Ash vs Evil Dead – The Complete First Season Blu-ray | DVD
Directors: Sam Raimi, Michael J. Bassett, David Frazee, John Scott, Ivan Raimi, Rick Jacobson, Tony Tilse
Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Tom Spezialy, Dominic Dierkes, Sean Clements, James Eagan, Zoe Green, Michael Hurst, Craig DiGregorio, Rob Wright
Starring Bruce Campbell, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Lucy Lawless, Jill Marie Jones, Kelson Henderson, Ben Fransham, Peter Feeney
Created by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Tom Spezialy Starz | Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release Date: August 23rd, 2016
More than 30 years after Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert created The Evil Dead, the trio came back to work on Ash vs Evil Dead for the Starz network. The series debuted late last year after premiering at New York Comic-Con. Fresh off their appearance at SDCC, and with a little more than a month till its season 2 premiere, the first season is being released on Blu-ray this week. Season 1 saw Ash Williams (Campbell) accidentally conjure the Evil Dead again after reading from the Necronomicon while getting high with a young fluzy. Soon demons and deadites are everywhere and Ash is left to grab his boomstick and rev up the ole chainsaw hand. Joining him in his quest to vanquish evil are his former co-workers and sidekicks Pablo (Ray Santiago), and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo). Together the trio was forced to deal with the evils of the book as well as a rogue FBI agent (Jill Marie Jones) and a strange woman with connections to Ash’s past (Lucy Lawless).
A breakout hit for the Starz network, Ash vs Evil Dead debuted on Halloween 2015. Over 10 30-minute episodes, we watched Ash (Bruce Campbell) cope with his aging body, beaten down automobile, neverending ego, and oh yeah… deadites, lots and lots of deadites. For over 30 years, Ash has been a groovy chainsaw armed Lothario ruthlessly killing deadites, and flirting with any girl within arm’s length. Well, if you ever wondered where he got it from, look no further. Debuting later this year in season 2 will be Ash’s Dad, Brock Williams, played by the Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors.
Ash vs Evil Dead Episode 1.10 “The Dark One”
Directed by Rick Jacobson
Written by Craig DiGregorio
Created by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Tom Spezialy
Starring Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones, Lucy Lawless, Samara Weaving, Indiana Evans, Ido Drent, Rebekkah Farrell Starz
Air date: Saturday, January 2nd, 2016, 9pm
Ash (Bruce Campbell) is back at the cabin in the woods. His return there has been… well, I guess, same old same old. By that, I mean same old deadites running around killing people he cares about, blood spewing, body parts rolling… ya know, the good ole days! Just as Deadite Fisher was about to go after Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), Pablo (Ray Santiago) and cute blonde hiker Heather (Samara Weaving), Ruby returned seemingly from the dead. Ruby (Lucy Lawless) tells Ash to cut the face off the Necronomicon (eww) and IT attaches itself to Pablo (eww again)! Everyone assumes Ruby is there to help stop the Evil Dead but it turns out, she WROTE the darn book! Ash and the gang must fight The Dark One, as season one of Ash vs Evil Dead comes to its conclusion.
The upcoming Starz horror comedy Ash vs. Evil Dead was on hand at New York Comic-Con 2015 almost two weeks back now, where a panel for the show was held and the entire first episodes was shared. Geeks of Doom was in attendance for the event, and you can read our recap of the panel right here, and our review of the first episode right here.
The show, which once again stars the great Bruce Campbell in the role he previously played in The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness, is set to make its much-anticipated debut on Halloween night. And to help get you even more excited for its arrival, Starz has released a video of the New York Comic-Con crowd reacting to the first episode.
You can check out the reaction video below, along with a video of the full Ash vs. Evil Dead panel featuring Campbell, Sam Raimi, Craig DiGregorio, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo if you weren’t able to attend the convention in person.
Since New York Comic-Con has grown so big this year, some of the related events took place in the surrounding New York City area. After a near 2-hour wait on Saturday, I got into Hammerstein Ballroom, a concert venue three avenues away from the Jacob Javit’s Convention Center where thousands of Evil Dead and Bruce Campbell fans poured in to get their foam finger chainsaws and “Ash 4 President” buttons, and to relish in the moment.
Having once waited four hours to meet Bruce Campbell at a horror convention, this was nothing too hard. Everyone was crazed and excited for one reason… ASH IS BACK! On Halloween night, Starz network is bringing director Sam Raimi‘s early ’80s horror classic franchise to the small screen with a new television series titled Ash vs Evil Dead. The panel featured all the important cast and crew, including director/EP Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago,Lucy Lawless (of Xena fame), Jill Marie Jones, Dana DeLorenzo, and showrunner Craig DiGregorio. The panel was hosted by Kevin Freaking Smith!!!