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Friday the 13th - From Crystal Lake to Manhattan (Ultimate Edition DVD Collection)

Betsy Palmer , Adrienne King , Danny Steinmann , John Carl Buechler    R (Restricted)   DVD
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Friday The 13Th The Film Takes Place Years After A Young Boy Named Jason Drowns In A Lake While Attending Camp Crystal Lake And Shortly Thereafter, The Camp Closes. Flash Forward To The Present, Where The Owner Decides To Re-Open The Camp And One By One, The Counselors Have Mysteriously Been Murdered By An Unseen Person. Friday The 13Th, Part 2The Second Installment Picks Up With Jason Voorhees, Presumed Dead From Drowning Years Ago, Exacting Revenge On The Innocent Campers At "Camp Blood." Living As A Hermit In The Woods All These Years, Jason Witnesses The Graphic Murder Of His Mother And Decides To Wreak Havoc On Everyone At The Camp - Killing Each Camp Counselor One By One. Friday The 13Th, Part 3 Vacationing Teenagers Take Off For A Weekend Of Relaxation At Camp Crystal Lake. Planning A Few Days Of Sex, Drugs And Rock-And-Roll, They Are In For A Series Of Frightening Surprises When A Local Motorcycle Gang Follows The Teenagers Back To Their Campsite, Only To Find A Persistent Jason With An Agenda Of His Own. Adorned With His Trademark Hockey Mask For The First Time In The Series, Jason Delivers Non-Stop Chills And Thrills As Everyone On The Lake Must Fight For Their Lives. Part Iii Includes Cast Commentary By Author Peter Bracke And Actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Dana Kimmell And Richard Brooker. Friday The 13Th, Part Iv: The Final Chapter Jason Resurfaces From A Seemingly Deadly Massacre And Returns To Camp Crystal Lake To A New Set Of Prey. Starring A Young Corey Feldman As Tommy Jarvis, It Seems Jason Has Finally Met His Match In The 12-Year Old Horror Movie Maven. Enlisting The Help Of A Local Hunter, Tommy And His Sister Must Rely On One Another To Help Defeat Jason, While Also Trying To Avoid Their Own Demise. Friday The 13Th, Part V: A New Beginningwith Jason Dead, Someone New Has Begun A Killing Spree Of Their Own, Using Jason'S M.O. And Preying On Inhabitants Of A Sanctuary. Friday The 13Th, Part Vi: Jason Livestommy Returns To The Grave To Ens

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Horror Series of All-Time -- Boxed July 16 2004
Friday the 13th is, without a doubt, the best horror series of all time. To date, the original 1980 film has spawned nine direct sequels and one horror deathmatch, Freddy vs. Jason. The franchise has grossed over $250 million worldwide. And finally, the first eight films are available on DVD in one complete, reasonably priced, box set with DVD extras. This one box set will bring you over 10 hours of non-stop gore mayhem plus a slew of extras that would make any fan drool in their seats. Here's a breakdown of the films without giving too much away:
1) Friday the 13th - 7/10 - Here's where all the mayhem begins. Camp Crystal Lake gets written into the horror books, and the murder of camp counselors begins. While Jason is not the original killer, it's still a classic, and is one of the most successful of the series.
2) Friday the 13th Part II - 7/10 - Finally we get some Jason action in here. Murders contine at Camp Crystal Lake, with a fantastic ending. A pretty solid sequel, with more of the same.
3) Friday the 13th Part III - 8/10 - Jason dons his trademark hockey mask for some great slaying. Kids make a getaway to Camp Crystal Lake only to find the manical killer waiting for them.
4) Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter - 10/10 - While not really the final chapter of the series, its arguably the best film. Don't want to spoil this one for you, so I'll shut up.
5) Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning - 5/10 - I like this film more than most reviewers do, but its still probably the weakest in the series next to Part VIII. The film has an unexpected turn, which you'll have to watch to find out. You'll then know why this film doesn't quite live up to its breathren.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete, but still welcomed. Oct. 4 2004
It's about time Paramount released this set, but the fact that NONE of the films are presented uncut is a slap in the face to horror fans everywhere.
We want to see the REAL movies, the movies the directors intended...Not films that are cut to bits. The extras on this set try to make up for this, which is nice, but this is not what we (the fans) have been waiting for.
It's great that this is finally out there, but I cannot give full marks to this set as it is fatally flawed. Paramount missed out on a chance to release something truly special.
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"He can't be alive! He can't!" - Chris can't believe Jason's stamina for staying alive in "Friday the 13th: Part III"
"Paramount" finally smartens the hell up and re-releases the first eight "Friday" films, together for the first time, in one big box set, reigniting the saga of Jason Voorhees, the mama's boy with the hockey mask fetish.
The good - all eight films together, 2 installments per disc with audio commentary on III, IV, VI,& VII. A fifth disc with a feature length documentary on the history of the franchise, a "where are they now?" style featurette on the victims from each film, a look at the props from the films, trailers, etc. The special features are what will probablly make me buy this.
The bad - deleted scenes? They will probablly be included but won't be the stuff fans have been craving for. Dolby Digital? Sure, 2.0 DD or surround, at best. If there are 2 films per disc, I hope "Paramount" doesn't go on the cheap and put one film on each side of the disc making the viewer flip the disc over to watch the other movie (flipper discs, suck big time!). Dual layered discs are the way to go.
As for the films themselves... "I" through "IV" with "Jason Lives" are a must view. "The New Blood" is o.k. (the action scenes between Jason and Tina were cool. The rest you can skip). As for "V" & "Jason Takes Manhatten"? Well, sometimes dead is better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jason RULES July 10 2004
Trust me, this will be the best slasher box set ever. These movies are fun for all horror fans. There scary enough, gory enough and funny anough to be the best horror series ever. My personal favorite of the series would have to be Friday The 13th Part 4. The only one of the series which is not that great would have to be Friday The 13th Part 5. Here is a mini review for each of the films.
Friday The 13th-This is a good film that started the whole series. Though it may not be as good as alot of the sequels, it still provides the thrills we want. And remember, this was just the entry in the series that entroduced the series.
7/10 Rated R for Nudity, Mild Language and Strong Violence
Friday The 13th Part 2-This is where the series really started to get heated. It is gorier, scarier and creepier then the original. Although this is censored at some parts, it is still one of the best in the series.
8/10 Rated R for Nudity, Language and Gore.
Friday The 13th Part 3-This is the second best of the series. It was where it started to get a little more uncensored. The cast is ok, but the kills are very creative. I really like the kill where Jason shoots the arrow and it goes into a girls eye, and she falls into the lake. But what makes this movie a gem, is that Jason gets his mask.
9/10 Rated R for Strong Violence, Nudity, Strong Language and Gore.
Friday The 13th Part 4:The Final Chapter-The final chapter? Ya right. There was still 7 more sequels after this movie. But don't let the lying name make you think it's not a good movie, because it's AWSOME! The best of the series. It has the most gore and scares. Plus it has Corey Feldman and Crispen Glover. Yes!
10/10 Rated R for Brief Nudity, Language and Strong Gore.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Il manquais un dvd mais nous nous sommes entendue :)
Published 2 months ago by Olivier Huet
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT !
Published on Jan. 8 2005 by "moviebuff101"
5.0 out of 5 stars jason rocks
i don't know about you but i like horror movies so if you like horror movies you should buy this set it is awesome!!!!
Published on Oct. 6 2004 by krista pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Jason Vorees Rules
This certain selection of movies were awesome, Jason could not be any better in these movies he makes it as fun and scary as possible. Read more
Published on July 19 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait for this DVD Set! "He's Such a Special Boy."
These are some of the most fun slasher films ever made. Far from brain candy, but the Hockey Masked killer kills over 100 people in these 8 films. Perfect release date too... Read more
Published on July 11 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars ITS ABOU TIME!!!
Finally horror fans get to own the first 8 jason movies in a exclusive paramount box set. It is a five disc set with a bonus disc that should have good extras. Read more
Published on July 10 2004 by Jimmy Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Exactly the "Ultimate Collection"
When Paramount pictures, first announced that they had a "Friday the 13th" film's box-set in the works, they said that they would release the films uncut. Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Boxset needs to be uncut!
Here are the extras for the dvds. According to Paramount they lost the uncut version of the films but they have some footage they will add. Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by angel martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars friday the 13th box set
finaly somebody figured out what we wanted. this box set has been a long time coming...and i for one cant wait for all the extras. one thing though... Read more
Published on July 8 2004 by brian hamilton
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