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Here you can see a list of the various rare & fanmade items which the webmasters of this site own. It only includes items which aren't commonly & widely available on retail DVD, such as material transferred from VHS/Laserdisc/Blu-Ray, rarer foreign releases & out-of-print material, and pieces edited from scratch or altered from the original version in some fashion. This page simply serves to inform fans of the material that's out there to find, in addition to purchasing official retail DVD releases. Here are the Evil Dead Trilogy related releases which this sites' webmasters have purchased so far;



Josh Becker's 2010 US 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' R0 5-Disc DVD set

The Evil Dead 1999 US Elite Entertainment R1 Special Collectors Edition DVD
The Evil Dead 2002 UK Anchor Bay R2 Book Of The Dead Limited Edition DVD
The Evil Dead 2005 UK Anchor Bay R2 'Box Of The Banned' 7-Disc DVD set
The Evil Dead 2010 US Anchor Bay 2-Disc Limited Edition Blu-Ray

Evil Dead II 2000 US Anchor Bay R1 DVD
Evil Dead II 2003 French Studio R2 Canal Collectors Edition 2-Disc DVD set
Evil Dead II 2011 US Lionsgate 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray

Army of Darkness 2002 UK Anchor Bay R2 2-Disc DVD set
Army Of Darkness 2003 Hong Kong MGM R3 Director's Cut DVD

Intruder 2002 German Dragon Films Entertainment R0 Special Edition DVD
Intruder 2011 US Synapse Films R1 Director's Cut Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack




Everything listed below ranges from high DVD & VHS quality, down to almost unwatchable VHS quality. They have been sourced from a wide variety of retail & bootleg; DVDs, Blu-Rays, VCDs, Laserdiscs, and VHS tapes over the years, so there is big a variation in quality, formats & file specs.


Quality Guide

 Almost unwatchable VHS quality
 Poor quality VHS
 Standard quality VHS
 Very high VHS or poor DVD quality
 Standard DVD quality or super8 to DVD telecine




The Super-8 Short Films

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A Night in a Sanitarium (1973)

Duration: 00:10:13
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Acting And Reacting (1978)

Duration: 00:21:47
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




All The Worlds A Stooge (1974)

Duration: 00:06:01
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Attack Of The Helping Hand! (1979)

Duration: 00:04:58
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Booby Bartenders (1974)

Duration: 00:04:26
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Cleveland Smith Bounty Hunter (1982)

Duration: 00:09:08
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
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A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Cleveland Smith Bounty Hunter - The Producer's Cut (1982)

Duration: 00:09:09
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Clockwork (1979)

Duration: 00:06:57
Quality:
 MPEG-1 / 352x288 / PAL 4:3
    
 MPEG-1 / 2ch / 44kHz / 224k







Apart from it's past availability on YouTube, I've only ever had contact with one other fan who owned a copy of this short. He picked it up by a fan at a New York comic fair, captured from VHS and written on a CDR in MPEG-1 25P PAL (352 x 288) VCD format, and we traded in 2007. Since it's in PAL format, it's unclear what the source for this was.




Compilation Of Shorts Clips (1974-1979)

Duration: 00:06:57
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Corny Casanovas (1971)

Duration: 00:06:08
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Curse of the Werewolf Teaser (1974)

Duration: 00:03:35
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




For Crymin' Out Loud (1973)

Duration: 00:04:31
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Holding It (1978)

Duration: 00:19:15
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




I'll Never Heil Again (1975)

Duration: 00:19:41
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Inspector Clutz Saves the Day (1969)

Duration: 00:09:00
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




It's Murder (1978)

Duration: 01:07:17
Quality:
 MPEG-1 / 352x288 / PAL 4:3
    
 MPEG-1 / 2ch / 44kHz / 224k







Apart from it's past availability on YouTube, I've only ever had contact with one other fan who owned a copy of this short. He picked it up by a fan at a New York comic fair, captured from VHS and written on a CDR in MPEG-1 25P PAL (352 x 288) VCD format, and we traded in 2007. Since it's in PAL format, it's unclear what the source for this was.




James Bombed In 'Here Today... Gun Tomorrow' (1976)

Duration: 00:17:57
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Loose Loot (1973)

Duration: 00:04:50
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 384k







A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Nightcrew - Raw Footage (1979)

Duration: 00:06:47
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the US 2011 Synapse Films NTSC Region Free Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack of Intruder. This was originally a 20 minute 1979 Super-8 prototype for Scott's 1989 feature film of the same name. Scotty lost his only Super-8 print of the film around 1980, but still had some alternate & repeat takes and assembled a rough 6m 37s cut for the Blu-Ray release to give a flavour of the original short.




No Dough Boys (1974)

Duration: 00:11:17
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Oedipus Rex (1972)

Duration: 00:06:20
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Piece of Mind (1973)

Duration: 00:06:49
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 384k







A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Pies & Guys (1971)

Duration: 00:03:22
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Public Enemy Revisited (1971)

Duration: 00:07:47
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k







A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Shemp Eats the Moon (1978)

Duration: 00:45:28
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This was personally transferred to DVD in 2009, from one of a pair of incredibly rare NTSC VHS tapes borrowed from an American forum user. These tapes also contained a number of other previously unavailable Super-8 shorts, additional material, footage & interviews, and are an entirely separate compilation from the various generations of the standard Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts VHS tape/DVD. While the ultimate source/leak of these tapes is known, I have chosen not to disclose it here as it's not general knowledge.




Six Months To Live (1977)

Duration: 00:13:46
Quality:
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This was a 1:1 copy from a fanmade compilation DVD entitled 'Raimi Files 2', created by and obtained through a US forum user on the HorrorDVDs.com forums in 2008.




Stryker's War (1980)

Duration: 00:48:15
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k







A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Super Student (1972)

Duration: 00:08:52
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k







A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




The Blind Waiter (1980)

Duration: 00:15:29
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 384k







A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




The Case of the Topanga Pearl (1976)

Duration: 00:05:59
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k







A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




The Final Round (1977)

Duration: 00:26:15
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k







A 1:1 copy from one of Josh Beckers five 'Early Bruce Campbell Collection' 2010 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Josh's shorts are available directly from him via his website. It's an excellent quality professional telecine transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




The James Hoffa Story (1975)

Duration: 00:12:52
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 384k







A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




The Sappy Sap (1985)

Duration: 00:04:26
Quality:
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A 1:1 copy from the 'Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts' bootleg compilation DVD. Containing five other Super-8 shorts as well as other material, this DVD is widely available on various bootleg trading websites and via peer-to-peer networks. This short has no sound. According to Scotty it was never finished and left incomplete.




The Singing Nutzs (1974)

Duration: 00:07:45
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 384k







A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Three Pests in a Mess (1974)

Duration: 00:07:35
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 384k







A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Three Smart Saps (1973)

Duration: 00:07:39
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 384k







A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Torro, Torro, Torro! (1981)

Duration: 00:06:48
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x576 / PAL 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k







1:1 copy from the German 2002 Dragon Films Entertainment special edition PAL Region 2 DVD of Intruder (under the title Night Of The Intruder). This was an unofficial release which was mastered from a bootleg VHS tape, probably sourced from a high-generation version of the original leaked bootleg compilation, without Scotty Speigel's involvement. Anyone wishing to buy this DVD, its worth noting that Dragon Films also released a bearbones standard DVD alongside their special edition, which comes without many of the extras and has a different cover.




Torro, Torro, Torro! (1981) - Scotty's Edit

Duration: 00:03:28
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




William Shakespeare - The Movie (1979)

Duration: 00:01:50
Quality:
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 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 256k







This was personally transferred to DVD in 2009, from one of a pair of incredibly rare NTSC VHS tapes borrowed from an American forum user. These tapes also contained a number of other previously unavailable Super-8 shorts, additional material, footage & interviews, and are an entirely separate compilation from the various generations of the standard Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts VHS tape/DVD. While the ultimate source/leak of these tapes is known, I have chosen not to disclose it here as it's not general knowledge.




Within The Woods (1979)

Duration: 00:30:39
Quality:
 MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC 4:3
    
 AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k







This was personally transferred to DVD in 2009, from one of a pair of incedibly rare NTSC VHS tapes borrowed from an american forum user. These tapes also contained a number of other previously unavailable Super-8 shorts, additional material, footage & interviews, and are an entirely separate compilation from the various generations of the standard Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts VHS tape/DVD. While the ultimate source/leak of these tapes is known, I have chosen not to disclose it here as it's not general knowledge. This is a slight upgrade on the version previously released on The Evil Dead - The Treasures Collection DVD, and some sections have been digitally restored where possible, using professional software.







The Evil Dead Related Material

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Another Evil Dead Review

Duration: 00:01:01
Quality:
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This was personally transferred to DVD in 2009, from one of a pair of incredibly rare NTSC VHS tapes borrowed from an American forum user. These tapes also contained a number of other previously unavailable Super-8 shorts, additional material, footage & interviews, and are an entirely separate compilation from the various generations of the standard Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts VHS tape/DVD. While the ultimate source/leak of these tapes is known, I have chosen not to disclose it here as it's not general knowledge.




Book Of The Dead Trailer

Duration: 00:03:37
Quality:
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This is a 1:1 copy from a Within The Woods bootleg DVD created by one of the original Sam Raimi Short Films bootleg group. While the Within The Woods featured on this DVD is not the best quality generally available, the Book Of The Dead trailer is better.




Evil Dead on Siskle and Ebert

Duration: 00:02:32
Quality:
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This was personally transferred to DVD in 2009, from one of a pair of incredibly rare NTSC VHS tapes borrowed from an American forum user. These tapes also contained a number of other previously unavailable Super-8 shorts, additional material, footage & interviews, and are an entirely separate compilation from the various generations of the standard Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts VHS tape/DVD. While the ultimate source/leak of these tapes is known, I have chosen not to disclose it here as it's not general knowledge.




Palace Pictures Ident

Duration: 00:00:14
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This is a VHS to DVD transfer of the UK Palace Pictures Ident from the 1990 BBFC censored & certified version of The Evil Dead. It's preceded by a trailer for Evil Dead II, then the feature film, and is preserved here only for nostalgia factor. This version has been converted from the original PAL into progressive NTSC format.




Palace Pictures Ident

Duration: 00:00:14
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This is a VHS to DVD transfer of the UK Palace Pictures Ident from the 1990 BBFC censored & certified version of The Evil Dead. It's preceded by a trailer for Evil Dead II, then the feature film, and is preserved here only for nostalgia factor.




PM Magazine Detroit

Duration: 00:07:28
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PM/Evening Magazine was a syndicated US news & entertainment TV series broadcast from the late 1970s into the late 1980s, carried in Detroit by WJBK as 'PM Magazine Detroit' & 'PM Detroit'. Circa 1982, the production filmed a piece on the local up and coming Renaissance pictures team; Sam, Rob & Bruce, shot shortly after their return from Cannes, but while they were still looking for a US distributor. Although widely available in a truncated version on various bootleg VHS & DVDs, this is the full 7 minute & 28 second segment transferred from original VHS recording. This was personally transferred to DVD in 2009, from one of a pair of incredibly rare NTSC VHS tapes borrowed from an American forum user. These tapes also contained a number of other previously unavailable Super-8 shorts, additional material, footage & interviews, and are an entirely separate compilation from the various generations of the standard Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts VHS tape/DVD. While the ultimate source/leak of these tapes is known, I have chosen not to disclose it here as it's not general knowledge.




The Evil Dead - BBFC Edits Comparison Sequence

Duration: 00:06:01
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The 1990 UK Palace Pictures VHS re-release of The Evil Dead was censored by the BBFC removing 115 seconds of objectionable material. This is a timecoded side-by-side comparison sequence assembled to illustrate & compare between that cut VHS version and the uncut US theatrical version.




The Evil Dead - BluRay To DVD Tweaks Comparison Sequence

Duration: 00:2:40
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The 2010 US Anchor Bay Blu-ray has a long list of little editing changes & tweaks. This is a timecoded side-by-side comparison sequence assembled to illustrate & compare between that tweaked Blu-Ray version and the untouched US theatrical version.




The Evil Dead - Book Of The Dead Revisions Comparison Sequence

Duration: 00:01:50
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The original Book Of The Dead titled version was never generally released theatrically or on home video, but there were a couple of rare exceptions. As far as is known, there were four releases; two Greek and two Mexican, both in English on VHS. Using the 1985 'Video Standard' label PAL Greek VHS tape, this is a timecoded side-by-side comparison sequence assembled to illustrate & compare the differences between that original Book Of The Dead VHS version and the US theatrical version.




The Evil Dead - Elite To DVD Comparison Sequence

Duration: 00:00:31
Quality:
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The 1999 US Elite Entertainment special edition laserdisc & R1 DVD have a number of little editing changes supervised by Sam during the remastering process. This is a timecoded side-by-side comparison sequence assembled to illustrate & compare between that tweaked Blu-Ray version and the untouched US theatrical version.




The Incredibly Strange Film Show - DVD & VHS Composite

Duration: 00:39:22
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'The Incredibly Strange Film Show' was a programme profiling offbeat directors hosted by Jonathan Ross, which ran for two series over 1988 to 1989 on UK TV Channel 4. Episode 6 of Series 1 featured the renaissance team and others, and covered from their early Super-8 days right up to to Spiegel's 'Night Crew'. Anchor Bay included this on the bonus disc of their 2003 UK R2 Evil Dead Trilogy Box-set, but likely at Sam's request, all the Super-8 short clips, along with the footage from 'Crimewave' was omitted, while some of the missing sections were replaced with alternate material (38m 38s as broadcast, edited down to 34m 09s for DVD). This is a composite of the uncut bootleg lower quality VHS obtained from Stumpy Discs bootleg website in 2007, and the higher quality edited retail DVD version to give the full uncut show, while all in the highest possible quality.




Tom Sullivan Interview

Duration: 00:05:52
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This is a 6 minute segment of a local Detroit TV show aired circa 1983, in which Tom Sullivan is interviewed, and shows some of his props. This was personally transferred to DVD in 2009, from one of a pair of incedibly rare NTSC VHS tapes borrowed from an american forum user. These tapes also contained a number of other previously unavailable Super-8 shorts, additional material, footage & interviews, and are an entirely separate compilation from the various generations of the standard Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts VHS tape/DVD. While the ultimate source/leak of these tapes is known, I have chosen not to disclose it here as it's not general knowledge.


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert & Tom Sullivan French Interview Footage

Duration: 00:04:07
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This is an unbroadcast short French TV interview with Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert & Tom Sullivan, recorded on 02/09/1982, during the team's visit to France to promote The Evil Dead









Evil Dead II Related Material

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Evil Dead II - Behind The Screams

Duration: 00:27:43
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This is a compilation of the camcorder footage Greg Nicotero shot on the set of Evil Dead II, transferred from the 1998 US Elite Entertainment 'Blood Red' laserdisc. While some of the same footage was recycled into later 'The Gore The Merrier DVD featurette, much of it is still unavailable on any retail DVD.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Behind The Screams

Duration: 00:17:06
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Not to be confused with the laserdisc featurette of the same name, this extra was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II, and is a sequence of photos with narration by Tom Sullivan. While available as an extra on the 2005 US Anchor Bay Evil Dead II 'Book Of The Dead 2' DiviMax DVD, The version here has been IVTC'd into progressive video and cropped down from a boxed 16:9 anamorphic frame to a 4:3 full-screen frame.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Cabin Fever Pt1 (Henrietta)

Duration: 0:07:07
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases. The version here has been cropped down from a boxed 16:9 anamorphic frame to a 4:3 full-screen frame.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Cabin Fever Pt2 (Evil Ed)

Duration: 00:05:46
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases. The version here has been cropped down from a boxed 16:9 anamorphic frame to a 4:3 full-screen frame.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Cabin Fever Pt3 (Ash)

Duration: 00:06:25
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Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Cabin Fever Pt4 (Linda)

Duration: 04:29
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Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Cabin Fever Pt5 (Deleted Scenes)

Duration: 00:06:30
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Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Making Of Ch1 (Dead By Dawn)

Duration: 00:09:40
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Making Of Ch2 (The Chosen Ones)

Duration: 00:16:22
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Making Of Ch3 (Dead Effects)

Duration: 00:24:15
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Making Of Ch4 (Madman Sam)

Duration: 00:11:24
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Making Of Ch5 (Re-Animated)

Duration: 00:11:24
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Making Of Ch6 (Method To Madness)

Duration: 00:13:03
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Making Of Ch7 (Rosebud)

Duration: 00:11:56
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - Road To Wadesboro

Duration: 00:08:08
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II. As of 2012, this extra isn't currently available on any retail DVD releases.




Evil Dead II Blu-Ray Extras - The Gore The Merrier

Duration: 00:31:51
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This was transferred and re-encoded from the 2011 US Lionsgate Blu-Ray release of Evil Dead II, While available as an extra on various Evil Dead II DVD releases, The version here has been IVTC'd into progressive video and cropped down from a boxed 16:9 anamorphic frame to a 4:3 full-screen frame.




Evil Dead II - Deni Toledo Screen Test

Duration: 00:06:26
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This is footage of New York actress Deni Toledo auditioning in front of Sam for the role of Annie in Evil Dead II. While the captions state '1982', this is a mistake, as it was most likely to have been shot in 1986. This footage was re-encoded from a YouTube video posted around 2009, and the original file no longer online.




Evil Dead II - Palace UK TV Spot (Longer Version)

Duration: 00:00:30
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Taken from the UK 2003 Anchor Bay Evil Dead Trilogy 4-Disc DVD Box Set, this UK Evil Dead II TV spot was edited from the 'Dead Good Marketing' featurette on disc 4, into a standalone video. There are two slightly different edits shown, this is the longer version.




Evil Dead II - Palace UK TV Spot (Shorter Version)

Duration: 00:00:09
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Taken from the UK 2003 Anchor Bay Evil Dead Trilogy 4-Disc DVD Box Set, this UK Evil Dead II TV spot was edited from the 'Dead Good Marketing' featurette on disc 4, into a standalone video. There are two slightly different edits shown, this is the shorter version.




Evil Dead II - 'Severely Edited For Television' TV Version

Duration: 01:30:38
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This is an untouched raw VHS to DVD transfer of the Evil Dead II - 'Severely Edited For Television' TV Version as recorded on Mexican TV during the 1990's. The TV version runs at 1h 30m 39s, and the standard Theatrical version runs at 1h 24m 18s. Between various footage removed and alternate footage added in, there is 16m 10s of new material here. Among other footage; there's more of Ash & Linda embracing & dancing, Ash burning the book, Ash driving to the bridge, eating cereal & choking, Ash dreaming, and flipping out in the workshed having killed Linda, possessed Ash in the forest eating a squirrel, more shots of Ash in the cellar, and more images flash as Ash travels back in time. The film plays in dubbed Spanish, without subtitles, and there are periodic advert breaks. The quality is fairly good, although it reduces somewhat and the frame becomes a little jumpy towards the end of the film. This was the TV version source footage used in the Book Of The Dead II DVD.




Evil Dead II - Spanish TV Version Edit (Comparison Sequence)

Duration: 00:25:00
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This is a comparison sequence showing the differences between the standard theatrical version, and the Evil Dead II - 'Severely Edited For Television' TV Version as recorded on Mexican TV during the 1990's. Between various footage removed and alternate footage added in, there is 16m 10s of new material here. Among other footage; there's more of Ash & Linda embracing & dancing, Ash burning the book, Ash driving to the bridge, eating cereal & choking, Ash dreaming, and flipping out in the workshed having killed Linda, possessed Ash in the forest eating a squirrel, more shots of Ash in the cellar, and more images flash as Ash travels back in time.




Evil Dead II Trailer (Full Version/Open-Matte)

Duration: 00:01:29
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While normally cropped into 1.85:1 widescreen, this is the open-matte version of the trailer taken from the 2000 US Anchor Bay Evil Dead II DVD release. Further, it was composited together with the slightly longer widescreen version as it was missing the film credits which were supposed to play at the end, to give the full length trailer in an open-matte frame.




Evil Dead II - French Trailer

Duration: 00:01:45
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This is a general release French language trailer for Evil Dead II. It appears on the French VHS tape of The Morning After (1986), along with a French VHS trailers tape.




Evil Dead II - USA TV Spot

Duration: 00:00:30
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This is a general release US TV spot for Evil Dead II. Its source is unknown.




Evil Dead II - The Talent Show Camcorder Footage

Duration: 01:05:49
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A 1:1 copy from a DVD bought from Ebay in 2011, which contains 65m 53s of camcorder footage covering the Evil Dead II talent show which took place as shooting wrapped. This seems to be taken from tapes shot by Vern Hyde and his effects crew.




Evil Dead II Vern Hyde's Behind The Scenes Camcorder Footage

Duration: 01:12:00
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Not to be confused with Greg's footage, this Evil Dead II behind the scenes camcorder raw footage seems to be taken from tapes shot by Vern Hyde and his effects crew, which leans towards more general on set footage, rather than special effects. It was originally copied from a Behind The Scenes Collection DVD obtained from The Asylum Of Oblivion bootleg website in 2008




Evil Dead II Workprint

Duration: 00:37:11
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Originally transferred from a poor quality VHS, this is an incomplete workprint of Evil Dead II, consisting of the first twenty and last ten minutes of the film. It's a 1:1 copy from a workprint DVD obtained from The Asylum Of Oblivion bootleg website in 2008. It features temp music, original production audio (pre-ADR) and a small selection of short deleted scenes.




Evil Dead II Workprint Differences Compilation Sequence

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This was originally copied from an Evil Dead II workprint DVD obtained from The Asylum Of Oblivion bootleg website in 2008. It's is a timecoded side-by-side comparison sequence assembled to illustrate & compare the differences between the workprint and the US theatrical version.




In Review - Sam Raimi 1986 TV Interview

Duration: 00:24:29
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This interview by Gregg Goldstein with Sam Raimi was broadcast on the NY cable television programme 'In Review' in early 1987 during the promotion of Evil Dead II. It's a 1:1 copy from an Evil Dead II workprint DVD obtained from Stumpy Discs bootleg website in 2007.




This Is Horror - Sam Raimi Interview

Duration: 00:09:38
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This interview with Sam was filmed for the syndicated TV series Stephen King's This Is Horror (aka World Of Horror or Shadow Theatre). It's taken from the Nordic DVD, the only DVD release of This Is Horror anywhere in the world, although it does features burnt-on Dutch subtitles as a result.







Miscellaneous Material

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Bruce Campbell French Interview

Duration: 00:23:41
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1:1 copy from the out-of-print 2003 French Studio Canal 2-disc DVD edition of Evil Dead II. This is interview with Bruce, in which he discusses everything from the Super-8 days to the hardships of making the Evil Dead trilogy, and was an extra exclusive to this DVD release.




Bruce Campbell on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1990s)

Duration: 00:07:46
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This is a VHS recording of a Bruce Campbell appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Towards the end, you can see Bruce demonstrating the sound effects with celery and chicken for The Evil Dead. There are numerous screen breakups and the footage doesn't have any audio.




Crimewave Trailer

Duration: 00:02:18
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This trailer was transferred to DVD, from a 1985 pre-recorded UK Embassy Video VHS of The Sure Thing, and has not been included on any official DVD release of the film so far.




Debil Dead

Duration: 00:03:08
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1:1 copy from the 2006 French WE Productions 2-disc DVD edition of Bubba Ho-Tep. This 2004 claymation short film, directed by Pierre Fernandez, posits what would happen if Ash got into a duel with Connor MacLeod from the Highlander series. It is a fan film, not officially endorsed by anyone involved in either franchise, and was an extra exclusive to this release.




Evil Dead Regeneration Extra Clips Montage

Duration: 00:07:03
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These interviews with Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi were included as easter eggs to be found during gameplay of the Evil Dead: Regeneration computer game. This was a 1:1 copy from a fanmade compilation DVD entitled 'Random Raimi One', obtained through a US forum user on the HorrorDVDs.com forums in 2008.




The Ghoul - Ch.62 Show Segments (1978-1979)

Duration: 00:11:29
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




Thou Shall Not Kill, Except... Trailer

Duration: 00:02:03
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1:1 copy from the 2000 US Anchor Bay Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except DVD. Asides from some poor quality bootleg VHS sources, this is the only High quality DVD version of this trailer, until the film's forthcoming 2012 US Synapse Films Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack release.




WHYT Radio Snake Commercial (1984)

Duration: 00:00:29
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




WHYT Radio Puppies Commercial (1984)

Duration: 00:00:30
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




WNIC Naturally Funny Commercial (1985)

Duration: 00:00:31
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A 1:1 copy from the Super8Shorts.com 2017 Region 0 US DVDs. All of Scotty & Bill's shorts are available directly from them via Super8Shorts.com. It's an excellent quality transfer, with it's original untampered musical score.




XYZ Murders Trailer

Duration: 00:02:14
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This alternate trailer for Crimewave is largely the same as the one listed above, except it utilises the original title and is in lesser quality. This is a 1:1 copy from the 'Sam Raimi Super-8 Shorts' bootleg compilation DVD. Containing six Super-8 shorts as well as other material, this DVD is widely available on various bootleg trading websites and via peer-to-peer networks.







Fully Authored DVDs

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Sam Raimi's Super-8 Shorts DVD
(2009)

This release takes the best quality versions of all the Super-8 shorts available as of 2009, assembling them on to a properly authored DVD box-set, with menus, disc art, and a DVD cover. In order to keep any re-encoding or converting of the source MPEGs to an absolute minimum (most of them were direct copies of the source files), discs 1 & 2 are in NTSC format, and disc 3 is in PAL format. Here is the contents list of the three discs in the set;

Disc 1 (Dual Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • Within The Woods
  • The Sappy Sap
  • Six Months To Live
  • Stryker's War
Disc 2 (Single Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • Shemp Eats the Moon
  • William Shakespeare - The Movie
Disc 3 (Dual Layer Disc - PAL)
  • Attack Of The Helping Hand!
  • Clockwork
  • Oedipus Rex
  • The Blind Waiter
  • Torro, Torro, Torro!
  • It's Murder!
Please note that since this set was assembled, a number of the titles have been upgraded, so are no longer the best quality available. You can read a lot more about this whole project on this web page.



Josh Becker's Super 8 Shorts DVD
(2010)

When Josh Becker made a number of Super-8 shorts available direct to the public through his own website in March 2010, I placed an order, and offered my services in re-designing artwork for the releases. This offer was not taken up, But I thought I would just go ahead and re-author the shorts onto three single layer DVD discs anyway, along with creating matching disc art, cover & menus, which allowed me to store the original discs safely away. I also took the chance to fix some issues related to order, authoring and production of the original DVDs themselves. All of this was achieved without re-encoding the shorts themselves, keeping the quality identical. Here are the disc contents;

Disc 1 - 1972 to 1976 (Single Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • Public Enemy Revisited
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Super Student
  • The Case of the Topanga Pearl
Disc 2 - 1977 to 1978 (Single Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • The Final Round
  • Acting And Reacting
  • Holding It
Disc 2 - 1979 to 1982 (Single Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • The Blind Waiter
  • Stryker's War
  • Cleveland Smith Bounty Hunter
You can read a lot more about this whole project, including detailed background information on how the project was created, on this web page.



Book Of The Dead - Preservation Edit
(2011)

This was to be a follow up project to the Evil Dead - The Treasures Collection DVD. The idea was to drop the Japanese 1985 'Herald Videogram' laserdisc transfer, and replace it with a theatrical preservation of the Book Of The Dead titled version, using the Anchor Bay 2010 US Blu-Ray transfer, restoring 'The Evil Dead' to 'Book Of The Dead'; the version screened at the 1981 world premiŤre, while also expanding to a 2-disc set and upgrading previous features, to create the definitive fanmade DVD. Here is the DVD contents;

Disc 1 (Dual Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • Book Of The Dead Theatrical Restoration
         (Original un-mixed mono audio track)
         (Complete Isolated score audio track)
         (2010 AB Blu-Ray Commentary)
         (1999 Elite Bruce Campbell DVD Commentary)
         (1999 Elite Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert DVD Commentary)
         (Facts & trivia subtitle track)
         (English subtitles for the hard of hearing)

  • Within The Woods
         (Complete Isolated score audio track)
         (English subtitles for the hard of hearing)

  • Book Of The Dead Trailer
  • The Evil Dead - Deleted scenes (edited & mixed from various raw footage)
Disc 2 (Dual Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • A censored compilation sequence of the BBFC 1990 UK VHS version
  • The Incredibly Strange Film Show (Composite DVD & VHS version)
  • PM Magazine Detroit TV Spot on Renaissance pictures (Full 7m 28s segment)
  • 1982 Tom Sullivan TV interview
  • Super-8 Shorts; It's Murder & Clockwork
  • A PC Viewable DVD-ROM folder (an edited version of the full folder)
  • Release notes & information pages
You can read a lot more about this whole project, including background information and a highly detailed list of all the changes made, at this web page.



The Evil Dead - Book Of The Dead Titled Version
(2011)

The original Book Of The Dead titled version was never generally released theatrically or on home video, but there were a couple of rare exceptions. As far as is known, there were four releases; two Greek and two Mexican, both in English on VHS. The movie itself plays shot for shot identically to the general theatrical version, but with four minor differences; the movie title, and alternate sunrise shot at the end just before Ash walks out of the cabin, Ash's scream resonates for a few seconds with a black screen before the end credits roll, and the text on the last page of the end credits.

This is a full VHS to PAL DVD transfer of the 1985 'Video Standard' label PAL Greek VHS tape, including the opening Video Standard ident and copyright screen, although this transfer does have Greek subtitles. The disc also contains a DVD-ROM folder with 600dpi scans of both the VHS cover and tape label.



The Evil Dead - The Extended German 96 minute 'XXL Version'
(2008)

This is a German unofficial semi-bootleg extended DVD of The Evil Dead called the 'XXL Version', running at 1:36:04 (PAL) probably released around 2008, which has around 15 minutes of additional footage in comparison to the theatrical version running at 1:25:13 (1:21:31 PAL equivalent). It's worth saying first that there is no new 'previously unseen' material here. The extra footage edited in to the standard version is drawn from both the 20 minute 'Behind The Scenes Footage & Outtakes' featurette on the 1999 US Elite Entertainment Special Edition DVD, and the 'Treasures From The Cutting Room Floor' featurette from the 2007 Anchor Bay Ultimate Edition US DVD. The movie is presented in 16:9 anamorphic widescreen with German dubbed audio, but the original English audio is also included as a second track.

Had the creators spent more time seamlessly blending the the video & audio of their source footage into the main movie, along with giving a little more thought to the edits themselves, this could have been a really worthwhile project. While this 'Extended' version is very unlikely to have been officially sanctioned by Renaissance Pictures, it can still be bought as a retail DVD in Germany, either as a standalone release, or as part of the huge German 12-disc Evil Dead Trilogy DVD set.



Evil Dead - The Treasures Collection DVD
(2008)

This fanmade DVD draws together some of the rarest elements in this list on to a properly authored DVD; with menus, release notes and a DVD cover. This release also contains the Evil Dead DVD-ROM folder v1.2

Disc 1 (Dual Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • The Evil Dead - The Japanese 1985 'Herald Videogram' laserdisc version expertly transferred to DVD.
  • A superior quality copy of the short film 'Within The Woods'.
  • 'Book Of The Dead' to 'The Evil Dead' - The version differences.
  • A 'Book Of The Dead' workprint trailer.
  • A PC Viewable DVD-ROM folder
The DVD is a dual layer release at just under 8GB in size, as quality wise its really too much to squeeze onto one single layer. You can read a lot more about this whole project, including background information and a highly detailed list of all the changes made, at this web page.



Book Of The Dead - Raw Footage DVD
(2014)

This is an untouched raw VHS to DVD transfer of 3h 49m 17s of The Evil Dead raw film footage, taken from a set of ten NTSC VHS tapes, probably created in the late 1990's. Only four sets of these tapes are thought to exist; one owned by Sam Raimi, the second formerly by Elite Entertainment, the owner of the third is unknown, and the fourth is owned by a French fan & friend of the site. It was from these tapes (tape 2 mostly) that the twenty-minute 'Behind The Scenes Footage & Outtakes' featurette on the 1999 US R1 Elite Entertainment Special Edition DVD was assembled. This is entirely different to the The Evil Dead: Treasures From The Cutting Room Floor raw footage featurette on the 2007 US R1 Anchor Bay Entertainment 3-disc Ultimate Edition DVD. Of the set of ten, tapes one and four are identical duplicates.

Primarily the footage consists of alternate and longer takes of shots used in the finished film, and while much of the footage is silent, there are a few interesting new and longer scenes in there too. Each tape ranges from 15-27mins, probably containing the contents of one or two 16/35mm film reels each; accounting for the short length. While much of the shooting was indeed done without sound, there are some shots where the clapper board is visible with a sound number, so sound would have been recorded at the time but it's just missing on the tapes. This set was never meant for the public to see in its entirety, so it probably never mattered to anyone involved. It was just created for Elite to assemble the raw footage featurette.

Artwork was personally created for this VHS to DVD transfer. While there were ten source VHS tapes, their short running length meant that all the footage could fit across just two dual layer DVDs. This DVD set is not being publicly shared, but may be available for trade if you have something equally special available in return.



The Evil Dead - UK Palace Pictures 1982 Pre-Cert Version
(2012)

This is a VHS to DVD transfer of the UK Palace Pictures 1982 pre-cert VHS tape. The cuts made to The Evil Dead for an 'X' cinema certificate in 1982, were identical to the 1982 video version, with 49 seconds removed. This trimmed the pencil screwing around in Linda's ankle, Shelley chewing off her hand and subsiquent dismemberment, and various other edits here and there. This DVD contains the full VHS tape including the copyright screen, the Palace Pictures Ident, Basket Case, Female Trouble & Eraserhead trailers, and the censored film itself. This transfer has no benefits whatsoever, beyond preserving the censored version of the film, and a nostalgia factor for those who owned the original VHS tape. The disc also contains a DVD-ROM folder with 600dpi scans of both the VHS cover and tape label.



The Evil Dead - UK Palace Pictures 1990 BBFC Cut/Certified Version
(2011)

This is a VHS to DVD transfer of the UK Palace Pictures 1990 VHS. This re-release of The Evil Dead was censored by the BBFC removing 115 seconds of objectionable material. This DVD contains the full VHS tape including the copyright screen, the Palace Pictures Ident, Evil Dead 2 trailer, and the censored film itself. This transfer has no benefits whatsoever, beyond preserving the censored version of the film, and a nostalgia factor for those who owned the original VHS tape. The disc also contains a DVD-ROM folder with 600dpi scans of both the VHS cover and tape label.



Evil Dead II - UK Palace Pictures 1987 BBFC Cut/Certified Version
(2012)

This is a VHS to DVD transfer of the UK Palace Pictures 1987 VHS. Evil Dead II was passed by the BBFC on May 22nd of 1987 for release on home video, with 2 seconds of cuts; to two sequences where Ash was kicked in the face by Jake. This DVD contains the full VHS tape including the copyright screen, the Palace Pictures Ident, Trick Or Treat trailer, and the censored film itself. This transfer has no benefits whatsoever, beyond preserving the censored version of the film, and a nostalgia factor for those who owned the original VHS tape. The disc also contains a DVD-ROM folder with 600dpi scans of both the VHS cover and tape label.



Evil Dead II DVD Companion
(2008)

This release takes some of the above single MPEG files add menus, and authour them onto two single layer DVDs, with a DVD disc art and a cover, creating a companion set to the retail versions of Evil Dead II. Here are the disc contents;

Disc 1 (Single Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • Evil Dead II Vern Hyde's BTS Camcorder Footage
  • Evil Dead II Workprint
Disc 2 (Single Layer Disc / NTSC)
  • Evil Dead II - Behind The Screams
  • Evil Dead II - Palace UK TV Spots
  • The Directors 1987 Interiview
  • In Review - Sam Raimi 1986 TV Interview
  • This Is Horror - Sam Raimi Interview
You can read a lot more about this whole project over on the OriginalTrilogy.com fanedit forums, at this forum thread.



Evil Dead II Vern Hyde's Behind The Scenes Camcorder Footage
(2011)

Not to be confused with Greg's footage, this Evil Dead II behind the scenes camcorder raw footage seems to be taken from tapes shot by Vern Hyde and his effects crew, which leans towards more general on set footage, rather than special effects. The first disc running at 72m was originally copied from a Behind The Scenes Collection DVD obtained from The Asylum Of Oblivion bootleg website in 2008. The second disc is a 1:1 copy of a DVD bought from Ebay in 2011, and contains 65m 49s of the Evil Dead II talent show which took place as shooting wrapped, and on the same disc there is also 43m 20s of Darkman on-set footage, on which Vern and his crew also worked.



Evil Dead II - Japanese - Shochiku Home Video Laserdisc Transfer DVD
(2014)

This is a Laserdisc to DVD transfer of the 1987 Japanese Shochiku Home Video Laserdisc. Other than Japanese opening titles, and Japanese subtitles throughout, this version plays identically to the theatrical version. The main reason for preserving this verison, is that it's entirely 4:3 open-matte. While the 2000 R1 US Anchor Bay Evil Dead II DVD open-matte transfer also exists, there are a very small number of specific shots in which the open matte version framing appears as if the matted widescreen version has been zoomed in to 1:37:1, cropping the left & right sides to give a full frame image. This was transferred with the prospect of use in the Book Of The Dead II DVD, but the 2000 R1 US Anchor Bay Evil Dead II DVD open-matte transfer was used instead, due to the significant upgrade in picture quality. The disc also contains a DVD-ROM folder with 600dpi scans of both the VHS cover and tape label.



Evil Dead II - 'Severely Edited For Television' TV Version DVD
(2016)

This is an untouched raw VHS to DVD transfer of the Evil Dead II - 'Severely Edited For Television' TV Version as recorded on Mexican TV during the 1990's. The TV version runs at 1h 30m 39s, and the standard Theatrical version runs at 1h 24m 18s. Between various footage removed and alternate footage added in, there is 16m 10s of new material here. Among other footage; there's more of Ash & Linda embracing & dancing, Ash burning the book, Ash driving to the bridge, eating cereal & choking, Ash dreaming, and flipping out in the workshed having killed Linda, possessed Ash in the forest eating a squirrel, more shots of Ash in the cellar, and more images flash as Ash travels back in time. The film plays in dubbed Spanish, without subtitles, and there are periodic advert breaks. The quality is fairly good, although it reduces somewhat and the frame becomes a little jumpy towards the end of the film. This was the TV version source footage used in the Book Of The Dead II DVD.



Evil Dead II - Greg Nicotero's BTS Camcorder Footage DVD Box-set
(2016)

This is an untouched raw BetaCamSP to DVD transfer of Greg Nicotero's behind the scenes Camcorder Footage from Evil Dead II. Greg's camcorder captured much of the production, but only a small amount of this has ever been formerly released. The footage begins with the prep work in California, moulding the various cast members and prototyping many of the later make-up & effects, then runs through the main shoot & re-shoots, along with skits and hi-jinx shot by the make-up effects crew, and the wider crew. Highlights include Henrietta in her rocking chair becoming possessed, Linda's snake tongue, Ash's face reverting from deadite to normal, and Chop-top Ed, along with many unseen behind the scenes moments.

This footage was transferred from a set of six BetaCamSP tapes sold by president of Elite Entertainment Vini Bancalari. A French fan bought the set, and sent the set on to myself, in order for them to be transferred to DVD. Upon viewing, it becomes obvious why it would be impossible for any DVD producer to release anything but a carefully edited 'highlights' package. Over the running time, the amount of people seen on screen (from the cast & crew, to family members, visitors and passers-by) is huge. Identifying, tracking down and obtaining clearance for a DVD release from every one of them, would be impossible. Plus you have all the copyrighted workshop radio background music, off-the-cuff remarks, swearing, impressions, in-jokes and other assorted unsavoury material which some may not be keen on having out there all these years later.

Tape one ran at 1h 32m 15s, two 1h 24m 05s, three 1h 30m 06s, four 1h 33m 53s, five 1h 31m 33s and Tape six 1h 02m 33s, giving a total of 8h 35m 12s of footage. Tape one is entirely workshop & prep footage in California, as is the first 38m of tape two, and the first 25m of tape three. The remainder of the running time in tapes two, three, four, five & six is footage shot entirely in North Carolina. While on the whole, the majority of the footage seems to play in chronological order, some sections do chop and change, while other short sections are repeated, mainly the California prep footage on tape one. It's entirely possible that Greg shot the footage across a fair few tapes, and swapped between them during the shoot, so some of the footage plays out of sequence when each tape is watched start-to-finish, and while they were being dubbed from the camcorder onto VHS at the time, some little sections were accidentally repeated. Each 90min tape was transferred to it's own DVD, making a six-disc DVD set.

Even though this transfer was created solely for myself and the tape set's new French owner, artwork was personally created. While this DVD set is not being publicly shared, but may be available for trade if you have something equally special available in return.



Army Of Darkness - Primitive Screwhead Edition
(2008)

This fanmade DVD release features three differing extended versions of the movie, with both the alternate endings and alternate openings, available one one disc via seamless branching. It's a composite edit bringing together elements from each different version of the film along with re-inserting the various deleted scenes (which have been painstakingly cleaned up frame by frame) with new opening logos to provide the longest ever version of Army Of Darkness, in the highest possible quality. Its sources include the US R1 Universal HD-DVD US Theatrical Cut, the Hong Kong R3 MGM Director's Cut, the Australian R4 MGM International Cut, and the Sci-Fi channel TV version, all of which have some specific scenes & shots not found in the other versions.

It also includes a new 5.1 sound mix, including some musical surprises from the Army Of Darkness & Evil Dead II scores.You can read a lot more about this whole project over on the OriginalTrilogy.com fanedit forums, at this forum thread.



Army Of Darkness Taiwan Jei Wea Co LTD Laserdisc Transfer DVD
(2014)

This is a Laserdisc to DVD transfer of the 1993 Taiwan Jei Wea Co LTD Laserdisc. This laserdisc is a bootleg, which includes the Directors Cut of Army Of Darkness with the alternate ending in the future and the longer mini Ash sequence. At the time of it's creation, it was the first home version to include this different version. It also has Taiwanese subtitles throughout. The main reason for preserving this verison, is that it's entirely 4:3 open-matte, but there are other similar but better quality sources available so it's not hugely special in that respect.



The Evil Dead DVD-ROM Project
(2017)

This a pet project has been building up for some years. It's a huge collection of Evil Dead related material, both produced by myself, others, and saved from the internet; things like saved websites/pages/forums/threads, PDFs, Photos, Artwork, Magazine/Newspaper Scans, Scripts, Fonts, Music & Audio Files, Videos, Text Files, etc... material ranging from the 70's up to the very recent. You can read more about that here

The current version has 26,985 Files, 1,001 Folders at 37.1GB in size. Each new version contains everything from the last version, along with new additional/improved/replacement material. The first three versions were released on the 'Evil Dead - The Treasures Collection' fan made DVD. As new items were added, this project became too big for that disc, and became a standalone data DVD-R disc, then multiple discs, and recently multiple BD-R discs.

Version 1.0 - Released 28/11/08 ( 988mb - 1 SL-DVDR Disc)
Version 1.1 - Released 23/01/09 (1305mb - 1 SL-DVDR Disc)
Version 1.2 - Released 09/03/09 (1791mb - 1 SL-DVDR Disc)
Version 1.3 - Released 19/04/09 (3270mb - 1 SL-DVDR Disc)
Version 1.4 - Released 23/06/09 (4310mb - 1 SL-DVDR Disc)
Version 1.5 - Released 29/08/09 (5846mb - 2 SL-DVDR Discs)
Version 1.6 - Released 13/02/10 (7258mb - 2 SL-DVDR Discs)
Version 1.7 - Released 19/06/10 (7551mb - 2 SL-DVDR Discs)
Version 1.8 - Released 26/01/12 (9226mb - 3 SL-DVDR Discs)
Version X.X - Ongoing 20/05/17 (37.1GB - 2 BD-R Discs)

 
 
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