Full details revealed for three-disc “ARMY OF DARKNESS” Scream Factory Blu-ray!


All right, you primitive screwheads, listen up: The ultimate ARMY OF DARKNESS special-edition Blu-ray is coming for Halloween, and the full contents have been announced.

Shout! Factory releases the three-disc ARMY set October 27 as part of its Scream Factory, featuring no less than four different versions of the Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell classic: the theatrical cut, the director’s cut (with 15 minutes of extra footage), the international cut and the TV version (in standard definition). Here are the complete specs for each disc:

DISC ONE (Theatrical Version—81 min.): 1080p high-definition widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0
• NEW “Medieval Times: The Making Of ARMY OF DARKNESS” featuring interviews with star and co-producer Bruce Campbell, actors Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Richard Grove, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman and Angela Featherstone, director of photography Bill Pope, editor Bob Murawski, production designer Anthony Tremblay, composer Joseph LoDuca, costume designer Ida Gearon, special makeup FX artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, “Pit Bitch” performer and FX artist William Bryan, mechanical FX artist Gary Jones, 1st assistant director John Cameron, visual FX supervisor William Mesa and stunt coordinator Christopher Doyle (96 min.)
• Original ending
• Original opening with optional commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
• Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
• Theatrical trailer
• TV spots
• Home video promo

DISC TWO (Director’s Cut—96 min.): 1080p high-definition widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0
• Audio commentary by director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell and co-writer Ivan Raimi
• NEW Additional behind-the-scenes Footage from KNB EFX (55 min.)
• Vintage “Creating The Deadites” featurette (21 min.)
• Vintage making-of featurette
• Extended interview clips with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert

DISC THREE (International Cut—88 min.): 1080p high-definition widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0
• NEW 4K scan of the international interpositive
• Television version with additional footage (90 min., standard definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
• Theatrical trailer
• NEW Still galleries with rare behind-the-scenes photos from production designer Anthony Tremblay, visual FX supervisor William Mesa and special makeup FX artists Tony Gardner and KNB EFX (over 200 stills)
• NEW Still gallery of props and rare photos from the collection of superfan Dennis Carter Jr.
• NEW Storyboards for deleted or alternate scenes
• Vintage “The Men Behind the Army” featurette (19 min.)

Retail price is $34.99, but it can be pre-ordered at Shout!’s website for $26.97; those orders will ship two weeks early and include an exclusive 18×24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork while supplies last.


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