|Evil Dead, The (Remastered)||R1|
There are numerous The Evil Dead versions floating about but freely available now is a R1 "Special Edition" featuring the 1.33:1 full-screen aspect ratio. If you search you'll find multiple discussion on which aspect ratio is correct so I'll let you make your own decision. There is also a R1 three disk "Ultimate Edition" which includes both full-frame and widescreen versions of the movie. This widescreen presentation includes a Dolby Digital Surround EX and 6.1 DTS-ES audio track. There are also additional extras including "The Ladies of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell", a cast and crew discussion called "Unconventional", Q&A during the "Reunion Panel", trailers, TV spots, stills galleries, and horror movie previews. There was also an R4 two disc Ultimate Edition which seems to be no longer available. If you are interested in a blu-ray edition then Anchor Bay have released a two disc US version "Special Edition" which includes the full-frame and widescreen versions, and Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1. Extras on this blu-ray have the audio commentary as included on this review DVD, plus featurettes included on the Ultimate Edition DVD. The Australian blu-ray version is single disc 1.78:1 with DTS-HD audio. For The Evil Dead aficionados the US blu-ray version is the purchase of choice otherwise the R1 Ultimate edition DVD. For more casual enthusiasts this DVD as reviewed is a good choice.