EVIL DEAD REVISION
Evil Dead collectors go to great lengths to get their hands on all existing editions of the films. Lord knows, even as a general fan I've double-dipped on different editions of the three films. Well, thanks to horror and documentary filmmaker Jorge Torres-Torres, there's now another, wholly unofficial edition of the whole trilogy to feast your eyes on. Jorge has taken all three films in Raimi's original trilogy and edited them down to slick, monochrome 72 minutes in what he calls a "black and white ballet of gore". A serial franchise fan-editor, he's already done similar jobs with Rocky, Phantasm and Planet of the Apes.
Jorge said, "I've always thought that Sam Raimi's filmmaking had a classic style to it. By turning Evil Dead black-and-white, the cinematography reflects its influences from the 50s and 60s. By taking the dialogue out, it relies on all its physical set pieces, which are many and are so epic that they actually can tell the story without dialogue aiding it."
Does it work? Well there's something cool about seeing the footage in monochrome, but the dialogue-lite runtime might put some off. See for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below!
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