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EVIL DEAD Blu-ray and DVD Release Date

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

From producers Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, original Evil Dead trilogy),Bruce Campbell (original Evil Dead trilogy) and Rob Tapert (original Evil Dead trilogy) comes the highly anticipated box office hit EVIL DEAD, available July 16th on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Creators of the original The Evil Dead reunite to present this terrifying new vision of the classic tale about five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez, EVIL DEAD opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office, and top 10 for all-time horror remakes. The ensemble cast includes Jane Levy (TV’s “Suburgatory”), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker).

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Materials Include:

· Three all-new featurettes:

o Making Life Difficult – The Intense and Physically Exhausting Creation of the Film

o Being Mia – The Physical and Psychological Transformation into “Evil Mia”

o Directing The Dead – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror classic

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:

*All DVD content plus:

· Commentary featuring Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and
Writer Rodo Sayagues

· Two all-new featurettes:

o Unleashing The Evil Force — Exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead”

o Evil Dead the Reboot – Cast Rehearsals, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more!



EVIL DEAD Movie Review

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The Evil Dead, is not just remaking the film that launched director Sam Raimi’s career back in 1981, but It’s also following two previous sequels, several video games and a comic book collection, just to name a few. Not to mention, it’s also coming up behind a slew of rip-offs and similar look-a-likes such as the more recent Cabin in the Woods (which seems to be a kin to the popular eighties hit). After all of this Raimi, along with the new director Fede Alvarez, should have been more than prepared to live up to the challenges of a remake. With this script being armed with an ultra mean spirit, relentless intensity, and buckets of both practical and digital gore, somehow it fell short of what one should expect of any remake that involved original contributors such as Raimi himself. 

Having been a fan of the original I would go as far as to say that this latest effort doesn’t pander to the oceans of devoted fans of the original (Until the flick’s final post-credit shot, which can absolutely be skipped). Instead, it takes an all too familiar plot, very familiar scary movie tactics or character traits, and even rules about the “Candarian demons, Book of the Dead,” and the sickness that’s spreading to the group and gives it all a bit of a modern touch that does very little for the movie. It’s this latter way Alvarez attempts to use familiarity of the franchise against the audience that makes this Evil Dead screenplay all the less intriguing. Nonetheless In that sense, its success as a horror film is undeniable, even if it leans more towards making its audience squirm rather than sending real scares down its collective spine. READ FULL EVIL DEAD REVIEW >>

Screen Gems/TriStar – 2013 Movie Previews

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The Call
March 15, 2013

Directed by: Brad Anderson
Cast: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund and Michael Imperioli

When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.


April 12, 2013

Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.


August 23, 2013

Directed by: Harald Zwart
Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.


September 13, 2013

Directed by: Benson Lee
Cast: Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz and Chris Brown as Rooster

Battle of the Year is the Olympics of break dancing, a tournament held every year that attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in fifteen years. Los Angeles Hip Hop mogul and former B-Boy Dante (Alonso) wants to put the country that started the Sport back on top. He enlists his hard-luck friend Blake (Holloway), who was a championship basketball coach, to coach his team. Armed with the theory that the right coach can make any team champions, they assemble a Dream Team of all the best b-boys across the country. With only three months until Battle of the Year, Blake has to use every tactic he knows to get twelve talented individuals to come together as a team if they’re going to bring the Trophy back to America where it started. Inspired by the actual world championship held yearly in France.


October 18, 2013

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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