August 23rd marks the release date of the inaugural season of the popular series that originated from the Evil Dead franchise. A franchise that began more than thirty years ago. Back when Sam Raimi was a conservative Jew…
You may think, “OMG, what awful language that consists of an anti-Semitic approach and viewpoint”.
On the contrary, as I have willingly, I repeat, willingly eaten both Manischewitz Gefilte fish and Holishkes on more than one occasion; and I’ve been able to listen to Joey Diaz‘ “The Church of What’s Happening Now” podcast with his producer, Lee Syatt – or the self-professed “Flying Jew” – without converting to an extremist outlook and detonating myself inside a deli that puts pastrami in an Italian sandwich.
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Speaking of sandwiches, that’s about all I can afford to consume. Which means the only time I see “starz” is when I am in the same room with Robin Fox or regaining consciousness after a drunken stupor.
Never the less, next month I, along with you other Deadites, can finally purchase the complete first season of Ash vs Evil Dead ; without having to steal it in a fashion that would mimic the unscrupulous actions of various foreign governments (that shall remain nameless: North Korea).
Check out the wicked artwork below:
Blu-Ray art courtesy of the Starz company
Speaking of unscrupulous, Bruce Campbell actually has a right hand. Anyhow, the two-handed lad of Scottish descent will be appearing at the Wizard World Comic Convention in Rosemont, Illinois on August 19th- August 21st.
The recent passing of Larry Drake reminded me of a film many of you remember was directed by Sam Raimi with screenplay assistance from the talented Ivan Raimi. The film is 1990’s Darkman starring Liam Neeson. I read that Sam Raimi enjoyed the way Larry Drake downplayed the antagonistic role. He was “quiet and careful, yet intense”. I can concur with Raimi in that respect, as I recollect the first time I saw Larry Drake in what I believe was a trailer for the 1992 film, Dr Giggles. I can’t tell you particularly why his image was so frightening at the time. If I were to surmise an estimate, I would say that Larry Drake had the ability to affect your neural cells with silence. A silence that allows negative impulses to control your thoughts to the point where you can no longer function as a biological organism. R.I.P. Larry Drake.
In other news, Lucy Lawless is still alive; and will be reprising her role as “Ruby Knowby” in the second season of Ash vs Evil Dead. I wouldn’t negate her reprising the role of Xena in this series as well but since one of the Executive Producers is her husband, Robert Tapert, a reprisal doesn’t seem likely. “Damn”, as Ron Simmons would say.
In case some of you forgot, The ten episodes that comprise season one of Ash vs Evil Dead will be available to purchase on August 23, 2016 on DVD, Blu-ray, and Amazon video. Once you make the purchase, come back to 1428 Elm and comment below. If not, myself, Larry Drake, & Lee “The Flying Boom-Boom Jew” Syatt will show up and waterboard you into submission.
Once you make the purchase, come back to 1428 Elm and comment below. If not, myself, Larry Drake, & Lee “The Flying Boom-Boom Jew” Syatt will show up and waterboard you into submission.