When Anchor Bay announced they were bringing two awesome horror movies to Blu-ray, we knew it’d be mighty swell of us to share them with you. The Bruce Campbell-starring, Sam Raimi-when-he-was-good directed classic The Evil Dead makes its debut on Blu-ray with a few new features.

Also on high definition for the first time is director Adam Green’s 80s throwback slasher Hatchet, which features a villain who could hold his own with the likes of Freddy and Jason.

So if you want to win yourself a set of these Blu-rays, click on through to find out what to do. (Hint: We’ll need a blood sample.)

First up, let’s just talk about the discs. After all, if you’re anything like me you probably already own six or seven copies of the Evil Dead. Because you’re just cool like that. Now, if you win a copy, you don’t have to worry about this, but for all of readers who may need to lay down the cash to buy this, is it worth it?

Of course. The Evil Dead finally gets a beautiful 1080p high definition transfer to join your Blu-ray collection. Now, based on the age and the film stock, the film isn’t perfect, nor has it been white washed in the release. The Blu-ray disc includes an all new audio commentary with Sami Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell.

The second disc is a DVD and it contains:

  • One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Sage of The Evil Dead
  • The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
  • Discovering the Evil Dead
  • Unconventional
  • At the Drive-In
  • Reunion Panel
  • Make-up Test
  • The Ladies of the Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell
  • Book of the Dead: The Other Pages
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

Definitely not a bad release. Joining it is Hatchet, a film that I think was pretty bad ass and perfectly captured the feel of classic 80s slasher movies.

This bloody, booby-filled flick comes with the following features:

  • All New Audio Commentary with Adam Green and Kane Hodder
  • Original Audio Commentary with Adam Green, cinematographer Will Barratt, and actors Tamara Feldman, Joel David Moore, and Deon Richmond
  • The Making of Hatchet
  • Meeting Victory Crowley
  • Guts and Gore
  • Anatomy of a Kill
  • A Twisted Tale
  • Gag Reel
  • Trailer

There are a few wrong headed people out there that don’t like Hatchet, but they’re wrong. So ignore them. Hatchet is all kinds of fun and introduces a power house of a slasher killer, portrayed by none other than Jason Voorhees alum Kane Hodder. Sure, some of the kills are nonsensical – like how does a shack in the middle of a swamp have electricity and a belt sander with a 200 foot extension cord? I don’t care, because some ladies face gets torn off. On top of that, we get some boobies and a whole smattering of deaths. No one is safe!

Because I personally hate love hate love hate love each and every one of you, we’re giving away two sets. That’s right, two different winners will each receive a copy of Hatchet and The Evil Dead on Blu-ray. That’s important to remember: we have NO DVDs available of either film, so you must have a Blu-ray player to get any enjoyment from them.

To win, make me laugh, cry, or pee in the comment section by regaling me with your best kill featuring a power tool of any sort. Annnnd go.


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