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Jason X [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 4792503
  • Release Date: 10/08/2002
  • Rating: R
The hockey-masked killer Jason goes cosmic in the tenth installment of the Friday the 13th series, Jason X. New Line has done an excellent job at making sure this 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer looks sharp, detailed, and very well produced. With solid black levels and bright colors throughout, this transfer should please any self-respecting horror film buff. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS Surround, and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, all in English. Both the Dolby 5.1 and DTS mix are in full bombastic order with multiple uses of directional effects throughout the movie. With nary an ounce of hiss or distortion in the mix, both of these soundtracks are very loud and enveloping. Also included on this disc are English subtitles. Jason X is featured as one of New Line's "Platinum Series" DVDs, and as such sports a vast array of extra features. Starting out the disc is a commentary track with director James Isaac, writer Todd Farmer, and producer Noel Cunningham. This is a grandly entertaining commentary with all kinds of stories about the film's production and lots of tidbits about the character of Jason (played by the imposing Kane Hodder). "The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees" is a half-hour featurette that takes a probing yet humorous eye to the legendary Friday the 13th series. Featuring interviews by film critic Drew McWeeny, film historian David del Valle, B-movie host Joe Bob Briggs and others, this is an exceptionally entertaining piece on the history of the franchise. "By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Jason X" is a nice promotional piece on the making of the film with interviews by the principle cast and crew members. Much of the information from this featurette is covered in the commentary, though this is still a worthwhile treat for fans. Finally there is a theatrical trailer for the film, along with a fun "Jump to a Death" menu.

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    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 9)

    Special Features

    • Widescreen version of the film
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • DTS Surround Sound
    • Stereo Surround Sound
    • English subtitles and closed captions
    • Filmmaker commentary with director Jim Issac, writer Todd Farmer and producer Noel Cunningham
    • Original documentary: The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees - documentary on the history of Jason
    • Original documentary: By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Jason X - making of/production documentary
    • Jump to a death Theatrical trailer
    • DVD-ROM content: script-to-screen, link to original website, hot spot
    • Closed Captioned


    Jason X
    Popular bogeymen Jason Voorhees terrorizes a group of nubile astronauts five centuries into the future in this sci-fi update of the Friday the 13th franchise. Early in the 21st century, Jason (actor/stunt man Kane Hoddar, filling the role for a fourth time) is experimented upon by army technocrats who hope to turn his supernatural invulnerability into a military application. Most of them meet a swift and bloody end -- except Rowan (Lexa Doig), a beautiful functionary, who traps the killer in a cryogenic stasis chamber. Unfortunately, she takes a machete blow in the process, gets frozen herself, and wakes up on a spaceship in the year 2455. The earth has long since been rendered uninhabitable, but the survivors include a group of archaeological students headed by Professor Lowe (Jonathan Potts), who hopes to make a quick buck by selling the corpse of the historical serial killer. The kids re-animate Rowan with the help of nanotechnology. Little do they know that a mere thaw job is enough to resuscitate Jason and reawaken his bloodthirst. Soon, the comely students and their space-marine protectors are being dispatched one by one. Help arrives in the form of a holographic chamber and an android named Kay-Em 14 (Lisa Ryder). Soon, though, Jason himself gets an upgrade -- just as the spaceship is getting ready to self-destruct. The tenth installment in the long-running horror series, Jason X was the first new entry to appear in almost a decade. In fact, the previous film, 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, was one of two installments whose titles erroneously contained the word "final." ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kane Hodder
      Kane Hodder - Jason
    • Lexa Doig
      Lexa Doig - Rowan
    • Lisa Ryder
      Lisa Ryder - KAY-EM 14
    • Chuck Campbell
      Chuck Campbell - Tsunaron
    • Jonathan Potts
      Jonathan Potts - Professor Lowe

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.2 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Even die hard fans will agree...Pure Trash!


      Simple and straight to the point, this movie was by far the worst in the franchise. This movie should not even be taged as horror, the only horrifying part of this movie is the plot. Jason in space, what a complete utter mistake! The only part of this movie I enjoyed was the two minute flashback to Crystal Lake. Other than that this movie should be erased from the history of Friday the 13th!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      i loved this movie from beging to end

      • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

      one very awesome film its differnt jason is still kicking butt this movie rocks i loved this film from begining to end one very awesome film series i loved it its seriously one very cool film i love all the friday the 13th movie series this is one of my all time favorite movies along with the rest of the friday the 13th film series jason x rocks

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      dumb fun


      Jason X is no better than its Friday the 13th brethern, but its space setting makes it more fun than most of the others. Lexa Doig makes a sexy, appealing heroine, even if her acting leaves much to be desired. The documentaries about the film and the Friday series are also nice viewing for fans of the series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      just as good as the first friday the 13th


      one very seriously good awesome horror movie its orginial its speacil in its own way jason voorhees gets turned into part robot part human this movie set the bar for the latest remake of the film this movie rocked i totally loved it no joke either i also love the song in the trailr bodies by drowning pool

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Jason is at it AGAIN!!!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      If you are a fan of the Friday The 13th franchise then I highly recommend picking up this 10th installment. The kills are definitely one of a kind. Lexa Doig is greta in this film as for Kane Hodder he is stealing the screen. I do not recommend this movie if you are not a fan of scfi/fantasy films.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent film


      Much like 2007's "The Hills Have Eyes 2," I feel "Jason X" gets bashed more than it should. While neither film is great, they are both dumb fun. "Jason X" includes two great documentaries on its DVD, and the commentary isn't that bad either. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This series is fun to watch. I needed this one to complete my collection and it was a good price

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars



      Only buy this movie if you want a laugh or want too complete the set. Jason has no business in space!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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