Exclusive: “CRIMEWAVE” Blu-ray/DVDetails


As the new EVIL DEAD attacks theaters today, the long-lost second feature from the original creators is heading for its much-awaited disc debut next month, and we’ve got the exclusive word on the supplements that’ll accompany it.

CRIMEWAVEDISCEXTRASNEWSShout! Factory releases the gonzo comedy CRIMEWAVE, directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also has a supporting role) and written by Raimi with Joel and Ethan Coen, on Blu-ray/DVD combo May 14. The movie, in which a security guard (Reed Birney) is framed for a murder committed by a couple of exterminators turned hitmen (Brion James and Paul L. Smith), will be presented in anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen (1080p high definition on the Blu-ray), and we’ve learned that the extras will include:

• Audio commentary by Campbell

• Interview with Campbell

• Interview with Birney

• Interview with producer Edward Pressman

• Alternate title sequence

• Still gallery

• Theatrical trailer

Retail price is $26.99, but you can pre-order it for $18.98 at Shout!’s website. Pick up Fango #322, on sale now, for Campbell and Tapert’s highly entertaining recollections of CRIMEWAVE’s troubled production.

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