One of the first independent films to be released nationally by a major studio, Friday the 13th was highly successful in 1980, eventually spawning multiple sequels between two studios. Taking place at Camp Crystal Lake where a group of camp counsellors are preparing for a reopening, they're quickly knocked off one after the other by an unidentified killer, who turns out to be Pamela Voorhees, the mother of Jason who drowned at the camp years before due to negligence.
After its success, a sequel was developed without the involvement of Cunningham, and in 1981, Friday the 13th Part II made its debut. Directed by Steve Miner and taking place in an area just a stone's throw away from Camp Crystal Lake, the film follows a group of new camp counsellors in training.
It's revealed that not only is Jason somehow still alive but that he lives in a nearby shack. When the young teens inadvertently disturb his home turf, the body count continues. Friday the 13th Part III, again helmed by Steve Miner, was released in 1982. Taking place moments after the previous film, a young woman with a troubled past and a group of her friends come to the country to vacation at an isolated farmhouse.
But with Jason lurking around, it isn't long before they're dispatched. Though not as successful as the previous two films, Part III became synonymous with the 3D craze of the 1980s. It was also the first film in the series to feature Jason in his iconic hockey mask.
Paramount then decided to close out the series and kill off Jason once and for all with Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter in 1984. While a group of teenagers throw a party next door, a small family, including the young and resourceful Tommy Jarvis, attempt to steer clear of them. In the woods nearby, a young man is camping and on the lookout for Jason in an effort to avenge his sister's death.Meanwhile, Jason is slashing his way towards them all. However, he has finally met his match in Tommy Jarvis. The decision was then made to continue the series, but without Jason. In 1985, Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (directed by Danny Steinmann of Savage Streets) made its way into theaters. Traumatized after the events of the previous film, Tommy Jarvis is now grown up and being transferred to a sanatorium of sorts.
He begins seeing visions of Jason, who then shows up to kill everybody in and around the institution at random. It's eventually revealed that this Jason is just a disturbed impostor. Despite a decent turn-out, the disapproval from fans was felt by the studio, and a course correction was needed. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives had a slightly higher budget, a talented director (Tom McLoughlin), a better story, and more interesting actors. The film also went in a more humorous direction while still maintaining its key horror elements.
Released in 1986, the film was a massive hit, both financially and with fans who welcomed Jason's return with open arms. The seventh sequel, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, debuted in 1988. Bringing in special effects guru John Carl Buechler on to direct, the film introduced fans to the man who would play Jason more than any other: Kane Hodder. While a party with teenagers is taking place next door, a concerned mother and her daughter Tina are looking for seclusion with a psychologist who is seemingly attempting to help Tina overcome a childhood psychosis. It's later revealed that he is more interested in her telekinetic abilities, which accidentally cause Jason to re-emerge from his slumber at the bottom of Crystal Lake (ignoring previous continuity).He once again slaughters everyone in his path, but Tina's supernatural abilities make her a worthy adversary. Despite the MPAA's infamous destruction of all of the major gore effects, the film was another success.
Jason manages to hop aboard and begins taking them out quickly, eventually making his way to the streets of the Big Apple. Released in 1989, the film wound up being the lowest grosser of the series. Four years would go by before Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday would surface from director Adam Marcus and New Line Cinema. In the film, Jason is hunted down and killed by the FBI but is resurrected after body-swapping with the local coroner and making his way towards his last living descendants, both of whom are key to his rebirth or his death.
It was also released on home video unrated, with many of the death scenes extended to be much gorier. Despite its moniker, it was not the final Friday after all, again.
After failing for eleven years to get a film off the ground in which Freddy and Jason would battle each other to the death, another sequel was concocted. In Jason X, directed by Jim Isaac, Jason is cryogenically frozen, only to be discovered by a group of scientists almost five centuries later. Waking up on a spaceship, Jason goes back to his old ways and murders everyone in sight. He is later reborn as a cyborg, which proves to be even harder to stop. The film had a mixed reception from critics and fans alike in 2002 but was a significant stop-gap for what came next.Freddy vs Jason was the match-up that fans had long been waiting for. Directed by Ronny Yu (Bride of Chucky), the story follows Freddy as he tries once again to instil fear into the kids of Elm Street so that he can return to the dream world. He resurrects Jason to help, but ultimately loses control of him. They wind up in the real world together, battling it out while their potential victims stand by to see who is victorious. Hitting theatre was in 2003; the film was the biggest moneymaker of either franchise.
Although a sequel involving Ash from The Evil Dead or Pinhead from Hellraiser was discussed, the film effectively ended each franchise before being rebooted. After successfully remaking The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for New Line Cinema, Platinum Dunes tackled Friday the 13th in 2009 with Marcus Nispel in the director's chair.
In the film, a group of friends are gathering at a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend by the lake when a young man who is looking for his missing sister comes knocking on the door. It isn't long before Jason, who has been hiding out in the woods nearby for years after seeing his mother decapitated, appears to kill them all.
The film brought in plenty of business at the box office, mainly due to the marquee value. Rumored for the better part of a year, Scream Factory finally debuts the Friday the 13th Collection: Deluxe Edition, a massive 16-disc boxed set that brings together all 12 films in the series plus a mountain of new and existing extras. Its worth noting up front that the first two Friday films, plus four through ten, were originally shot for a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and were previously presented on Blu-ray in 1.78:1.
This has now been corrected. Both the theatrical and uncut versions of Friday the 13th have been given a new 4K scan from the original camera negative and are presented on separate discs.
Certain scenes from the previous Blu-ray had a green push to them. Those are now gone, leaving behind more natural colors. Whites are brighter and blacks are deeper. Grain is better resolved and the level of detail has been boosted, but not by much as the low light cinematography can only allow for so much visual information to be obtained.
The images are crisper and more vibrant during daytime scenes, but not murky or overblown during nighttime scenes. Everything appears clean and stable with no visible damage leftover. It doesnt look like a new film, but its much sharper with more refined detail and natural color than previous home video releases.
Part II has also been given a new 4K scan from the original camera negative. Improvements are similar to the previous film, but in this instance, skin tones are much more natural over their tanned counterparts. More detail can be observed and grain is better refined.A couple of moments, including Ginnys horrifying discovery in Jasons shack, were too bright on the previous Blu-ray. They have an appropriately darker look now. Also like the previous film, the color palette has been slightly adjusted in regards to reds and greens, including those found on foliage and clothing. Blacks are also deep without being crushed.
It all appears clean and sharp, with only a minor (and mostly impossible to detect) scratch that lasts for a single frame. Both the 2D and 3D versions of Part III have also been given a new 4K scan from the original camera negative and are presented in their original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The 2D benefits greatly as the amount of detail has jumped, though the film is still soft compared to the previous films. The anamorphic lenses used to shoot the film are also more obvious around the edges of the frame. The color palette isnt that much different than the previous Blu-ray.
Instances of red and green are similar, though browns are a tad darker. This is also the first time that the film has been presented on home video in stereoscopic 3D. A title card at the beginning lets us know that the opening few minutes are not in 3D, which is not present in the 2D version. The 3D works best in terms of depth. Since the film was shot specifically for 3D, background, midground, and foreground items have clear dimension most of the time.
The films infamous gags, such as an eyeball popping out of a characters head or a yo-yo bouncing up and down towards the camera, dont always work, but others like the fruit juggling, the leaping snake, and the clothesline prop at the beginning do. It all depends on the individual item and how in focus it is. A minor amount of ghosting during a couple of moments is leftover, but its an overall excellent 3D experience, and one that should have been fully available a long time ago. The Final Chapter has also been given a new 4K scan from the original camera negative. The differences between this new scan and the previous Blu-ray arent obvious at first.
The slight blue push on the old master is now absent, which helps to improve skin tones. Grain is also slightly more resolved, allowing for higher levels of shadow detail and deeper blacks.
Contrast is dialed ever so slightly higher and everything appears sharper without any leftover damage. The first presentation in this release that makes use a previous master, A New Beginning lacks the finer detail of a fresh scan, but its otherwise identical to its counterpart (aside from the aforementioned aspect ratio change). The color palette has a nice variety of hues and skin tones appear mostly natural, although they do get a bit too pink in certain scenes.
Black levels are decent and the overall presentation is clean. Because film grain isnt quite as refined as it could be, theres a mild bit of flicker leftover, which is more obvious on solid backgrounds. Jason Lives has also been carried over from its previous master, but it has been given an overhaul.
The previous Paramount Blu-ray had a warmer, greener look to it, which often clashed with skin tones, white surfaces, and even instances of fire. This release has been color corrected to have a cooler, more natural look. The reds are redder and the blues are bluer. Blacks are also deep and contrast levels are ideal.
Grain is well resolved and fine detail is abundant, which is most likely due to the stock that the film was shot on rather than the age of the master itself. The New Blood and Jason Takes Manhattan are also carryovers, but they come from slightly lesser masters comparatively in terms of fine detail. Its a minuscule amount of difference, but pixel counters will definitely notice, particularly in backgrounds and skylines. Nothing has been done to substantially alter them like Jason Lives, but both feature excellent color reproduction and deep blacks with good contrast. Both the theatrical and uncut versions of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday have been given new 2K scans from the original interpositive, while the uncut version utilizes HD inserts to complete it.
They are also presented on separate discs. This is actually the first time that the unrated version of the film has been provided in high definition on disc.
Both presentations offer a substantial improvement over their Blu-ray and DVD counterparts. Grain levels are well resolved and fine detail has been boosted, particularly in the shadows where there was previously more crush. Blacks are more solid and contrast has been adjusted overall.
The color palette is also different, offering cooler and more natural hues than the green and blue-tinged palette of old. Its also a much cleaner and more stable presentation, though mild speckling is still present.The HD inserts are almost unrecognizable next to their 2K-sourced counterparts, blending quite well without any obvious dip in quality. Jason X also comes from a new 2K scan of the original interpositive. It offers an obvious upgrade in terms of its color palette, which is cooler and allows for more natural skin tones. Grain is better refined but there isnt an enormous difference in fine detail. The image is also slightly darker than its previous release, and in some instances a tad too dark, which causes a mild bit of crush. Theres also slightly more information along the left and right edges of the frame. Jason and Friday the 13th (2009), the latter including both the theatrical and extended killer cuts, are not just carryovers but the same Blu-ray discs repackaged.
They are presented in their original aspect ratios of 2.40:1. Both films look great for their age, which is likely why Scream Factory chose not to do new transfers (though it could be that they simply werent granted access).Both presentations feature a light sheet of finely resolved grain and high levels of fine detail, especially Friday the 13th (2009). The color palettes also offer a variety of bold hues, whether in more natural moments, or in the case of Freddy vs. Jason, extremely artistic ones which use big splashes of red, green, and blue for style.
Skin tones are natural and black levels are deep and inky. Friday the 13th (2009) features extremely high contrast, perhaps too high, but is otherwise solid.
The theatrical version of Friday the 13th features a newly restored English 2.0 mono track, while the uncut version features the same, as well as an English 5.1 DTS-HD track. The 5.1 spaces out the elements well enough, though its limited by its single channel source.On both tracks, dialogue exchanges are clear while Harry Manfredinis score rules the roost sonically. Sound effects often lack dimension, but theyre true to their source. The mono track is an overdue addition. Everything on it is mixed well without ever sounding muddled or overcrowded. Part II and Part III feature the same selection of newly restored English 2.0 mono and 5.1 tracks, though Part II has a bit more ambiance to it, particularly in the bar scenes later in the film. Part III is less interesting aurally than the previous two films as the focus was likely driven towards the visuals.
However, the audio selection is more than serviceableeven giving a minor amount of boost to the disco theme during the opening and closing credits. The Final Chapter also features a newly restored English 2.0 mono track, as well as an English 5.1 DTS-HD option. The mono is on par with the previous films, allowing for clear dialogue reproduction and a potent score.
Things get a little muddled in the finale because of all the various activity thats taking place, but the 5.1 manages to straighten that out a bit. A New Beginning also features a newly restored English 2.0 mono track, as well as an English 5.1 DTS-HD option.It definitely has a lot more bite than expected, particularly during all of the kill scenes where the screams, stabbing sounds, and music are all top notch. Dialogue exchanges are clear and precise as well.
Jason Lives and The New Blood feature newly restored English 2.0 tracks, as well as an English 5.1 DTS-HD option. Having the original theatrical stereo soundtracks for both films is a real treat. Both are very active, particularly Jason Lives, which layers the scores instruments all over the place, but also gives sound effects and ambient activity plenty to do. The 5.1 options are basically remixes, which have their own advantages (chiefly filling out the surround speakers), but the stereo tracks give each film a whole new dimension. Jason Takes Manhattan carries over the English 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD tracks from the previous Blu-ray release.Having the original stereo soundtrack would have been preferable for this one as well, but these two tracks are certainly no slouches. Dialogue exchanges are clear and precise and the films score and music selection have plenty of room to breathe in the surrounding speakers. Both versions of Jason Goes to Hell, as well as Jason X, feature English 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD tracks. These audio presentations are fairly stellar in terms of immersion. Whether its the explosive opening of the first film or the spaceship-oriented sounds of the second, both are exemplary surround experiences. Dialogue tends to keep to the front, save for other atmospheric moments, while the sound effects and score have a large amount of room to play around in. The 2.0 tracks work well enough in their own right, but the multi-channel experiences are more satisfying.
Jason and Friday the 13th (2009) are presented in English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD (the latters theatrical version also includes a French 5.1 Dolby Digital option). The 5.1 presentation for Freddy vs.
Jason is a tad too quiet, but after a quick volume adjustment, it offers a highly immersive experience with clear dialogue exchanges and excellent score and music reproduction. The variety of sound effects, both small and large, has plenty of fidelity. The surround speakers are also put to great use for the atmospherics and heavy staging. The same can be said of Friday the 13th (2009), just minus the volume adjustment.
Optional subtitles are included for the first ten films in English SDH. Jason includes subtitles in English SDH and Spanish, while Friday the 13th (2009) includes subtitles in English SDH, Spanish, and French. FRIDAY THE 13TH THEATRICAL (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B/A-/B+. FRIDAY THE 13TH UNCUT (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B/A-/B+. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART II (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B+/A-/B+.
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III 2D (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B-/B+/B. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III 3D (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B-/A-/B. FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B+/A-/B+.
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): C+/B/B+. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B+/B+/A. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): C/B/B+.
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): C+/B/B+. JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY THEATRICAL (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): C/B+/A. JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY UNCUT (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): C/B+/A. FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009) (FILM/VIDEO/AUDIO): B-/A/A. The Friday the 13th Collection: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box set release also includes a large assortment of new and existing extras.DISC ONE FRIDAY THE 13TH (THEATRICAL VERSION). US Theatrical Trailer (HD 2:35). NEW International Theatrical Trailer (HD 2:17).
NEW TV Spot (HD 0:34). NEW US Radio Spots (HD 5 in all 2:19). NEW UK Radio Spot (HD 0:32).
NEW Movie Stills Gallery (HD 79 in all 6:41). NEW Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery (HD 104 in all 8:46).
The still galleries contain a total of 183 on-set stills, behind-the-scenes photos, promotional stills, press materials, magazine covers, posters, lobby cards, and newspaper clippings. DISC TWO FRIDAY THE 13TH (UNCUT VERSION).Audio Commentary with Peter M. Bracke, Victor Miller, Sean Cunningham, Bill Freda, Jay Keuper, Harry Manfredini, Adrienne King, and Betsy Palmer. Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th (HD 14:08). The Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Friday the 13th Reunion (HD 16:46). Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 1 (HD 7:32). NEW Vintage Fangoria Magazine Articles (BD-ROM).
The audio commentary segues between various interviews with the cast and crew. Its a very informative and all-encompassing commentary, covering many aspects of the films production.
Fresh Cuts speaks to most of the same members of the cast and crew, as well as others, telling random stories about the making of the film. The Man Behind the Legacy is a comfortable sit-down with Sean S. Cunningham about the making of the film and its legacy. The Friday the 13th Reunion is a Q&A with the cast and crew, hosted by Michael Felsher, featuring Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Victor Miller, Ari Lehman, and Tom Savini.Lost Tales from Camp Blood is an ongoing series of slasher short films in the vein of Friday the 13th. The Fangoria magazine BD-ROM attachment features Friday the 13th: A Day for Terror, which is an interview about the first film with Cunningham by Bob Martin, as well as a one-page retrospective on the first film by Peter M. DISC THREE FRIDAY THE 13TH PART II. NEW Audio Commentary with Peter M. Bracke, Russell Todd, Lauren Marie-Taylor, Bill Randolph, Stu Charno, and Kirsten Baker. Bracke, Thommy Hutson, and Amy Steel. NEW My Life and Ginny: A Conversation with Amy Steel (HD 33:15). NEW Slashed Scenes (SD 9 in all 4:23). Inside Crystal Lake Memories (HD 11:16). Fridays Legacy: Horror Conventions (HD 6:51). Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 2 (HD 8:55). US Theatrical Trailer (HD 2:14). NEW Japanese Theatrical Trailer (SD 1:02). NEW TV Spots (HD 2 in all 1:05). NEW Radio Spots (HD 3 in all 1:27).
NEW Movie Stills Gallery (HD 65 in all 5:32). NEW Poster and Lobby Cards Gallery (HD 77 in all 6:32). NEW Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM). The first audio commentary features members of the main cast in a lively discussion of the film while watching it and answering Brackes questions as they go along. The second audio commentary is also enjoyable as Bracke and Huston ask questions of Amy Steel as they all watch the film together.
My Life and Ginny features a separate interview with Amy Steel by Justin Beahm for The Justin Beahm Radio Hour podcast. The new Slashed Scenes, which were recently discovered on a VHS tape owned by the films make-up and effects technician Carl Fullerton, are an absolute treasure as the film was infamously trimmed by the MPAA before its release. Of particular interest is Alices death, which is slightly extended, but also Jeff and Sandras death scene, which is much more graphic and bloodierfully living up to its reputation. Inside Crystal Lake Memories features an interview with Peter M.Bracke by Del Howison about the creation of Brackes book, as well as the films themselves. Fridays Legacy delves into the films impact on horror conventions. Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 2 continues with another slasher short film. The still galleries contain a total of 142 on-set stills, behind-the-scenes photos, promotional stills, press materials, posters, lobby cards, and newspaper clippings. The Fangoria magazine BD-ROM attachment features the first part of a two-part interview with Carl Fullerton about his work in the second film and beyond by James H. DISC FOUR FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III. Bracke, Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Dana Kimmell, and Richard Brooker. Fresh Cuts: 3D Terror (HD 12:52). Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 3 (HD 4:49).
NEW TV Spots (SD 3 in all 1:43). NEW Radio Spots (HD 3 in all 1:34).
Theatrical Trailer (HD 2:09). NEW Movie Stills Gallery (HD 70 in all 5:59). NEW Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery (HD 75 in all 6:24). The audio commentary, which has finally been carried over from the From Crystal Lake to Manhattan DVD set, is a lively discussion with the cast about their experiences making the film. In Fresh Cuts, the cast and crew talk about the making of the film and how difficult it was.Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 3 continues with another slasher short film. The still galleries contain a total of 145 on-set stills, behind-the-scenes photos, press materials, posters, lobby cards, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings. The Fangoria magazine BD-ROM attachment features an interview with Steve Miner about the third film by Bob Martin, and an interview with Doug White about his make-up effects work in the third film by David Everitt. DISC FIVE FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER. Audio Commentary with Joseph Zito, Barney Cohen, and Joel Goodman. Audio Commentary with Adam Green and Joe Lynch. Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 4 (HD 6:22). Slashed Scenes with Introduction and Audio Commentary by Joseph Zito (HD 15:21). Jasons Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (HD 11:03). The Lost Ending with Audio Commentary by Joseph Zito and Kimberly Beck (HD 3:22). The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited: Part I (HD 18:10).
Jimmys Dead Dance Moves (HD 2:09). Theatrical Trailer (SD 1:56). NEW TV Spot (SD 0:33).
NEW Radio Spots (HD 2 in all 1:02). NEW Movie Stills Gallery (HD 31 in all 2:43). NEW Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery (HD 56 in all 4:47).The first audio commentary with Joseph Zito, writer Barney Cohen, and editor Joel Goodman is another lively conversation about the making of the film, but also very educational as they mention several details that are not mentioned elsewhere. The second audio commentary with filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch is a very high energy fan commentary. Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 4 continues with another slasher short film. The Slashed Scenes are a series of silent outtakes from the film with an introduction and audio commentary by Joseph Zito. Jasons Unlucky Day is a great making-of piece that speaks to the cast and crew about the film.
The Lost Ending features audio commentary by Joseph Zito and Kimberly Beck over the dream sequence ending that was ultimately cut from the final film. The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited: Part I is a mockumentary series that explores the history of Crystal Lake and its citizens as if it were a real town and the events of the films actually took place (and feature some familiar horror community faces throughout). Jimmys Dead Dance Moves features outtakes from Crispin Glovers infamous dance scene with comments from Joseph Zito. The Fangoria magazine BD-ROM attachment features the article The Six Faces of Jason: Part Two by Marc Shapiro. DISC SIX FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING.
Bracke, Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, and Tiffany Helm. Audio Commentary with Danny Steinmann, John Shepherd, Shavar Ross, and Michael Felsher. NEW Audio Commentary with Adam Green and Joe Lynch. Lost Tales of Camp Blood: Part 5 (HD 7:10). The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited: Part II (HD 10:11).New Beginnings: The Making of Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (HD 11:04). Theatrical Trailer (SD 2:00).
NEW TV Spots and Promo Trailer (HD 5 in all 4:20). NEW Movie Stills Gallery (HD 69 in all 5:53). NEW Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery (HD 29 in all 2:33). The new audio commentary, featuring three of the women from the main cast, is mostly a Q&A session with Peter M.
Bracke as they all watch the film together remotely. The third audio commentary with Adam Green and Joe Lynch is another fan commentary, but this time taken from a podcast recorded in 2018.
Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 5 continues with another slasher short film. The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited: Part II continues the mockumentary series from the previous disc. New Beginnings is a brief but excellent featurette about the genesis and making of the film with some of the main cast and crew. The still galleries contain a total of 98 on-set stills, behind-the-scenes photos, press materials, posters, lobby cards, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings. The Fangoria magazine BD-ROM attachment features the article The Six Faces of Jason: Part One by Marc Shapiro.DISC SEVEN FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES. Bracke, Thom Mathews, Vincent Guastaferro, Cynthia Kania, Kerry Noonan, and C. Audio Commentary with Tom McLoughlin. Audio Commentary with Tom McLoughlin, Bruce Green, and Vincent Guastaferro. NEW Audio Commentary with Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Tom McLoughlin. Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 6 (HD 7:17). The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited: Part III (HD 9:36). Jason Lives: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VI (HD 12:57). Voorhees with Introduction by Tom McLoughlin (HD 2:46). Slashed Scenes (SD 11 in all 6:06).
NEW TV Spots (SD 2 in all 1:03). Theatrical Trailer (SD 1:43).
NEW Still Gallery (HD 72 in all 6:07). The first audio commentary features most of the main cast, including the elusive Kerry Noonan. Its a great back-and-forth discussion of the film as the six of them watch it together.
The second is a solo audio commentary with Tom McLoughlin. Despite him being alone, he is very entertaining and informative. The third audio commentary featuring Tom McLoughlin, Bruce Green, and Vincent Guastaferro is a nice companion to its solo counterpart. The fourth and final audio commentary with Adam Green and Joe Lynch is another fan commentary, but this time with Tom McLoughlin taking part as well.
Lost Tales from Camp Blood: Part 6 is the last of the slasher short films, while The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited: Part III is the last of the mockumentary series. Jason Lives is an excellent, though brief, making-of that speaks to members of the cast and crew.
Voorhees is a storyboard recreation of the films alternate ending, with an introduction by Tom McLoughlin. The still gallery contains a total of 72 on-set stills, behind-the-scenes photos, press materials, posters, lobby cards, and script pages.The Fangoria magazine BD-ROM attachment features the article Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI by Marc Shapiro. DISC EIGHT FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD. Audio Commentary with John Carl Buechler and Kane Hodder. Audio Commentary with John Carl Buechler, Kane Hodder, and Lar Park Lincoln. Jasons Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (HD 15:07).
Mind Over Matter: The Truth About Telekinesis (HD 7:25). Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My A (HD 2:43). Slashed Scenes with Introduction by John Carl Buechler (SD 20 in all 14:58). Theatrical Trailer (SD 1:39).
NEW TV Spots (SD 4 in all 1:49). NEW Poster and Behind-the-Scenes Gallery (HD 37 in all 3:13). NEW Still Gallery (HD 53 in all 4:32). The first audio commentary with John Carl Buechler and Kane Hodder (also finally carried over from the From Crystal Lake to Manhattan DVD set) is an enjoyable back-and-forth between the two as they watch the film. The second commentary features them both again, but this time theyre joined Lar Park Lincoln.Jasons Destroyer talks to some of the cast and crew about many of the cuts made by the MPAA, as well as a couple of deleted and alternate scenes. Mind Over Matter speaks to psychic experts about telekinesis and other psychic phenomena.
Makeover by Maddy features Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows having modern-day makeovers. The still galleries contain a total of 90 on-set stills, behind-the-scenes photos, press materials, posters, and lobby cards.The Fangoria magazine BD-ROM attachment features the article Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Jason Gets Metaphysical by Chas Balun. DISC NINE FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN. Audio Commentary with Rob Hedden. Audio Commentary with Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, and Kane Hodder. New York Has a New Problem: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (HD 18:02). Slashed Scenes (HD 15 in all 11:24). Gag Reel (HD 4:54). Theatrical Trailer (SD 1:18). NEW TV Spots (SD 7 in all 3:09). NEW Posters and Behind-the-Scenes Gallery (HD 32 in all 2:47). NEW Still Gallery (HD 73 in all 6:11). The first audio commentary is a solo track by Rob Hedden who enthusiastically, and sometimes sarcastically, goes over the making of the film. The second audio commentary features Jensen Daggett and Scott Reeves with Kane Hodder once again phoning in. Its a fun commentary as the three crack jokes while watching the film together and remember what it was like to make it. New York Has a New Problem speaks to most of the main cast and crew about the making of the film. The still galleries contain a total of 105 on-set stills, promotional photos, behind-the-scenes photos, press materials, posters, lobby cards, and newspaper clippings.
DISC TEN JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (THEATRICAL VERSION). NEW Optional Introduction by Adam Marcus (HD 0:12). Theatrical Trailer (HD 1:11).
NEW TV Spots (SD 6 in all 3:00). NEW Still Gallery (HD 115 in all 9:42). NEW Posters and Behind-the-Scenes Gallery (HD 39 in all 3:25).
NEW Friday the 13th Props (HD 1:07). The still galleries contain a total of 154 on-set stills, promotional photos, behind-the-scenes photos, posters, lobby cards, and newspaper clippings. Friday the 13th Props takes a brief look at a coffee table book dedicated to various props from the series.DISC ELEVEN JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (UNRATED VERSION). NEW Audio Commentary with Adam Marcus and Peter M. Audio Commentary with Adam Marcus and Dean Lorey. NEW The Gates of Hell with Director Adam Marcus (HD 36:02). Terminator: Adam Marcus on Sean S. NEW Uber-Jason: Kane Hodder on Being Jason (HD 28:21).
Additional TV Footage with NEW Optional Audio Commentary by Adam Marcus and Peter M. Bracke (SD 9 scenes in all 12:35).
The new audio commentary with Adam Marcus and Peter M. Bracke is relatively breathless as Marcus takes us through his experiences making the film, addressing the various reactions to it, and defending his choices. Bracke hardly gets a word in edgewise. The original audio commentary with Marcus and Dean Lorey is hilarious as the two watch and discuss the film, enhanced only by the fact that (admitted in the preceding commentary) that Lorey was having drinks while they recorded it. In The Gates of Hell, Adam Marcus talks about his background, how he got involved with the project, and many of the other topics that he also brings up in the commentaries.
Terminator, Marcus talks about growing up with the Cunninghams and learning about filmmaking from Sean S. In Uber-Jason, Kane Hodder speaks about playing Jason and everything outside of the films that comes with it.
NEW Introduction by Kane Hodder (HD 0:42). Audio Commentary with Jim Isaac, Todd Farmer, and Noel Cunningham.
NEW Outta Space: The Making of Jason X (HD 33:09). NEW In Space No One Can Hear You Scream: Todd Farmer on Jason X (HD 23:10).
NEW Kristi Is a Headbanger: Kristi Angus on Jason X (HD 11:12). NEW Jason Rebooted: Jason Goes to New Line (HD 15:32). The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (SD 30:05).By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Jason X (HD 17:34). NEW Club Reel (SD 3:25). NEW Vintage Interviews (SD 24 in all 51:42).
NEW Behind-the-Scenes Footage (SD 56:47). NEW Electronic Press Kit (SD 24:51). Theatrical Trailers (HD 3 in all 5:50). NEW TV Spots (SD 7 in all 2:27). NEW Still Gallery (HD 106 in all 8:58).
NEW Posters and Behind-the-Scenes Gallery (HD 57 in all 4:54). The new audio commentary with Peter M.
Bracke and Todd Farmer is a fun discussion between the two as Farmer recounts his involvement with the writing of the film. The vintage audio commentary with Jim Isaac, Todd Farmer, and Noel Cunningham is a rapid-fire commentary that is obviously edited, but is no less entertaining or educational. Outta Space speaks to Noel Cunningham, Todd Farmer, Sean S.Cunningham, and Kane Hodder about the making of the film from beginning to end. In Space No One Can Hear You Scream interviews Todd Farmer about his career and his eventual involvement with the series. In Kristi Is a Headbanger, Kristi Angus talks about her exposure to the series and how she got involved with it. Jason Rebooted interviews Sean S. Cunningham who talks about how New Line bought the film rights to Friday the 13th from Paramount and the films that they made afterwards. The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees is a vintage documentary that talks about the history of the franchise. By Any Means Necessary is a vintage making-of that was produced for the films original DVD release. Club Reel is a semi-music video that highlights moments from the film. The Vintage Interviews feature the majority of the main cast and some crew, while the Behind-the-Scenes Footage offers a fly-on-the-wall look at the making of the film in progress. The Electronic Press Kit features B-Roll footage and selected interview soundbites. The still galleries contain a total of 163 on-set stills, promotional photos, behind-the-scenes photos, posters, lobby cards, and a press kit. Audio Commentary with Ronny Yu, Robert Englund, and Ken Kirzinger. Genesis: Development Hell (SD 10:22). Starz On the Set: Freddy vs.
On Location: Cabin Fever (SD 6:09). Art Direction: Jasons Decorating Tips (SD 11:33). Stunts: When Push Comes to Shove (SD 21:38). Make-Up Effects: Freddys Beauty Secrets (SD 6:30).
Visual Effects Tour with Ariel Velasco-Shaw and Kevin Elam (SD 12 in all 35:22). My Summer Vacation: A Visit to Camp Hacknslash (SD 3:57).
How Can I Live Music Video by Ill Nino (SD 3:15). Deleted/Alternate Scenes with Optional Commentary by Ronny Yu and Douglas Curtis (HD 20 in all 16:10). Alternate Ending with Kevin Elam, Ariel Velasco-Shaw, Damian Shannon, and Mark Swift (SD 2:46).
Theatrical Trailer (HD 1:12). TV Spots (SD 8 in all 3:46). Pre-Fight Press Conference (SD 3:48). The audio commentary with Yu, Englund, and Kirzinger is decent as the three enjoy plenty of anecdotes while watching the film, but go quiet a little too often. Genesis: Development Hell discusses how the film came into being.
Starz On the Set (listed as On Location: Springwood Revisited in the menu) is a TV special with tongue-in-cheek elements, including an interview with both Freddy and Jason. On Location: Cabin Fever is a brief fly-on-the-wall look at one of the scenes being filmed.
Art Direction talks about the films look. Stunts discusses the films fire stunt, van crash, and fighting moments at the end of the film. Make-Up Effects covers many of the films prosthetic and make-up jobs.Visual Effects Tour takes us through twelve of the films visual effects sequences (Mommy Krueger/Counselor Morph, Blood Drops, Dead Eyed Girl, Wall Morph, Jump Rope, Shadow Claw, Nose Job, Dead Trey Walking, Freddypillar, Pinball Jason, Jasons World, and Epilogue). My Summer Vacation highlights the films premiere at a summer camp in 2003 by Alamo Drafthouse. There are also twenty-one deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Ronny Yu and Douglas Curtis Heather and Billy (Original Opening), Sheet Freak, Nobody Home, Taking Lori Home, At Deaths Door, More at School, Principle Shaye, Party to Forget, Party in the Corn, Dead Trey Walking, Dream Signs, Eels, Splitting Up, Too Much Hypnocil, No More Medicine, Lindermans Apology, A Promise, Place Your Bets! Kiss from Kia, and Original Ending. Last but not least is another tongue-in-cheek bit of business in which Freddy and Jason have a boxing-style, pre-fight press conference at Ballys Casino, Las Vegas in 2003.
The disc also opens with home video trailers for The Cell 2 and Friday the 13th (2009). DISC FOURTEEN FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009) (THEATRICAL AND KILLER CUT). Behind the Story: Picture-in-Picture with Trivia Track. The Rebirth of Jason Voorhees (HD 11:24). Hacking Back/Slashing Forward (HD 11:41).The 7 Best Kills with Intro (HD 7 in all 22:33). Additional Scenes (HD 3 in all 8:19). Behind the Story offers a picture-in-picture experience combined with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. The Rebirth of Jason Voorhees chronicles how the film came into being. Hacking Back/Slashing Forward features the cast talking about the history of the series. The 7 Best Kills shows the making of each scene, which includes interviews with the cast and crew. DISC FIFTEEN BONUS DISC ONE. NEW Crystal Lake Confidential: The Lacerating Lineage of Sean S. NEW Machete Memories: Steve Miner Remembers a Career in Fear (HD 21:28). NEW Chicago to Connecticut: The Early Career of Composer Harry Manfredini (HD 31:20). NEW The Magic Keyboard: Harry Manfredini on Scoring Friday the 13th (HD 31:36). NEW Blood Types: Harry Crosby on Friday the 13th (HD 21:24). NEW Once Speared, Twice Shy: Bill Randolph on Friday the 13th Part 2 (HD 29:54). NEW Back to Camp: The Locations of Friday the 13th and Part 2 (HD 31:24). NEW It Came from the Vaults: An Interview with La-La Land Records Michael V. Gerhard, Matt Verboys, plus Harry Manfredini (HD 19:14). The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th (SD 20:34). The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part II (SD 14:04). The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part III (SD 8:52). The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part IV (SD 13:14). The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part V (SD 5:50). The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part VI (SD 14:40). The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part VII (SD 11:37).
The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part VIII (SD 14:30). Secrets Galore Behind the Gore: Friday the 13th (SD 9:33). Secrets Galore Behind the Gore: Friday the 13th Part IV (SD 13:29). Secrets Galore Behind the Gore: Friday the 13th Part VII (SD 11:09).Crystal Lake Victims Tell All! Tales from the Cutting Room Floor (SD 17:13). Friday Artifacts and Collectibles (SD 7:02).
Legacy of the Mask (HD 9:34). Slasher Films: Going for the Jugular (HD 7:10). Jason Forever (SD 29:26). NEW Friday the 13th Playing Card Gallery (HD 56 in all 3:23).
NEW Finding Friday: On Location of the Friday the 13th Films (HD 27:30). NEW Easter Egg #1 (SD 1:00).NEW Easter Egg #2 (SD 1:00). Crystal Lake Confidential interviews Sean S. Machete Memories also speaks to Steve Miner about his career, which is the first time that he has been included on any home video release of these films. Chicago to Connecticut talks to Harry Manfredini about his upbringing and how he became a composer. The Magic Keyboard traces Harry Manfredinis journey as composer for the series film by film.
In Blood Types, Harry Crosbywho also has never spoken about the franchisetalks about his involvement with the first film. In Once Speared, Twice Shy, Bill Randolph goes over his early career and eventually working on the film. In Back to Camp, Michael Gingold hosts a tour of filming locations from the first two films. It Came from the Vaults talks about how the master tapes for Harry Manfredinis scores were found and eventually released on the La-La Land Records label. The Friday the 13th Chronicles, Secrets Galore Behind the Gore, and Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!Are vintage featurettes from the DVD era that interview the cast and crew about the making of the films. Tales from the Cutting Room Floor features a series of deleted, extended, and alternate scenes from Friday the 13th, Part IV, Part VI, and Part VII, the latter featuring commentary by John Carl Buechler and Kane Hodder. Friday Artifacts and Collectibles takes a look at various props, toys, and other ephemera from the series with the cast, crew, and fans.
Legacy of the Mask discusses Jasons look. Slasher Films briefly discusses the horror genre.Jason Forever features a Q&A held at a 2004 Fangoria Convention with Peter M. Bracke, Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, C. Finding Friday: On Location of the Friday the 13th Films is an audio guide by Chris Carbaugh and Stacy Lee about the locations of the first three films utilizing photos from the Friday the 13th website. There are also a couple of Easter eggs to discover.
When The Friday the 13th Chronicles: Friday the 13th Part III is highlighted, press right to reveal a bloody egg, which will take you to three vintage TNT TV ads, one for a Saturday Nitro marathon of Friday films, and the other two for the infamous Joe Bob Briggs Monstervision marathon of Friday films (a shame that the segments for that couldnt be included somehow). The other Easter egg can be found by highlighting the Friday the 13th Playing Card Gallery.
Pressing left will reveal another bloody egg which contains a vintage HBO TV ad for Friday the 13th Part II. DISC FIFTEEN BONUS DISC TWO. NEW Alice Cooper: The Man Behind the Mask Music Video (SD 4:38). NEW Alice Lives: Alice Cooper and Friday the 13th Part VI (HD 6:48). NEW Legends Never Die: Hollywood Forever (HD 4:26).
NEW Life, Death, and Jason Voorhees: Tom McLoughlin on Friday the 13th Part VI (HD 8:40). NEW The Road to Crystal Lake: Sean S. Cunningham on the Legacy of Friday the 13th (HD 7:53). NEW Faceless Evil: Sean S.
Cunningham on Jason Voorhees (HD 7:35). NEW Jason Was Here: Friday the 13th 3-6 Locations Then and Now (HD 12:32). Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed (HD 80:17). Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (HD 78:11). Trailer Reel (HD and SD 22:07).Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Storyboards Opening (SD 111 in all 9:16). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Storyboards Treys Death (SD 47 in all 3:59). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Storyboards Grain Silo/Boiler Room (SD 46 in all 3:54). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Storyboards First Battle (SD 135 in all 11:15). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Storyboards Freddypillar (SD 31 in all 2:39). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Storyboards The Dock (SD 67 in all 5:38). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Production Behind the Scenes (SD 33 in all 2:48). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Production Concept Art (SD 26 in all 2:14). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Production Freddypillar (SD 15 in all 1:20).
Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Production Locations (SD 12 in all 1:05). Jason Storyboards and Galleries: Production Makeup and Design (SD 34 in all 2:54). NEW Friday the 13th (2009) Teaser Trailer (HD 1:36).
Friday the 13th (2009) Theatrical Trailer (HD 2:27). NEW Friday the 13th (2009) TV Spots (HD 15 in all 6:36).NEW Friday the 13th (2009) Electronic Press Kit (SD 36:21). NEW Friday the 13th Series Newspaper Ad Still Gallery (HD 57 in all 4:58). NEW Easter Egg (SD 1:02). Alice Lives features an interview with Alice Cooper and director Jeffrey Abelson about the music from Part VI and the accompanying music video. Legends Never Die speaks to Tom McLoughlin about the famous Hollywood cemetery where he wrote Part VI, as well as his views on what happens after death.
Life, Death, and Jason Voorhees interviews Tom McLoughlin at the same cemetery, speaking mostly on the same subjects. The Road to Crystal Lake interviews Sean S. Cunningham and he discusses the longevity of the franchise. In Faceless Evil, Cunningham discusses the character of Jason. Jason Was Here shows what the filming locations of films 3 through 6 look like today.Scream Queens is a 2014 documentary that interviews a number of women within the horror genre about the contradictory nature of the genre when it comes to women. Slice and Dice is a 2013 documentary about the slasher genre featuring many people who work within it. The Trailer Reel presents 12 trailers from the Friday the 13th series all in a row.
Jason Storyboards galleries contain a total of 437 images while the Production galleries contain a total of 120 images. The Friday the 13th (2009) Electronic Press Kit features interviews with the cast and crew, as well as B-Roll footage. The Friday the 13th Series Newspaper Ad Still Gallery contains 57 newspaper clippings from the theatrical releases of all 12 films.This disc also contains an Easter egg. When the Friday the 13th Series Newspaper Ad Still Gallery is highlighted, press right to reveal a bloody egg, which contains two vintage Cinemax TV ads for Friday the 13th Part II and Friday the 13th Part III. Also included is a 56-page booklet with photos and an overview of the films by Michael Gingold. All of the discs are housed in separate clear cases with reversible artwork within a rigid slipcase. Its safe to say that with such a large selection, nearly all of the previous DVD and Blu-ray releases of this series can be retired.
Even so, there a couple of items that havent been included. The Return to Camp Crystal Lake documentary from the films Blu-ray release in the UK is not accounted for, nor are the Crystal Lake Memories and His Name Was Jason documentaries. However, their absence is not felt, and they are still fully available elsewhere (and highly recommended as well).
Its also worth noting that the From Crystal Lake to Manhattan DVD set was originally meant to include the featurette Scary Trailers, which was to feature interviews with the likes of visual effects producer Dan Corey and voice-over artist Don LaFontaine discussing the making of the series trailers. Whether it was something that was cut at the last minute or simply not used, its a shame that it still hasnt seen the light of day. Some may be disappointed in the absence of additional cut footage, deleted scenes, TV edits, or workprint footage that has been floating around on the internet for years, but be rest assured: if it could have been included, it would have been. This is an exhaustive and as close to definitive Friday the 13th film collection on Blu-ray as were ever going to get.It will take one days, even weeks to get through all of it. Little else need be said. Scream Factory has knocked it out of the park, giving us what it is likely to be the horror home video release of the year. In other words, highly recommended! The item "Friday The 13th Collection Ltd Ed Rare Scream/Shout Factory Blu Ray UK Shipping" is in sale since Monday, October 26, 2020. This item is in the category "DVDs, Films & TV\DVDs & Blu-rays". The seller is "zavv_36" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.