Synopsis: Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.
What’s it like? ‘The Evil Dead’ infused with the CGI violence of ‘Spartacus’ and the comedy of ‘Road Trip’.
Film: 7/10. As a long-time fan of ‘The Evil Dead’ franchise I’d been patiently waiting for more. We’d gotten close a few times and then we got a reboot in 2013 that seemed to close the original chapter. Two years later, Ash is back! The franchise translates reasonably well to series with the over the top violence of the first two films and the comedy of ‘Army of Darkness’. Bring on season two! 294 mins.
Picture quality: 8/10. If you’re a long-time fan of ‘The Evil Dead’ the picture quality might take some getting used to. For starters, there are substantial portions of the series set in the daytime. The digital filming also keeps things quite clean with the exception of some digital noise from time to time so that’s quite a departure from the grainy film stocks of the original films. All the gritty, grimy details are captured wonderfully though and with 2.5 hours of episodes per disc compression is handled well.
Audio quality: 10/10. Here’s where the series really excels. Everything about the audio is top notch – dialogue is crisp and clear, music sounds full, gunshots pack a punch and the various squelching and snapping sounds of dearly departed Deadites make for good, clean fun.
Disc reviewed: Country: U.S., Studio: Starz/Anchor Bay, Region: Region free
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Jill Marie Jones
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