Medieval Times: The Making of 'Army of Darkness' (2015)
*** 1/2 (out of 4)
This 96-minute documentary on the making of ARMY OF DARKNESS features over twenty cast and crew members as they discuss every aspect of the production. Obviously Bruce Campbell gets the majority of the screen time as he discusses how what we saw in ARMY OF DARKNESS was originally going to be in EVIL DEAD 2 but the budget wouldn't allow it. From here we talk about the casting, the shooting, the special effects and of course the various versions of the movie that are out there.
If you're a fan of the series then you'll certainly love this documentary as the cast and crew pretty much hit on everything you'd want to know. Director Sam Raimi isn't on hand but that doesn't take away too much considering there are quite a few other extras out there that he has been involved with. The highlights of this documentary all come towards the end when we get into the various issues the film had including getting stuck on a shelf for over a year and the fact that Raimi was shooting for a PG-13 rating only to get slapped with a NC-17.
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