When you watch this movie you need to revel in the special effects. There are sequences that come straight out Evil Dead only on a seemingly lower budget. That makes them pretty bad effects from a realistic stand point, but they are absolutely fun. It's the reason you would watch a movie like this to begin with. Why'd you think you'd be watching it, for the love story?
It's a cult classic, and you've been waiting for it for some time. Why not pick it up? The making of extra is in depthy, full of interviews with all the people you love. It even features an alternate title sequence for the other title, Stryker's War. There are shots of Bruce Campbell in the Super 8 version that are borderline hysterical. You'd like to see him in that role. What a versatile performer. The Super 8 version is actually on the disk as is an interview with Mr. Campbell. This team of filmmakers was the 80's equivalent of the team behind the Ed Wood pictures.
Enjoy the movie because it's over the top, stars the nobody you know of (just think of Spiderman when you see Sam Raimi in this one) and because the violence is fake but refreshing. Stay for the special features because you'll learn something. Indy filmmakers take friggin' note. April 10th, you know what to do... go to Synapse Films HERE and introduce this to a new generation.