Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.
Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bruce Campbell was displeased with the studio's delayed release of the film and its re-editing of it. He stated he wasted a year of his life waiting for the film to get released to cinemas. See more »
In the final scene of the movie, Ash fires 34 rounds from a lever action carbine; A gun which has a maximum capacity of 15 rounds. See more »
My name is Ash and I am a slave. Close as I can figure, the year is thirteen hundred A.D and I'm being dragged to my death. It wasn't always like this, I had a real life, once. A job.
[now Ash is in a flashback]
Umm... Hardware aisle twelve, shop smart, shop S-Mart!
[back to monologue]
I had a wonderful girlfriend Linda. Together we drove to a small cabin in the mountains. It seems an archeologist had come to this remote place to translate and study his latest find...
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Ash can be heard laughing over the beginning of the credits in the original ending. See more »
In Australia and Japan is available a Special Edition on video which contains many alternate scenes, including the following:
A cheesy shot is included in the pit: Ash decapitates the female deadite and a previously deleted shot of black blood splashes on the wall.
Ash and Shiela make love (tastefully--you can't see anything) in front of the fire on a bearskin rug. Then there is another shot upon the tower: as Ash looks out over the field, Shiela comes up to see him, and places the cloak on his back, they then kiss. The cue "Give me some sugar" is identical to the one on the soundtrack album.
Lengthened scene as Ash enters the windmill.
Re-edited, shortened Little Ash torture sequence, missing most of the music.
Extended conversation between Ash and Badash: Ash: What are you? Are you me? Badash: What are goo? Are goo me? You sound like a jerk! Ash: What is this? Badash: Oh, you wanna know? 'Cause the answer's easy: I'm Badash and you're Goodash.
Instead of "Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun," Ash says "I ain't that good".
Ash's return to the castle is scored with "The Forest of the Dead" in the regular cut; here it is unscored.
Scene featuring back and forth camera movement as Arthur's men argue about staying at the castle and extended Ash speech.
Ash encourages the troops on the stairs to the parapet: "I know you're scared; we're all scared, but we can fight back...with technology." Extended "Building the Deathcoaster" montage that includes the complete music cue.
Evilash asks his scout for a looking glass, attempts to fix his hair, then, frustrated, tosses it back in the scouts face.
Ash runs up a spiral staircase which is open on the back wall before viewind the army's approach on the tower. This effect was achieved through camera movement rather than cutting, as in the regular print.
Henry the Red's army has a different fanfare, based on the deleted theme from "The Deathcoaster," as it appears on the album.
The alternate ending is included as a bonus after the end credits.
At the end of Evil Dead 2 Ash is sucked back in time through a time warp. He returns to medieval times where he is mistaken for the prophesied saviour. He is sent to recover the lost Necronomicon to save the people but also return him to his own time. Typically he makes a mistake when reading the book and he reserectes the army of the undead onto the land. Ash must fight to defeat yet more undead fiends!
The third in the series sees the gore drop off and the comedy step up even more. The previous two were both darkly funny but this is just plain hilarious. The sheer raft of one liners and silly/horror set ups keeps you laughing all the way. The horror is not scary as before mainly because the gore is gone, however I prefer this as the stop motion stuff gives it an old fashioned feel that adds to the value of it it's hard to explain but I really enjoy this because it feels like an old Harryhausen film.
Campbell is brilliant I bet he can't believe hi s luck, the rest of his career he's struggled but Rami seem to love him. And rightly so, he is like Jim Carrey but has so much more talent and is a classic B-movie leading man type. The rest of the cast are so-so but really this is an one man show and he does it really well.
Overall this is a great little film. Fans of the series will love it, fans of comedy should love it and fans of B-movie cheese should enjoy it. And the less gore means fun for all the family (almost).
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