Bad Ash's line to Evil Sheila – "The sortie on the second flank will hold; it must!" has been cut.

  • More shots of Arthur's troops readying the catapult and the skeleton armies storming towards the castle, as well as more skeletons blowing up, have been cut out.

  • The dolly shot up to Ash before he signals the catapults has been shortened.

  • The scene between Ash and Arthur where Ash asserts that Henry The Red is on the way and Arthur, whilst doubting, admits to Ash that "I was wrong to call you a coward" is missing.

  • The scene where Arthur looks over to Ash and sees him running away (in fact to get the Deathcoaster) and says "We are deserted!" is gone; the scene cuts back in when he is ordering his soldiers around ("God save us all...")

  • The knight being stabbed in the back by a skeleton before the Deathcoaster bursts out is missing.

  • Less shots of Ash taunting and crashing into the skeletons with the Deathcoaster.

  • The scene of Bad Ash ordering around the Deadite Captain inside the castle has been shortened to just two lines ("We've secured the courtyard m'lord!" "Excellent"); his order to "storm the walls" and subsequent threat to send the skeletons "back to the glue factory" is gone.

  • Some shots of Arthur battling skeletons on the parapet are gone.

  • A brief shot of a skeleton holding Ted Raimi's severed head (!) is missing.

  • Some seconds cut during Ash and Bad Ash's battle on top of the castle (such as Ash causing an undead warrior to fall on Bad Ash).

  • After Arthur's line "We will hold, we must protect the book!" Ted Raimi's death and Arthur's subsequent line is gone.

  • Much of the final battle with the skeletal Bad Ash is missing, especially his breathing fire at Ash who is dangling from the parapet.

  • As aforementioned, this cut uses the S-Mart ending, though the apocalyptic ending was restored for the UK video releases by Guild Home Video and 4Front Video (with the S-Mart ending included as a post-credits bonus on the latter).



US Theatrical Cut (81 mins)

This version of Army Of Darkness is dramatically different from the Director's Cut, not just in its deletion of over fifteen minutes of footage, but the use of alternate takes and different audio overdubs. The result of many months of post-production wrangling with co-distributor Universal, this version is still embraced by a section of fans who prefer the much faster and furious pacing of this version. Even Sam, who overall prefers his Director's Cut, has admitted a fondness for the alternate "I'm the guy with the gun" and "Chinese jet pilot" lines.

This version was created because the distributors (primarily Universal) had the final cut and arbitrarily demanded editing changes where they and their focus groups and test screening audiences saw fit. Everything unrelated to the central plot was trimmed back, and new sections were ordered to be shot, including a new introduction, and a more heroic ending. This version of the film is by far the least coherent; because the shooting script was so linear, it proved difficult to remove so much footage, and then edit the film in to a form that made total sense from beginning to end.

You can read a complete list of this version's additions, alterations & omissions in comparison to the Directors Cut of the film (the longest version available) below. The entries are listed in chronological order.



  • One shot of the outside of Arthur's castle as Ash and the prisoners are led inside has been deleted.

  • The splash of black blood against the wall as Ash chainsaws the first Pit Deadite is gone.

  • Ash and Sheila's love scene in front of the fire and the subsequent watchtower night scene are gone; instead, after Ash says "Give me some sugar, baby" and kisses Sheila, the scene fades to black and fades up at the horses leaving the castle the next morning. (This version also uses a different music cue, not available on the soundtrack album.)

  • The scene of Ash, Arthur and the Wiseman leaving the castle on horseback and heading to the woods uses a slightly differently mixed version of the "Bone'Anza" music cue, as well as a different audio overdub (though the on-screen take is the same) of Ash's line "I got it, I got it! I know your damn words, alright? Now you get this straight, the both of ya. If I get that book, you send me back – after that, I'm history."

  • Some shots of the spooky forest before Ash is chased by the Evil Force have been deleted.

  • The Evil Force chase is edited in a slightly different order in this cut, with less shots of the build-up before the first Evil Force POV than the Director's or International cuts.

  • The scene in the windmill where Ash watches the sun go down is missing.

  • Once again, lots of cuts to the Tiny Ashes scene: Ash pulling the fork out of his butt; Ash saying "Ha! Yeah! I'm gonna hunt down all of you..." before he trips on the broom; Ash threatening to smash the Tiny Ashes with a hammer, the bucket of slop being pushed onto his head, him subsequently skidding around and burning his behind on the grill, then knocking the Tiny Ash into the fire; Ash bumping his head on the pipe and getting his face covered with soot; Ash's reaction to the nail in the foot is slightly longer; some shots from the Tiny Ashes having Ash tied down are missing.

  • The scene of Bad Ash breaking out of Ash's body and tormenting him is missing quite a bit of footage in this cut, and infamously closes with Ash saying "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun." The following close-up shot of Bad Ash being dragged away is shorter as a result.

  • Some shots are missing from Ash chaining Bad Ash to the table before he chainsaws him.

  • Some shots and dialogue are missing from Ash burying the remains of Bad Ash.

  • Less shots of Ash riding through the woods to get to the cemetery.

  • Some shots are missing of Ash approaching the Necronomicon in the graveyard, as well as some dialogue ("Ooh that stinking Wiseman! He was so busy filling me with his secret little words and his phrases and his bullshit, that he didn't say anything about this!") Various shots are also missing from the first two books attacking Ash, as well as gravestones shooting out of the ground during the earthquake after Ash bungles the passage.

  • Ash's tearing off the skeleton arm and saying "Keep your damn filthy bones out of my mouth" has been cut out.

  • A different audio overdub (more gravelly and threatening in tone) is used for Bad Ash's line "I... live... again!"

  • Some brief shots and dialogue are missing from the villagers shunning Ash for his cowardice, and Ash's subsequent "pillow talk" conversation with Sheila.

  • Bad Ash tearing off Sheila's dress and subsequent shots of him looking on lecherously have been cut out.

  • Ash's "I know you're scared, we're all scared" speech has been cut out – the film fades directly from Bad Ash unveiling Evil Sheila to the Oldsmobile being wheeled out.

  • Various shots and brief snippets are missing from the "Building The Deathcoaster" montage.

  • After the scout shouts "The Deadites approach!" shots have been cut out of two men blowing trumpets at the top of the castle as well as the long shot of Ash running up the stairs to the top of the castle.

  • Dialogue replacement: "I need more men" has been changed to "Maybe, just maybe my boys can stop them – yeah, and maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot."

  • Various shots of the army of the dead approaching the castle have been cut out or shortened.

  • The brief scene of Bad Ash asking for a "looking glass", checking his appearance, saying "Once I possess the Necronomicon, I shall rule, and you shall be my queen" and taking Sheila's hand have been cut out. Instead, a new dialogue overdub ("Bring forth the scout!") covers the cut straight to the Deadite Captain and skeleton scout arriving.

  • The skeleton scout's line "There m'lord, beyond the drawbridge on the second wall, that would be the safest place", has been changed to "There m'lord – beyond the wall, the parapet – that would be the most likely place." Bad Ash's subsequent line has been shortened, and his line "Excellent" as the army rides on has been cut altogether.

  • Shots of Arthur's army raising their arrows and the army of the dead approaching have been cut.

  • Bad Ash's line to Evil Sheila – "The sortie on the second flank will hold; it must!" has been cut.

  • More shots of Arthur's troops readying the catapult and the skeleton armies storming towards the castle, as well as more skeletons blowing up, have been cut out.

  • The dolly shot up to Ash before he signals the catapults has been shortened.

  • Various shots (too many to list specifics of) have been cut out of the army of the dead being blown up by the arrows and catapults.

  • A different part of the "March Of The Dead" music cue is used in this version at the point where Arthur orders his men to "buttress the door".

  • Dialogue replacement – one of the skeletons pushing the battering rams says "Jeez, put your backbones into it!" instead of "We'll ram it down the bastard's throat!", as in Director's and International cuts

  • The scene between Ash and Arthur where Ash asserts that Henry The Red is on the way and Arthur, whilst doubting, admits to Ash that "I was wrong to call you a coward" is missing.

  • A new audio overdub (not present in the Director's Cut or International version") is heard when the army of the dead first enter the castle – a warrior in the background shouts "Women and children first!"

  • The scene where Arthur looks over to Ash and sees him running away (in fact to get the Deathcoaster) and says "We are deserted!" is gone; the scene cuts back in when he is ordering his soldiers around ("God save us all...")

  • The knight being stabbed in the back by a skeleton before the Deathcoaster bursts out is missing.

  • Less shots of Ash taunting and crashing into the skeletons with the Deathcoaster.

  • A different audio overdub is used when the Deadite jumps onto the Deathcoaster and Ash blows him away with the shotgun. In the Director's Cut/International Cut, the Deadite shouts "Prepare to greet thy death!", to which Ash responds "Greet this." In this version, the Deadite simply says "Ha ha!", to which Ash says "Bye bye" before blowing him away.

  • The scene of Bad Ash ordering around the Deadite Captain inside the castle has been shortened to just two lines ("We've secured the courtyard m'lord!" "Excellent"); his order to "storm the walls" and subsequent threat to send the skeletons "back to the glue factory" is gone.

  • Some shots of Arthur battling skeletons on the parapet are gone.

  • The arrival of Henry The Red and his men is scored with a different music cue in this version – "Bone'Anza" instead of "The Deathcoaster".

  • The soldier celebrating Henry's arrival has had his dialogue overdubbed – instead of shouting "We are saved", he shouts "It's Henry!"

  • A brief shot of a skeleton holding Ted Raimi's severed head (!) is missing.

  • Evil Sheila's attack on Ash is slightly shorter, by about five seconds.

  • A new line for Bad Ash has been overdubbed in as his sword heads towards Ash – "Prepare to die!"

  • Some seconds cut during Ash and Bad Ash's battle on top of the castle (such as Ash causing an undead warrior to fall on Bad Ash).

  • After Arthur's line "We will hold, we must protect the book!" Ted Raimi's death and Arthur's subsequent line is gone.

  • Much of the final battle with the skeletal Bad Ash is missing, especially his breathing fire at Ash who is dangling from the parapet.

  • As aforementioned, this cut uses the S-Mart ending. In some retail versions of this cut (though not all), during the fade to this ending from the final shot of Sheila, there is a voiceover of Ash saying "So, I left her there."



US Television Version (88 mins)


White its origins are unknown, it's thought that this was derived from one of Sam's previous attempts to cut the film down from the Director's Cut for Universal before arriving at the 81-minute version. It was first shown on NBC Universal-owned TV channels such as the Sci-Fi Channel & USA Network around 1997, and still airs to this day. (It's common practice in the US to re-edit or expand films for TV showings, often to compensate for censored footage and/or to fill a two-hour time slot with commercials). Due to the inclusion of advertisements throughout the TV version, fade transitions are used throughout the film during the start and end of the each advert break. The recent release of this in the German 2013 Koch Media 6-Disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray/DVD box-set means all four versions are now available on retail DVD.

You can read a complete list of this version's additions, alterations & omissions in comparison to the Director's Cut of the film (the longest version available) below. The entries are listed in chronological order.


  • Addition of "Ash meets Arthur" deleted scene (see Deleted Scenes page)

  • Language TV edit: When Ash shouts "You miserable bastard!" to Arthur, the "bastard" has been cut out (though you still see Ash mouth the word)

  • Gold Tooth's whipping of Ash as he is led to the castle has been cut down to just two whips

  • One shot of the outside of Arthur's castle as Ash and the prisoners are led inside has been deleted.

  • Language TV edit: "You ain't leading but two things right now – Jack and shit" has been overdubbed to "Jack and spit"

  • The spray of blood and approach of the pit have been cut down in the shot.

  • Language TV edit: "I never even saw these assholes before" has been overdubbed to "I never even saw these eggheads before"

  • Two additional punches from the first Pit Deadite hitting Ash have been cut.

  • The splash of black blood against the wall as Ash chainsaws the first Pit Deadite is gone.

  • One shot of the hand flying upwards from the second pit Deadite has been cut.

  • Language TV edit: "I don't want your book, I don't want your bullshit" has been overdubbed to "I don't want your book, I don't want your baloney"

  • Language TV edit: "Yo, she-bitch" has been overdubbed to "Yo, she-witch"

  • Though the love scene between Ash and Sheila has been restored (as well as the subsequent scene on top of the parapet), the moment where Ash takes Sheila in her arms and says "Gimme some sugar baby" uses the alternate music cue as heard in the Theatrical Cut before segueing back into the "Gimme Me Some Sugar" music cue as heard in the Director's Cut and International version.

  • The scene of Ash, Arthur and the Wiseman leaving the castle on horseback and heading to the woods uses a different audio overdub (though the onscreen take is the same) of Ash's line "I got it, I got it! I know your damn words, alright? Now you get this straight, the both of ya. If I get that book, you send me back – after that, I'm history."

  • Some shots of the spooky forest before Ash is chased by the Evil Force have been deleted.

  • The Evil Force chase is edited in a slightly different order in this cut, with less shots of the build-up before the first Evil Force POV than the Director's or International cuts.

  • The scene in the windmill where Ash watches the sun go down is present, but unlike the Director's or International cuts, it does not feature any music in this version.

  • Addition of "Ash outside the windmill" deleted scene (see Deleted Scenes page)

  • Less cuts to the Tiny Ashes scene than in the International or Theatrical Cuts: Ash pulling the fork out of his butt; Ash saying "Ha! Yeah! I'm gonna hunt down all of you..." before he trips on the broom. This version intermittently uses Joseph Lo Duca's "Tiny Ashes" cue throughout the scene.

  • Language TV edits: "Ooh you little bastards" has been overdubbed to "Ooh you little buzzards", and some of the Tiny Ashes' language ("dumbass" when one pushes the bucket of slop onto Ash's head, and "shit" when another hides before being pushed in the fire) has been silenced.

  • The shot of the eye growing out of Ash's shoulder has been cut down.

  • The "Ash Splits" music cue is edited slightly differently and peaks at different points during the scene than in the other versions.

  • The scene of Bad Ash breaking out of Ash's body and tormenting him is still missing a few shots in this cut (less of the two heads hitting each other, for example), and closes with Ash saying "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun." The following close-up shot of Bad Ash being dragged away is shorter as a result.

  • Ash's line "See how that works?" after throwing dirt on Bad Ash's head has been cut out.

  • Less shots of Ash riding through the woods to get to the cemetery.

  • Language TV edit: "He was so busy filling me full of his secret little words and his phrases and his bullshit" has been overdubbed to "He was so busy filling me full of his secret little words and his phrases and his baloney"

  • Some shots are missing of Ash approaching the Necronomicon in the graveyard, as well as a transition of Ash's head turning back to normal after being stretched has been shortened.

  • Bizarrely, an alternate take is used in one of the shots of the skeleton hands attacking Ash – after getting a hand stuck in his mouth, Ash is punched in the stomach instead of the groin. The music cue is also edited slightly differently in this scene during Ash's "Keep your damned filthy bones out of my mouth" line. Also this scene misses two additional shots of Ash’s head hitting the rock.

  • A different audio overdub (more gravelly and threatening in tone) is used for Bad Ash's line "I... live... again!"

  • Language TV edit: "Get the fuck out of my face" has been overdubbed to "Get the hell out of my face"

  • Language TV edit: "I shall command every worm-infested son of a bitch that ever died in battle" has been overdubbed to "I shall command every worm-infested scum of the earth that ever died in battle"

  • Bad Ash tearing off Sheila's dress and subsequent shots of him looking on lecherously have been cut out.

  • The two topless girls being led away by the skeletons ("We've got plans for you girly-girl!") have been cut out. Because of this, the end of the "Foul Thing" music cue runs on into the next scene, which it doesn't in the other versions.

  • The music cue that in other versions scores the end of the scene where Bad Ash unveils Evil Sheila has been moved to the beginning of the next scene, where Ash gives the "I know you're scared..." speech to Arthur's troops. The start of the "Building The Deathcoaster" cue is also delayed compared to other versions.

  • As Ash runs to the top of the castle during preparations for battle, in this version he shouts "Battlestations!", as opposed to a much milder "Come on guys" in the Director's and International cuts. This version is also missing much of the background dialogue from the soldiers as heard in those two cuts.

  • Dialogue replacement: "I need more men" has been changed to "Maybe, just maybe my boys can stop them – yeah, and maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot."

  • Various shots of the army of the dead approaching the castle have been cut out or shortened.

  • The brief scene of Bad Ash asking for a "looking glass", checking his appearance, saying "Once I possess the Necronomicon, I shall rule, and you shall be my queen" and taking Sheila's hand have been cut out. Instead, a new dialogue overdub ("Bring forth the scout!") covers the cut straight to the Deadite Captain and skeleton scout arriving.

  • The skeleton scout's line "There m'lord, beyond the drawbridge on the second wall, that would be the safest place", has been changed to "There m'lord – beyond the wall, the parapet – that would be the most likely place." Bad Ash's subsequent line has been shortened, and his line "Excellent" as the army rides on has been cut altogether.

  • Shots of Arthur's army raising their arrows and the army of the dead approaching have been cut.

  • More shots of Arthur's troops readying the catapult and the skeleton armies storming towards the castle, as well as more skeletons blowing up, have been cut out.

  • The dolly shot up to Ash before he signals the catapults has been shortened.

  • Various shots (too many to list specifics of) have been cut out of the army of the dead being blown up by the arrows and catapults.

  • A different part of the "March Of The Dead" music cue is used in this version at the point where Arthur orders his men to "buttress the door".

  • Dialogue replacement – one of the skeletons pushing the battering rams says "Jeez, put your backbones into it!" instead of "We'll ram it down the bastard's throat!", as in Director's and International cuts

  • Language TV edit – Ash calling Arthur "buckethead" has been silenced out.

  • A new audio overdub (not present in the Director's Cut or International version) is heard when the army of the dead first enter the castle – a warrior in the background shouts "Women and children first!"

  • Arthur's line "We are deserted!" is gone.

  • The knight being stabbed in the back by a skeleton before the Deathcoaster bursts out is missing.

  • A different audio overdub is used when the Deadite jumps onto the Deathcoaster and Ash blows him away with the shotgun. In the Director's Cut/International Cut, the Deadite shouts "Prepare to greet thy death!", to which Ash responds "Greet this." In this version, the Deadite simply says "Ha ha!", to which Ash says "Bye bye" before blowing him away.

  • Dialogue replacement – a skeleton says "Look out!" before being pulverised by the Deathcoaster, whereas in the Director's Cut he says "Why you..."

  • The arrival of Henry The Red and his men is scored with a different music cue in this version – "Bone'Anza" instead of "The Deathcoaster".

  • The soldier celebrating Henry's arrival has had his dialogue overdubbed – instead of shouting "We are saved", he shouts "It's Henry!"

  • A brief shot of a skeleton holding Ted Raimi's severed head (!) is missing.

  • Evil Sheila's attack on Ash is slightly shorter, by about five seconds.

  • Language TV edit: When Evil Sheila attacks Ash, his line "You crazy bitch, get off me!" has been overdubbed to "You crazy witch, get off me!"

  • A new line for Bad Ash has been overdubbed in as his sword heads towards Ash – "Prepare to die!"

  • Some seconds cut during Ash and Bad Ash's battle on top of the castle (such as Ash causing an undead warrior to fall on Bad Ash).

  • Language TV edit: Ash's "You're really pissing me off, you ugly son of a bitch!" has been overdubbed to "You're really ticking me off, you ugly scum of the earth!"

  • After Arthur's line "We will hold, we must protect the book!" Ted Raimi's death and Arthur's subsequent line is gone.

  • As aforementioned, this cut uses the S-Mart ending. During the fade to this ending from the final shot of Sheila, there is a voiceover of Ash saying "So, I left her there."



One footnote worthy of mention; while the Director's Cut is the longest running Retail version at 96-minutes, each of the cuts contain exclusive elements that the others do not. The Primitive Screwhead Edition DVD is a composite fan edited project, which edits together all these elements, along with re-inserting the various deleted & alternate scenes to provide the longest version possible at 104-minutes. For more information on this version, please see the Army Of Darkness - DVD page .
 
 
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