Evil Dead Again
So one of my all-time favorite movies has been remade and is set for release next month. Out of duty, I have to see it, though I am heartened to know Sam Raimi has given his support to director Fede Alvarez’s version, and that it initially received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. A few tweaks changed the rating to an R, which was necessary for any kind of wide release:
As we all know, an NC-17 is pretty much a commercial kiss of death. Some publications won’t advertise NC-17 movies, while certain exhibitors refuse to book them (as they evidently believe adults will start fucking all over the theater once the lights go down). It sucks, but at least we know the ultra-gory cut will be made available at some point on Blu-ray. So let’s take this as an encouraging sign: Alvarez has honored the X-rated tradition of the first two EVIL DEADs!
From the looks of the red-band trailer below, the camp element has been replaced with a pretty intense level of gore. I’m not kidding, it’s pretty intense stuff. Bon Appétit!