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Friday the 13th (Killer Cut, Widescreen)

Jared Padalecki , Danielle Panabaker , Marcus Nispel    R (Restricted)   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (379 customer reviews)
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This splatter flick, along with John Carpenter's Halloween, helped spawn the great horror-movie movement of the '80s, not to mention eight sequels, many of which had nothing to do with the films that preceded them. It also gave birth to Jason Voorhees, one of the three biggest horror-movie psychos of the modern era (the other two being Halloween's Michael Myers and A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger). Forever duplicated, the original Friday the 13th popularized a number of themes and techniques that today are now clichés: the increasingly gory murders, the remote forest location, the anonymous and nubile cast, the murderer as cult hero, and, of course, the moral that if you have sex, you will die, very painfully. Still, if you have to see a Friday the 13th movie, this is the one to check out. A group of eager (and horny) teenagers decide to reopen Camp Crystal Lake, which 20 years earlier was closed after the shocking and mysterious murders of two amorous camp counselors. You can take it from there, as the teens get picked off one by one, during a dark and stormy night; of course, their car won't start and there's no phone. The ending stole shamelessly from Brian De Palma's Carrie, but it still provides a slight if campy shock. Look for a young Kevin Bacon as the requisite stud--you can tell that's what he is because when the cast appears in swimsuits, he's wearing a Speedo--who's the beneficiary of the film's best murder sequence, an arrowhead to the throat. Right after having sex, of course. --Mark Englehart

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3.0 out of 5 stars great musical score May 30 2009
By falcon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
i have no doubt that if i had seen this when it first came out in
1980,it would have scared the crap out of me.in the present day
though,i didn't find it scary,mainly because i have seen so many
horror/slasher movies since then.this movie is hardly graphic or
shocking at all compare to today's feature film,and even some TV
shows,for that matter.however,i will say really enjoyed the musical
score by Henry Manfredini,who must have been influenced strongly by
Bernard Herman,who scored Psycho.i believe Kevin bacon makes his big
screen debut here,but i could be wrong.the acting for this type of
movie is fine,although i have to single out Betsy Palmer for really
standing out.this movie spawned,i believe,10 sequels,all differing in
quality.my vote for Friday the 13th is a 3/5
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By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
The original Friday the 13th is not the first, the most original, or the best slasher film ever made, but it is arguably the most influential. You almost have to take off one of your socks to count all of the sequels (and impending remake) this slasher granddaddy has spawned, and I daresay the majority of slasher films littering the genre in all the years since were constructed on the generic and simple framework of the Friday the 13th formula. Critics are still foaming at the mouth in indignation over this film all these years later, so you know it did something right. Of course, by today's standards Friday the 13th registers low (if at all) on the fright meter and really isn't all that gory, but no one can dispute the fact that this film set the stage for innumerable bloody slasher films to come.

Halloween, which is technically a much superior film to this one, had already been released and made lots of money, so it's easy to see why Sean S. Cunningham (who had already cut his horror chops on Last House on the Left) wanted to try his hand at creating a scary slasher film of his own. Cunningham did not have a big studio backing him, so he had to make this an independent, low-budget (barely more than half a million dollars) project. With almost all of the action taking place at Camp Crystal Lake, all Cunningham had to do was to find a viable old campsite, populate it with unknown actors (one of which, Kevin Bacon, went on to become a household name), kill his characters in compellingly different yet simple ways, and smack an ending on top of it. In some ways, it sounds like an almost haphazard project.
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3.0 out of 5 stars THIS is supposed to be scary? July 5 2004
Format:VHS Tape
After taking in and enjoying 'Freddy vs. Jason' at a friend's place some time back, I decided to delve into the past cinematic exploits of the movie's titular combatants. So I hit the local rental shack and picked up the initial installment of the 'Friday the 13th' series. And after givin' it a view I found myself kinda disappointed... 'cuz it wasn't really all that scary to me. Okay, so the scenes showing the chick gettin' an ax to the forehead, and Kevin Bacon literally being given the shaft were a little nasty... but scary? Um, no. I even found myself saying, "Ah, give me a break!" out loud during the former scene, it was so silly. Not even the climactic head-chopping scene did anything for me-except perhaps snicker at the relatively hokey effects involved. It mighta looked somewhat realistic at the time it was filmed, but to me it resembled the kinda gore effects you'd see in a Troma film with a slightly higher budget!
On the upside, I rather enjoyed the hokiness and predictability of the proceedings. This first 'Friday' also set up a few of the franchise's staples, like boinking and use of illicit substances leading to the untimely demise of the victims by the killer. And we can't forget the scene following the climax that suggests the carnage ain't over, and a sequel is afoot! Which I'll be checkin' out the next time I hit the local rental store. Hopefully it'll actually be a little scarier than what I saw here...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better..!! -Low Budget..!! -Camera angles..!! June 22 2004
Director; -Sean S. Cunningham.. -Did a o.k job on
this one.. -And took it with this low budget
camera angle's.. -Really good.. -The music by
Harry Mandfredini.. -Is wonderfull.. -I've have
bought all the DVD'S.. -The picture is down right
top notch.. -Way two go paramount..! -I'm ashame
that their are no extra's for this film..?
As far the rest of it's sequel's that came.. -But
we get something good.. -Here.. -Their is a decent trailer..?
That is a bit longer.. -But it is worth a shot..
this was 24 dollers when it was release two DVD..!
Not a bad price.. -Sean Cunnignham.. -The producer
of; -The Last House on The Left.. -1972.. -Doe's
really outlandish jabb with the murder scene's..
Great outdoor camp set up by the director of
photography.. -The musicial score creeps and creeps
until the movie is over with.. -Even though the
old score is tame by other horror film's..
I know that others said this before..! -I am a
horror slasher fanatic..? -I've been watching horror
all my life.. -But; -Sean, -fitt's this with the
buck.. -For a real horror fan in him..?
Don't worry about those ho hate; -Part 2.. -It
was a great sequel.. -But; -is the same thing as
this bread genera.. -This is; -Kevin Bacon's..
first role; -As a sex crazed staffer ho will be XXX
by Mrs. -Voorhee's in a bunck bed in the middle
scene.. -Which is one of my favorite; -scene's..
perfectly; -executed..?
The movie begin's, -with; -Two staffers getting bump
off by Mrs. -Voorhees.. -The Prowler.. -Ho ever..!
As the movie goe's two the present.. -We are introduce
two Annie.. -The food cook for the inner kidd's..
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5.0 out of 5 stars The curse of Camp Crystal Lake
This is a 1980 classic slasher film that really scared people. Even though the sequels ruined its reputation Friday the 13th is an original and one of the best horror films.
Published 9 days ago by Mike Moses
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome thank you
Published 14 days ago by jody b
3.0 out of 5 stars Good entertainment
The Friday the 13th movies aren't all that great. The stories all kinda dull with too many characters. Still a classic for slasher movie fans!
Published 18 months ago by Cai
5.0 out of 5 stars A Killer Collection
I'm very happy with this collection. The DVD's come in this book that contains facts about the film's production and fun facts like weapons that jason uses and number of kills per... Read more
Published 23 months ago by creepshow
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, simple, effective.
I have never been a huge Slasher movie fan, but I was curious, since this is truly the beginning of it all, the whole series. I was really surprised at how good it was. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Rosalie
4.0 out of 5 stars @ DeanWinchester79
This is uncut. You must be imagining a gorier version or you're thinking of the remake. Before you confuse people, learn a little about the films you're reviewing.
Published on Feb. 22 2012 by S. Masson
4.0 out of 5 stars Jason reborn.... again!!
This remake of "Friday the 13th" has a lot going for it, my fave is having Jared Padalecki (Supernatural's Sam Winchester) in the lead role. Read more
Published on Nov. 2 2011 by DeanWinchester79
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than it had any right to be
A surprisingly decent remake, especially given that it was made by those responsible for the atrocious reworking of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Read more
Published on Oct. 23 2011 by Andre Farant
1.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE THIS IS NOT UNCUT
I bought this Blu ray early in 2010 after seeing that it was uncut. The very first time I saw this movie it had so much more gore than the regular version, it actually made me... Read more
Published on Sept. 4 2011 by DeanWinchester79
1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable ... One of the worst movies ever
Friday the 13th does not mention anything about it being Friday. All the scenes are very predictable. You can tell what type of people will be the first to die. Read more
Published on May 23 2010 by Sam
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