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Evil Ed is one quirky but entertainingly bad film and although I really was even aware of it before this Arrow Video release, it apparently does have enough of a following that this set includes a “Special ED-ition Cut” with ~6 more minutes of footage.

 

 

Evil Ed
(1995)

Genre(s): Horror, Comedy
Arrow Video | NR – 93 min. / 99 min. – $39.95 | May 30, 2017

Date Published: 06/11/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Anders Jacobsson
Writer(s): Anders Jacobsson & Göran Lundström & Christer Ohlsson (screenplay)
Cast: Johan Rudebeck, Per Lofberg, Olof Rhodin
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gallery, Trailers
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (PCM 2.0), English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 44.8 GB/45.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


ABOUT THIS RELEASE


A blood-soacked love letter to the splatter films of the ‘80s, video rental favorite Evil Ed returns in a new, extended “Special ED-ition” cut alongside hours of bonus features.

Mild-mannered film technician Edward (JOHAN RUDEBECK) enjoys his job. That is, until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the “Splatter and Gore department,” where he’s forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatized by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality – with ghastly (and bloody) consequences…

Owing a debt to such films as The Evil Dead, Re-Animator and the early splatter classics of Peter Jackson, Evil Ed is a special FX fiend’s dream – offering up a veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads and creepy creatures.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 5.0/5


This 3-disc release comes housed in a clear HD Keep Case and inside is a 24-page glossy booklet.

DISC 1 (SPECIAL ED-ITION):
You Keep ‘Em Heads Rollin’ (45:32; HD) is making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew including Co-Writer/Director Anders Jacobsson, Co-Writer Göran Lundström, Actors Johan Rudebeck and Kaj Steveman and many others as they recount their experiences working on the film.

Before Ed (9:47; HD) looks at the early filmmaking endeavors of the Evil Ed crew.

Beyond Ed (10:13; HD) delves into the Evil Ed team later careers.

Reconstructing Edward (21:05; HD) – Here we get to see the preparation that went into making the “Special ED-ition” cut.

New Scenes (6:10; HD) is a closer look at the scenes that were added to the “Special ED-ition” cut.

Deleted Scenes (21:36; HD) looks at the scenes that didn’t make the final cut.

Trailers and Teasers:

  • Special ED-ition Trailer
  • English Trailer
  • Swedish Trailer
  • Swedish Teaser 1
  • Swedish Teaser 2
  • “Bergman” Teaser
  • “Nutty Pfoessor” Trailer

Last up is an Image Gallery.


DISC 2 (SPECIAL ED-ITION) (DVD) – Has all the same contents as the Blu-ray


DISC 3 (ORIGINAL CUT):

Lost in Brainland (3:06: 39; HD) is a never-before-seen, and quite extensive, making-of documentary.

Also includes Cast and Crew Interview Bloopers (4:41; HD).

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Arrow Video releases Evil Ed onto Blu-ray, presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The original 16mm AB negatives were scanned in 2K; this looks quite fantastic in high-def with sharp detail, especially on close-ups and colors were generally bright. Considering this was a low budget German film from 22 years ago, I found it to be an impressive transfer.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The disc comes with 2.0 PCM and a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. Both options do provide for clear dialogue levels as well as some interesting music/score choices. Sure, there’s some moderate action but nothing amazing that will challenge your home theater system.

 


OVERALL – 4.0/5


Overall, Evil Ed is one quirky but entertainingly bad film and although I really was even aware of it before this Arrow Video release, it apparently does have enough of a following that this set includes a “Special ED-ition Cut” with ~6 more minutes of footage. The video/audio transfers were both impressive as was the collection of bonus feature compiled.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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