Friday the 13th Part VIII Cover Art (I'm Sure Die-Hard Fans Won't Be Pleased)

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  1. Matthew H

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    DVDFILE posted the Friday the 13th Part VIII cover art today:
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    I know us F13th fans pleaded with Paramount for original poster art, but atleast there are hardcore fans out there who make custom covers.
     
  2. Steve_Knutzen

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    By original poster art are you referring to the controversial Jason cutting through the 'I Love New York' cuz that would be cool to see.
     
  3. Matthew H

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    Yeah, I remember that. I believe that's more of a teaser, though. The original poster art was Jason's mask looking over Manhattan's skyrises.

    BTW - Matt's DVDCoverart.com site now has original poster art covers for both F13th 7 & 8 (along with a I Love NY Teaser cover). Looks great.
     
  4. Beau

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    The custom art for 7 and 8 are really cool. I think there are custom arts for 5 and 6 also. Too bad they didn't use the original cover. I hate to think what TNB looks like, but then again, it's only a cover.
     
  5. StephenA

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    I actually like that cover. I still wish it had the original cover though. Friday the 13th part 8 is one of my 2 favorites of the series, though most fans hate it. My other favorite is part 6.
     
  6. Gruson

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    DAMN THEM!!!

    At least they got the covers right for parts 1-4.......
     
  7. TerryW

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    It's possible that the reason they're doing these new, different covers is so that when they eventually release unrated versions (separately or in a boxed set) they can use the original cover art to differentiate them.
     
  8. Brian Lawrence

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    Actually that one looks pretty cool. I hated the covers for 5 & 6 but this one IMO actually looks better than the original. My only gripe is that crappy font they once again used for the title. I prefer the classic friday the 13th fonts.


     
  9. Matt Pelham

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    Don't tease me like that TerryW!!! Well, add this to the list of my favorite movies that I will never buy until they are released unrated or severely price dropped.
     
  10. Larry P

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    I like this cover; it's neat to have something a little different and they didn't do a bad job here.

    But, the original poster (the one of Jason holding the knife over the Manhattan skyline, not the I Luv NY one) was really awesome and in this case I probally would have preferred that. And it would have tied in better to New Lines Jason X poster.
     
  11. MikeyW

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    Call me crazy, but I seem to remember a thread from a few months back, when us Friday fans complained to Mr. Blythe about the Parts 5&6 covers, and he said he would try to get the original art for 7&8........
    Not criticizing, just asking if this really happened? [​IMG]
     
  12. Beau

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    YEAH! I remember that too! Hopefully if there are any future SE/Uncut releases ALL 8 movies are in the original cover art.
     
  13. Chuck L

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    I am much less concerned about the artwork on the outside of the box. What concerns me is the content of the films.

    Months ago, it was stated that many people would be happy with upcoming Paramount announcements. Now, since they have been made, the continuing effort to censor these films doesn’t make me feel any better toward these releases.

    Many a letter and phone call have been sent to Paramount since 1988 in regards to the way the fans of the series have wanted the films…uncut. Why tinker with the art and take the time to do so and not take the time to alter these films back into their original directorial vision. You have the co-operation of part sevens director, so you cannot say that their would be proper assistance in restoring the film to it’s anti-MPAA format.

    From DVDFile:

    Let's start with a new batch from Paramount, all due on 9/3 and joining the already announced 80's horror faves Friday the 13th Part VII and Part VIII, April Fool's Day and My Bloody Valentine (see the May 20 update for more info.) Also hitting stores are Roman Polanski's classic The Tenant, Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now and No Way to Treat a Lady. All are presented in anamorphic widescreen, with trailers and extras, and The Tenant also includes a new retrospective featurette. Retail is $24.95 a pop.

    The sentence is question is the second from the last. It says that all will contain anamorphic transfers and trailers….AND EXTRAS. Does this truly apply to all the films mentioned as the press release says, or certain ones. And if so…I must ask again, why?

    The films of today, whether they fit into the horror genre, drama or war picture, contain a lot more violence than a movie that was shot in 1988. Why continue to present them the way that the core audience is not interested in?

    Many have sited that Paramount has not been happy with the sales number involved with the Friday series in relations to the DVD releases. May you should not be targeting the releases toward the Christian Groups and the Soccer mom’s and their suggestions and take heed to what the fans of the series and the horror community have been asking for?

    The same thing applies to My Bloody Valentine. If the film that you are going to be issuing is the same old cut version that has been available for years on VHS, then you are again going to be let down in sales. In the area of sound, April Fool's Day is the only film out of the group of genre horror titles that gets a 5.1 mix as well...both Friday 7 and 8 were in stereo and it should not be that hard to get a 5.1 mix out of it since early films, again non genre, have them.

    I don’t see why the movies continue to be overlooked in regards to their content and what has been censored? If these films truly mattered to you, you would not allow this to happen. Even more so, if the fans of the horror series mattered to you, you would not allow this to happen. If these films were made my top directors like Lucas, Spielberg, or Cameron, again, you would not allow this to happen. Why allow it to happen because the directors happen to be John Carl Buechler, Rob Hedden or George Mihalka?

    If there are plans to do these films properly, why not let us know so that way people can get off your back about them. It seems it would be a marketing divisions dream to actually make a consumer happy instead of continuing to deny them their request.

    In closing, you take the time for an art charge, but not a change to the content of the film. Seems rather useless to me. Other studios are finding the courage to release their films unrated and are more than happy to making the money from it. Paramount should be doing the same, or at least making both versions of the film available. There is a lovely little feature called seamless branching…you would be able to make great use of it with these films. Should you do this, you would have sales. If you can’t find the courage, give the titles and all material concerning them to some one that cares about the horror audience.
     
  14. Adam Tyner

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    The cover could be worse.
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  15. Matt Pelham

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    I agree 100% Chuck. Paramount, you want to know why sales are poor for the Friday movies? It's because people like me aren't willing to shell out $29.99 for a bare bones chopped up R-rated cut of a movie we have rallied and petitioned for for years, even before DVD was around. IT's not like I can say "Oh well, guess I'll have to settle for my VHS/LD" because uncut versions of these movies don't exist on any home viewing format, not even workprint bootleg VHS!

    Paramount is sitting on a goldmine here. I absolutely guarantee that if uncut versions are released sales would not only experience a slight bump, but be massively better than they were for the current editions.
     
  16. Esten

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    Oh,dear.I hope this is a fake.
     
  17. Will K

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    OH MY SWEET CHRIST TELL ME THAT'S A FAKE. VOMIT!!!
     
  18. Chuck L

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    Please tell me that this isn't the real one...if so...ugly piece of shit.
     
  19. Brian Kidd

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    Have any of you thought that a pic of Jason over the NYC skyline or slashing an I LOVE NY sign might possibly be considered in bad taste in today's climate? Myself, I could care less about such things. I'm just trying to put myself in the shoes of the studios. It's going to be a loooonnnnggg time before it's okay to poke fun at NYC. The last thing Paramount wants to do is upset sensitive people and hurt their reps over a FRIDAY THE 13th film.
     
  20. Chuck L

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    Brian...the NY skyline has nothing to do with Part 7's art. I understand your point, but just how much more can Paramount do to this series. It is even being reported that there are no trailers for either part 7 or 8...

    It would be nice if all this screwing around with the series was for Special Editions to come, but I honestly can't see Paramount doing that in reality...they are showing clearly that they don't care about their horror fans.
     

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