Rumored and anticipated for years, the two biggest icons of the slasher genre finally meet in Freddy Vs. Jason, the eighth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street saga and the 11th film in the Friday the 13th series, though with Jason X taking place in the future, it should be noted that the events of this film take place after the ninth film Jason Goes to Hell. And it is hell where Freddy Kreuger (Robert Englund) and Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger, donning the hockey mask for the first time in a controversial snub against series veteran Kane Hodder) finally become acquainted. Banished there for eternity, Freddy devises a plan to manipulate Jason into continuing his work, hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street. All goes well at first until Jason realizes he's been duped by "the dream master" and is none too pleased. Coaxed by surviving teenagers Will (Jason Ritter), Lori (Monica Keena), and Kia (Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland), Jason and Freddy descend upon Crystal Lake for a mano a mano battle royal. Helmed by Hong Kong director Ronny Yu (Bride of Chucky, The Bride With the White Hair), Freddy Vs. Jason features the director of the first Friday film, Sean S. Cunningham serving as producer.~Matthew Tobey
Commentary by director Ronny Yu, Robert Englund (Freddy) and Ken Kirzinger (Jason)
Deleted/alternate scenes including the original opening and ending
Feature gallery covering the film's development, art diection, makeup effects stuntwork and more
I don't care what gripes anyone has with this movie. I love it. Considering the trash both series have shelled out before (Freddy's Dead, Jason X, etc) as much complaining as I've heard directed at this film I never hear any specifics. I love how they were able to put both killers in the same universe while respecting their origins. There were likeable characters which is not only astonishing since anyone whose name isn't in the films title could easily have been relegated to fodder, but let's face it, actual characters in your cast hasn't mattered in these films for a long time, if ever in the Friday movies. When I first bought this on DVD I had to search out the Special Features to scour the origins of this premise. I was in the middle of grammar school when I had first heard of this concept, that they were going to bring both monsters together so I was fascinated to read up on all the pitfalls and delays this film experienced in Development Hell. I knew once I started selling off my DVD's to switch over to HD that this film was a must. I was fine with this film's exemption from the Elm Street Collection and was just happy that the Special Features made the cut for this Blu-Ray transition. Other notable plot points that make this flick worth it are the dream sequences, the corn rave, Jason's Nightmare, and oh that fight sequence.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Wish they made a part 2 this movie is a classic!!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
More like Jason destroys freddy
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Classic 2 dead guys battling to kill each other again. This movie is a cut above all other slashers (pun intended)
I think it's a great movie I'm not sure what other people think but I happen to like the movie but then again if I went by what other people think I wouldn't buy half the movies i own at home from Best Buy so I'm glad I have my own movie opinion