Evil Dead II – Dead By Dawn
This latest from Studiocanal, gives us the first ever 4K UHD release of Sam
masterpiece. Don't worry, they haven't eradicated all of that lovely low budget grain, but what they have done is make it look and sound fantastic.
The second of three films in the Evil Dead series is part horror, part comedy, with Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) once again battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash's girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. Ash soon discovers there is no escaping the woods.
- " Evil Dead 2 is, pardon the expression, consistently lively – a ghoulish splatter comedy that uses wildly excessive gore to provoke the kind of shock that lies between a laugh and a scream. " – Dave Kehr
- " Evil Dead 2's rampant inventiveness and manic energy have ensured that it will endure as a cult classic. " – Joshua Klein
- " First and foremost, [Raimi's] gonzo aesthetics are interested in high-wire kicks, of which there are plenty throughout. " – Nick Schager