Army of Darkness must be the favorit film of Anchor Bay Home Entertainment considering the number of times the DVD has been released. The company is preparing a new special edition of the film’s 96 minute director’s cut for release next month.
Bound in human flesh, inked in blood, and amazingly hard to pronounce, the ancient “Necronomicon,” or “Book of the Dead,” transports a department store clerk and his ’73 Oldsmobile into England’s Dark Ages to face legions of undead beasts in director Sam Raimi’s outrageously hilarious sword-and-sorcery epic starring Bruce Campbell.
The new DVD will contain an anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film with a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix. The features sound similar to previous releases but contain a few new goodies. The single DVD will contain an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette “The Men Behind the Army”, narrated by Bruce Campbell, a trailer, a poster gallery and cast and crew biographies.
On November 20th, “Army of Darkness” will show up on DVD once again. This time with a suggested retail price of $39.98.