Before this guy, this guy and this guy did this, this, this or this. They did this and, more to the point, this.
Friends that I grew up with in High School know my love for the Evil Dead series and those three fellows. It came up last night and I decided to subject some people to 'Army of Darkness' last night...the Director's Cut.
Unfortunately, the Director's Cut is the original version of the film before the studio came in and made them make some modifications. As a result, one of the best lines in the movie was missing ('Good, Bad, I'm the guy with the gun') and it was the original downer ending. The ending involving Ask firing a shotgun 57 times without reloading inside of a Walmart clone was missing. Suckage.
Mel and I were talking about it on the walk home to my house and I explained why I found it so entertaining. As a whole, it's an OK movie at best. However, what you can see in it is the transitional period Sam Raimi was going through that led to the big movies he has done recently. To me that is fascinating. Plus, the sense of humor is right on my level as well.
The friends I watched it with decided that it was an interesting look into part of my head. I think they feel like they won't have to see the studio ending...silly people. ;)