The Horror Asylum


Kickstarter & Indiegogo Campaigns


Subscribe to Deadly Here


Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,509 horror articles & features | 6,910 horror movies | 1,464 horror reviews | 1,072 giveaways hosted | 216 interesting interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies Dark Lounge

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The Monster Mash: A Quick Guide to Modern Creature Features Don't Forget to Pick up this Month's Horror Block! Exorcism Movies: The Obsession with Possession Horror Block Film Festival Submissions Now Open - Win $10,000!
The Horror Channel to Screen their New 'Mad Science' Season 'Poltergeist' Reboot is Going to be Less Horror and More of a Kids Adventure!? Is '28 Months Later' Finally Happening? Alex Garland Discusses Future 'The Hobbit's Richard Armitage Cast as the Tooth Fairy Killer in 'Hannibal'

Honeymoon DVD Giveaway
Honeymoon DVD Giveaway
Grace The Possession DVD Giveaway
Grace The Possession DVD Giveaway
Stage Fright DVD Giveaway
Stage Fright DVD Giveaway
A Walk Among the Tombstones DVD & Shirt Giveaway
A Walk Among the Tombstones DVD & Shirt Giveaway
Where The Devil Hides DVD Giveaway
Where The Devil Hides DVD Giveaway
Nurse 3D Blu-ray Giveaway
Nurse 3D Blu-ray Giveaway


Friday the 13th
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Friday the 13th (2009)

Synopsis:

"After making a bloody splash with his redo of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, director Marcus Nispel tackles another beloved horror franchise with Friday The 13th. Supernatural's Jared Padalecki, Disturbia's Aaron Yoo, and Cloverfield's Odette Yustman star in this remake that finds camp counsellors being picked off one by one. Freddy vs. Jason screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift provide the script, while Michael Bay serves as one of the film's producers."


Reviewer: Phil Davies Brown @horrorasylum
Location:Scotland, UK
Reviewed: 17 August 2009 Rating: out of 5

 
 

Disc Details
Disc Type: DVD, R2 - Extended Cut
Release: 10 August 2009
Country: United Kingdom
No. of Discs: 1
Certificate: 18

Special Features
- The Rebirth of Jason Voorhees
- Hacking Back / Slashing Forward
- Deleted Scenes
- 7 Best Kills

This ĎExtended Cutí of the most recent Friday film is rather more satisfying than the alternate theatrical version, which makes me wonder why they didnít just release this in theatres in the first place.

Iím as big a Jason fan as the next guy, but I was sorely disappointed when Friday the 13th hit cinemas earlier this year. The film, if Iím really honest was full of vapid, annoying caricatures that were either there to get naked or try and make us laugh. Quite frankly, it was insulting. Weíre talking one star stuff here.

Whilst this version doesnít differ too much, it adds a little bit more meat to the bones and gives more screen time to the best characters (Clay, Jenna and Whitney).

Another aspect which was much improved upon here was a couple of the death scenes. Whilst Chelsea had (and still holds the record for) the best death in the theatrical version, Trent gets his comeuppance and then some here.

Whilst I thought the film looked great in terms of its colour palette and lighting on the big screen, Daniel C. Pearl (who is fast in danger of becoming the worst cinematographer ever after AvP) obviously didnít think about small screen viewing, as some moments were far too dark to make out (e.g. the chase through the tunnels and onto the bus).

OVERALL SUMMARY
The film fares much better on DVD than I had expected, but itís never going to be better than the Dunes remake of TCM no matter how many changes they make.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




VOTE ON THIS

Rated 2.9/5 stars (302 votes cast) Thanks for your vote!

 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Ex_Machina Movie Review

Ex_Machina

It Follows Movie Review

It Follows

Leprechaun: Origins Movie Review

Leprechaun: Origins

The Island of Dr. Moreau Movie Review

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Pyramid Movie Review

The Pyramid

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Movie Review

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Kiss of the Damned Movie Review

Kiss of the Damned

Bloodshot Movie Review

Bloodshot

Vinyan Movie Review

Vinyan

What We Do in the Shadows Movie Review

What We Do in the Shadows

Apocalyptic Movie Review

Apocalyptic

Long Weekend Movie Review

Long Weekend

Here Comes the Devil Movie Review

Here Comes the Devil

As Above, So Below Movie Review

As Above, So Below

Afterparty Movie Review

Afterparty

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

Honeymoon DVD Giveaway A Walk Among the Tombstones DVD & Shirt Giveaway
Where The Devil Hides DVD Giveaway Grace The Possession DVD Giveaway
Stage Fright DVD Giveaway Nurse 3D Blu-ray Giveaway
Life After Beth Blu-ray Giveaway Ejecta DVD Giveaway
Jessabelle DVD Giveaway The Haunting of Black Wood DVD Giveaway

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Peter Stormare
Peter Stormare













Vampires.com Werewolves.com




Funny Shirts