Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD and its sequels have amassed an army of followers, and their passion for the films is the subject of a new documentary that is seeking contributors.
HAIL TO THE DEADITES is being directed and produced by DiggerFilms’ Steve Villeneuve, who previously celebrated independent horror in UNDER THE SCARES. This time, he says, “The goal is to make a documentary about the fans with the fans. We think the Deadites are a big and strong family, and making this film will allow us to reach out to each other. As a fan, I want to know them and I want to meet them. I want to share my collection and discover theirs. This film is not just for collectors; it’s for all the EVIL DEAD fans in general who made this franchise a classic.”
UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER AFTER THE BREAK!
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I don’t think Tom Savini’s remake of George Romero’s classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD gets the love it deserves. It was, after all, written and produced by Romero himself in an attempt to correct how he felt about the Barbara character and to perhaps finally make some money back on the movie he may be perhaps most famous for, as we all know there were copyright issues involved with the original. While not nearly as great as the original, it is still a damn fine film with incredible acting and makeup effects (much of which was cut by the MPAA).
Now it’s finally coming to Blu-Ray via Twilight Time (a company I haven’t heard of until now), though I have my doubts about it. I think a Blu-ray for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990 is necessary, and I believe the transfer will probably be adequate, the disc doesn’t even have all of the special features the DVD had. Commentary and Trailer, rather barebones for a film I believe deserves more. Additionally, I haven’t heard anything about it being an uncut version as well, something that is sorely needed given the MPAA cut the HELL out of this film.
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