Out now on limited edition 3-disk set is the 1995 Anders Jacobsson, horror-comedy, “Evil Ed”. It’s been nearly two decades since I saw this odd flick. I am sure I rented it at my local video store because the title reminded me of “Evil Dead”. Because I barely remembered anything that happened in the film since the 20 or so years since I had seen it, I felt like I was watching it again for the first time. I even opted for the original cut rather than the newly-extended version which is only two minutes longer than the original.
“Evil Ed” is an odd film, but it doesn’t skimp on the splatter and gore. I know there are many people who either love “Evil Ed” or hate it. For me, I feel it never tries to be anything it’s not and wears it’s love for the genre on its’ sleeve. “Re-Animator”, “Evil Dead” and “Bad Taste” are obvious inspirations and though it might not be as memorable, “Evil Dead” is a worthy addition to any horror fan’s collection.
3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- Two versions of the film!
- Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Collector s booklet with new writing on the film by critic James Oliver
DISCS 1 & 2 (BLU-RAY + DVD) THE SPECIAL ED-ITION CUT
- World premiere of the newly-extended version of the feature [95 min]
- Keep Em Heads Rollin making-of documentary
- Reconstructing Edward featurette on the creation of the Special EDition cut
- Deleted scenes
- Teasers and Trailers
- Still Gallery
DISC 3 (BLU-RAY) THE ORIGINAL CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
- Original Cut [93 mins]
- Lost in Brainland never-before-seen extended 3 hour version of the making-of documentary
- PLUS OTHER SURPRISES!!!
By: Marc Ferman