Army of Darkness – Primitive Screwhead Edition

Army of Darkness – Primitive Screwhead Edition

 
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Army of Darkness – Primitive Screwhead Edition
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Original Release Date:
1992
Original Running Time:
81
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Fanedit Running Time:
96
Time Added:
15
Brief Synopsis:
This features 3 extended versions of ARMY OF DARKNESS, available via seamless branching, featuring both alternate endings and the alternate beginning.
Intention:
To provide people with the longest ever version of ARMY OF DARKNESS in highest possible quality.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Cuts and Additions:
This version includes both the alternate endings and alternate openings. It includes scenes seen only in the Sci-Fi channel version of the film, and scenes only seen as deleted scenes on the official discs, such as Ash fighting Arthur, Ash recruiting Henry the Red, the extended windmill scene, etc.

It also includes a new sound mix which includes some musical surprises from the great soundtrack by Joe Lo Duca (and Danny Elfman). Most notably the opening logos are different. You’ll have to see.

The deleted scenes which appear in workprint quality have been cleaned up frame by frame as much as possible. They will never be perfect, but this is about as good as they’re going to look and sound until better quality material is made available.
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9.0
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7.0
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9.0
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9.0

When I first saw this in the theater, I hadn’t seen the series and didn’t get it. I later went back and watched The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II and became a fan. The slapsticky moments that turned me off are still in this cut of the Primitive Screwhead Edition (it really goes over the top at the windmill) but I can now enjoy it for being the delicious cheese that it is. Not really scary, but Raimi is a master of creating tension, and some of the deleted scenes here add to that. A lot of the special effects are really obvious by today’s standards and don’t hold up, but Bruce Campbell remains glorious.

There are 3 cuts assembled for this one fan-edit! I watched the "Overdose" edition that has the alternate ending, which is pretty sweet. The army of the dead and Evil Ash weren't as threatening as I remembered, and the ending of this really becomes quite cheesy (it's pretty much downhill from the Necronomicon sequence) but it's a fun popcorn watch nonetheless. Ridgeshark's editing does improve the film I believe, helping to flesh it out a bit more, although I wish something could be done about the very obvious difference in visual quality from some of the sources. This assemblage generally cuts out things that you won't miss and includes nice bits to fill out the story, so I can heartily recommend it. I'll edit this review as I watch the 2 other cuts available on the "disc", but I believe they are only small differences.

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(Updated: June 22, 2018)
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9.5
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I just want to start by saying I had never watched any of the Evid Dead franchise. My review is to be taken as writen by someone with no previous knowledge from any of the previous movies in the series.

With that out of the way I just wanted to say even if you have never seen any of the movies prior in the series that this movie is excelent. The editing is flawless and the way the story was put together I can't find fault in. The only flaw, if you can call it that, is the quality of the source material in some parts but you can hardly blame the editor for that.

You have any interest in the horror and/or comedy genres yopu owe it to yourself to get a copy of this very unique movie.

PS. Remember, shop smart, shop S-mart.

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DVD
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9.9
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10.0
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Loved it! Fabulous restoration.

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(Updated: March 08, 2013)
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

This was awesome! Any Army of Darkness fan needs to see this one!

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DVD
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(Updated: July 16, 2012)
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