SRP $39.98 1.85:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 ANCHOR BAY

While "EVIL DEAD" was a fine, effective low-budget horror film, "EVIL DEAD 2" actually succeeds in picking up where the previous one left off and bettering it!  Bruce Campbell is great as the poor wretch of a human being thrown into a horrific situation, wherein battling invisible forces is made every bit as scary as battling headless corpses. 

ANCHOR BAY has preserved the film's 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement.  While the most recent version was impressive, this newer one offers even better detail.  Colors are solid although limited by the film's original source elements. 

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix and 2.0 Surround track.  While dialogue can sound semi-muted in spots, the surrounds are aggressive and add great punch to the already scary scenes. 

There are plenty of extras here.  A brand new featurette, "BEHIND THE SCREAMS" examines the special effects for the film. It's great!  The same audio commentary offered on the previous release is back, as is the "Gore the Merrier" featurette and theatrical trailer.

The packaging, while bulkier than most dvds, is entertaining and makes for an attractive gift/collectible!