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Warner Bros. acquires the Friday the 13th films; will they get proper Blu-ray releases?

Oct. 22, 2012by: Eric Walkuski
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Last week, it was announced that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has gained the exclusive rights to physical Blu-ray and DVD distribution of more than 600 Paramount catalog titles. For horror fans, this brings to mind the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise, which Paramount has dutifully released a handful of times over the years but never with the "respect" most fans feel is deserving. (As Friday the 13th Franchise.com notes, Paramount has yet to release FRIDAY 5-8 on Blu-Ray.) So will Warner Bros. pick up the slack?

According to Daniel Farrands, the director who brought us NEVER SLEEP AGAIN and the upcoming CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES, Warner Bros. indeed has all eight of Paramount's FRIDAY THE 13th films as part of their new distribution deal. However, it's unclear what the studio has planned for them; Farrands contends that "they haven't yet decided whether they will release a full Blu-ray box set or simply release 'one offs' of each title."

Either way, it's good news for Jason's biggest fans; we might just be getting pristine versions of F13 1-8 in the near future. Sure, no one needs a Blu-ray of JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be issued, dammit!

Stay tuned as we dig for further info.


The FRIDAY THE 13th remake's Julianna Guill

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5:23PM on 10/24/2012

UNCUT!

I really wish we could get all the movies and uncut the way they were meant to be. I read about the immense amount of stuff that was cut from the films and it is mind blowing. It would make them such better slasher movies. I would buy it in a second if they released those on blu-ray.
I really wish we could get all the movies and uncut the way they were meant to be. I read about the immense amount of stuff that was cut from the films and it is mind blowing. It would make them such better slasher movies. I would buy it in a second if they released those on blu-ray.
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6:54PM on 10/22/2012

Picture quality is tops for me

I'll appreciate all the extras they can stuff on there, but the picture quality is most important. Also, hopefully part 3 will get a true 3D release.
I'll appreciate all the extras they can stuff on there, but the picture quality is most important. Also, hopefully part 3 will get a true 3D release.
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4:32PM on 10/22/2012

Ummm....

I was going to comment about how this was good news or something but I lost my train of thought when I scrolled down and saw Julianna Guill.
I was going to comment about how this was good news or something but I lost my train of thought when I scrolled down and saw Julianna Guill.
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2:38PM on 10/22/2012

Kewl

I wish for a total re-make/re-image of the movie franchise. Perhaps have the first movie about when Jason did drown, and how his mother eventually went over the edge, and what his life was like before he could a water nap. He probably had a fucked up uncle they could write into the story as well. Lots of potential here...
I wish for a total re-make/re-image of the movie franchise. Perhaps have the first movie about when Jason did drown, and how his mother eventually went over the edge, and what his life was like before he could a water nap. He probably had a fucked up uncle they could write into the story as well. Lots of potential here...
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2:27PM on 10/22/2012
I know it's probably never gonna happen, but someone please release an uncut version of New Blood. Sure the footage is pretty rough, there's just gotta be some way to clean it up, right? That movie got butchered by the MPAA!

But this news is pretty cool, I don't own any F13 Blu Rays so I could go for a new box set.
I know it's probably never gonna happen, but someone please release an uncut version of New Blood. Sure the footage is pretty rough, there's just gotta be some way to clean it up, right? That movie got butchered by the MPAA!

But this news is pretty cool, I don't own any F13 Blu Rays so I could go for a new box set.
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2:10PM on 10/22/2012

Nice

Bring it on!!!!
Bring it on!!!!
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