Evil Dead Rise finally confirms UK digital release – and it's very soon (2024)

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Evil comes home.

By Rebecca Sayce

Evil Dead Rise finally confirms UK digital release – and it's very soon (1)

Evil Dead Rise has finally been given a digital release date in the UK, following its wildly successful cinema run.

The Deadites won't just be invading one tower block in Los Angeles, they'll be coming to homes across the UK from June 5 when it is released for home premiere via Studio Canal.

The film will then be available for digital download from July 14, and to buy on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, including a limited special edition steelbook, from July 17.

These physical releases will feature audio commentary with director Lee Cronin, as well as his horror short film Ghost Train starring Owen McDonnell and Steve Wall.

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Evil Dead Rise takes the iconic horror franchise from the woods into the city as Beth (Lily Sullivan) visits her estranged sister Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland), a single mother living in a condemned apartment block in LA.

When the city is hit by an earthquake, a way into a secret vault underneath the apartments is unveiled allowing a mysterious book of the dead to be uncovered that unleashes flesh-possessing demons that make a beeline for Ellie.

Despite originally being set to be straight to streaming, Evil Dead Rise secured a cinema release and grossed $100 million at the worldwide box office by the start of May, making it the most successful film in the Evil Dead franchise.

Original Ash Williams star Bruce Campbell– who acted as an executive producer on Rise alongside Evil Dead –director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert took to social media to address the achievement, tweeting: "Thanks, Deadites!".

Related: How Evil Dead Rise's ending sets up a sequel

Director Cronin previously spoke about why he decided to shake up the franchise and set it in a new location. Speaking to SFX, he revealed he "wanted to do something new" and that he would have turned down the movie if it was set in a cabin once again.

"As much as I said I always wanted to make an Evil Dead movie, if the guys had put a script in front of me and said: 'Here we go: it's at the cabin, it's with Ash,' I probably would have said no, because I want to tell my own stories. But they didn't want that either."

Evil Dead Rise is released for home premiere on June 7. It will be released for digital download on July 14, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 17.

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Rebecca Sayce

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Rebecca is a freelance journalist who specialises in TV and film. After beginning her career as a digital entertainment journalist for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star, she embarked on a freelance career in 2021 contributing to the likes of Metro UK, The Sun, WhatCulture, Screen Rant, FilmHounds Magazine and more.

Her particular field of interest is horror cinema and she has written for genre publications such as Ghouls Magazine and Moving Pictures Film Club.

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FAQs

Where can I stream Evil Dead Rise in the UK? ›

Watch Evil Dead Rise | Netflix.

What is the new Evil Dead movie? ›

At present, Galluppi's Evil Dead film is one of two in the works. Earlier this year, Ghost House tapped Sébastien Vaniček(Infested) to co-write and direct a new spin-off for the franchise, as we were also first to report.

Who owns the rights to Evil Dead? ›

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Created bySam Raimi
Original workWithin the Woods (1978)
OwnerRenaissance Pictures
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Why was Evil Dead banned in UK? ›

Though clearly made with its tongue firmly in its cheek, The Evil Dead arguably became the most famous "video nasty", and its status as a possibly obscene film led to various bans, attempted prosecutions and all manner of controversy, not just in the UK but around the globe.

Where can I stream evil in the UK? ›

Evil | Sky.com.

Who is the demon in Evil Dead Rise? ›

The Marauder Is Evil Dead's Most Horrifying (& Chaotic) Demon Yet. Evil Dead Rise's Marauder is now the Sam Raimi franchise's most terrifying demonic creature yet, not just because of the grotesque body horror used to create it, but also because of the difficulty in destroying it.

Why isn t Ash in the new Evil Dead movie? ›

That means that the film must feature the mysterious priest who may or may not be Ash. Unfortunately, it has been well-documented how reluctant Campbell is to reprise his role as Ash in the franchise, as Campbell retired the Ash character after Ash vs. Evil Dead season 4 was canceled.

Who is the demon in Evil Dead? ›

The Kandarian Demon, also known as "The Evil" and "The Force", also called "Rotten Apple Head" and "The Evil Force", is the main antagonist of The Evil Dead franchise. It is an evil supernatural entity that was the living spirit of the accursed spellbook known as the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis.

Why is The Evil Dead controversial? ›

In the US, the film received an X rating. Films with this label were quite violent and disturbing, and the rating was often held by p*rnographic films. The film has since been re-rated NC-17 for “substantial graphic horror violence and gore”, though many recent home media releases have been released without a rating.

Where was Evil Dead Rise filmed? ›

Principal photography took place in New Zealand from June to October 2021. The film was originally set to premiere on the streaming service HBO Max, but distributor Warner Bros. Pictures opted to release the film theatrically first after positive test screenings.

Where was Evil Dead filmed? ›

It was released on October 15, 1981, grossed $2.4 million against a $350,000–400,000 budget in the USA. The Evil Dead was shot in Marshall and Detroit, Michigan. The cabin was located in Morristown, Tennessee. Filming also took place in Knoxville.

Is the evil dead on any streaming services? ›

You can buy "The Evil Dead" on Amazon Video, Vudu, Microsoft Store as download or rent it on Amazon Video, Vudu, Microsoft Store online.

Was Evil Dead banned in the UK? ›

The Evil Dead was eventually unbanned in the UK in the early 1990s and three more films made their way onto our cinema screens, but none had as much cultural impact as Raimi's original, and one suspects the ban had more than a little to do with this.

Can you watch not dead yet in the UK? ›

Not Dead Yet - Apple TV (UK)

Where can you watch not dead yet UK? ›

Watch Not Dead Yet | Disney+

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