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Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2009

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"Friday the 13th - Uncut" (Blu-ray)

movie-february-2009-friday-the-13th.jpgSynopsis

A counselor (Palmer) and group of students go to Camp Crystal Lake Lodge for some vacation time, but unfortunately, it turns out to be more than they bargained for.

One by one, the students are murdered in various and quite gruesome ways.

Jason Voorhees has begun his rampage that inspired 11 sequels.

 

Specifications

  • Paramount
  • 1980, Color, Unrated, 1 Hr 35 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Starring Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon, Laurie Bartram, Peter Brouwer, Ronn Carroll, Harry Crosby
  • Directed by Sean Cunningham
    Rating
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  • Extras:
  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

This was a low budget movie with unknown actors (an early Kevin Bacon) that turned out to be a big hit. The scene with the arrow through the throat is one that I have vivid memories about.

Technical

The image is OK for such an old movie, but it seems to have a bit of noticeable edge enhancement. The sound is basically jazzed up mono.

Extras

These include Director's Commentary, New Tales from Friday the 13th, The Man Behind the Legacy, Friday the 13th Reunion, Lost Tales from Camp Blood, Friday the 13th Chronicles, Secrets Galore Behind the Gore, and the trailer.