Thursday, June 13, 2013

FRIDAY THE 13th - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION 10-Disc Set Arrives on Blu-ray 9/13

10-Disc Collection 

On September 13, 2013 all 12 of the FRIDAY THE 13th films will appear on 1080p Blu-ray in one comprehensive boxset for the first time ever, this included the 2009 remake. While no special features have been announced as of yet but there is a Killer Bonus DVD Disc,  a 40 page excerpt from Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th book plus a nifty Camp Crystal Lake embroidered Counselor Patch.

I am assuming that we will get the same uncut version of Friday the 13th (1980) we saw in Friday the 13th - The Ultimate Collection. It would be great to know if there will be other uncut editions, the MPAA was notoriously hard on the scenes of gore in the sequels. As someone who owns the From Crystal Lake to Manhattan and The Ultimate Collection, Limited Edition boxsets plus numerous single-disc DVD editions and the the Friday the 13th 1-3 Deluxe Edition Blu-rays it's gonna take something really special for me to shell out more money for another set, Blu-ray or not. 

Press Release:

The 10-disc collection ($129.95 SRP) includes the twelve films on nine Blu-ray discs, as well as a killer DVD bonus disc full of special features on the making of the famous franchise. The must-own set will be presented in a collectible tin case with 11 hours of previously released special features and a 40-page soft cover book. The book is excerpted from Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th, a fan-favorite volume that's viewed as the ultimate memoir of the series, and highlights some of the 200 interviews, 600 photos, storyboards, concept art and more. Also included is a brand new, official Camp Crystal Lake embroidered Counselor Patch.

Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection also includes digital versions of all 12 films with UltraViolet, allowing viewers to download and instantly stream the films to a wide range of devices from computers and compatible tablets to smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

One of the most frightening franchises in film history, Friday The 13th focuses primarily on the character of Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a young child at Camp Crystal Lake due to the inattentiveness of camp counselors. Many years later, the camp becomes the scene of a number of murders - all of which are either committed or motivated by the avenging Jason, who forever lurks at Crystal Lake with his finely-honed machete.

Films in The Collection include:
· Disc 1 - Friday the 13th (1980)
· Disc 2 - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
· Disc 3 - Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D (1982)
· Disc 4 - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) NEW TO BLU-RAY
· Disc 5 - Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) / Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) NEW TO BLU-RAY
· Disc 6 - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) / Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) NEW TO BLU- RAY
· Disc 7 - Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) / Jason X (2002) NEW TO BLU-RAY
· Disc 8 - Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
· Disc 9 - Friday the 13th (2009) (Theatrical Version and "Killer Cut" Extended Version)
· Disc 10 - Killer Bonus DVD Disc