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Drag Me To Hell

by Kevin Taft
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
Drag Me To Hell

Sam Raimi's grim, whacky, scary, and hilarious return to horror gets the fancy Shout Factory treatment. "Drag Me To Hell" didn't make much of a blip at the box office, but it's gotten a much-deserved second life on home "video" formats. While it's been on Blu-ray before, Shout Factory gives the film a slight upgrade and adds some new bonus features that might be of interest to die-hard fans.

The story about a loan officer named Christine (Alison Lohman) who denied an old woman a loan that will result in her being evicted from her house. The woman (Lorna Raver) puts a curse on the poor girl who spends the entire movie being haunted and tortured in over-the-top and often uproarious ways.

The two versions on this release feature a 2k Upgrade of the Theatrical Cut and an HD Master of the Unrated Cut which simply adds extra seconds of full-on gore originally cut to get a PG-13 rating.

Special Features are a mix of old and new and depending on your fandom of the film, whether you want to upgrade is up to you.

One Disc One we have the old:

  • Production Diaries that feature home video-style Behind-the-scenes Footage and interviews Sam Raimi, Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver and other actors, as well as special effects master Greg Nicotero.
  • Vintage Interviews With Director Sam Raimi And Actors Alison Lohman And Justin Long
  • TV Spots, Theatrical Trailer

    One Disc Two we have the new:
  • To Hell and Back - an interview with actress Alison Lohman which is interesting as she doesn't act much anymore, but the amount of footage from the film cuts into the interview.
  • Curses! - an interview with actress Lorna Raver which is interesting as well, but perhaps not worth trading in your old Blu-ray for the re-release.
  • Hitting All The Right Notes - an interview with composer Christopher Young
  • Still Gallery

  • Kevin Taft is a screenwriter/critic living in Los Angeles with an unnatural attachment to 'Star Wars' and the desire to be adopted by Steven Spielberg.


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