Blu-Ray + Digital | Paramount | 1980 | 95 min | Rated Unrated | June 16 , 2020
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Kevin Bacon
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
| Film Synopsis |
FRIDAY THE 13TH follows a group of young counselors preparing for the reopening of Camp Crystal Lake, where a boy drowned years earlier. One by one, the counselors are stalked by a mysterious and violent killer. The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, and Kevin Bacon.
| Video |
FRIDAY THE 13TH certainly looks better than any previous home video release I have seen before. This is a fantastic print that maintains the 80's style. It feel fresh again. The images are sharper and crisper with colors being warm and natural.
| Audio |
Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track and solid Dolby Digital Mono audio tracks are included here. Clear dialog and some surround effects. The iconic score comes through all the speakers and gives you the chills.
| Special Features |
Audio Commentary - featuring Sean Cunningham, Bil Freida, Harry Manfredini, Adrienne King, and Betsy Palmer with the always awesome Peter M. Bracke hosting.
Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th
The Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
Secretes Galore Behind the Gore
Crystal Lake Chronicles
Lost Tales from Camp Blood - Part One
| Overall Reaction |
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original “Friday The 13th,” Paramount Home Entertainment has released a new Blu-ray steelbook edition of the uncut version of the film. This is the best version out there and maybe one day a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray will come. This film will always hold a place in my heart as it introduced me to the horror genre.
Summary (out of 5)
Film: 4.0 Video: 4.0 Audio: 3.0 Extras: 2.5 Overall: 3.5