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Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnLg1TPCYM


After years and years of waiting, nerds around the world have had their prayers answered. We thought we'd see the big guy back just after Freddy vs Jason came out. But that fell through. We got a short little cameo after the credits of the remake, and we thought we'd have to live with that.

And now, Ash is back baby.

This Halloween, Bruce "Goddamned" Campbell returns to the role that made him a cult phenomenon with Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz. Billed as a "horror sitcom" it will have 10 thirty minute episodes. And don't worry about some hack taking over the property because Sam Raimi himself is helming it along with Evil Dead producer Rob Tapert (and Campbell himself, of course). In addition, Starz isn't skimping on the gore, with enough blood in the trailer to make the Red Wedding weep with envy.



Joining Bruce Campbell in this go-round with Necronomicon Ex Mortis will be Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones, and Lucy Lawless. Yes, that Lucy Lawless. The first two will be coworkers of Ash at the Value Stop (hopefully we find out why it's not an S-Mart), Jones will be a Michigan State Trooper, and Lawless is "Ruby", a mysterious woman who is hunting down the cause of the Deadites, and seems to think Ashley J. Williams is the source.

Doubtlessly other Raimi/Campbell collaborators will show up in minor "Shemp" roles (and if you don't know what a "Shemp" is, go read If Chins Could Kill), but as of now, IMDB has nothing beyond the main cast.

I really don't know what else to say at this point. Oh wait, of course I do.


Groovy.

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lomzus
Mar 18, 2009


yesss

DangerDummy!
Jul 6, 2009


loving.
Awesome.

thrakkorzog
Nov 16, 2007


Ensign_Ricky posted:


Doubtlessly other Raimi/Campbell collaborators will show up in minor "Shemp" roles (and if you don't know what a "Shemp" is, go read If Chins Could Kill), but as of now, IMDB has nothing beyond the main cast.

I really don't know what else to say at this point. Oh wait, of course I do.


Groovy.

Really? "Shop smart, shop S-Mart."

twerking on the railroad
Jun 23, 2007

Get on my level


Watching the trailer has really made me hope for a faux-biopic about Mitt Romney starring Bruce Campbell.

King Vidiot
Feb 17, 2007

The video arcade made me what I am today!


That trailer pretty much alleviated any doubts I had about this project, I mean goddamn

LifeLynx
Feb 27, 2001

Dang so this is like looking over his shoulder in real-time

Grimey Drawer

King Vidiot posted:

That trailer pretty much alleviated any doubts I had about this project, I mean goddamn

Seriously? Did you see the same trailer I did? This looks like a cheap cash-in on nerd nostalgia that --- sorry, I can't finish this, I'm just trying to de-hype myself because I'm so excited for this show after seeing the trailer that I can barely stand to wait until Halloween to see it. I'm probably going to watch that trailer a half dozen more times before then because it's everything I wanted from this show.

And an Evil Dead marathon.

Klaus88
Jan 23, 2011

Violence has its own economy, therefore be thoughtful and precise in your investment

Ash, the only mortal badass enough to take on Marvel zombies and come out ahead.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

++Threadnaught++


I'm so excited!!! Looks like they're going straight up Evil Dead 2 and no stopping.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


thrakkorzog posted:

Really? "Shop smart, shop S-Mart."

Seeing as we have the Value Stop instead of S-Mart, it no longer applies.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

++Threadnaught++


"I wish you would have said something before I made those dumb cross" is great for so many reasons.

Zaggitz
Jun 18, 2009

My urges are becoming...

UNCONTROLLABLE

This is going to be super loving rad.

CRISPYBABY
Dec 15, 2007

*~ayoo comin thru~*


I liked Evil Dead 2 a lot, didn't like Army of Darkness much, but holy chriiiiist that trailer was fantastic.

bango skank
Jan 15, 2008


I didn't really have high expectations for this but that trailer was fantastic. I went from doubting the show would ever actually air to super hyped. It looks like they might've got the tone right, the only worrying thing is the amount of people in the trailer who aren't Bruce Campbell.

etalian
Mar 20, 2006


He still has the best chin in show biz

ballistics statistics
Nov 27, 2003

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

Ensign_Ricky posted:

Seeing as we have the Value Stop instead of S-Mart, it no longer applies.

There is no way S-Mart doesn't appear in the show. They probably just didn't want to give it away in the trailer.

So loving pumped for this, I didn't even know it was being made until this thread was posted.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


ThaGrandCow posted:

There is no way S-Mart doesn't appear in the show. They probably just didn't want to give it away in the trailer.

So loving pumped for this, I didn't even know it was being made until this thread was posted.

I've known it was in the works for awhile but wasn't going to get my hopes up too much after the Freddy vs Jason vs Ash debacle. But then that trailer dropped last night and all my worries floated away.

Lasher
Aug 13, 2003



After riding a trolley and gunning down a witch I imagine he was fired from S-Mart.

Heavy Metal
Sep 1, 2014

America's $1 Funnyman

Incredibly pumped for this, 'bout drat time! This looks really really groovy.

KilGrey
Mar 13, 2005

You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow...



So, how long do you think before Ted Raimi shows up?

Norwegian Rudo
May 8, 2013


ThaGrandCow posted:

There is no way S-Mart doesn't appear in the show. They probably just didn't want to give it away in the trailer.

So loving pumped for this, I didn't even know it was being made until this thread was posted.

S-Mart is an actual chain. I'm assuming there were rights issues.

Heavy Metal
Sep 1, 2014

America's $1 Funnyman

KilGrey posted:

So, how long do you think before Ted Raimi shows up?
Five times by episode three, six different roles. (I hope!)

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


Heavy Metal posted:

Five times by episode three, six different roles. (I hope!)

One of which is Joxer for some reason.

Klaus88
Jan 23, 2011

Violence has its own economy, therefore be thoughtful and precise in your investment

Gaz-L posted:

One of which is Joxer for some reason.

The only thing that could completely tank the series.

Lasher
Aug 13, 2003



And each role is increasingly more uncomfortable and harrowing for him to portray than the last.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


Heavy Metal posted:

Five times by episode three, six different roles. (I hope!)

The Shemping Drinking Game: when you see Ted Raimi, chug!

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001


Yams Fan

I was worried about this, but after seeing the trailer, I'm in.

XboxPants
Jan 30, 2006

Steven doesn't want me watching him sleep anymore.


StarkRavingMad posted:

I was worried about this, but after seeing the trailer, I'm in.

Hello, me! After so many mediocre cash-ins and false starts (Hello, my name is Bruce) I thought there was no more magic there left to recapture, and it was all best left in the past, yet another relic that didn't survive into the new millennium intact.

I couldn't be happier to be proven wrong.

Firstborn
Oct 14, 2012

Hope is a mistake


This trailer looks good, I just have a few issues:

1.- I'm frankly tired of aging action guys getting joked on about being old. Reading Bruce's book and stuff it's very clear that both he and Raimi think Ash is a loser, but Bruce is now playing it very wink-wink, and I don't know how I feel about that.
2.- Half hour episodes.

Still, I'm in. Excellent trailer.

E: I also wasn't sold on Ash having so many sidekicks, but I guess he needs someone to bounce lines off.

Firstborn fucked around with this message at Jul 12, 2015 around 04:08

Coolness Averted
Feb 20, 2007
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Firstborn posted:

This trailer looks good, I just have a few issues:

1.- I'm frankly tired of aging action guys getting joked on about being old. Reading Bruce's book and stuff it's very clear that both he and Raimi think Ash is a loser, but Bruce is now playing it very wink-wink, and I don't know how I feel about that.
2.- Half hour episodes.

Still, I'm in. Excellent trailer.

E: I also wasn't sold on Ash having so many sidekicks, but I guess he needs someone to bounce lines off.

I actually think it's better the series is sticking to "Ash is a loser," it would be way too easy to pander to teenage nostalgia and make him a badass instead of a half-wit great at both stumbling into deadite horrors and then killing them.

At least as far back as Duke Nukem 3D Campbell was expressing that view of Ash is only fun if played for laughs.

Also I think having more folks lets you play off that Ash is getting older. I mean I view the aging thing at least in what we've seen as the trailer less the Expendables/Die Hard route of every action franchise still desperate to show boomers they're still virile and better than young bucks, with the occasional glib one liner about being older and much more of a passing the torch while still giving us Bruce.
I mean we see the dude putting on a girdle.

Coolness Averted fucked around with this message at Jul 12, 2015 around 05:34

Quincyh
Dec 24, 2011

He's stolen the fire chief's hat!

I am so excited about this! The trailer looks awesome! *happy dance*

Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002


I'd love to see Jeffrey Combs turn up in this occasionally to reprise his role of Herbert West.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


Brown Moses posted:

I'd love to see Jeffrey Combs turn up in this occasionally to reprise his role of Herbert West.

That would be an amazing idea for a second season.

business hammocks
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

KilGrey posted:

So, how long do you think before Ted Raimi shows up?

If he's not in the first shot of the pilot as an irate customer I'm going to be very disappointed. Also later in the episode he will be the store manager after a costume and wig change, the finally a deadite in the third act.

business hammocks
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

Are they still planning on doing a tie-in film with this Ash and the new Evil Dead from a few years ago? That always seemed so optimistic and crazy to me.

Firstborn
Oct 14, 2012

Hope is a mistake


I think everyone is trying really hard to pretend the Evil Dead remake didn't happen.

business hammocks
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

I liked it. It was fun and silly but hamstrung by needing to mention the Raimi one a few times.

RandallODim
Dec 30, 2010

He presumably spends
his time traveling the world, annihilating any rapper foolish enough to challenge him


Brown Moses posted:

I'd love to see Jeffrey Combs turn up in this occasionally to reprise his role of Herbert West.

Man why you gotta get me thinking beautiful thoughts about something that will probably never happen?

NiceGuy
Dec 13, 2006

~win DANCE repeat~


<----- This is me irl after seeing the trailer and watching the comiccon roundtable. Only it's more of a giddy laughter than a maniacal one.

Although I would say I agree with fistborn that I'm expecting the "I'm old now" jokes to become a little tired. The girdle seemed like a delightfully Ash thing to do, but the dentures I think are a little much. I mean the character must have been in his early-to-mid 20's when the original trilogy happened, so he should only be 50-to-55 or so during this series. I guess people get those at that age sometimes but it seems a little forced. It's a very, very minor gripe though and it doesn't hurt anything at all, least of which my enthusiasm for Halloween night this year.

Anyone else hoping they take a slightly darker look at how Ash has been doing the past 30 years? Watching your best friends and sister get torn to shreds in front of you (and some by your own hand gauntlet) has got to cause some serious PTSD and it's not like the police are going to take you at face value when you try to explain how it happened. Maybe that's why Ash is so destitute? Scott, Linda and Shelley's family civil-cased him into the trailer park?

Fuuuuck now I'm gonna have to order Starz.

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Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


NiceGuy posted:

Fuuuuck now I'm gonna have to order Starz.

I'm hoping for an iTunes season pass so I can own it forever.

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