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FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Finally Slashes It’s Way to Blu – Friday, September 13th!

Friday-The-13thThe wait is finally over!  All of Jason Voorhees machete wielding adventures will finally be gracing blu-ray players on Friday, September 13th.  Both of Jason’s slasher icon colleagues, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers, have already had their full oeuvre on blu-ray for a while now, so it’s high time Jason finally got his.  Thanks to Warner Bros purchasing video distribution rights from Paramount last year, this is the first time the full series has been available in one box set.  Not only will you get the first 8 Paramount adventures, but the New Line additions as well.  And Freddy Krueger even makes an appearance.  Paramount began releasing the original films on blu-ray in anticipation of the remake, but stopped after the first 3.  Fans of the series have been pining since.  Even getting the disappointing news a few years back that Paramount didn’t feel there was an interest in releasing the rest and found it a financial risk.  Warner Bros has swooped in and saved the day for fans.  Your wait is over.  This set is getting some royal treatment and you shouldn’t be leaving Crystal Lake unhappy!

Burbank, Calif., June 11, 2013 – On September 13th, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will provide plenty of blood-curdling thrills when Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection debuts on Blu-ray™. For the first time, all twelve Friday the 13th films will be packaged together, (with seven of them making Blu-ray debuts) as a result of a strategic distribution alliance between Paramount and Warner announced last fall, granting Warner exclusive video distribution rights to over 600 Paramount titles. The set also includes a Friday The 13th Killer Extras Bonus DVD.

This intense ‘slasher’ series is one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history, surpassing the domestic theatrical box-office grosses of such legendary series as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film that turned psycho killer Jason Voorhees and his infamous hockey mask into a pop culture icon has also bested the horror competition as the #1 home entertainment seller, with total sales of $119.7M to date.

The 10-disc collection includes the twelve films on nine Blu-ray discs, as well as a killer DVD bonus disc full of special features on the making of the famous franchise. The must-own set will be presented in a collectible tin case with 11 hours of previously released special features and a 40-page soft cover book. The book is excerpted from Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th, a fan-favorite volume that’s viewed as the ultimate memoir of the series, and highlights some of the 200 interviews, 600 photos, storyboards, concept art and more. Also included is a brand new, official Camp Crystal Lake embroidered Counselor Patch.

Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection also includes digital versions of all 12 films with UltraViolet™, allowing viewers to download and instantly stream the films to a wide range of devices from computers and compatible tablets to smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

One of the most frightening franchises in film history, Friday The 13th focuses primarily on the character of Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a young child at Camp Crystal Lake due to the inattentiveness of camp counselors. Many years later, the camp becomes the scene of a number of murders – all of which are either committed or motivated by the avenging Jason, who forever lurks at Crystal Lake with his finely-honed machete.

 

Films in the Collection include:

·         Disc 1 – Friday the 13th (1980) 

·         Disc 2 – Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

·         Disc 3 – Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D (1982)

·         Disc 4 – Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) NEW TO BLU-RAY

·         Disc 5 – Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) / Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)  NEW TO BLU-RAY

·         Disc 6 – Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) / Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)  NEW TO BLU- RAY

·         Disc 7 – Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) / Jason X (2002) NEW TO BLU-RAY

·         Disc 8 – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

·         Disc 9 – Friday the 13th (2009) (Theatrical Version and “Killer Cut” Extended Version)

·         Disc 10 – Killer Bonus DVD Disc

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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