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Old 27-01-2009, 10:35   #41
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Old 27-01-2009, 17:30   #42
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LOL it must wind up serious cineastes something chronic that there are at least 2 in-depth books about the making of this series, one of them a giant deluxe hardback *... and now a 2-disc DVD box set on the subject. And they're being brought out in special edition Blu-Rays too.

(* which is great to read on the loo)
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Old 30-01-2009, 12:27   #43
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Watched the BD last night and was pleasently impressed. Both image and (in particular) sound are very decent. The score really does sound impressive.
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LOL it must wind up serious cineastes something chronic that there are at least 2 in-depth books about the making of this series, one of them a giant deluxe hardback *... and now a 2-disc DVD box set on the subject. And they're being brought out in special edition Blu-Rays too.

(* which is great to read on the loo)
I would have thought that 'serious cineastes' would know and understand the importance of Friday the 13th and except it's place in the pantheon of movies of it's genre.

Obviously it's no Citizen Kane, or Goodfellas but it's pretty seminal when it comes to the genre of horror / teen slasher pics and just as worthy of retrospectives and critique IMO.
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Watched the BD last night and was pleasently impressed. Both image and (in particular) sound are very decent. The score really does sound impressive.
Warning.

The Blu_Ray that is out is badly cropped.

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:20   #46
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I don't think there's anything seminal about Friday the 13th. Bava did it all before in Bay of Blood, and then (in the US) Carpenter did it without the gore and many times the style. All Cunningham did was consciously monetise Bava's formula. There's nothing particularly original or particularly memorable in F13. It's fun, sure, but in no way a classic, other than to diehards.
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I don't think there's anything seminal about Friday the 13th. Bava did it all before in Bay of Blood, and then (in the US) Carpenter did it without the gore and many times the style. All Cunningham did was consciously monetise Bava's formula. There's nothing particularly original or particularly memorable in F13. It's fun, sure, but in no way a classic, other than to diehards.
When first released in the UK F13 was really a B movie that over time generated a fanbase and video took it from there as most of the others after a period went that way.
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Warning.

The Blu_Ray that is out is badly cropped.
I think I can live with that. It's only a crappy old slasher flick
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Any idea when parts 2 & 3 are released on BD in the USA
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LOL it must wind up serious cineastes something chronic that there are at least 2 in-depth books about the making of this series, one of them a giant deluxe hardback *... and now a 2-disc DVD box set on the subject. And they're being brought out in special edition Blu-Rays too.

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I doubt "serious cineastes" care one way or another. It's not like the fact that there are books on the Friday the 13th films will stop anybody from publishing books on Bresson or Antonioni.
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Any idea when parts 2 & 3 are released on BD in the USA
isn't it next month? Or is that just here?
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isn't it next month? Or is that just here?
Thought it was UK only..
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Ah right sorry. Are they still paramount? If so likely to be region free anyway.
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I'm inclined to agree with Anephric. After having a marathon of all the films I was suprised to see that I didn't really enjoy the original one all that much at all. It certainly pales compared to some of the sequels (Even Part 3 is more enjoyable!)
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Part 3's actually considered (along with 4) to be the best of the series - after all, it has more likeable characters you can sympathise with rather than just teen machete fodder, plus Jason gets his hockey mask.
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Absolutely agree. They tended to get better upto the point Jason became supernatural. I found 'Takes Manhatten' to be the beginning of the downward spiral though.

Part 4 is my personal favourite, and I know I've posted it before shush, in no small part because of Crispin 'spazzy dancer' Glover


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Thats part 4 man

Note the text onscreen

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In before the edit - swish

4 and 6 are my faves.

My fave part in 4 is the girl in the inflatable dinghy being speared from beneath but somehow the dinghy doesnt get deflated. The magic of Jason
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I'm more surprised you didn't call me out on my spelling of Manhattan (sp?)

Is it 3 where that biker gang end up getting offed? Always loved the cheesyness of that film, as nearly every murder involves one of the gang wandering alone into the barn to be picked off

Also like the double-barrelled ending to that one.
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