Johan Rudebeck, Per Löfberg, Olof Rhodin, Camela Leierth, Anders Ek, and Bill Moseley DIRECTED BY
Anders Jacobsson SCREENPLAY
Anders Jacobsson, Göran Lundström, Christer Ohlsson MPAA RATING
Equiv. to "R" RUNNING TIME
99 minutes (Special ED-ition cut), 93 minutes (Original Cut) DISTRIBUTED BY
Arrow Films OFFICIAL WEBSITE
"Evil Ed" Gets Arrow Films Blu-ray Treatment
Mild-mannered film technician Ed (Johan Rudebeck) enjoys his job, at least he enjoys his job until he finds himself transferred from his usual post into the "splatter and gore" department. Forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video footage, mild-mannered Ed's mild manner starts to crack as he becomes increasingly traumatized by the excessive violence and, before long, begins to have a hard time discerning fact from fiction, violence from video.
Owing a debt to a variety of early splatter classics, this Swedish gore flick is filled to the brim with flying limbs, exploding heads, creepy and crawly creatures and, of course, lots o' busty babes. With absolutely stellar packaging, and I mean just look at all the extras below in this 3-Disc, Director Approved, Limited Ed-ition, Evil Ed becomes one of 2017's truly great gifts for the gorehound in your family. It's actually a rather ingenious storyline to have the film's violence triggered by film violence, such a "duh" kind of storyline that it's kind of a wonder it hasn't been seen lots of times before.
In addition to Rudebeck's top notch performance, Olof Rhodin shines as Sam Campbell, the producer in charge of the film that finally pushes Ed over the, well, ed-ge.
Anders Jacobsson's name is all over this film as a co-writer, director, producer, D.P., and even co-editor. Jacobsson clearly had a pristine vision for the film and set out to bring that vision to life. Kudos must also be given to Henriksson & Lindh for perfect complementary music, while the film's ensemble cast is strong throughout even in the relatively brief appearances.
For more information on Evil Ed, visit the Arrow Films website linked to in the credits.