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Evil Ed Blu-ray Review

Evil Ed

“Evil Ed” wears thin.

The Story: Edward is a film technician who gets hired to edit splatter and gore films for content for the international market. While watching and editing endless violent content, Edward begins to hallucinate and have nightmares before eventually going mad and becoming a star raving mad killer. There’s also a key subplot involving 2 film company employees/lovers who get in the path of Edward. 

“Evil Ed” is a conceptually interesting Swedish horror-comedy that harkens back to the early work of Peter Jackson while also paying homage to slasher films of the 80’s via references and even posters. Unfortunately, this darkly comedic horror film quickly loses steam as the premise is severely stretched thin. Had this been a short film, it would have been a real winner. As is, this 1995 film simply lacks enough story to fill out the runtime.

The highlights of “Evil Ed” are undoubtedly the make-up work and the creature FX which are doubly impressive given the budgetary constraints. I also appreciated the ridiculous mini-movies of the faux films featured within “Evil Ed.” There’s even an Ingmar Bergman esque one early on which was highly amusing. 

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? Admittedly, it looks a little rough, but this is probably the best the film has ever looked. 

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA and 2.0 Stereo. How does it sound? The film audio is not of the greatest quality by any means, but the 5.1 track is solid enough.

Extras:
* Image gallery
* 7 teasers and trailers
* A featurette on the deleted scenes
* A featurette on the new scenes inserted into the Special ED-ition version.
* “Reconstructing Edward”- A featurette on the Special ED-ition cut
* “Before Ed” and Beyond Ed”- Interviews with the creative team on their careers before and after ‘Ed.’
* “You Keep ‘Em Heads Rollin’”- A 45 minute making of documentary featuring interviews, behind-the-scenes stories and footage, etc.

February 3, 2020 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , ,

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