Though it seems to happen less often nowadays, at one time it wasn’t uncommon for television broadcasts to show alternate versions of a movie. Whether by accident or intent, scenes would wind up making it onto TV that weren’t in the theatrical cut of a film, or on home video, and it seems that for fans of the “Evil Dead” remake, there’s a bit more horror lurking out there.
In the U.K. recently, “Evil Dead” was broadcast and some alert viewers noticed that not only was there an alternate ending, but some deleted scenes — all of which have been unseen in the United States — made it to air. Fans have been quick to capture the material and get it online to share, but we’d wager it’ll only last so long. There’s an alternate ending in which Mia, missing an arm, makes it to the road to ask for help. And then there about five more minutes of sequences cut from the film that you saw in theaters.
“Usually you always see first cut is an extended version, because it’s basically everything you shot, and you have that version and then you start cutting stuff out. Just to pick up the pace or sometimes stuff didn’t work out the way you wanted it to so you cut it out,” director Fede Alvarez told Collider in 2013. “Definitely my favorite cut is the one that got put out. That’s my favorite version of the film, the one that I put in theaters. That’s my directors cut, there’s no question about it….Sam [Raimi] saw my cut and said ‘That the version that it’s supposed to be.’ The cut I showed him was the cut I put out there. So what everybody saw in the theaters is the director’s cut, and this first DVD is the director’s cut.”
So, does that mean a second DVD is in the pipeline with all the material that was on the cutting room floor? We presume a petition has been started. Watch below while you can — this will probably get pulled. [Bloody Disgusting]