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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."


Review by
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Review Date: 17 August 2009 My 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.




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