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Friday the 13th, Pt 8

Jensen Daggett , Kane Hodder , Rob Hedden    R (Restricted)   VHS Tape
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

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Start spreadin' the news... Jason Voorhees, the cleaver-hoisting man in the hockey mask, has finally left Crystal Lake behind and taken his vagabond shoes to the Big Apple. Actually, Jason spends most of his time on a cruise ship bound for Manhattan, carving up the unluckiest high school graduation party ever. You'd think the change of scenery might breathe new life, or death, into the series, but chapter 8 is standard stalk 'em and slash 'em fare, albeit with a nautical slant. The title hints at a comic tone, but except for the one-joke idea that Jason fits right into the menacing urban scene, forget it. (The comedy would wait until the surprisingly entertaining Jason X.) This one does have a pretty leading lady, Jensen Daggett, whose visions of the young drowned Jason are occasionally creepy. The grown-up Jason, like "these little-town blues," is melting away. --Robert Horton

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4.0 out of 5 stars I prefer the title "Jason Takes the Love Boat" June 27 2004
Not the best in the series, but Jason in a new setting! An unwelcome stowaway on the graduation trip to New York, he starts in killing the teens one at a time. The best part of the movie is when they actually get to New York, which is about the last 30 minutes of the movie. Humorous to see my favorite killer chasing teens through subway tunnels and well lit streets and NO ONE SEEMS TO NOTICE! But most of the movie takes place on the boat. Fast forward to when Jason really takes Manhattan! If you don't, Jason will come for you! Tonight!
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JASON TAKES MANHATTAN should have been the last Jason movie ever to be made. This would have been the perfect way for him to die and never ever come back. Well, the movie begins with a Great song with footage from New York in the opening credits and then it cuts back to Crystal Lake. Two people are bought to get it on when the guy tells the Voorhee's story. Jason is at the bottom of the lake because his foe, Tina, the telePATHIC girl from the previous entry supposedly killed him. Wel, Jason gets goosed by an electrical cord that brings him to life and kill the couple. Jason then goes to a boat headed to New York with a bunch of school kids, and kills students one by one. Kelly Hu gets killed very early and this is the one thing that had me hating this film. Kelly plays Eva Watanabe, and she is the most gorgeous girl in all the Friday the 13th movies. Rob Hedden should be hung at Paramount for not making her have the lead role instead of Jensen Daggett. The male lead was good and he and Kelly would have been good as a couple in this. The deaths are not detailed or graphic because of MPaa rating cuts, but Kane Hodder is the BEST JASON and this is the film that I try to believe was THE VERY, VERY, VERY end of Jason Voorhees.
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The Fat Lady has sung, people. Its over. The End. Ka-put. Throw in the towel. This eighth film to the "Friday" movies is the first of three horrible, stupid, worthless, and useless sequels in film history. After being revived by an electrical cable Jason rises up from his grave,... again, to dispatch a group of high school graduates on a ship that is heading for New York City. The last half hour of the film is spent in N.Y.C. but, you would never know it with all of the crack alleys, and sewer tunnels that are shown.
The DVD is worthless. The movie sucks & there are no special features. Why buy it, let alone rent it?!?!

The only redeeming value is an all to brief gag with Jason's mask and a couple thugs who try to mug him and the film also marks the big screen debut of Kelly Hu (she would go on to star in "The Scorpion King" and as the mutant villian Lady Deathstrike in "X2: X Men United"). But, mostly avoid this film like the West Nile Virus.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Feb. 20 2004
By J.T
This time around, unstoppable supernatural thug Jason Voorhees -- imprisoned at the bottom of a lake by his telekinetic foe Tina in the previous film -- is reanimated yet again after being goosed by an underwater electrical cable, freeing him to stow away aboard a shipload of standard-issue obnoxious teenagers en route to Manhattan. The title ultimately proves a bit of a cheat, since the majority of Jason's homicidal hijinks take place aboard the ship until the film's final reel, during which he pursues a handful of survivors through the streets of the Big Apple. Thanks to heavy MPAA cuts, the mayhem is more subdued here than in any other films of the series -- splatter fans primed by the previous chapters' copious bloodletting will be left high and dry. Despite a very amusing "teaser" trailer that suggested that the film might be a semi-parody, writer-director Rob Hedden and company play things tediously straight. The film is over rated, but then it fits in the long running series perfectly. A few obnoxious characters don't ruin this 8th entry into the "Friday The 13th" series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars School is out! Machullough! Feb. 4 2004
This movie was not only the best jason movie ever, it was the best movie made, period! why wasn't this movie given an oscar?! The guy who made the move was Julius. His real name is V.C. Dupree. Who could make up this stuff? His catch phrases are award winning. When he drops his infamous line, School, is out Machullough! my eyes teared up. it was incredible. But his best line had to be the part when they were picking out the weapons. The nerd guy with the glasses asks julius which weapon he'll take to fight off jason. And Julius, being an undefeated boxer replies " Nothing..............But this Gun!" Outstanding! this man is unbelieveable.! and he's the only one who figured out that u can defeat jason just be simply boxing him! wow! who wouldn've known? bullets aren't the answer, fists are!. i love u Julius. Thank u for giving him the greatest death in american history also. loved the movie! loved jason! loved V.C. Dupree. A must own!!!!
P.S. The crazy ole man that says, this ship is doomed, and you're all gonna die, has to be the best supporting actor. without his performance, this movie would not have shined as well as it did.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jason takes a bite out of the Big Apple. Jan. 27 2004
Perhaps one of the most hated installments in the series, this one marks Jason's last outing with Paramount Pictures, in which he hitches a ride on a cruise ship heading to New York City (of course!). Aboard this ship he stalks, what else, freshly graduating, horny teenagers! Big disappointment though, the series wasn't receiving much love from the MPAA at this point, so the gore is heavily neutered and most of the killings occur off-screen. Which is a shame because there was potential for some memorable moments (I particularily liked the sauna scene). The actors are actually pretty good with some sympathetic leads -- Although it is kind of odd that half way through the movie, 2/3 of the boat's population disappears (don't blame it on J). There are some crummy inconsistencies and errors sprinkled about (look at the sprinklers raining down over Jason!) and totally unrealistic situations presented (how hard can it be to lose someone in New York City?). But hey, this movie did educate me a little bit. I had no idea that the sewers of New York filled up with toxic waste every night at midnight that has the power to transform menacing slashers into frail little boys. Pretty interesting. But all criticism aside, the movie is at least a nice little diversion from the usual formula, even if we only get to see Manhattan for thirty minutes. Obviously the series was on it's last leg by the time this rolled around, but it's still entertaining for what it is. Paramount absolutely hates this series, so you know what that means? Not a single extra to be found on here. Nope. No trailer, not even a teaser. Nothing. Just an average film transfer.
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Published 17 days ago by Dave
3.0 out of 5 stars it's okay
i'm a die-hard fan of the friday the 13th films, have been since i was like 10. i'm now 18, and i still watch these films all the time! Read more
Published on Sept. 19 2012 by Kody
2.0 out of 5 stars boring
this is one boring movie.i had to fight from turning it off before the
end.there are a couple of funny moments,particularly the reaction(or
rather non reaction)of the New... Read more
Published on May 30 2009 by falcon
2.0 out of 5 stars Far and away the worst film in the series
Jason's my main man, and you know that - but Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan is absolutely horrible in just about every way imaginable. Read more
Published on Nov. 7 2008 by Daniel Jolley
2.0 out of 5 stars I think I'M the one that got taken...
Um, let's see: Jason's reanimated and on the killing rampage again, using just about every edged weapon at his disposal to systematically take out several teens until the prime... Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by Zagnorch
5.0 out of 5 stars Start spreadin' the news...with BLOOD!
I just ordered this DVD, and I cannot WAIT for it to arrive. I've never seen this movie. I haven't read any reviews, and I've avoided hearing anything about it -- I don't want... Read more
Published on June 8 2004 by cousinpaco
2.0 out of 5 stars Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan
This film is nowhere near a classic, but it has a few memorable parts.(SPOILERS)One of my favorite scenes is when the gang members are mad at him and start talking trash then he... Read more
Published on June 3 2004 by Mac
1.0 out of 5 stars how terrible
How often can one series have so many horrible sequals that could of been really good!
Published on May 24 2004 by N. Fares
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF MY FAVORITES
Published on April 9 2004 by RONNY WALKER
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Perhaps one of the most hated movies of all-time has Jason Voorhees who secretly sneeks on to a boat on its way to Manhattan for some kind of high school thing. Read more
Published on April 3 2004 by jkghjcofvkkbn
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