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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Jason Slasher
Friday The 13th Part III

DVD Info.

Region 2
Certificate:18
Running Time 91 minutes.

Extras.
Fresh Cuts 3D Terror (Featurette)
Legacy Of The Mask (Featurette)
Slasher Films: Going For The Jugular (Featurette)
Lost Tales From Camp Blood - Part II (Featurette)
Lost Tales From Camp Blood - Part III...
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2.0 out of 5 stars NOT THE WORST IN THE SERIES, BUT FAR FROM THE BEST.
REVIEWED VERSION: 2009 Paramount Pictures UK DVD (reissue)

Director: Steve Miner

Cast: Dana Kimmell, Richard Brooker, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage, Larry Zerner, Jeffrey Rogers

SYNOPSIS

Taking place right after the events of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (on a Saturday), Jason survived and became a Jehova's Witness, going from door to...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Jason Slasher, 4 Oct. 2013
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Friday The 13th Part III

DVD Info.

Region 2
Certificate:18
Running Time 91 minutes.

Extras.
Fresh Cuts 3D Terror (Featurette)
Legacy Of The Mask (Featurette)
Slasher Films: Going For The Jugular (Featurette)
Lost Tales From Camp Blood - Part II (Featurette)
Lost Tales From Camp Blood - Part III (Featurette)
Friday The 13th Part III 3D (Theatrical Trailer)

Cast.
Dana Kimmell - Chris Higgins
Paul Kratka - Rick
Tracie Savage - Deborah Klein (Debbie)
Jeffrey Rogers - Andy Beltrami
Catherine Parks - Vera Sanchez
Larry Zerner - Shelly Finkelstein
David Katims - Charles "Chuck" Garth
Rachel Howard - Chili
Nick Savage - Ali
Gloria Charles - Fox
Kevin O'Brien - Loco
Terry Ballard - State Trooper #2
Anne Gaybis - The Cashier
Cheri Maugans - Edna Hockett
Terence McCorry - State Trooper #3
Charlie Messenger - State Trooper #1
Gianni Standaart - Newswoman
Steve Susskind (dead 21 January, 2005) - Harold Hockett
Perla Walter - Mrs. Sanchez
David Wiley - Abel
Richard Brooker - Jason Voorhees

Positive.
1)Great gory death scenes uncut at last on dvd.
2)Jason gets his hockey mask.
3)Descent well made horror film.

Negative.
1)These films all have same plot.
2)Why do victims always run upstairs???

Trivia.
1)This takes place straight after part 2 so shouldn't this film be called Saturday the 14th.
2)Jason in part 2 has hair in this film he's bald, This carrys on straight after part 2 so did he pop into the barbers in between the movies???
3)Surely the police would've cordoned off the area & closed all camps until Jason was caught?

What's The Story
The movie takes place straight after part II &continues when yet another batch of hormonally advanced teens decide to ignore past history & spend some time at the woodsy, pine-scented slaughterhouse known as Camp Crystal Lake unknown that psycho killer Jason Voorhees is watching & waiting to prey upon a fresh set of victims.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is the movie when Jason becomes iconic, He finally gets his hockey mask that is as iconic as Freddys Glove or Ash & his chainsaw in Evil Dead 2 & 3.

You have usual suspects, The hippy smoking weed guy, The survivor Chris she suffered a past trauma who's returning to the camp to face her fears.

The practical Joker Shelly who's never been laid.

The lovers who are always at it, Just damm annoying.

Also a gang of bikers get it as Jason stalks them in the barn after Shelly runs over there bikes.

This isn't the same camp seen in part II so one assumes there a row of these camps around Crystal Lake.

The kills are inventive & gory, Knives, Pitchforks, Spear gun, Eye popping sequence & finally this is the uncut dvd version released in the UK at last as it was cut slightly on video.

The late Richard Brooker plays Jason in this one & is very good, Oh yeah he was a Brit too.

The usual cat & mouse game featuring the lone survivor Chris is played out with Jason who is stabbed, Hung with a rope & hit with an axe.

There is a twist but I'd prefered it's original ending were Jason beheads his victim only for her to wake up screaming this ending was altered & now presumed missing but features in the novel of the movie.

The ending to this mirrors the original movie too much.

I'm a fan these films & have been since i was a kid & i used to be scared witless watching these horror films but loved them all the same.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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2.0 out of 5 stars NOT THE WORST IN THE SERIES, BUT FAR FROM THE BEST., 28 Oct. 2008
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REVIEWED VERSION: 2009 Paramount Pictures UK DVD (reissue)

Director: Steve Miner

Cast: Dana Kimmell, Richard Brooker, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage, Larry Zerner, Jeffrey Rogers

SYNOPSIS

Taking place right after the events of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (on a Saturday), Jason survived and became a Jehova's Witness, going from door to door, trying to convert people.
BS, he of course goes around KILLING people again...
A group of friends comes to Crystal Lake to party, as well as a gang of thugs, all lining up for the slaughter.

THE PROS & CONS

FRIDAY THE 13TH Part 3 was shot in 3D. While the US DVD features the 3D effects, the UK DVD is "just" the normal 2D version. I don't do 3D so I didn't care, but those who do might want to import the Region 1 (locked) DVD from the US. Also available on Blu-ray, which is REGION FREE.
Otherwise FRIDAY 3 is more of the same old, same old: teenagers, sex, bloody kills and yes, MPAA cuts for the R rating that will never be restored. There's still some left in the film - thankfully the BBFC waived their previous cuts and even downgraded the rating to a more appropriate 15, but the movie remains banned in Germany - but some effects are incredibly poor (especially the "eye-popping" scene, where you can clearly see the wire is just laughable).
Dana Kimmell makes a good heroine, but overall the acting was bad. Incredibly annoying the character Shelly (Larry Zerner) you just can't wait for him to bite the dust. Typical canon fodder.
The real star of the show is the hockey mask that makes is first appearance here, as Jason ditches the sack, and it would become his trademark that would define him for the rest of the series.
Steve Miner returns to direct, creating a typical slasher movie mood, nothing more and mothing less.
Not the worst in the series, but far from the best. I found the makeup effects rather poor, nowhere near as good as Savini's work (FRIDAY THE 13TH, and THE FINAL CHAPTER).
Personally I was rather disappointed with this entry, Parts 1, 4, 6 and 7 are a lot better, but it certainly isn't as horrible as Parts 2, 5 and 8.

DVD DETAILS

Feature running time: 91:19 mins. (MPAA cuts)
Rating: R (MPAA) / 15 (BBFC) (rerated 2008)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 / 16:9
Audio: English 2.0 Mono, French 2.0 Mono, German 2.0 Mono, Italian 2.0 Mono, Spanish 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English, English HoH, Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish.
Extras: Fresh Cuts: 3D Terror featurette (12.20), Legacy of the Mask featurette (9:10), Slasher films featurette (6:53), Lost Tales from Camp Blood Parts 2 & 3 (8:24) (4:38), Theatrical Trailer (2:04).
Region: 2 / PAL

Picture quality: C
Audio quality: C
Extras: C-
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chasin' Jason, 13 May 2009
This review is from: Friday The 13th Part III [1982] [DVD] [1970] (DVD)
This film was made in 1982 on a low budget and consequently the effects are not going to be great. The idea is really to make the viewer jump with as many false scares as possible; then jump even higher when it's really Jason and not the store owner/deranged biker/insane hobo. This is a pretty cool stalk and slash horror from the genre's golden age; the reason I'm only giving it four stars is because of the random scenes which neither further the plot - the recap of part 2 at the start, the aforementioned hobo with his 'eye'...to name but two - nor add anything new for the audience. It's also quite entertaining to spot where the original theatrical 3D parts occur, and marvel at the quaint nature of this once revolutionary cinematic vision.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GORE-TASTIC! ! ! !, 31 July 2005
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This review is from: Friday The 13th Part III [1982] [DVD] [1970] (DVD)
This is probably the best Friday the 13th film after THE FINAL CHAPTER and has some pretty good death scenes.
This film has a decent story to it but it's still not much different from some of the others (bunch of people go to Camp Crystal Lake, they get killed one by one by god-knows-what type of sharp steel garden tool or machete then one extremely exausted, half naked, woman who is soaked in blood kills Jason.......again!).
But nomatter how similar it is to the other films it's still a 'bloody' great film.
The body count for this film is 12 kills wich is only 2 more than the first one but the way the people are killed is reason why you dont really care about how many people die.
This is a great film and must be watched by anyone who likes slasher films!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst Friday The 13th films, 20 Nov. 2014
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This was the second Friday The 13th sequel, originally released in 1982 and in 3D at the cinemas. However, I consider this to be one of the very worst in the franchise. The acting is absolutely atrocious and even worse than normal. Okay, nobody is ever going to expect award-winning acting from these films, or you wouldn't even be watching them, but this is truly awful. The gore effects in the death scenes is also awful and it is painfully obvious that this film was originally meant to be shown in 3D, because of the amount of things that poke you in the face while you watch it. However, the worst thing of all, for me, is the music. It is truly terrible and sounds more like it should be in Saturday Night Fever, rather than in a horror film. It is completely inappropriate and out of place and it ruins the whole atmosphere of the film. I give this film only one star, for being the film that gives Jason his iconic hockey mask and also for featuring a bit more gore than the old VHS video version. Now, you see a bit more gore in the death scenes of Vera, Andy and Debbie, which is nothing special, but better than nothing. However, I cannot recommend this film to anyone, unless you are a die-hard fan of the series or unless you want to have a good laugh at the cheap-looking special effects. A very missable film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good gore, and hockey mask....., 16 Dec. 2011
This is the one where Jason finally dons his infamous hockey mask....
Again what saves the movie are the likeable characters, the stoner dude is cool and is the hero again a woman in the name of the beautiful actress Dana Kimmell, she may just be the most beautiful of Jason survivors.
There is plenty of gore here, though you do feel that the MPAA have been hard at work cutting what they can out of it.
Jason still just about retains his fear factor but a word of warning on the region 2. It really is worth getting the region 1 3-D edition. This is quite simply kick ass. Well OK we are not talking Avatar here, but the 3-D version is what the F13 guys intended in the first place, whats more that DVD comes with the normal edition too. So this movie just about scrapes the 3 mark.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Friday the 13th part 3, 8 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Friday The 13th Part III [1982] [DVD] [1970] (DVD)
We kick things off here with a re-cap of what last happened. It doesn't show the very very end of the second one however, so a scare is still there if you see this first.
Anyway, a new group of campers are with us and they bring us more nudity and sex than the previous teo films. There is an explanation as to how Jason gets intact with the hockey mask, which made him in a bunch of movies after this. Now, the first thing I particularly liked were the thugs who proved to be evil twats when they mug one of the teens in a store. Asd the first two films had shallow characters, this is fantastic stuff. Of course, the thugs get a run in with Jason.
Now, once Jason has killed his victims and there is one survivor left, it gets real good. The chase is the best one so far in the Jason films. And he removes his mask for a second to show his hideously deformed face, which is good. As good as the end is, it can't match up to the first one (that ending was tremendous) but none the less, this was a much better film than 1 and 2 and is essential to Jason fans (mind you, he is human Jason who grunts and shouts in pain)
No DVD extras, but the quality is better than 1 and 2 combined, and the picture is better as well, or maybe its just that the cast are all so much more attractive.
Anyway, great film, great kills, classic. Buy it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3D?, 8 Mar. 2009
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There is either something wrong with my eyes or the 3D effects just do not translate onto the small screen. There are moments when you think, 'hey this is working', foreground/background elements separate giving you a sense of depth. Generally though I found the 3D effects just become blurred with echos of both red and green.

Warning, it could end up giving you a headache!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars digitaly remastered????, 3 Oct. 2009
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i got this dvd yesterday i was waiting so long to see the remastered version,
but the picture quality was very disapointing!!! ''scratches and dust'' everywere! ive got the 2002 DVD
and the picture quality is far beter! Paramount has made it worse! not beter! the colors are ''off'' too! (yellowish)the dvd is 3.5 GB The 2002 version is 4.7 GB!!! total rip off! i give 4 star for the extras nothing more....
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the series, 10 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Friday The 13th Part III [1982] [DVD] [1970] (DVD)
If you are a horror fan like me and go for all those cheesy horror films, then this is a must. Ignore all the others because they were dreadful with exception to the first. This is the one when jason gets his mask, and not to mention the harpoon!!!!!!
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