044. Bonus – Evil Dead II

We are pumping out another extra release for you today! We have some strong opinions on this sequel by Sam Raimi namely Evil Dead 2. The franchise in the mid 80’s took a turn away from straight up horror, but was it a good decision? Lady Phantom had never seen this film before and The Evil Dead from ’81 is one of her favorite horror movies ever! Expectations…do they hold up to her? Get ready for a decent length bonus show with a lot of conversations and bickering!

A hat tip goes out to Tony Smith for suggesting we review a good older movie on 4K, the horror/comedy mixture of Evil Dead 2 starring Bruce Campbell. Tony claims it’s a nice conversion to the format with grain heaviness in the beginning but levels out to be a good release overall. Do your honorary critics agree with that? How about the utilization of HDR? Did sound sampling improve? What about the stop motion, did the clarity of 4K make it better or make it look more fake? Tune it to get all those answers and much more!

New shows are launching every week on Thursdays throughout the year, where you will get at least one new review, rating and grade for all of 2020 on a 4K Blu-ray Disc, then our typical schedule of bi-weekly will commence.

MOVIES in 4K is where BillChete and Lady Phantom discuss, review, criticize, analyze and debate one movie that has been released on the 4K Blu-ray format each and every episode. Guiding you on the merit of the movie with recommendations and on the purchasing power of physical media.

Episode 044 breakdown of “Evil Dead 2 (1987)

Movie Rating  
BillChete: 6 (Buy) Lady Phantom: 3 (Avoid)

4K Blu-ray Disc Grade  
BillChete: C+ (Barely Worthy) Lady Phantom: D+ (Unworthy)

Average 4K Disc Grade

C-