Sam Raimi's come a long way, baby. Long before he was introducing a new generation to the joys of web-slinging or mulling over a World of Warcraft movie, he was shooting an iconic horror flick in a cabin in the woods. Not to mention crafting new an inventive ways to torment Bruce Campbell. You'll be able to revisit all of the above this August 31st when Raimi's original Evil Dead hits Blu-ray as a BD/DVD combo pack featuring new transfers of the film, a new audio commentary, and a slew of previously released special features. Here are the details from the press release and a bigger look at the cover art:

Easily one of the most requested titles for Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment’s unparalleled library of horror films, Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead will officially make its high-definition debut on August 31st with The Evil Dead Blu-ray. For the release, two all-new 1080p anamorphic transfers in 1.85 and the original director-composed 1.33 aspect ratio, have been prepared and personally supervised by director/writer Raimi, presented in high-resolution Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, as well as a brand new commentary track with Raimi, producer Robert Tapert and star Bruce “Ash” Campbell! In addition, many of the bonus features, released on previous DVD editions, will once again be available on a special, limited edition DVD included with the Blu-ray.

The Evil Dead Blu-ray (Disc 1) contains an all-NEW audio commentary with Writer/Director Sam Raimi, Producer Robert Tapert and Star Bruce Campbell. A standard DVD (Disc 2) contains the following bonus features, many returning for the first time in years, and available only for a limited time:
  • One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead
  • The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
  • The Ladies of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell
  • Book of the Dead: The Other Pages
  • Discovering The Evil Dead
  • Unconventional
  • At the Drive-In

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