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FINISHED!!!!

 

Big news for those of you still hanging around here - the Evil Dead 2 DVD Companion is now finished.  The list of contents are as follows:

 

DISC ONE

Behind-The-Scenes Camcorder Footage (72 mins)

Workprint Excerpts (37 mins)

 

DISC TWO

Behind The Screams (LD-only featurette)

Attack Of The Helping Hand! (short film)

UK TV Spots

Three rare Sam Raimi interviews (Directors Series, In Reviews and This Is Horror)

Deni Toledo audition directed by Sam

The Wright Stuff: A Message From Sam Raimi

 

I don't have the means to upload it onto Rapidshare or start a torrent, so it will have to be a PIF chain.  Copies will be going out already to See No Evil and The Griff for their help finding materials for the project, as well as Lacerated, Ash595 and InvisibleWolfman; otherwise anyone willing to start a PIF chain or upload them for me can PM me for a copy.  I only have five more copies to give away though, anything else people will have to wait until it hits the Net.

 

So now we move on to the other films in the trilogy!  Discs for Evil Dead and Army Of Darkness are currently being assembled, as well as two more discs (one for stills galleries, DVD-ROM content, etc, the other about the ED computer games), but there are some source materials we have yet to find.  Anyone willing to trade the following gets priority in getting a copy of the Evil Dead 2 Companion discs.

 

Army Of Darkness television version (am hoping for multiple copies to compare the quality of)

The Evil Dead Greek VHS (featuring the original Book Of The Dead title at the beginning of the film)

Army Of Darkness electronic press kit (I have a low-res QT version, but am looking for a better quality version)

High-quality "cut scenes" from the Evil Dead computer games

 

Though feel free to PM if you have something else you think may be of interest.  I need to contact bigrob, charliesheen and ReverendBeastly again, so don't worry guys, I'll message you soon.

 

My first completed Original Trilogy project - w00t!  :)

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Fantastic! Can anyone put this up on myspleen?

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Hope someone can put it on rapidshare.com, or a torrent.

 

The contents on the DVD's looks amazing!!

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All those people I haven't been back in contact with yet (The Griff to name but one) about sending your discs, I'm really really sorry, I promise I'll get to it before too long!  Just got a new job so life's a bit imbalanced at the moment, but it's still a priority.

We just had an exciting new addition for the Evil Dead 1 discs that I can't wait to share - a 1982 TV news interview with the Renaissance boys (Bruce with a moustache!) that includes footage from their 1977 short The Happy Valley Kid currently unseen anywhere!  This, among other parts of the set, may well be uploaded onto a special YouTube channel in the future.  Keep your eyes peeled on www.youtube.com/deaditevideos, the Favourites folder has a few things you can expect on the DVDs for a start.

Also note the new name of the collection in the amended thread title ;)

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I found my Bruce Campbell Q&A I mentioned in another thread.  It's 30:32 mins and Rev and I think it is circa 1997.  It is before a screening of Evil Dead 2 and someone in the audience is recording Bruce talk and answer questions before the movie.  Bruce mentions that he and Rami had just finished the dvd commentary for the "96 minute cut of Army of Darkness" for Anchor Bay (and that HIS video tape copy is what they used for said release), so it's definitely first dvd release era.  He also mentions that Running Time will be released on video for rental in November and to buy in Jan (they use the word "VIDEO", not dvd).  It's decent quality in xvid avi, and suddenly cuts off and we see about 3 seconds of someone's bedroom door.  I downloaded it a while back and thought I had lost it, but I found it tonight.  If anyone wants it, especially for the project, let me know and I'll point you to where I have uploaded it.

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Is there anybody who can put this up on rapidshare.com for me? I'd love to see it.

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I, too, would love to see this posted. However, with the recent crackdown at fanedit.org due to their links, I'm not sure exactly how this could be posted on rapidshare or similiar sites, as the links could get originaltrilogy in trouble like fanedit. Perhaps if they were posted to the newsgroups like Adywan does?

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If anyone wants the Q&A, just pm me or email me and I'll point you to where I have it uploaded at.

I've got better things to do tonight than die! - Springer, Transformers the Movie

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Perhaps if they were posted to the newsgroups like Adywan does?

I will be posting See No Evil's new DVD to the newsgroups in the near future. I don't have djsmokingjam's Evil Dead 2 discs, however.

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Oldfan said:

I, too, would love to see this posted. However, with the recent crackdown at fanedit.org due to their links, I'm not sure exactly how this could be posted on rapidshare or similiar sites, as the links could get originaltrilogy in trouble like fanedit. Perhaps if they were posted to the newsgroups like Adywan does?

 

 Let me point you in the right direction: linktalk

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maurice2029 said:
Oldfan said:

I, too, would love to see this posted. However, with the recent crackdown at fanedit.org due to their links, I'm not sure exactly how this could be posted on rapidshare or similiar sites, as the links could get originaltrilogy in trouble like fanedit. Perhaps if they were posted to the newsgroups like Adywan does?

 

 Let me point you in the right direction: linktalk

 

Thanks. I don't know how that one slipped by me all this time.

 

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Oldfan said:
maurice2029 said:
Oldfan said:

I, too, would love to see this posted. However, with the recent crackdown at fanedit.org due to their links, I'm not sure exactly how this could be posted on rapidshare or similiar sites, as the links could get originaltrilogy in trouble like fanedit. Perhaps if they were posted to the newsgroups like Adywan does?

 

 Let me point you in the right direction: linktalk

 

Thanks. I don't know how that one slipped by me all this time.

 

 

 I just hope someone could post this fanedit over there with rapidshare.com links... (wishful thinking).

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Just to note that it's not a fanedit - it's a preservation of rare materials not available on commercial DVD.  More details on this to come, some very exciting developments!

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djsmokingjam said:

Just to note that it's not a fanedit - it's a preservation of rare materials not available on commercial DVD.  More details on this to come, some very exciting developments!

 

yes, but we would be happy to list this at fanedit.org as a special edition. :)  cool stuff you did here!!

ThrowgnCpr’s edits on Fanedit.org

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Great job, cant wait to get a copy of this one.

 

Win

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Copies will be going out already to See No Evil and The Griff for their help finding materials for the project

 

If you sent it, it never arrived.

 

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The Evil Dead - The Treasures Collection DVD Cover


DVD Main Menu


Evil Dead Chapters Menu


Release Notes Page

 

 

The Evil Dead - The Treasures Collection

Although I put this DVD release together as a specifically Evil Dead 1 standalone disc, it's still part of djsmokingjam's overall treasures collection of DVDs. It has been finished for a few weeks now and a number of copies have already been sent out to various people, but I've just got round to posting this info. The finished DVD is NTSC & 7GB big, and I've only made a dual layer version of this DVD, as quality wise its really too much to squeeze onto one single layer. For the first time this DVD release brings together & preserves some of the rarest Evil Dead treasures.

  • 'The Evil Dead' - The Japanese 1985 'Herald Videogram' laserdisc version expertly transferred to DVD.
  • A superior quality copy of the short film 'Within The Woods'.
  • 'Book Of The Dead' to 'The Evil Dead' - The version differences.
  • A 'Book Of The Dead' workprint trailer.
  • Finally A PC viewable DVD-ROM folder packed with over a gigabyte of rare Evil Dead trilogy material painstakingly collected over many years, with major contributions by a number of die hard Evil Dead fans.



'The Evil Dead' - The Japanese 1985 'Herald Videogram' laserdisc version
 
The 1985 Japanese Herald Videogram laserdisc is arguably the best transfer of Evil Dead ever made available. Two major things separate this version from every other; its colour timing, and its picture framing, although it does suffer from burnt in Japanese subtitles, but they’re fairly unobtrusive.As far as is known, Evil Dead was transferred twice in its early home viewing days. The first transfer was used on the 1985 Japanese HV laserdisc. At some point a second transfer was made and was then used on every subsequent release. The colour timing for this second transfer was much warmer in tone than the bluer & colder HV laserdisc version. This subtle change seemed to alter the whole ‘feel’ of the movie and the HV laserdisc seems much scarier because of it. Additionally there is also quite a difference in picture framing between the two versions. The second transfer seems to have been zoomed in around 10-15%, meaning the HV laserdisc version has more visual information on each side of the frame. The 1982 Palace Pictures VHS, 1995 Japanese Beam laserdisc, 1999 US Elite laserdisc, along with every DVD version all seem to use that second transfer, only differing very slightly on colour timing, brightness levels. The Evil Dead was originally composed to be shown in a matted 1.66:1 AR, but it was only ever shown in this format once for its premiere, thereafter it was screened in the standard AR of 1.37:1. A number of DVD releases have taken this and matted it to achieve a 1.85:1 AR, then marketed as the ’widescreen’ version. The HV version is shown in that full un-matted ratio, which also contains the original mono audio track, before it was re-mixed to stereo and later 5.1 surround.
 

Within The Woods
 
In order to raise initial financing for Evil Dead; Sam, Bruce & Rob along with Ellen Sandweiss, Scott Spiegel & Mary Valenti made this 31 minute short film at the Tapert family farmhouse near Marshall, Michigan. Shooting over a total of 6 days during the spring of 1979, and with a budget of $1600, it was a far bigger super8 production than any of the renaissance team had attempted previously. It combines script elements of both the first and second Evil Dead movies, but with a much tighter, and arguably more effective plotline. Anchor Bay had restored ‘Within The Woods’, for their 2002 Book Of The Dead release. The short was pulled at the last moment, although the exact reason for this was never explained. It had been speculated that they had problems with music rights, although this wasn’t the case as their version had already been re-scored with new music, especially for that release.  Last minute reluctance on Sam Raimi’s part or legal issues involving one of the actresses have also been speculated as possible reasons. This version was taken from a bootleg VHS ‘mix’ tape, Although many versions of this tape exist in higher or lower generational copies, this is the best quality version I have seen yet. Further to this, I have digitally cleaned, sharpened & brightened the picture using professional software.

 

'Book Of The Dead' to 'The Evil Dead' - The version differences

Before being re-titled for its theatrical release, The Evil Dead was called Book Of The Dead. This original version was never released to theatres or on home video, with the sole execption of a 1985 greek VHS tape. This version has 4 differences from the final release; the movie title, and alternate sunrise shot, Ash's scream resonates before the end credits, and the end credits title. The following sequence edited from that VHS tape, shows those 4 differences.

 

Book Of The Dead Trailer
 
In the spring of 1980, with principal photography; re-shoots & effects sequences completed, the renaissance team traveled from Michigan to New York, to work with editor Edna Ruth Paul. Sorting through over 100,000 feet of footage, a rough 97 minute cut was put together. Once Rob, Sam & Bruce returned back to Michigan they cut a four minute trailer narrated by John Cameron in order to raise more funding, enabling further editing work, and the final completion of the then re-titled 'The Evil Dead'. Because it was edited from the 97 rather than the 85 minute version, there are snippets of footage you’ll not see in the final movie.

 

DVD-ROM folder

I Have produced alot of Evil Dead trilogy related creative material over the last 15 years, as it had a big impression on me when I first saw them when I was 13. I decided to compile it all in one place and release it on this Evil Dead DVD, Along with some of the rarer items I have built up over the years found on random sites present & past on the internet. With the exception of the 'Misc Internet Sourced Evil Dead Stuff' folder and 'Evil Dead Rare Magazine PDFs', everything else was either entirely my own original work, or modified my me.

General Internet & Outsourced Projects/Collections
Evil Dead Rare Magazine PDFs
Evil Dead Fan Films
Evil Dead Various Photos, Pictures & Artwork
Various Offline Evil Dead Related Forums
Related YouTube Videos

My Pet Projects
BOTD Sculpt (Uncompleted) Project (2006)
BOTD (Uncompleted Evil Dead Re-Edit) Project Test Clips (2008)
Cinefantastique Cover (Writing Removed) (2008)
Evil Dead 1 Lego Plans & Stop Motion Animation (2005)
Evil Dead 2 Crew T-Shirt Logo (2008)
Evil Dead BBFC Certification Title Card (2002)
Evil Dead Credits Jazz Track (2008)
Evil Dead Palace Pictures VHS Pre-Cert - Artwork Only (2008)
Evil Dead Palace VHS Artwork Plate (2002)
Evil Dead Signed Artwork Plate (2002)
EvilDeadChainsaws.com (2002 - 2008)
From Within The Woods (1996)
Sam Raimi Shorts DVD Covers (2007)
School Projects (1996)
Scripts & Text Files (2006)
Within The Woods Score (Uncompleted) (2002 - 2008)#

 

    Project Title: The Evil Dead - The Treasures Collection
             Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083907/
    User Rating: 7.6/10 (34,934 votes)
         Country: USA
 Release Date: 01/01/09

   DVD Format: NTSC DVD9 (DVD+R ONLY)
             Ratio: 1.33:1
  Language(s): English
     Subtitle(s): None

 Content Title: The Evil Dead
Running Time: 01:25:35
Video Format: MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC / 1.33:1
Audio Format: AC3 / 1ch / 48kHz / 96k
         Source: Retail Japanese Laserdisc

 Content Title: Within The Woods
Running Time: 00:30:44
Video Format: MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC / 1.33:1
Audio Format: AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 256k
         Source: Bootleg VHS Tape

 Content Title: Book Of The Dead Differences Compilation
Running Time: 00:04:28
Video Format: MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC / 1.33:1
Audio Format: AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 192k
         Source: Retail Greek VHS Tape

 Content Title: Book Of The Dead Trailer
Running Time: 00:03:37
Video Format: MPEG-2 / 720x480 / NTSC / 1.33:1
Audio Format: AC3 / 2ch / 48kHz / 256k
         Source: Bootleg VHS Tape

Book Of The Dead (Evil Dead 1/2) Blu-Ray ~ Dick Spanner PI DVD ~ Gamesmaster S1-7 DVD Box-Set
BBC2’s 1995 Forbidden Weekend Blu-Ray ~ Dawn Of The Dead - Extended Cut OST ~ BookOfTheDead.ws

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So is this available yet?

This looks FANTASTIC!

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The disc is every bit as amazing as it sounds :)

And bear in mind we're still only halfway through the Treasures Collection project!  Looks like Army Of Darkness will be the next one to finished in the next couple of months or so.

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There is a Bootleg in Germany, wich may contain interresting footage for the project. Unfortunately there seem only exist 100 Copies of it, and it is announced to contain 12 DVDs, so IF it would be found somewhere, it would be somebit extremely expensive. The set conatins:

DVD1: Evil Dead 1 (Uncut Version) 1:25:13 NTSC
DVD2: Evil Dead 1 (Extended Version) 1:36:04 PAL

DVD3: Evil Dead 2 (Uncut Version) 1:24:07 NTSC
DVD4: Evil Dead 2 (Extended Version) 1:23:29 PAL

DVD5: Evil Dead 3 (US Theatrical Cut) 1.20:48 NTSC
DVD6: Evil Dead 3 (Director's Cut) 1:36:28 NTSC
DVD7: Evil Dead 3 (UK Television Cut) 1:28:15 PAL
DVD8: Evil Dead 3 (Restored Workprint Cut) 1:44:36 NTSC

DVD9: Evil Dead - The Musical 1:35:10 NTSC

DVD10: Special Features PAL
Within The Woods - Evil Dead Prequell
Trailer & Tv Spots
Doku - Discovering Evil Dead
Doku - 2001 Convention
Doku - The Ingredibly Strange Film Show
Doku - Greek or Got ?
Doku - Dead good Marketing
Doku - The living Love The Dead
Slideshow's
Making off Evil Dead 2 & Trailer Evil Dead 2
Making off Army of Darkness & Trailer Army of Darkness

DVD11: Bonus DVD NTSC
Doku - The Ladies of Evil Dead
Doku - The Ladies meet Bruce Campbell
Doku - Convention 30.7.2005
Doku - Life after Dead
Doku - At The Drive In
Remember
Sam Raimi's Short Films
Behind The Sences Evil Dead 2
Tales From The Cutting Room
The Other Pages & Fx Test Screening
Slideshow's
DvD-Rom Part: Soundtracks of Evil Dead Trilogy

DVD12: Evil Dead Regeneration (PC DVD-Rom Game)

 

I hate the fact, that this boot contains more (maybe better, who knows..) stuff than any german official releases alltogether. And more I hate the fact, that it will be even more expensive, becuase first off al not every buyer knows that this is a Boot, and it is extremely rare... :(

 

But it seems contain some interresting content...

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This is a very well put-together disc, it certainly ranks amongst some of the best fan-made discs I've seen and I'm happy to have assisted with the LD capture. The only minor nitpick I would have is that  the Greek VHS footage seems to have a strange frame-rate stutter.

I haven't forgotten that I promised to get this up on the newsgroups in the near future. Just need to sort out some ISP issues first.

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I really hope there's either some torrenting or RapidShare uploading of this set, as it looks sickeningly wonderful.

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks for the info about the bootleg German set, MrBrown - it's still tempting, but let's see.  I wonder if their "Restored Workprint Cut" of AOD is either a rip of the Primitive Screwhead Edition or the crappy German VHS that crudely spliced in the deleted scenes from the DVD into the International Version of the film.