The horror classic that launched Sam Raimi’s career will finally be summoned to Blu-ray in August! In another retailer announcement, Hi Def Digest reports that Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment has revealed The Evil Dead starring the amazing Bruce Campbell as legendary S-mart employee Ash Williams for a Blu-ray release on August 31. The two follow-ups in Raimi’s Evil Dead series, Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn and Army of Darkness, have already been released on the format. Specs and supplements haven’t been revealed yet, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.97. In the film, five friends go up to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find the Necronomicon and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens become deadly zombies. With only one remaining, it is up to him to survive the night and battle the evil dead.
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