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On Friday, September 13th, 2013, all 12 films in the Friday the 13th series will be hitting the shelves on Blu-ray for the first time! This includes the 2009 remake and Freddy vs. Jason.
The 10-disc set will have seven Blu-ray debuts, 11 hours of extra content, a 40-page book with behind-the-scenes photos, a Camp Crystal Lake Counselor Patch, and more all in collectable tin packaging. Yeah, this sounds pretty sweet.
From the press release:
On September 13th, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will provide plenty of blood-curdling thrills when Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection debuts on Blu-ray™. For the first time, all twelve Friday the 13th films will be packaged together, (with seven of them making Blu-ray debuts) as a result of a strategic distribution alliance between Paramount and Warner announced last fall, granting Warner exclusive video distribution rights to over 600 Paramount titles. The set also includes a Friday the 13th Killer Extras Bonus DVD.
This intense 'slasher' series is one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history, surpassing the domestic theatrical box-office grosses of such legendary series as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film that turned psycho killer Jason Voorhees and his infamous hockey mask into a pop culture icon has also bested the horror competition as the #1 home entertainment seller, with total sales of $119.7M to date.
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
Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection hits the shelves on September 13th, 2013, with an MSRP of $129.95. Not. Soon. Enough.
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