September 13, 2013

Our Blu-ray picks of the week are a Friday the 13th Lover's Dream!

Today is Friday the 13th, and on this most special of Release Dates, we Horror fans are getting two of the coolest Blu-ray packages of the year.

We can guarantee that both of these sets will get plenty of play in our Blu-ray players come October.

Click either pic below to grab yourselves a copy.


With Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection, series fans get a Box Set that contains all 12 movies in the F13th Universe, in 1080p Blu-ray quality. We've been waiting for the bulk of these movies to arrive on BD for a long time now, and despite some glaring omissions, this set is a Horror lover's dream.

Here's what we get:
Disc 1: Friday the 13th
Disc 2: Friday the 13th Part 2
Disc 3: Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D
Disc 4: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter *
Disc 5: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning * / Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives *
Disc 6: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood * / Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan *
Disc 7: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday * / Jason X *
Disc 8: Freddy vs. Jason
Disc 9: Friday the 13th (2009, Theatrical Version and "Killer Cut" Extended Version)
Disc 10: Killer Bonus DVD Disc
+ A booklet and a Camp Crystal Lake patch.
+ Digital and Ultraviolet copies of all of the movies.

Not all about this set is perfect, however.
The extras disc is the exact same one from the DVD Box Set.
The 3-D on Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D is Anaglyph, not what we know as HD now.
Jason Goes to Hell is the R-Rated cut, as opposed to the Unrated cut.
A few other films are missing Unrated cuts as well.

If you're like us, we're in it for the films themselves. Extras are always nice, but we want this set because it's all of the F13th films on Blu-ray, so we can live without a few new documentaries or commentaries. The fact that not all of the films presented here are in Unrated form kinda pisses us off, but in most cases, that amounts to a few extra seconds of gore here and there, and added talking scenes, so we can deal with that too... mostly.

The bottom line is that if you're a Friday the 13th fan, and you need to own Jason in pure Blu-ray glory, this is the Box Set for you.

You can get this one from anywhere between $90-$99 right now, so if the price doesn't terrify you, you should grab this one for your collection.


With Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, we fans get a whopping 7-hour documentary that gives in depth coverage to every F13th flick ever made.

"The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack showcases the extensive feature, which runs approximately 420 minutes. When purchased through the website, buyers will also receive a bonus DVD with nearly 4 hours of extended interview material. The film will be officially released on September 13, 2013 via 1428 Films with a list price of $29.95.

Corey Feldman (star of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) narrates Crystal Lake Memories, which features interviews with approximately 150 cast and crew members from all twelve Friday the 13th films and the syndicated television series, many of whom have never before appeared in on-camera interviews. Interview subjects include Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Danielle Panabaker, Sean S. Cunningham, Derek Mears, Betsy Palmer, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Alice Cooper and many more."

As much as we loved His Name Was Jason, we have to imagine that this massive Documentary will be every bit as lovable, and far more immersive.

Click the pic above and get your copy for only $24.99, which is a steal for this amount of content.

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