Horror-Scream Factory CE Army of Darkness (Blu-ray with Slipcover) [USA/Canada]

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Release Date: 27th October 2015

Purchase Link:
Shout! Factory
Price: $26.97

Amazon USA
Price $25.39

Amazon CAN
Price $25.58

Scream Factory from Shout Factory are releasing a Collector's Edition of Army Of Darkness

**ARMY OF DARKNESS Update & New Art!**

Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist quoting Bruce.) Here’s the first look at the final & approved newly-designed key art for our upcoming blu-ray release of Sam Raimi’s ARMY OF DARKNESS! This solid tribute comes to us from illustrator Paul Shipper (Mad Max, Escape from New York).

Original theatrical poster key art will be on the reverse side of the wrap. Extras and specs for this 2-disc Collector's Edition are in the works and will be announced sometime in Late Aug / Early Sept.

Official street date is 10/27 but if you pre-order it from us directly @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/…/army-of-darkness-collector-s… we'll ship it out two weeks early PLUS include a limited edition free 18" x 24" poster of the new design (while supplies last).



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SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:
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Discs Details

DISC ONE
  • Theatrical Version (81 min.) 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
  • NEW Medieval Times: The Making Of "Army Of Darkness" featuring interviews with star & co-producer Bruce Campbell, actors Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Richard Grove, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman and Angela Featherstone, director of photography Bill Pope, editor Bob Murawski, production designer Anthony Tremblay, composer Joseph Lo Duca, costume designer Ida Gearon, special make-up effects artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, "Pit *****" performer and effects artist William Bryan, mechanical effects artist Gary Jones, first assistant director John Cameron, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and stunt coordinator Christopher Doyle (96 min.)
  • Original Ending
  • Original Opening With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Home Video Promo
DISC TWO
  • Director's Cut (96 min.) 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
  • Audio Commentary with director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell and co-writer Ivan Raimi
  • NEW Additional Behind-The-Scenes Footage From KNB Effects (55 min.)
  • Vintage Creating The Deadites Featurette (21 min.)
  • Vintage "Making Of" Featurette
  • Extended Interview Clips with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert
DISC THREE
  • International Cut (88 min.) 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
  • NEW 4K Scan of The International Interpositive
  • Television Version With Additional Footage (90 min., Standard Definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW Still Galleries With Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos from production designer Anthony Tremblay, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and special make-up effects artists Tony Gardner and KNB EFX, Inc. (Over 200 Stills)
  • NEW Still Gallery Of Props And Rare Photos from the collection of super fan Dennis Carter Jr.
  • NEW Storyboards for Deleted or Alternate Scenes
  • Vintage The Men Behind The Army Featurette (19 min.)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM SCREAM FACTORY

Even being as detailed as we could here, we anticipate that there are questions you may still have about the cuts of the film. Our Blu-ray producer has provided a couple of Q&As that we felt might come up and that some may be curious about:

Q: Is the U.S. Theatrical version a new transfer?
A: Unfortunately, we were not able to do a new transfer of the theatrical cut (which was
provided by our partners at Universal). However, we did do additional color correction.

Q: Why is the International version a 4K transfer and not the Director's Cut?
A: Our original intention was to do a new 4K scan on the director's cut, so we started with
elements that were available in the MGM vault. Unfortunately, we could not find all of the
additional footage (film and audio) for the 96 minute Director's Cut.

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cooey

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If it's a collectors edition, it'll be just the standard amaray with a slipcase. I'm gonna say now it'll include the US cut and Directors cut, it'll include the TV cut as an extra, include all previous extras with a couple new interviews.

They could surprise and do a limited edition, but I doubt it.
 
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C.C. 95

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The artwork sleeve is reversable with the original art on the back. (Nice touch. They did that with previous releases too. It's nice because you have the choice of the new artwork or the classic artwork).
With three discs it means they could have all three versions (Or is it 4? I forget). That would be cool because that means they would max out the bit rate for each disc. But chances are one disc is just for extras. Worst case scenario is one disc is a redundant DVD...:OMG::OMG:
Does Army of Darkness now have a record for the most versions of any movie released on physical media?!!
It sure feels like it.:wow:
 

cooey

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My guess -

Disc 1 - Theatrical cut and extras
Disc 2 - Directors cut and extras
Disc 3 - Possibly International cut & (Most likely just) Extras

I would love to see them include the TV cut, but I don't think they will. It has been confirmed to be 3 BDs though, not 2 BDs and a DVD. I still think the German set will be the superior set....but I hope to be proved wrong :D
 
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SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:

DISC ONE
  • Theatrical Version (81 min.) 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
  • NEW Medieval Times: The Making Of "Army Of Darkness" featuring interviews with star & co-producer Bruce Campbell, actors Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Richard Grove, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman and Angela Featherstone, director of photography Bill Pope, editor Bob Murawski, production designer Anthony Tremblay, composer Joseph Lo Duca, costume designer Ida Gearon, special make-up effects artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, "Pit *****" performer and effects artist William Bryan, mechanical effects artist Gary Jones, first assistant director John Cameron, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and stunt coordinator Christopher Doyle (96 min.)
  • Original Ending
  • Original Opening With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Home Video Promo
DISC TWO
  • Director's Cut (96 min.) 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
  • Audio Commentary with director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell and co-writer Ivan Raimi
  • NEW Additional Behind-The-Scenes Footage From KNB Effects (55 min.)
  • Vintage Creating The Deadites Featurette (21 min.)
  • Vintage "Making Of" Featurette
  • Extended Interview Clips with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert
DISC THREE
  • International Cut (88 min.) 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0
  • NEW 4K Scan of The International Interpositive
  • Television Version With Additional Footage (90 min., Standard Definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW Still Galleries With Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos from production designer Anthony Tremblay, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and special make-up effects artists Tony Gardner and KNB EFX, Inc. (Over 200 Stills)
  • NEW Still Gallery Of Props And Rare Photos from the collection of super fan Dennis Carter Jr.
  • NEW Storyboards for Deleted or Alternate Scenes
  • Vintage The Men Behind The Army Featurette (19 min.)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM SCREAM FACTORY

Even being as detailed as we could here, we anticipate that there are questions you may still have about the cuts of the film. Our Blu-ray producer has provided a couple of Q&As that we felt might come up and that some may be curious about:

Q: Is the U.S. Theatrical version a new transfer?
A: Unfortunately, we were not able to do a new transfer of the theatrical cut (which was
provided by our partners at Universal). However, we did do additional color correction.

Q: Why is the International version a 4K transfer and not the Director's Cut?
A: Our original intention was to do a new 4K scan on the director's cut, so we started with
elements that were available in the MGM vault. Unfortunately, we could not find all of the
additional footage (film and audio) for the 96 minute Director's Cut.
 
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denizen

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I'm in the same boat. Nice edition!

I do see however that Amazon are still advertising this as 2 disc.

If you guys are interested Amazon CA are selling this for $25.99 which is currently the cheapest. :D
You can get it here.
 
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