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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: UN-1121
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137619093
  • Street Date: 08/24/21
  • PreBook Date: 07/20/21
  • Label: Unearthed Films »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1988
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: Japanese

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Miyuki Ono
  • Actor: Aya Katsuragi
  • Actor: Hitomi Kobayashi
  • Actor: Eriko Nakagawa
  • Director: Toshiharu Ikeda

 

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Evil Dead Trap

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Evil Dead Trap
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A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life. Nami hosts a late night home video program. She receives a tape which appears to be a real snuff film. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away. As she gets closer to the truth, she and her friends are subjected to a brutal nightmare.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • Audio Commentary with Director Toshiharu Ikeda and SPFX Manager Shinichi Wakasa
  • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Kurando Mitsutake (KARATE KILL, GUN WOMAN)
  • Audio Commentary with James Mudge of easternKicks
  • Trappings of the Dead - Reflecting on a Japanese Cult Classic
  • Storyboards
  • Behind the Scenes Stills
  • Promotional Artwork
  • Trailer

Sales Points

  • 'Evil Dead Trap' received positive reviews from critics, with praise highlighting the film's mixing of giallo and slasher film genres, cinematography, and special effects!
  • Brand new transfer and restoration!
  • Classic 1988 Japanese slasher film directed by Toshiharu Ikeda (Mermaid Legend) and originally produced by Japan Home Video.
  • Special effects created by Shinichi Wakasa who would go on to a career as a monster-suit maker for several Godzilla films.
  • 'Evil Dead Trap' was released theatrically in Japan as 'Shiryō no wana' (死霊の罠) on May 14, 1988 and it was later released in Japan on VHS on September 25, 1988.

Press Quotes

Fun and well crafted!

     —John Condit, Dread Central

FOUR STARS [out of five]... an effective and bloody slasher.

     —Mark Dinning, Empire Magazine

FOUR STARS [out of four]... The best of contemporary J-Horror cinema... [Dario] Argento's films are an obvious inspiration

     —Thomas and Yuko Weisser, Japanese Cinema: Essential Handbook

  

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