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The R-rated cut of Evil Dead gets a new release date and a final say on that possible Bruce Campbell cameo

Jan. 30, 2013by: Alex Maidy

EVIL DEAD was revealed to have received an initial rating from the MPAA of NC-17 when it was initially submitted and now the R-rated cut of the film will be released a week early. With the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy THE HEAT moving to the Summer, EVIL DEAD is filling that film's prior release date of April 5, one week earlier than it was previously set.

But, the question that remains for fans is whether this is truly going to be an EVIL DEAD film or another cheap knock-off of a classic horror movie. With Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell involved as producers, I have faith it would continue the legacy of the original trilogy. I was also holding out hope that we would get Bruce Campbell to cameo somehow, even if as a Deadite or Fake Shemp of some sort. But, Campbell once again confirmed he will not be appearing in the new film.

“I’m not at liberty to discuss [my possible cameo]. But the thing is we want it to be a standalone movie. You’re going to have some references [to the original] in there and there’s going to be things the fans will enjoy as far as familiar aspects, but it’s a whole new ball game.”

I guess with that in mind a cameo does not really fit in the new world of EVIL DEAD. I was still hoping this was the same cabin but with new victims, but this pretty much cements that EVIL DEAD and THE EVIL DEAD are two different movies.

Either way, I cannot wait to see it.

Extra Tidbit: The official reason for the R rating is strong bloody violence and gore, sexual content and language, Nice.
Source: ScreenRant

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3:33AM on 01/31/2013

It's dead

Evil Dead is following in the glory of nearly every other hollywood horror remake of the past ten years, that is another worthless cash in on a film that never needed to be remade and statistically will be an inferior flop . Just because it has the same title does not make it the 'Evil Dead'. At least they, Raimi, Campbell etc could have been gracious to the original fans by tying in a story that both acknowledged the three original films yet passing the baton onto a new cast, pretty simple and
Evil Dead is following in the glory of nearly every other hollywood horror remake of the past ten years, that is another worthless cash in on a film that never needed to be remade and statistically will be an inferior flop . Just because it has the same title does not make it the 'Evil Dead'. At least they, Raimi, Campbell etc could have been gracious to the original fans by tying in a story that both acknowledged the three original films yet passing the baton onto a new cast, pretty simple and would have solved numerous issues while maintaining the credibility of the franchise.
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10:47PM on 01/30/2013

Still not on board; seems like everything is loud but vacuous

First, Raimi and Campbell are producing so of course they want it to be successful. It's money in their pockets!
Second, the trailers just look like loud and exploitative gore and doesn't excite me.
Third, getting an NC-17 first is more hype and a promise for an unrated cut with what? - a minute of extra gore or something? How much was cut?
Fourth... I just think it doesn't need to be a remade, and I hate Diablo Cody. She thinks she's soooo fucking hip.
First, Raimi and Campbell are producing so of course they want it to be successful. It's money in their pockets!
Second, the trailers just look like loud and exploitative gore and doesn't excite me.
Third, getting an NC-17 first is more hype and a promise for an unrated cut with what? - a minute of extra gore or something? How much was cut?
Fourth... I just think it doesn't need to be a remade, and I hate Diablo Cody. She thinks she's soooo fucking hip.
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6:34PM on 01/30/2013
I'm looking forward to two cameos: Bruce Campbell and that old yellow Oldsmobile of Sam Raimi.
I'm looking forward to two cameos: Bruce Campbell and that old yellow Oldsmobile of Sam Raimi.
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5:06PM on 01/30/2013
I was wrong to complain about it being trimmed from NC17 to R. Who the hell was I kidding? At least it's not PG13. Movie looks all kinds of fucked up, and I'll try to watch it in the theater when it opens.
I was wrong to complain about it being trimmed from NC17 to R. Who the hell was I kidding? At least it's not PG13. Movie looks all kinds of fucked up, and I'll try to watch it in the theater when it opens.
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3:52PM on 01/30/2013

hes goin to be in it.

I bet you. he just doesn't want to tell us. 3 more months.
I bet you. he just doesn't want to tell us. 3 more months.
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3:29PM on 01/30/2013
don't most movies like this have that initial scene where the kids are at a gas station or something before getting to the cabin, and some crazy old man is like "oh, that cabin over there? i don't go over there...." that's the perfect place to put him.
don't most movies like this have that initial scene where the kids are at a gas station or something before getting to the cabin, and some crazy old man is like "oh, that cabin over there? i don't go over there...." that's the perfect place to put him.
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3:52PM on 01/30/2013
There isnt a scene like that but theres a part at the beginning that he could be in.
There isnt a scene like that but theres a part at the beginning that he could be in.
3:04PM on 01/30/2013

Hmmm

Maybe I am just reading his wording wrong, but "I'm not at liberty to discuss" makes me feel like there is going to be a cameo.
Maybe I am just reading his wording wrong, but "I'm not at liberty to discuss" makes me feel like there is going to be a cameo.
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