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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

64 %

Video:

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

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

  • Cast Reunion

  • Secretes Galore Behind the Gore

  • Crystal Lake Chronicles

  • Lost Tales from Camp Blood - Part One

  • Trailer

| 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