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Friday The 13th: Extended Cut [DVD]

Aaron Yoo , Danielle Panabaker , Marcus Nispel    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Aaron Yoo, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Jared Padalecki
  • Directors: Marcus Nispel
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Aug 2009
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001SAO33G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,960 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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If you thought a bigger budget and an A-list producer (Michael Bay) would go to Jason's head, well, forget it. The indestructible villain of so many bottom-of-the-barrel shockers isn't about to change his shtick, and the 2009 Friday the 13th proves it. This, the umpteenth sequel (nope, it's not a remake of the origin story) to the original 1980 movie, gives us a clever prologue that manages to fit an entire Jason Voorhees killing spree in a brisk and bloody 20 minutes. Jumping ahead six weeks, the film introduces a carload of clueless teens headed for a weekend at a lakeside cabin, plus a lone motorcyclist (Jared Padalecki) in search of his missing sister (Amanda Righetti). When the "lakeside" happens to refer to Crystal Lake, of course, there can be only one outcome. Cue the hockey mask, and pass the machete. Bay and director Marcus Nispel, who collaborated on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, are surprisingly indifferent to changing up the formula this time, although there's more care taken in building up a few characters, and for once the comic relief (mostly supplied by Aaron Yoo and Arlen Escarpeta) is pretty funny. You might even regret the slaughter of a couple of these young folk, which is an unusual feeling in Friday-watching. The film's Jason is quite the athletic fellow, and he's assembled an elaborate underground corpse-hiding lair in the vicinity of Crystal Lake. How he's been able to live down there for 30 years (if the film's own timeline is to be believed) and had enough unwitting campers pass by to keep himself entertained is anybody's guess. But if they keep coming, he'll keep slashing. --Robert Horton

Product Description

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. Remake of the 1980 original.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Blu
Format:Blu-ray
Having now seen the first three "Friday" films on Blu, I have to say that this is darn close to being the best. Part II maybe just edges it for picture quality, but the original is surprisingly sharp, with night-time scenes very well managed and no objectionable grain levels, for my money. Colours are occasionally a little overcooked, as in the late diner scene, but then the seventies were just ending and perhaps they really were wearing those colours? That aside, colours and contrasts are generally good, with fairly solid black levels. This film really puts Part III to shame in terms of picture quality.

The soundtrack is also quite impressive for the age. Forceful and sinister, particularly in the last half hour. Dialogue is maybe occasionally a bit light-sounding, but on the whole the True HD 5.1 soundtrack does a terrific job, with respectable surround and subwoofer effects. To compare it with its great rival "Halloween" of which this film was something of an imitation: the sound quality is comfortably better, the colours are richer, and sharpness is also somewhat better. I must say that I disagree with the reviewer who states that this is not a worthwhile upgrade from the DVD. This seems to me unfair as picture quality and sound quality are markedly superior.

It's hard to say how well the film has aged as it leaves such mixed impressions. Much of the acting seems much weaker now than I had remembered. The plot remains the great ace in the sleeve, with a magnificent twist and a truly shocking ending. It is true that the effects are no longer very convincing, especially in HD, and double especially for anyone who has also seen the recent remake!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice Blu-ray presentation. 4 April 2009
By Mr Ghostface VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
Firstly, for those of you wondering, the US import IS region free. It plays perfectly well on my UK PS3.

The picture quality is very good, but not the best I've seen on blu-ray. But let's be balanced about it, this is a low budget movie shot mostly at night. Not day-for-night, but simply night, which is never easy. The result is graininess in the blacks, although you can significantly compensate for this by adjusting your contrast settings etc. Grain doesn't bother me too much anyway, as I don't sit too close to the screen. However, despite the grain, the image is otherwise very clean and sharp. I do think they've gotten the best transfer out of the negative or interposotives they used, as the sharpness of the image can't be criticised.

The audio has been cleaned up very nicely. Again, the source material was never the strongest, with analogue issues in all previous releases (including the first DVD release) but all that seems to have gone. The dialogue is mostly clear and the score has never sounded better. I think Manfredini's music benefits from this release as much as anything else; it's certainly the aspect I noticed felt "newest" if you know what I mean. It doesn't sound as tinny as it did before, and that's a good thing.

The extras are very nice, if a little short. But what's there is welcome, especially seeing some of the key cast/crew members again. Most of us want to see how everyone's doing, and seeing Betsy Palmer and Adrienne King sitting at the same table after nearly 30 years is great. The cast reunion isn't very well edited, but then it's only really a convention appearance so the filmed material is limited. But yes, it's nice to see them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Slasher movie ever 22 Mar 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As far as slashers go this is one of the best, you can't be a fan of the genre unless you've seen this one. The film is of course uncut although it is only 10 seconds of extra footage. The extra footage is that Anni's death is 2 seconds longer, The sex scene has an extra butt pinch, Jacks death is 4 seconds longer and Marcie's death is also 2 seconds longer. The final beheading has no time difference however it is edited differently. The extra's include the trailer, cast and crew commentary, a reunion, a couple of interviews and a strange short video of 2 people getting killed by an unknown killer possibly Jason it's only about a minute long. all in all this is definitely the best edition out there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film 13 Feb 2012
Format:DVD
Great film had to get it to complete box set, would defiantly reccomend to anyone that likes jason, or nightmare on elm streets
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Friday the 13th part? 9 Oct 2012
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Hee, with some of the reactions to Marcus Nispel's remake/reimaging/rekindling to the 1980 Friday the 13th movie, you would think he dared to take on a sacred cow. Having already alienated much of the horror loving world after his remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this appears to be the final straw. However, and as much as I found this latest offering in the "Friday" franchise to be incredibly dull and unoriginal, the original movie isn't all that anyway. So with that in mind it wasn't sacrilegious to take this particular project on. So to judge Nispel's movie on its own new terms then...

Here's the thing, maybe the director was stung by the vented spleen surrounding the Chainsaw remake? Where he added some new flavours and at least tried to put his own stamp on it. But this version just feels like an extension of the series, there's nothing new here, it may as well be called Friday the 13th part (insert whatever number it is up to now?). Sure, the blood is more flowing, the deaths grisly and there is nudity a go go, but so what? Vorhees stalks and kills youths in wood, whoopee, so what? I can watch any of the other films from the previous 30 years for that. In fact I can watch him do it in space, now that's originality!

Yes, it's true, Jason Vorhees has become boring, even in a reimaging. One or two scenes score well, we like the switch from flour cloth to hockey mask, Jason's underground lair has visual/tense appeal, but other than that it's all so flat. Where a famed movie killer is in desperate need of pizazz, we get only a reason why he should either be left at the bottom of Crystal Lake, or taken elsewhere by film makers with imagination. 4/10
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Friday The 13th film Ever
I am a big fan of horror and in particular the Friday The 13th films. I went to see this at the cinema, when it was released in 2009 and I enjoyed it, because I was so excited at... Read more
Published 8 days ago by FJY
4.0 out of 5 stars Underated Slasher
A film that does it's job.
I much prefer it over all the others in this franchise. It's a reboot, but it's a mix of the first couple of Friday the 13th movies. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Young Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Friday 13th (original version)
I bought this version for my daughters 18th birthday! Both my kids love "horror" films but they might find some of the scenes "gory"! Read more
Published 1 month ago by EWAN MCLEOD
3.0 out of 5 stars Friday the 13th not what I thought it would be.
Not bad movie not what I was expecting but ok probably not watch it again though
Quite dry at times
Published 3 months ago by ravi
5.0 out of 5 stars Jason is back up to standard
After the 4th original movie, the franchise fell into a deep pit. This movie shows Jason the way he should be... Read more
Published 4 months ago by The-Film-Guy
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish buy the second
Not very good don't buy this buy the second wish I had. Doesn't feature the white mask. Just POV .rubbish
Published 4 months ago by mr p a owen
5.0 out of 5 stars KIDS
GOT THIS FOR THEM THEY LIKE THIS KINDA FILM NOT MY CUP OF T ON NO GIVE ME A DISNEY FILM ANY DAY LOL
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Rw Boyle
5.0 out of 5 stars His name was Jason.
There are some films that are just simply meant to be seen, watched, bought and then rewatched again. This is one of those films.
Published 5 months ago by BigAl82
4.0 out of 5 stars Judge it on what it was, not what it is now
If you ignore ‘Halloween’ and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ you could say that ‘Friday 13th’ ‘started’ the whole ‘slasher’ genre. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Albatross
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Horror Remake Yet
Im A Big Fan of Classic Horrors and Movie Buff ive watched all the other remakes as they go in the pictures and hated them the original few Friday the 13th movies took 30-45 mins... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. A. J. Egginton
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