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Paramount to release original "Friday the 13th" on February 3


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#1 of 12 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted November 03 2008 - 04:54 AM

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Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring 'Friday the 13th Unrated: Deluxe Edition' to Blu-ray on February 3rd, day-and-date with the DVD re-release. Technical specs have yet to be announced, but you can expect the usual Paramount treatment of 1080p video accompanied by a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.

Extras have also yet to be announced for the Blu-ray, but it should mirror the DVD release which includes:

* Commentary: Commentary by director Sean Cunningham (on the WB international version - trying to access)
* Fresh Cuts: New Tales from "Friday the 13th"
* Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
* Friday the 13th - Special Reunion
* Lost Tales from Camp Blood - Part 1
* Theatrical Trailer - Used on 2004 release
Blu-ray.com - Friday the 13th Announced for Blu-ray
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#2 of 12 TravisR

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Posted November 03 2008 - 05:02 AM

It's good to see that Paramount isn't wasting time on stuff like Sunset Boulevard or The African Queen and is releasing the real classics. Posted Image

All smart aleck-ness aside, I love F13 so I'm pretty excited to get this.

#3 of 12 Zack Gibbs

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Posted November 03 2008 - 05:06 AM

If there were an African Queen remake coming out next February I'm sure we would see that as well.
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Posted November 04 2008 - 09:35 AM

Go ahead and make snarky comments all you want, Travis! Posted Image

This is honestly the one (well, all eight Paramount films, really) announcement that I've been waiting for.

In terms of sheer playability there is not another group of films I watch more often. Let's hope Paramount does all 8, and does them right!!!
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#5 of 12 TravisR

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Posted November 04 2008 - 10:45 AM

Snarky comments aside, I love the Paramount Fridays (especially the first 4) so I'll be in line on release day for hopefully all three movies. Posted Image

#6 of 12 LarryH

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Posted November 04 2008 - 02:45 PM

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If there were an African Queen remake coming out next February I'm sure we would see that as well.

By George, you've got the key! All we need to do is get someone to do a remake - surely with the copycat mode in which Hollywood operates, this is a plausible project - I'm surprised it isn't already in development.

#7 of 12 Paul Arnette

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Posted November 05 2008 - 04:08 AM

Is this the first time the unrated cut of Friday the 13th has made an appearance on home video, or am I confusing this 'milestone' with another one of the numerous sequels?
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#8 of 12 TravisR

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Posted November 05 2008 - 04:24 AM

^ Jason Goes To Hell is uncut but it's a first for the Paramount R1 releases.

#9 of 12 Paul Arnette

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Posted November 05 2008 - 04:27 AM

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^ Jason Goes To Hell is uncut but it's a first for the Paramount R1 releases.

Thanks. Nice. I will pick this up then.
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The Jackal
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#10 of 12 MattFini

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Posted November 05 2008 - 05:32 AM

I remember getting the DVD of the first two F13 flicks back in the late 90s and being AMAZED by the level of detail that was opened up.

I expect to have that feeling again in a few months!
Universal, please release Streets of Fire on Blu-ray.

#11 of 12 Rolando

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Posted November 05 2008 - 06:46 AM

I remember just staring at the day scenes on the original DVD release... the green on the trees was just so nice. It was almost jarring.
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#12 of 12 MattFini

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Posted November 06 2008 - 04:58 AM

I really hope Paramount will also release Fridays 2 and 3 on Blu-Ray the same day. Since they're hitting DVD that day as well, I've got my fingers crossed that Paramount will give us Blus of those sequels as well.

And please, when it comes to releasing parts 5-8, use the ORIGINAL cover art and NOT those Photoshop Eyesores that plauged the later releases. Those were just disgusting.
Universal, please release Streets of Fire on Blu-ray.





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