While there were some hardcore fans of the franchise who were disappointed that the 2013 reboot of Evil Dead did not feature star Bruce Campbell, there were enough horror buffs who found enough in it to like it on its own merits.
But disappointingly for those fans, the DVD/blu-ray release was surprisingly sparse in terms of extra footage left on the editing room floor and given the long history that of multiple home video releases for previous installments in the franchise, the omission was looked at as a possible sign of a future Special Edition release. While no such release has been announced, an extended cut of the film recently aired on the UK’s Channel 4 which featured some extra moments of gore and an alternate ending for the film. An enterprising fan managed to capture the previously unseen footage and assembled it into the video below.
Director Fede Alvarez has stated in the past that the version of Evil Dead released into theaters was indeed his final version of the film, so it is interesting that there is this extended cut in existence and being made available to television channels for broadcast. Does distributor TriStar have plans of making this version available on home video at some point in the near or not so near future? That would be, dare we say, groovy.