Paramount Delivers Killer ‘Friday the 13th’ Boxed Set2 Sep, 2011 By: Ashley Ratcliff
Relive machete-wielding madman Jason Voorhees’ most terrifying killing sprees with Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Collection, slashing out on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment Oct. 4. The eight-DVD boxed set is listed at $39.99.
Included are Friday the 13th: Uncut Deluxe Edition, Friday the 13th: Part 2, Friday the 13th: Part 3-3D (complete with two pairs of 3D glasses), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.
The Ultimate Collection — limited to 50,000 copies worldwide — comes with a replica Jason hockey mask and a collector’s booklet. The set contains hours of bonus material, such as “slashed” scenes, cast and crew commentaries, theatrical trailers, multipart “Lost Tales From Camp Blood” and “The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited” featurettes, and more.
Friday the 13th (1980), the first film in the series, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, starred Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor and a young Kevin Bacon. The franchise centers on Jason, who drowned at Camp Crystal Lake and returns in each film to get revenge.