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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning [DVD] [1985] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

3.4 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0026KWT1A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,462 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This was the fifth film in the Friday The 13th series and was originally released in 1985. It also features a small cameo from Corey Feldman, who played Tommy Jarvis in the previous film and appears briefly here. However, this is one of my least favourite films of the series, for several reasons. First of all, there is no Jason doing the killing this time, though the identity of the real killer soon becomes very obvious, so the film feels more like a whodunnit than a slasher film. It just doesn't have the essence of what makes the other Friday films watchable. This is also supposed to be the uncut version, with all previous BBFC cuts reinstated, but the extra bits of gore are nothing very special, though we do see a bit more nudity in the film than in previous versions as well. The killings are also tamer than usual, with the camera either cutting away from the crucial moments, or masking the murder scenes in other ways. So, this film is a disappointment on almost every level, it has never been one of my favourites and that is why I give it only two stars. The previous film and Part 6: Jason Lives are both far superior to this film, so save your money and buy those instead. You won't miss a thing if you don't watch this film. Trust me.
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When released fans were outraged that another Friday movie was given the green light after the brilliant 4th installments ending. Jason was ready to die. So along came Part 5 and to everyone's surprise the movie contained not Jason, remember he's dead, but an imposter instead.

Taken as a slasher film, the movie is quite good. True it's the same old teenage characters getting chopped to bits, and true imposter Jason sure kills and has the strength of normal Jason, but the kills are inventive, and what more would you expect from a Friday film?

The sex scenes seem a little more ramped up and once you know Danny Steinmann is directing that is normal since he was involved in the porn industry in the 70s.

Jason fans should actually like this one, especially if your expectations are low after all of the negative reviews. This isn't so bad, this isn't so bad, at all. Got a great 80s syncth track to boot.
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Yep, another Friday The 13th sequel. This one is not one of the best, however, at this price, it's well worth it just to see the REAL star of the show - the young Reckless Reggie who runs around in his red tracksuit for most of the film with a high-pitched squeal.
This time, Tommy is sure he is seeing psycho-killer Jason Vorhees all over the joint, however, is Jason just an illusion, or back from the dead? Woooo!
Also look out for a cameo from "Demon", who plays "Spider" in "Return Of The Living Dead", as Reckless Reggie's brother...and remember, never rely on Reckless in an emergency, he will run as fast as he can away from you when you're in trouble, and all you'll see is a blur of red tracksuit.
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Charitably, I could say this falls into the bracket of "so bad it's good" but it's just bad. Not the worst thing I've ever seen but certainly not good. Most of the acting is pretty amateurish with the guy who plays Jason being among the best (no acting required in his case). It's definitely not scary. It's violent, naturally but the killings are just repetitive and illogical, and quite boring. I couldn't give a monkeys about any of the characters apart from, maybe, the little kid. There's a twist which you'll never see coming and when it does you'll just shrug and say, "Eh?"

I'm working my way through these films having only seen the first one once, many years ago. These movies are not without their charm but so far I wouldn't put any of them above the original Halloween II, which itself is no masterpiece but I've watched it quite a few times and I'm never going to watch most or all of these again.

One last thing: I don't know how the 'disturbed kids' thing played in the mid-80s but it's very poorly handled.
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This is the R1 DVD Friday the 13th pt 5.
It's widescreen & the picture fills all the screen
on a modern TV. The picture quality itself is
very good, as you'd expect from a 'Deluxe Edition.'
It's very easy to slag this entry off, but it has
it's own charm (sort of), a girl does the 'robot'
& the redneck hillbilly mom and son are pretty
bloody funny, a 'Mothers Day' rip off, but a
riot nonetheless. Should you watch this?, depends
on how tolerant you are...it's got a great DVD slip cover.
Extras: making of, commentary, lost tales from camp
blood pt 5, crystal lake massacres revisited.
1985...should have stuck with the tried & tested formula.
Run time: 1hr 32min 10secs. 8793
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By A Customer on 27 Mar. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
The grown up kid from the fourth film is haunted by, and eventually possessed by, the spirit of Jason Voorhees (in a similar way that Jason's spirit possesed his mother in the first film). Jason's sudden appearances are actually quite shocking. Meanwhile, a copycat killer in a hockey mask cuts his way through the locals, including kids at Tommy's mental home. Gratuitous violence and nudity round off my favourite of the Friday films. Good, if you like this sort of thing. Many don't.
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