Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ash is... SMART! - News about the French Director's cut of ARMY

Hello Professors from the Dextin University,
I never EVER got why on hell Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell keep saying Ash is an "idiot". An IDIOT? Sam and Bruce, make up your mind, Xena and Spider-Man damaged your psyche for good.
In #1 Ash was weak and scared as hell but... he was just a 20 years old boy trying to cope with supernatural and demonic gruesome events and I challenge EVERYONE on this blog to react in a different way in that situation!

In #2 Ash was older and more skilled. He managed to survive and defeat evil. 'Nuff said!

In #3 Ash was serious nonetheless. Just angry like a wolf and pissed off. Well, he forgot the magic words, okay - I would have done the same without my Smartphone. He's still a vulnerable human man thrown into TERRIBLE and IMPOSSIBLE situations to deal with.
If you pretend one-liners are a valid indication a given character is "idiot" and "stupid", then... 90% of the cinematic heroes out there are instantaneously classified as idiot and stupid, including Indiana Jones. Which is not the case.

Ash is a flawed hero, but flawed, not idiot. I don't know why Sam and Bruce keep saying so, it's a mystery to me.


About the Director's Cut of ARMY OF DARKNESS, the only real ARMY OF DARKNESS to talk about (the American cut is indeed horrid, they butchered most of the movie and turned it into an incoherent mess):
French company Filmedia released all 3 cuts (American cut, International cut and Director's cut) on BD. The International cut and the Director's cut are culled from original film elements, so we're talking about real HD MASTERS from MGM. I just hope MGM scanned the cuts at 4k for preservation purpose, but I'm also sure MGM is not stupid at all.
The French release (click on)

Many movie buffs just testified that the picture quality of the blu-ray is fantastic.
To me, the only true versions of ARMY are the Director's cut in primis, and then the International cut (the one which was aired in my local theatres back in 1993).

Tizzy a.k.a. The Knowby Warrior.

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