As the film was originally shot on 16mm and then blown-up to 35mm for its theatrical run you'll have to accept that The Evil Dead is never going to be one of the best looking films out there. But, Anchor Bay's transfer is pretty strong despite the level of grain inherent in the image. The most striking aspect is the vibrant colours which have been given more life than you'd ever have thought possible for such a low budget movie. However, there is a problem with the disc. For whatever reason (we presume to make the film work better on widescreen TVs) Anchor Bay has seen fit to crop the image from the original 1.33:1 ratio to 1.85:1 and make it anamorphic. While this doesn't really affect the film too much, it does disrupt some of Raimi's compositions.