So once again we have survived.

Vern Reviews the new EVIL DEAD: BOOK OF THE DEAD Limited Edition Dvd starring Harry Knowles!!!

Harry here with that drunken hillbilly bastard named Vern. Now this Vern fella went and got himself one of those new fangled rubbery editions of EVIL DEAD. Now ordinarily I would be all against rubbery editions, but this is a rubbery edition that looks like the Book of the Dead… and cooler still, I’m apparently contained inside the Book Of The Dead as is the beer room of the Alamo Drafthouse, beneath the projector room…. whilst showing EVIL DEAD 2! That’s a mighty freaking cool feature to contain in a special rubbery edition. Anyway, I just ordered mine Click here to order your The Evil Dead (Book Of The Dead Limited Rubbery Edition)!!!!

Dear Harry and Moriarty,

Have you ever had a dvd that smelled kinda like rubbers? I have and it was called EVIL DEAD: BOOK OF THE DEAD EDITION from Anchor Bay. What this is is a new fancy ass, show off type version of the old Elite edition of THE EVIL DEAD. It comes in a mooshy rubber Necronomicon package sculpted by Tom Sullivan, who also made the book you see in the movie. You flip it open and it has pages from the Necronomicon (also drawn by Mr. Sullivan) and of course the dvd inside a nice little padded sleeve.

The Evil DeadSince these are the usual limited editions and each one is a little different, we may very well see a repeat of the deadly Cabbage Patch Riots of ’83. So bring your baseball bats, boys, and stay focused. Keep your eyes on the prize. With a little luck and elbow grease you may come home the proud papa of a cuddly little evil dead jr. with realistic baby feel.

Or maybe you’re asking why in hell we need another version of the Evil Dead on dvd. I don’t need to explain to you that this is a movie that belongs in every individual’s collection. Unless you’re some kind of fuckwad but Harry, I don’t think you’re a fuckwad. Moriarty I’m not so sure but Harry, not a fuckwad.

(What is a fuckwad anyway?)

EDITOR NOTE: Harry here to explain what a fuckwad is. Whilst speaking to Moriarty’s therapist, I learned that a fuckwad is that pile of insemenated toilet tissue beside one’s computer after visiting this site!!! So no, Moriarty is not a fuckwad, though he may have several littering his room. Back to the review…

Anyway I agree, they need to stop with these multiple versions of Army of Darkness especially. I guess there are only so many Dario Argento movies you can release and you gotta pay the rent somehow, but it starts to get frustrating to us. The people who buy that kind of crap. No matter, this EVIL DEAD: RUBBERY BOOK VERSION really is an impressive special edition if you’re into, you know, the latex smell. Anchor Bay was even smart enough to acknowledge the many editions of the movie by including a thorough, nicely illustrated booklet about all the previous video, laser disc and dvd releases.

New things on this version:

1. FANALYSIS. This is a 26 minute documentary by Bruce Campbell. It has an individual in it named Harry Knowles. Although I don’t know if you noticed this Harry but they credited you as Harold Knowles. Then I think later they called you “Knuckles” or something like that.

Anyway what this is about is basically a bunch of nutballs who dress up as sailor moons and totorros and shit in public. Also it is about Bruce Campbell at home “in the pacific northwest,” shaving and walking around in nature and all that type of business. Reflecting on his celebrity.

I gotta be honest I would be a little disappointed in this as a stand-alone. The way it’s all put together and the music and everything is pretty cornball. That movie TREKKIES was a much more fascinating freak show, stare-into-the-abyss-and-it-stares-right-back-at-that-ass, heart of darkness type documentary about these type of people. But I liked the interviews with the gal who legally changed her name to Xena the Warrior Princess and the one at the end telling Bruce Campbell that the Evil Dead movies are dumb and that mainly stupid college guys like them.

Anyway as a movie it’s not too hot but as an extra on a dvd it’s pretty impressive. If you like Bruce Campbell, which you do if you’re on the internet, then you will at least semi-enjoy it.

2. DISCOVERING EVIL DEAD. A short, better than usual featurette about EVIL DEAD coming from an angle I’ve never heard before. This one focuses on the two british dudes who picked it up and released it to theaters and video (at the same time, did you know that?)

3. Various outtakes and shit.

4. Some special effects tests and clips from a recent (post September 11th, even) panel discussion with Rob Tapert “hidden” within the menus. These are what nerds call “easter eggs.” That’s because they’re easy to find and then your mom makes them into devil’s eggs I guess. I don’t know.

5. This is nothing to brag about really but I was surprised they bothered to update the talent bios. The one for Mr. Raimi is pretty in-depth and discusses his career all the way up to Spider-man. By the way he’s directing spiderman, not sure if you’re aware of that one Harry. You heard it here first, from Vern. copyright 2002 Vern. Please credit Vern whenever you mention that Sam Raimi is directing Spiderman. thanks.

6. Did I mention the package is rubber

Then you got the same old good stuff you know and love from the old dvd that if you were smart you didn’t buy because you were waiting a few years for this one:

a. 2 separate commentaries, one from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, the other from Bruce Campbell. Bruce seems to know the movie alot better than the other two because he goes to so many of these fuckin Xena conventions he has the stories hardwired into his brain. And he keeps saying stuff like “On his track Sam will probaly say (such and such), but what really happened is…”

II. Trailer, tv spots, posters, stills.

3. Interactive menus!

4. Chapter selections!

What’s not on this edition:

They were advertising until a few weeks ago that it would have Within the Woods, the short film version of Evil Dead that Raimi and friends made to get financing. Didn’t happen. Not on here. Sorry. Anchor Bay announced that it fell through, they couldn’t get it, and don’t worry they’re not saving it for another edition. They just can’t get it. I bet they used the music from Star Wars or something. You heard about Starballz.

Anyway I highly recommend this new rubbery special edition, and Anchor Bay can be very proud of it. I know they are having some serious troubles right now, partly because they are suing one of their former top guys for embezzlement. (Have you noticed how every damn part of our world is totally corrupt now? I mean you expect it from the government and the oil companies

– but the ice skating judges? The crematories? I think if he was real even Santa Claus would be pulling some kind of bullshit scam now. [P.s. sorry kids, Santa IS real, didn’t mean to confuse things there sorry. Santa’s 110% genuine is what I meant to say. And if he’s dirty like I suspect please do as Santa says, not as he does.])

What I’m saying is, we love Anchor Bay. Maybe we love Anchor Bay like an alcoholic uncle, what with the problems in the quality control department (I mean how many different defective horror movies can one company possibly release?) but this definitive and huggable version of a great movie is an example of why we love Uncle Anchor Bay and need the old fart around. I hope if all this legal and money trouble gives them a tumble somebody will jump in and bail them out. They woulda done it for you, man.

Also one time they put out The Wicker Man in a wooden box, that was pretty cool too in my opinion.

Before I wrap up, I just wanted to point out one little known fact, that the theatrical version of Army of Darkness is actually way better than the director’s cut anyway so quit scrambling for the 2-disc version, you nerds.

anyway thanks harry, also moriarty thanks to you too. Hope you boys enjoy the dvd too.

–Vern

Originally posted at Ain’t-It-Cool-News: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/11542

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  • Feb. 19, 2002, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Holy shit!! Sam Raimi is directing Spider-Man!! ;)

    by spiderblood1969

    I’ve already ordered my copy of the Evil Dead:Rubber Edition.

    Note to Harry,lets hear more from this Vern fella.

    He’s funny.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 4:34 a.m. CST

    The Evil Dead Franchise: Sucking money out of DVD-buying geeks

    by MCVamp

    Actually I’m pretty didn’t get the year right. And I’m positive that someone is fighting the urge to correct me. Still, have to support American rubber interests. Go team!

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Just to clarify…

    by MCVamp

    I actually LIKE the Evil Dead movies. It’s just that if you lined up all of the different tape and disc versions of the 3 movies end-to-end, it would rival the L.A. Marathon for distance.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 4:56 a.m. CST

    rockranomicon

    by reni

    Anchor Bay salute – I couldn’t give a f**k about how many Evil Deads there are floating around in the shops. This looks great. I’ve ordered two of them. p.s. Why was Manhunter dvd so shit quality? I can understand the directors cut being naff, but I thought you cleaned the original version up for dvd? Didn’t look it. Sorry, you gotta be told…

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 5:22 a.m. CST

    and LUCAS is the money pig?

    by THE WALLACE

    I want to here more complaining about THIS… there have been as many versions of this as StarWars… Fucking Rediculous

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 6:42 a.m. CST

    MCVamp…

    by SonOfJorel

    I get what you’re throwin’ out. Remember back in the day when you couldn’t find a copy of these flicks (except AoD) ANYWHERE except your local video rental outlet, who would not part with them for all the gold in Warrwick’s Pot? Now you can hardly walk into a fucking Wal-Mart or Suncoast without stepping on about 500 of the little dick-cheese’s!!! SWEET FUCKING CHRIST, ANCHOR BAY!!! ENOUGH WITH THE INSANITY ALREADY!!! Of course I’ve already preordered my Book Of The Rubber Dead from Suncoast and will be picking it up sooooon…..

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 6:52 a.m. CST

    bruce campbell

    by Y282

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 6:54 a.m. CST

    bruce campbell again…

    by Y282

    fuckbeans, i hit the wrong key! anyway, sorry to show my ignorance but why is there so much talk about bruce campbell. this isn’t a flame, it’s a genuine enquiry as i don’t know anything about the guy. why is he so cool?

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead

    by edgar frogg

    evil dead films ESCPECIALLY Evil Dead II are part of the cool summers long time ago when vampires and undead were not to be laughed at! we as kids really believed they were real!!! that was cool… Evil dead films are great!

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Quality Street

    by reni

    Bruce is the underachiever from the class of 87. I remember all the reviews in UK mags and newspapers rating him alongside Mad Max, Martin Riggs, Hicks and basically blowing them all away. I’m sure these comparisons were getting made across the pond too in mags like Fangoria and Cine Fantastique. So growing up with all that I think a lot of us wanted to see Bruce go on to bigger things and it never happend. It’s pretty obvious why but there was a time when you thought he might make the crossover. Oh well I better find my zippo lighter and put on some U2 records….

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead Cast Reunion in Metro Detroit

    by clockORANGEwork

    On Friday, Feb.22, Bruce Campbell and the other “Evil Dead” stars will reunite at Royal Oak’s Main Art Theatre after screenings of a new 35mm print of the movie. I’ve got my ticket.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Anchor Bay redefines the term

    by Rhett Butler

    As long as they keep churning them out, I

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Baseball bat swingin’ department store mangers…

    by RenoNevada2000

    Has it really been 20 years since the Great Ames Cabbage Patch Riots right here in good ol’ Wilkes-Barre, PA? Where has the time gone? *Sigh*

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Brisco County on DVD in 2002?

    by Lummox JR

    On impulse Thursday I looked for any rumor at all that the Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (IMO the best TV series of all time, leastwise that I’ve seen) would ever be released on DVD. According to a single source, who said he’d read this from Bruce Campbell, the full–sadly the only–season of Brisco will be hitting DVD and VHS this year though in a kind of bare-bones release without commentary or such.

    — Can anyone confirm this? I was hoping to find more info on AICN, but no such luck. Surely someone here must have an ear in Warner Bros. or some other DVD rumor channel. I’d be very interested to know when it’ll be out; not so much interested in the price, since whatever it costs, I’m willing to pay it.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 10:40 a.m. CST

    CHECK OUT THIS BRUCIE INTERVIEW…

    by madmanmunt

    Oveer the past few years i’ve been lucky to have interviewed Bruce Campbell twice (the first one i just scored his number and called his house. He didn’t like… big time! Sorry Brucie.) and I also did a big Evil Dead intaview with Sam Raimi just after A Simple Plan came out… go to “http://www.sdpfilm.com” and click on the ‘intaviews 96-99’ section. Hope you enjoy… just a link to my troublesome phonecall with Bruce and Sam Raimi interview MP3’s will be up soon!

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 10:42 a.m. CST

    AUSSIE BRUCE CAMPBELL INTERVIEW!!!

    by madmanmunt

    Over the past few years i’ve been lucky to have interviewed Bruce Campbell twice (the first one i just scored his number and called his house. He didn’t like… big time! Sorry Brucie.) and I also did a big Evil Dead intaview with Sam Raimi just after A Simple Plan came out… go to “http://www.sdpfilm.com” and click on the ‘intaviews 96-99’ section. Hope you enjoy… just a link to my troublesome phonecall with Bruce and Sam Raimi interview MP3’s will be up soon!

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Where’s my credit card?

    by Rodzilla

    The “Evil Dead” movies were such a part of my cultural education and so crucial to my love of horror films and independant cinema that every time some Shemp rereleases them with “cool new” extras I pretty much just bend over and take the pain. Anchor Bay is the McFarlane Toys of DVD, and those beautiful bastards have given me so much to be thankful for that I don’t mind throwing them cash like a millionaire virgin at a strip club. That rubbery Book of the Dead will be mine, you hear, mine! Also, the reviewer says the theatrical cut of “Army of Darkness” is better than the director’s cut. It’s not a popular opinion to value a studio enforced ending (and cuts) over the director’s vision, but I tend to agree. The hilarious theatrical ending better suits the humorous tone of the film and is likely the best “tag-on” ending ever enforced. It leaves you just pumped up and happy as Harry at a buffet. Also, Anchor Bay’s DVD version of the director’s cut suffers from a print that gets continually darker and darker until it’s hard to even see what’s going on in the final battle sequence. Lastly, “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.” was one of the best seasons of televison I’ve ever fallen in love with. Bring on the DVDs! Hail to the King, Baby.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Where’s my credit card?

    by Rodzilla

    The “Evil Dead” movies were such a part of my cultural education and so crucial to my love of horror films and independant cinema that every time some Shemp rereleases them with “cool new” extras I pretty much just bend over and take the pain. Anchor Bay is the McFarlane Toys of DVD, and those beautiful bastards have given me so much to be thankful for that I don’t mind throwing them cash like a millionaire virgin at a strip club. That rubbery Book of the Dead will be mine, you hear, mine! Also, the reviewer says the theatrical cut of “Army of Darkness” is better than the director’s cut. It’s not a popular opinion to value a studio enforced ending (and cuts) over the director’s vision, but I tend to agree. The hilarious theatrical ending better suits the humorous tone of the film and is likely the best “tag-on” ending ever enforced. It leaves you just pumped up and happy as Harry at a buffet. Also, Anchor Bay’s DVD version of the director’s cut suffers from a print that gets continually darker and darker until it’s hard to even see what’s going on in the final battle sequence. Lastly, “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.” was one of the best seasons of televison I’ve ever fallen in love with. Bring on the DVDs! Hail to the King, Baby.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, noon CST

    No Within the Woods? Not worth the money.

    by James Bond

    I was all set to jump on this because I was very curious to see the Within the Woods short film. Now it’s not on here, and I already have the special edition, so it ain’t worth it. And as for the Army of Darkness director’s cut DVD, you may like the theatrical version better but the director’s cut has a commentary track, so it’s a good buy for fans. Vern you are a redneck.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Just HOW limited is this DVD?

    by vich1

    Just wondering.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 1:18 p.m. CST

    OO! PORN!

    by Sofa King

    Lest see- There have been flash animations depicting Harry naked, his public drooling over the chick in “daredevil”, his use of the phrase “breast flesh” in that Heather Gram story, and now he’s linking directly to his favorite porn sites so that we know what he’s fucking himself to. Harry-newsflash- WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO THINK OF YOU IN THAT WAY! I’m sorry if this hurts your feelings, BUT FOR GOD’S SAKE CUT IT THE FUCK OUT!

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I could have sworn there was more than one season of BRISCO COUN

    by ArchDiver

    Wasn’t there a season cliffhanger with Terry Bradshaw as a Colonel hunting Brisco down with other football players that was later resolved? I am almost sure that it ran over a season? I thought their was enough eps for syndication, and that’s why it ran on TNT for awhile. I do remember getting onboard with the TVGuide SOS poll that tried to keep it on the air (thanks for the effort TVGuide). Anyways, I gotta go order my rubber…AD out.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Brisco confirmed!

    by Lummox JR

    After a little more digging online I found this story in the San Francisco Examiner, with this telling paragraph:

    “Campbell saw his fan-mail volume explode, however, after he won the lead role on the 1993 Fox television series ‘The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,’ in which he played an oddball cowboy. It was the kind of show that critics and a gaggle of fans love madly, but their numbers still didn’t add up to a hit. Campbell is currently writing liner notes for a new ‘Brisco County Jr.’ DVD box set to be released this fall. ‘I’m just glad people will be able to see it in a good, clean copy with no commercials,’ he says.”

    There’s no date on the article (seems like a publishing no-no to me) but I assume it’s from 2002 since no such box set was released last fall, so that means this fall we can expect to see Brisco on DVD.

    http://www.examiner.com/ex_files/default.jsp?story=X0723BRUCEw

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 2:38 p.m. CST

    You know what? I’m just gonna stick with my Elite Edition o

    by Hung-Wei Lo

    This “limited” shit has got to stop with the Evil Dead franchise. Here’s an idea. Make ONE dvd set that has everything on it and print more than 50,000 copies. You’d think that after the Army of Darkness LE, Evil Dead II Limited Tin, and the Army of Darkness Director’s Cut sold out, they would realize that there are more than just a few thousands of fans. Honestly, this dvd will only be purchased by the die-hard fans, and I’m afraid of those people. No really. I do not wish to converse with any of them, as it will simply turn too geeky for me.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 4 p.m. CST

    Rubber smell…mmmmm

    by 2GOLD

    Nothing beats waking up to the smell of rubber coming from a twisted face on a cover that looks like a book that brings back demons. If only they could find a way for the DVD to actually bring dead people to life and do the macrena so we could shoot them with a shotgun. I mean honestly, don’t we all need to shoot something to get over the fact we danced that stupid dance? If they could make a DVD that would help us vent that I’m sure they would set a record for sales.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 6:02 p.m. CST

    vern sure is a funny bastard

    by jbreen

    Very droll, Vern, very droll. The name of this site is now officially ‘Ain’t it Vern News’. Until someone writes something funnier, anyhow.

  • Feb. 19, 2002, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Theatrical AoD better than Director’s Cut?

    by BurninBullwinkle

    Well, I have to disagree with you, aside from the line “Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the gun.” As far as the flow of the story, the Director’s Cut is far superior. The gags work better as they’re allowed to play out. The ending battle is more ‘epic.’ I don’t know that I could choose between the two endings tough; they’re both great. I’m just glad to have snagged a limited set before they were gone and got e-bayed.

  • Feb. 20, 2002, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Harry got booed at a screening of Fanalysis!

    by Maggie

    I saw it in L.A. with Evil Dead on Halloween. When Harry’s face popped up on the screen the whole theatre started booing!

  • Feb. 20, 2002, 2:34 a.m. CST

    You all do realise that the picture quality on this version is w

    by JackBurton

    Personally I’ll stick with my old Elite DVD, a snazzy looking cover and two featurettes aren’t worth the price this thing is going for in my opinion. Rock on Dead Heads.

  • Feb. 20, 2002, 9:40 a.m. CST

    is there a theatrical cut DVD of Army of Darkness with Bruce/Sam

    by Tall_Boy

    the fact that the bootleg edition doesn’t have the “gimmie some sugar, baby!” ending really gets my goat, but I wanna hear that track!!!! ah well…(Army of Darkness is the coolest movie ever!)

  • Feb. 20, 2002, 10:06 a.m. CST

    “Now ordinarily I would be all against rubbery editions”

    by ItsOver

    Harry, could you explain that? It just seems to be an odd value to have. **** Anyway am I the only one who thinks that people who go on and on about transfer quality and the digital sound blah blah blah are just full of it? Maybe that’s just because I grew up watching several generation old dubs of old horror and kung-fu movies.

  • Feb. 20, 2002, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Just what we need,yet another version of this shit flick from th

    by Wolvie6

    Doesn’t matter how many editions they put out either,you guys will buy EACH and EVERY one. You guys are worse than Star Wars geeks.

    I will never understand what the fuck is the big deal with these crap fest flicks. Romeros dead trilogy is worlds better. The first Evil Dead is just an amatureish peice of garbage and II is just the same shit retreaded with a bigger budget.

    Don’t get me started on the annoying hero worship bestowed on Bruce Campbell either. I don’t get it and don’t want to. Every flick that comes up,you fucks want ol Brucey in it and in the LEAD role yet! The guy is seriously overrated.

    But then I guess being a “fuckwad” I wouldn’t know any better than you brillant,talented talkbackers huh?

    Just what I always aspired to! Being called a fuckwad from a talkback geek with no life!

  • Feb. 21, 2002, 2:16 a.m. CST

    I guess Im still happy….

    by Kesshin

    I just went through the new Evil Dead DVD (I love working retail, and snagging things before anyone sees them), and while I was happy to see the new Bruce directed short on the fans themselves, that was about it. The Discovering Evil Dead short was lame. I lost interest in it halfway through….

    The transfer was pretty bad, the DTS sounded good though. The thing that bugged me the most, was NO “Within the Woods”. Of course I read all about it not being there online, after I went through all the menus looking for a hidden nook were it might be hiding. *sigh* And from what Ive read here, I guess we will never see it. Of course, I’m still getting this DVD, simply because smelling the soft rubber cover in a closed room makes me feel funny.

  • Feb. 21, 2002, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Doh, one more thing…

    by Kesshin

    In searching through the menuns on the DVD, ther ARE 2 very easy to find things:

    1.A special effects test.

    2.Tapert, and a couple of the girls from the film at a showing, talking about how haphazard the whole thing was, which we already know. =)

    All you do is highlight the little skulls and stuff along the menu sides, and there ya go!

  • Feb. 21, 2002, 2:41 a.m. CST

    The 2 DVD AOD Set

    by Domi’sInnerChild

    I had the set and it seems like it was just the generic first edition one that’s at Blockbuster for Disk 1 (theatrical release) and the Limited Edition with the European poster (Campbell looking like Arnold S.). I don’t understand why everybody spends $100 on eBay when you can get the other two DVDs for like $25 and have all the same features. Where’s Brisco?

  • Feb. 21, 2002, 2:56 p.m. CST

    that was one of the most cracked-out reviews i’ve read on th

    by a goonie

    but what the hell. it was fun. and now i want this version, considering i’ve stuck out, waiting for a better version on DVD instead of the one i see everywhere which apparently has no cover. then there’s that Evil Dead 2-in-a-tin DVD, and Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn is BY FAR THE BEST MOVIE OF THE SERIES, so i’ve been dying to get that. but then i constantly see what appears to be the same DVD for the same price, except there’s no tin! what if i want the tin! what if the tin has something cool in it that the tin-less version does not! huh! by the way, is there another “special” edition of Dead By Dawn coming out in the near future?

  • Feb. 21, 2002, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I’ve already ordered mine

    by Paulo187

    As much as I would like to help Harry out by clicking on his link I’d much rather pay half the price by ordering somewhere else. $44 for an admittedly cool looking DVD? Man, oh, man…

    I went to my local Best Buy and they told me that they had ordered 70 copies of this mutha and were charging $29. Still not satisfied I went to the mysimon.com and the deepdiscount.com sites and ordered mine for $21 including delivery. Don’t worry guys, I made sure it was the Book of the Dead edition, there were a million and a half editions of Evil Dead and it took a while to sort things out but we’re good…

  • Feb. 22, 2002, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Within the Woods viewing

    by Hempec

    Hey,

    For all of you who haven’t seen Within the Woods, check out your local Horror conventions and look for Tom Sullivan as a guest. I saw Within the Woods 2 years ago at a convention in Akron with Tom giving live commentary. It was way cool. He also showed several other early Raimi/Bruce shorts. Tom’s traveling Evil Dead museum is something that shouldn’t be missed, either. My roommate actually bought one of the original cast shirts from Evil Dead 2 from Tom. Boy, is he cool!

  • Feb. 22, 2002, 7:05 p.m. CST

    …the RUBBER edition…

    by Wolvie6

    ….for all those Brucey fagboys that keep creaming all over thier other editions,this will keep them from getting sullied! ROFLMAO!!! You guys are pathetic!!

  • Feb. 23, 2002, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Vern, your site just saved my a**

    by Exalay

    (*&(#)@%, Vern,this was probably worst day I’ve had in the past 10 yrs., and just as I was bent enough to do some damage I somehow found myself reading your Sudden Impact review on your site. You make be the only SOB that could have made me laugh–I owe you.

    Keep it going on. Peace.

VERN has been reviewing movies since 1999 and is the author of the books SEAGALOGY: A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL, YIPPEE KI-YAY MOVIEGOER!: WRITINGS ON BRUCE WILLIS, BADASS CINEMA AND OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS and NIKETOWN: A NOVEL. His horror-action novel WORM ON A HOOK will arrive later this year.
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3 Responses to “Vern Reviews the new EVIL DEAD: BOOK OF THE DEAD Limited Edition Dvd starring Harry Knowles!!!”

  1. ‘…the theatrical version of Army of Darkness is actually way better than the director’s cut anyway so quit scrambling for the 2-disc version, you nerds.’

    I found this out the hard way ($).

  2. For those of you who care and keep count: This movie is now officially unbanned in Germany too. Out of the big horror classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s, I think the only ones that are left are DAWN OF THE DEAD and Peter Jackson’s BRAINDEAD.

  3. Apparently Sam Raimi is pretty excited about the German unbanning and its current limited theatrical release too:

    It plays in my area on Friday. Haven’t decided if I should go, because coming back home might be difficult, but I can imagine it would be worth it. We don’t get many theatrical events like this.

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