With the success of the latest entry of the Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead Rise (2023), Synapse films has announced a Blu-Ray release of the Invaluable: The True Story of an Epic Artist. It is a documentary feature about the special effects artist, Tom Sullivan. Read on for more details and when and where you can get your copy!
THIS IS WHERE THE STORY OF “THE EVIL DEAD” BEGINS…
Sam Raimi’s 1983 film The Evil Dead is a horror masterpiece that has terrified audiences for over 40 years and spawned sequels, a remake, video games, toys, and even a television series. The original film’s iconic special effects and make-up were created by Tom Sullivan, a Michigan artist and sculptor who became friends with Sam Raimi, star Bruce Campbell, and producer Rob Tapert when they were in college.
Ryan Meade’s Invaluable: The Story of an Epic Artist is a feature length documentary about the life and art of Tom Sullivan and his involvement with the EVIL DEAD film series. Assembled with amazing archival Super 8mm film footage, Hi8, VHS, and vintage audio tapes and photographs, it’s a unique and sentimental portrait of a man who helped make one of the greatest horror franchises of all time. Also contains amazing behind-the-scenes footage, original location visits, all-new interviews with Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Josh Becker, Danny Hicks, Hal Delrich, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly and more!
Nearly FOUR HOURS of SPECIAL FEATURES, including:
– OTHER MEN’S CAREERS – A bonus documentary about the life of filmmaker Josh Becker
– Vintage Tom Sullivan “In the Spotlight” interview (1989)
– Unedited interview with Tim Philo, cinematographer of THE EVIL DEAD
– Extended interview segments with Josh Becker
– INVALUABLE Promotional Trailers
– Ryan Meade short films: BONG FLY & COSMOS LOCOS
– BONG FLY Behind-the-Scenes
– SNAP SHOTS – Motion Stills Gallery
– Reversible cover art
NOT RATED – 2018 – 103 MINS. – COLOR – 1.78:1 – SFD0213
Sounds like an interesting documentary! Perfect for The Evil Dead fans in your life! It is set to release on August 1, 2023. To obtain the special slipcover, you must order through Synapse website or Diabolik DVD website. What do you guys think? Will you be checking this one out? Let us know below. Stay tuned to PopHorror for all your news, reviews, interviews and more!