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Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Collection [8 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 32827376
  • Release Date: 05/23/2017
  • Rating: R
$19.99

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 24)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by director Joe Zilo, screenwriter Barney Cohen and editor Joel Goodman
    • Commentary by director Sean S. Cunningham with cast and crew
    • Commentary by director Tom McLoughlin with cast and crew
    • Commentary by director/co-screenwriter Danny Steinmann with cast and crew
    • Fan commentary by Adam Green and Joe Lynch
    • Fresh cuts: new tales from Friday the 13th
    • Friday the 13th Part 2:
    • Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning -
    • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives:
    • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood:
    • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan:
    • Friday the 13th Uncut:
    • Friday the 13th reunion
    • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter:
    • Friday's legacy: horror conventions
    • Gag reel
    • Inside "Crystal Lake Memories"
    • Jason Lives: the making of Friday the 13th: Part VI
    • Jason forever
    • Jason's destroyer: the making of Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood
    • Jason's unlucky day: 25 years after Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    • Jimmy's dead dance moves
    • Killer commentary by actors Scott Reeves, Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder
    • Killer commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder
    • Lost tales from Camp Blood - Part 1
    • Lost tales from Camp Blood - Part 2
    • Lost tales from Camp Blood - Part 4
    • Lost tales from Camp Blood - Part 5
    • Lost tales from Camp Blood - Part 6
    • Makeover by maddy: need a little touch-up work, my a**
    • Meeting Mr. Voorhees
    • Mind over matter: the truth about telekinesis
    • New York has a new problem - the making of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
    • New beginnings: the making of Friday the 13th Part V - A New Beginning
    • Slashed scenes
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres revisited Part II
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres revisited Part III
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres revisited part 1
    • The lost ending
    • The man behind the legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
    The worst in a string of increasingly pointless sequels to Sean S. Cunningham's crude slasher hit, this installment provided clear evidence that the "slasher" subgenre, already creatively dead, was no longer financially viable. 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. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary
    Friday the 13th, Part 2
    Two months after the events of the original Friday the 13th, Alice (Adrienne King), the lone survivor or Mrs. Vorhees' killing spree, meets a grisly end in her city apartment. Five years later, a new group of co-eds converges near Camp Crystal Lake, scene of the original massacre and the drowning of Jason Vorhees that preceded it. This time around, the horny collegians attend a nearby training school for camp counselors. As half the group parties in town, an unseen assailant picks off the other half one by one. Only when camp leader Paul (John Furey) and his girlfriend, Ginny (Amy Steel), return to camp do they uncover the identity of their stalker -- none other than Jason (Warrington Gillette) himself, alive but grotesquely deformed as a result of his childhood drowning. Flashbacks chronicle Jason's behind-the-scenes activities in the first film (perhaps explaining how his mother was able to throw the dead bodies of muscular youths through windows with such apparent ease). The young couple's only hope to defeat the fiend lies in psych major Ginny's insights in Jason's mental state. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
    This impressive entry in the popular horror series brings back the relentless killer Jason Voorhees, this time as a supernatural zombie. Tommy Jarvis, now played by Thom Matthews, accidentally resurrects Jason when he impales the killer's corpse with a metal pole during a lightning storm. Numerous murders follow, beginning with Tommy's friend (Ron Palillo) having his heart torn out of his chest by the zombie killer. Implicated in the crimes by a mean-spirited sheriff (David Kagen), Tommy is freed from jail by the sheriff's daughter, spunky Megan (Jennifer Cooke). The cast converges on Camp Crystal Lake, which has been renamed "Camp Forest Green" by superstitious locals, in time for Tommy to send Jason back to the bottom of the lake, if only temporarily. Harry Manfredini's score is among his best, and the makeup by Martin Becker, Gabe Bartalos, R. Chris Biggs, and others is outstanding. Cooke makes an appealing heroine as Megan, although Matthews' Tommy has lost the interesting mental disturbances of previous entries and becomes just another bland hero. Tom McLoughlin's direction is effective, and the film has a memorably funny supporting turn by Bob Larkin as a grumpy drunken caretaker. Alice Cooper sings the title song, "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)." Although no classic, this is a solid horror film with a witty script and engaging characters. Jason would rise again to face a telekinetic teen in the disappointing Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood
    Directed by makeup effects artist John Carl Buechler, the seventh in the long-running, grisly horror series was far from the last, although the climactic fate of its antagonist would seem to suggest a final send-off. Lar Park Lincoln stars as Tina Shepard, a teenager with uncontrolled telekinetic powers. As a girl vacationing at Camp Crystal Lake, Tina killed her abusive father with the use of her mental abilities. Years later, seeking intensive counseling from manipulative, greedy psychologist Dr. Crews (Terry Kiser), Tina agrees to participate in a radical therapy that takes her back to Camp Crystal Lake. Unfortunately, Tina's psychic skills rouse the slumbering Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) from his watery grave and, in typically bloody fashion, the vengeful spook begins dispatching the randy teenagers partying in a house nearby. As Tina attempts to stop Jason's slaughter with the use of her powers, the mass-murdering ghoul encounters his toughest opponent yet. Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood was often referred to by series fans as "Jason vs. Carrie," an apropos reference to Tina's strong similarity to the main character in the horror classic Carrie (1976). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Friday the 13th
    One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis. Friday the 13th made over 20 million dollars at the box office and spawned numerous sequels. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning
    The murderous spirit of Jason Vorhees lives on in this horror sequel, although the plot hinges on the mystery of whether the killer's body actually survives. Opening with a nightmare prologue in which Corey Feldman reprises his role as Tommy Jarvis, the boy who killed Jason in the previous installment, the film jumps forward several years to when a teenaged Tommy (John Shepherd), haunted by visions of Jason returning to life, moves into a group home for mentally disturbed kids. Almost as soon as he arrives, Tommy witnesses the death of Joey (Dominick Brascia), an overweight, annoying boy who is hacked to death by psychopathic patient Vic (Mark Venturini). Although Vic ends up safely behind bars, other bodies begin to turn up -- more than 20 by the end of the film. Tommy's own violent streak, displayed when he lashes out at a fellow resident, makes him a suspect; he even doubts his own sanity. But as the bloodshed continues, Tommy finds himself allied with Reggie (Shavar Ross), the grandson of one of the home's employees, in a desperate bid to survive the carnage and find out who the killer behind the hockey mask really is. The producers of the Friday the 13th series actually planned to end it with Friday the 13th -- The Final Chapter, but the box-office success of that film paved the way for the series to continue. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    Hockey-masked killer Jason Vorhees returns to terrorize a lakeside family and their rowdy teen neighbors in this fourth installment of the long-running slasher series. After the events of Friday the 13th, Part 3, Jason's seemingly lifeless body is brought to the morgue, where horny attendant Axel (Bruce Mahler) is trying to score with foxy Nurse Morgan (Lisa Freeman). The pair quickly meet a grisly end. Meanwhile, at Crystal Lake, estranged wife Mrs. Jarvis (Joan Freeman) and her kids -- young Tommy (Corey Feldman) and teenaged Trish (Kimberly Beck) -- find their quiet invaded by a group of hard-partying kids moving into the rental house next door. The youngsters include curious virgin Sara (Barbara Howard), hot-to-trot Samantha (Judie Aronson), and nebbish Jimmy (Crispin Glover). Tommy, a monster makeup enthusiast, enjoys watching the scantily clad young ladies through his window, while Trish toys with the idea of joining in their revelries. Also lurking around the area is Rob (Erich Anderson), who claims to be hunting bear but actually has mysterious ties to the events of Friday the 13th, Part 2. As the house full of teens begins to pair off -- aided by the addition of local twins Tina (Camilla More) and Terri (Carey More) to the mix -- an unseen killer begins to pick them off one by one. The bloodshed climaxes with a tense showdown in which Tommy disguises himself as a bald, lumpy boyhood version of Jason in hopes of distracting the relentless psychopath who hunts him. Feldman would return for a cameo in Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning, only to be replaced by another actor in a grown-up version of the role. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Start Great Price

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      Zombee
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      This is a great start for completing a collection of the Friday the 13th franchise, with only a handful of the later films not in this set. Although I wish it was Bluray, that set is out of print and going for well over $200 now. This set is a great alternative at a reasonable price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Collection

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      Celowin28
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      I was a little Skeptical when I ordered this because of the long Delivery Wait. But, I ordered anyway and am so glad I did. I received the DVD's a Month Early!! This Collection has the first 8 Movies...just doesn't have Jason Goes To H e l l or Jason X.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Satisfied

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      Clutch84
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      I'm satisfied, The cover of the DVD is of a bootleg Jason Voorhees but the movies are in good quality. They're added scenes in the movies compare to the older DVDs. Worth it if you're a fan of the franchise.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Deal

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      Charles
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      IT was a great deal on the Friday the 13th collection and it came earlier than expected but the case was broken and the 1st disk was loose in the case. But Overall I'm happy with my purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great collector sets

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      DobieG
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      (Almost) all the movies in one tidy package. Bought the other 3 movies, not included in this set, to complete the set. Arrived in about 2 days with BB shipping.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great buy for fans

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      cmb1000
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      I got this because the blu-ray collection is out of print. $20 is a great price for 8 movies! My only wish is that it included the last two films in the main series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best DVD selection

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      tagr
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      I love a good deal and Best Buy never disappoints. I ordered the collection on backorder and received it 29 days earlier than expected.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      They need a Blu-ray set

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      Ohthatjoel
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      This is amazing, I'm a huge fan of the series, but as a fan I wish they had remastered Blu-ray version

      I would recommend this to a friend



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