Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition - The Ultimate Fan Cut
Army of Darkness is the third movie in the Evil Dead series, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a chainsaw-wielding hero who travels back in time to the Middle Ages to fight the undead. The movie is a cult classic that mixes horror, comedy and fantasy elements, and has spawned several sequels, comics, video games and a TV show.
However, Army of Darkness has also been subject to various cuts and edits over the years, resulting in different versions with different endings, scenes and dialogue. Fans have long debated which version is the best or the most faithful to Raimi's original vision. Some prefer the theatrical cut, which has a happy ending where Ash returns to his present-day job at S-Mart and fights off a final Deadite attack. Others favor the director's cut, which has a darker ending where Ash oversleeps in a cave and wakes up in a post-apocalyptic future. There are also other versions, such as the international cut, the TV cut and the bootleg edition.
One fan who was not satisfied with any of these versions decided to create his own ultimate fan cut, called Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition. This fan edit was made by Ridgeshark in 2008, and features three extended versions of Army of Darkness, available via seamless branching, featuring both alternate endings and the alternate beginning. The fan edit also restores some deleted scenes, adds some new music cues and sound effects, and fixes some continuity errors and plot holes. The fan edit runs for 96 minutes, which is 15 minutes longer than the theatrical cut.
The Primitive Screwhead Edition has been praised by many fans as the definitive version of Army of Darkness, as it combines the best elements from all the existing versions and creates a more coherent and satisfying narrative. The fan edit has also won an annual fanedit award from Fanedit.org, a website that hosts and reviews fan edits of movies and TV shows.
If you are a fan of Army of Darkness or the Evil Dead series, you might want to check out Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition and see for yourself why it is considered the ultimate fan cut. You can find more information about this fan edit on Fanedit.org[^1^] or watch it online on Archive.org[^3^]. Hail to the king, baby!
Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition is not the only fan edit of Army of Darkness that exists. There are several other fan edits that have been made over the years, each with their own goals and preferences. Some fan edits aim to create a more faithful adaptation of the original script, which was titled The Medieval Dead and had a more serious tone. Some fan edits try to make the movie more consistent with the previous Evil Dead movies, which were more horror-oriented. Some fan edits add or remove scenes or dialogue to enhance the comedy or the action aspects of the movie. Some fan edits even mix and match footage from different versions to create a hybrid cut.
Some examples of other fan edits of Army of Darkness are:
Army of Darkness: The Medieval Dead Edition by Spicediver, which restores the original title and ending, and adds some deleted scenes and music cues from the workprint version.
Army of Darkness: The Evil Dead Cut by The Butcher, which removes most of the comedy and fantasy elements and makes the movie darker and more violent.
Army of Darkness: The Extended Necronomicon Edition by TMBTM, which combines footage from all the existing versions and adds some new visual effects and transitions.
Army of Darkness: The Boomstick Edition by ScottySparda, which adds some scenes from the TV cut and the bootleg edition, and fixes some audio and video issues.
These are just some of the many fan edits of Army of Darkness that have been made by fans who love the movie and want to see it in different ways. You can find more fan edits of Army of Darkness on Fanedit.org or on other websites that host fan edits. You can also try to make your own fan edit of Army of Darkness if you have the skills and the tools to do so. Just remember to respect the original work and the rights of the creators, and to share your fan edit only for personal use and not for profit. aa16f39245