Evil Dead (TV Series)

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  1. hots4

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    I enjoyed it, nice to see ash again, i look forward to the rest of the series, for me I liked the serious remake and would love a sequel to that and don't mind the more humorous route of the original sequel and the series so far, never been a fan of army of darkness, that for me went too far. Tried a couple of times, but can't take it, if the series does not get that silly I'll be OK.
     
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    Really dug the first ep (though agree with you guys about the CG; but that was kinda inevitable)... I just hope these subsequent episodes hold up to Raimi's and can keep some of the feel he gives to his stuff.
     
  3. Workshed

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    ugh, I am SO JEALOUS.
     
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    Torrent now, buy later?
     
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    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Perhaps irrationally, I just don't feel good about doing that to Raimi, Bruce, and Co. I suppose it's no different from watching it at somebody's place who has STARZ, but I'm gonna try the latter first. Enjoyed the write-ups, tho.
     
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    Better man than me. If I didn't already have Starz I would've torrented that shit pronto! No way I'd be able to wait.
     
  7. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    It probably helps that I have no idea "how" to torrent. o_O I'm behind the times.
     
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    If you go to the Ash Vs Evil Dead facebook page, they uploaded the first episode.
     
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    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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  10. buck135

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    I have no idea either. Starz's website offers a free preview of the first episode. I really wanted to like it. So much in fact I was contemplating readding Starz to my cable package beforehand. If not, I was going to buy the eventual blu-ray. It just isn't for me. The CGI is worse than the stop motion effects in the original. The supporting characters are likable and some of the deadite effects are very well done, it just didn't resonate with me overall.
     
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    I thought it was good. I'm not an Evil Dead die hard so I didn't have over blown expectations. 23 years later and in a television format, of course it isn't going to feel the same. Aside from one head splatter I didn't think the CGI was bad, and certainly no less fake looking than many of the effects from the earlier movies. The doll looked more believable than the mini Ashs or the skeleton army from Army of Darkness. The deadites were very effective, far more so than the ones from the lousy remake.


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    The Army of Darkness skeletons are great because they are an excellent homage to the old Harryhausen films. The tiny Ash's are very dated, but they took a lot of effort to choreograph. The doll was one take and then it's up to whatever computer effects company to do the rest. I didn't have high expectations for this. The remake killed that. It's kind of like the Star Wars prequels. Has some good moments, but not how I would have gone about it.
     
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    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Yeah, I love those skeletons, too. And their lines are hilarious. "Welcome back to the land of the living. Now pick up a shovel and get ta work!"
     
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    As soon as I saw Army of Darkness in the Cinema in 1992 I got the Harryhausen inspiration, but that doesn't make the effects believable or realistic. It's all a matter of opinion as far as personal preference goes, but the doll effects look pretty close to stop motion to me for being CGI.
     
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    This is a very good point. I remember when my wife and I first started dating, we watched Evil Dead 1 and 2 together. She couldn't really get into them due to the dated effects. Practical effects aren't necessarily any more convincing than CGI. I think as 'old school' horror fans we are simply more forgiving of them.
     
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    There's a charm to stop motion that CGI doesn't have.
     
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    Bad effects are bad effects though. You can cover it with all the nostalgic sprinkles you want but it'still looks bad.

    I love stop motion but the stop motion in ED 1 & 2 isn't particularly good but it doesn't hurt the movie in my eyes.
     
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    It's not nostalgia, I just like the way stop motion looks. I'll always prefer that to crappy CGI.
     
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    That's a rather unconvincing argument that what you are experiencing is not based in nostalgia.
     
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    It's not an argument, I'm just explaining why I like it more. I know it's not nostalgia; it's a preference of art style that's always appealed to me. It doesn't take me back, it fascinates me as to how much work is involved to make a physical object come alive.
     

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