Universal to Unleash 'Army of Darkness' on Blu-ray

Posted Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Army of Darkness

Making its second trip to high-def, Universal has announced a mid-May Blu-ray release for Sam Raimi's 'Army of Darkness.'

Originally released on HD DVD back in 2007 as a bare-bones edition, Universal will at last give the horror-comedy cult classic (the third in the 'Evil Dead' series) the deluxe high-def treatment on May 19, when the 'Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition' comes to Blu-ray.

A mix of extras and exclusives new and old, bonus features include audio commentary with Raimi, co-writer Ivan Raimi and star Bruce Campbell, the "Men Behind the Army" featurette, additional footage, deleted scenes and alternate ending, and the theatrical trailers.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a picture-in-picture track with production photos, My Scenes, and BD-Live connectivity.

Tech specs will see a BD-25 single-layer disc with 1080p/ video (1.85:1), and a DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Army of Darkness' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 19.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition (Blu-ray)
Army of Darkness (Re-issue) (HD DVD)
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