Evil Dead 2: The Book of the Dead 2- 1987 (X)


Year of Release: 1987
Rated: X
Director: Sam Raimi
Approx. Running Time: 84 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

You hold in your hands Necronomicon Ex Mortis. Roughly Translated: The Book Of The Dead. This book served as a passageway to the evil worlds beyond. It was written long ago when the seas ran red with blood, blood that was used to ink its very pages. In the year 1300 AD, the book disappeared. Until now...

The one and only Bruce Campbell stars in this mind-blowing, eye-popping, chain-sawing splatter/comedy classic from Sam Raimi (director of the Spider-Man movies).

Experience all the gore-spewing havoc like never before in this Special Limited Edition that features packaging created by special effects designer Tom Sullivan and a spectacular DVD remastered in High Definition and supervised by Sam Raimi, plus audio commentaries, a groovy new featurette and much more!

"One Of The Goofiest, Goriest Movies This Side Of The Grave!" -The New York Times

My Comments:

This movie is part sequel and part remake. The first portion of the movie is more or less a stripped down recreation of the first one, while the remainder of the film tells the tale of what happens to Ash next. There are two big differences between this film and the original. First, it's apparent that Evil Dead 2 had a much larger budget than its predecessor (made obvious by the much improved special effects). Second, much more emphasis is placed on humor and we get a first taste of Bruce Campbell's signature one-liners.

Still, this movie pales in comparison to the greatness that Campbell would later achieve in films like Army of Darkness (the sequel to Evil Dead 2) and Bubba Ho-Tep.

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Rated X (MPAA)
2 Stars
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