Directed by Anders Jacobsson
Distributed by Arrow Films / MVD Entertainment Group
Arrow video keeps hitting the ball out of the park with their Blu-ray releases! EVIL ED is another great release from Arrow and is a film that has been very hard to come by the past few years. The out of print DVD was very expensive, so I was so happy to see that Arrow finally put out a new version of this film.
EVIL ED is another one of those classic horror films that I have always known about, but had never seen before. It is one of the strangest horror films I have seen in a long time! Here is the basic plot of the film from the MVD website:
WHEN HIS MIND BLOWS, ANYTHING GOES! A blood-soaked love letter to the splatter films of the '80s, video rental favourite Evil Ed returns in a brand-new Special EDition featuring an extended cut of the feature and hours of stomach-churning bonus features! Mild-mannered film technician Edward enjoys his job. That is, until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the "Splatter and Gore department", where he's forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatized by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality - with ghastly (and bloody) consequences... Owing a debt to films such as The Evil Dead, Re-animator and the early splatter classics of Peter Jackson, Evil Ed is a veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads, busty babes and creepy creatures!
This film is not a scary horror film by any means, it is mainly just gory yet with a light and almost comical tone at times. It kind of reminded me a of the HOUSE movies from the 1980's as it contains a wide variety of creatures. As Ed goes crazy, he continually sees things that aren't really there. He imagines a dinosaur like creature in his refrigerator, and many of the people he comes across look like demons of a wide variety in the crazy mind of good 'ol Evil Ed!
The gore is very abundant in this film, and the practical effects look very good! The film also pays homage to other horror films throughout the movie, such as EVIL DEAD and HALLOWEEN. All this makes for a very fun movie that I highly recommend.
Once again, Arrow Video has outdone themselves with another amazing release. EVIL ED is presented in a 3 disc set, containing 2 different cuts of the film. EVIL ED is a release you need to get your hands on now! The Arrow Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is available now and contains the following special features:
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