REVIEW: FRIDAY THE 13TH
Friday the 13th arrives on DVD
on June 16th from Warner Home Video in the extended Killer
Cut with even more suspense, wild times, and more of the
infamous killer Jason Voorhees. From the producers of The
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, comes a chilling reimagining of the
classic horror film.
On June 16th, Friday
the 13th will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital
Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game
consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on
iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand. The Killer Cut will be
available exclusively for purchase on iTunes, PlayStation 3
game consoles and Amazon.
back to Crystal Lake in a chilling re-imagining of the
classic horror film "Friday the 13th."
Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller (Jared
Padalecki) heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal
Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old
cabins behind moss-covered trees. And that's not the only
thing lying in wait under the brush. Against the advice of
police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few
leads he has in the search for his missing sister, Whitney
(Amanda Righetti), with the help of Jenna (Danielle
Panabaker), a young woman he meets among a group of college
kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are all about
to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they
know, they've entered the domain of one of the most
terrifying specters in American film history--the infamous
killer who haunts Crystal Lake, armed with a razor-sharp
FILM REVIEW: When
you look back at films that have become a cult of a
generation, specially in the early 80's . "Friday the 13th"
has to be one of the first ones that pops into mind. Hated
by critics and well received by audience, "Friday the 13th"
it is one of those films that without a doubt has to be
consider a horror classic. Now almost 30 years since
movie-goers were first introduced to Jason Voorhees,
Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema have decided to give
a re-image to the film. The end result is a film that has
the main ingredients that made the original film famous,
however the lack of an intelligent story will be a hard sell
to today's target audiences.
Damian Shannon and Mark
Swift's screenplay don't waist any time introducing Jason
Voorhees to the audiences, as we see the slasher take care
of at least 6 people in the first 15 minutes of the film. I
must admit that it was exciting to see that the movie was
not actually a remake of the film, It made feel different in
a way, It is in those first 15 minutes that we learn
everything that there is to know about Jason's life, setting
the table for a simple and predictable story.
In terms of direction it
seems like Marcus Nispel learn from the mistakes made in the
remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and was able
to keep the essence of what have made a Friday the 13th film
enjoyable. In other words, the right combination between
comedy and horror scenes.
Cast performances were good,
"Supernatural's" co star Jared Padalecki did a decent job as
the main character of the film, after Jason of course. The
same can be said about the rest of the cast. However, aside
from Jason the one who stand out was Aaron Yoo, who
continues to provide strong comedy performance, making him
without a doubt a rising Hollywood star in the genre.
Overall the film is a nice
attempt to revive a franchise, however times have change and
movie-goers now days demand intelligent stories that at
least make you speculated about the outcome of the film. And
unfortunately it is something that Friday the 13th can't
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
5.1 (Dolby Digital).
Subtitles - English Spanish Francais- Optional
Rebirth of Jason
Vorhees – An in-depth look at the reintroduction of
a Horror Legend. Hear from cast and crew as they detail the
development of this new Jason, from the early "sack head"
Jason, through the development of the new "hockey mask"
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