Before You Buy Evil Dead



Is physical media still worth it? We are here again, this time to see if Evil Dead from 2013 is worth the purchase. I picked up my copy of this film from walmart for $9.99 a few weeks back. We will start with a quick blurb about the film and then jump into the ownership breakdown.

A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. The original producers reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a bloodthirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly of murderous carnage?

The rating is based on 5 points, getting a max of 1 point for each category. The categories are;
- CASE QUALITY
- COVER ARTWORK
- DISC ARTWORK
- EXTRAS IN THE CASE
- BANG FOR BUCK (heavily opinionated)

Evil Dead - 2013  


- CASE QUALITY 
The case quality is overall fine they did thin out the case slightly in some areas but it's still one piece of plastic. This case is a locking case meaning you will have to unlock the latch on the side before you open it. With the amount of red artwork done on this case i'm sad that they didn't use a red case.


- COVER ARTWORK 

The red and yellow really jumps out on this case, and with the amount of bloody used on set when filming I can totally dig the color choice here. The only corny artwork is the use of some "stitching" on the back of the case. A pro is that the artwork also flows on the inside of this case too.


- DISC ARTWORK 

The Disc art is amazing it doesn't borrow anything from the cover art but i feel it works within the world of evil dead. With the disc art being so different it allows you the option to create a custom cover as well.


- EXTRAS IN THE CASE 

Inside you get a digital code which is a nice touch but you also get; instruction on a giveaway that ended in 2013, other films on bluray promo, and a digital rewards card. The films on bluray advert are for Insidious, The woman in black, Don't be afraid of the dark, The last exorcism pt2, Girl with dragon tattoo, Drive, Looper, Parker. I only own one of those films and several of them I will be adding to the list to buy... I like the adverts


- BANG FOR BUCK 

This isn't the MIA unrated version i wish it was. The special features do not contain any of the deleted scenes that we know exist since they were in the trailer. It contains the film and some behind the scenes stuff and a commentary. The film is a must have.



Currently you cannot watch this on any subscription based service but from digital outlets you can rent or own for the same price as the physical media.. I would suggest purchasing a physical copy to avoid the infamous "DUE TO OUR LICENSE AGREEMENT THIS FILM CANNOT BE STREAMED"



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  1. UltraViolet Digital Code - 3DVZ8ETZ7Y7BBAE5

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  2. while digital is convenient, physical is more comfortable. everything is going to be streamed though in a couple years since everyone is cutting the cord. the only movie store in my entire town is fye at the mall (movie gallery and blockbuster closed years ago). the best buy near my house got rid of all their dvds and blu rays. the media authorities are pushing everyone to stream. sure there's practical reasons why they are trying to get rid of physical and go for digital, but i suspect it's another trying to get our data course of action. they can't spy on people with a physical copy. oh well. there's nothing i can do about it.

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    1. Forget the data harness, its for control!! years ago when film came into homes it was a tough decision for studios. they enjoyed every so often releasing the same film out in theaters and collecting those viewers money. but!! film in home ment the viewer paid once for anytime watching.. they could even show their friends and family for free!!!

      This is literally why the Disney vault exist, it's meant to release the same film every so often to collect viewers money. Now imagine you couldn't buy these films and these studios started making their own streaming service. They could pull films right out from under you at that point, it become a purchase of a "license" you won't buy movies you will buy a license to watch the film...

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  3. ahhh, i never thought of that. i can't imagine how ruthless some people are. it is just disgusting.

    so i guess the license expires or something?

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    1. Take netflix for instance majority of my favorite shows tend to be cartoons like; bob's burgers, futurama, king of the hill, south park.. all have been removed from netflix because license agreements have ended and netflix no longer has the contract to show them. I know people that were watching shows on netflix and suddenly netflix flipped the switch and they couldn't finish them.

      So let's talk about King of the Hill, right now the streaming options are 0.. you can't find this show anywhere in a digital format.. you can go out and buy all the seasons on DVD for 10ea but this is an old show they aren't manufacturing it so what's out there is it.. the market is shrinking you said yourself the only place to buy films in your area is FYE .. this puts the control into the hands of the studios that own these films, they can decided when a film is worth watching and when it is not.

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