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Friday the 13th Uncut [Blu-ray] (1980)

Betsy Palmer , Adrienne King , Sean S. Cunningham  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (948 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, Kevin Bacon
  • Directors: Sean S. Cunningham
  • Writers: Sean S. Cunningham, Ron Kurz, Victor Miller
  • Producers: Sean S. Cunningham, Alvin Geiler, Steve Miner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (948 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001K9OXDK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,933 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Friday the 13th Uncut [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon. Camp Crystal Lake, said to have a death curse" as the result of young Jason's drowning, becomes the site of horrific murders as camp counselors are killed off one by one. 1980/color/96 min/R.

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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A genre classic September 21, 2006
Format:DVD
I was working in a cinema in 1980 when this film was first released, No one expected it to take a light and it opened in one of the complex's smallest screens. Big mistake. From day one queues formed for this film and many wannabe punters were somewhat peeved for being turned away. Those who got in though experienced a genuinely scary horror film and it remains one of the best audience participation films that I have ever seen. Throughout the film, the suspense runs along and builds up to a crescendo prior to each slaying or to a false moment of fear.

The ending, however is something else. Sure it ain't exactly original but boy is it effective. I have never seen an audience scream so loudly and in total unison, and have some people visibly shaken and in tears sometimes afterwards.... Night after night, the result was the same and Friday The 13th became one of the 'sleepers' of 1980. Watch out too for a young Kevin Bacon as one of the teens in peril.

The passage of time has seen it take its place in the pantheon of really scary horror films and deservedly so. If you have not yet seen this film, then give it a go. Enjoy and be prepared to be scared.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Camp Blood - the original October 5, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What can I really say that hasn't already been said about this first venture into the life of Jason Voorhees? Before the Blair Witch was haunting the woods, before the werewolves of Dog Soldiers were stomping around in the dark, before countless other copy-cat wannabes, there was the menacing killer of Friday the 13th.

To be sure, John Carpenter hit the nail on the head a few years prior with the classic Halloween, but Friday the 13th also opened audience's eyes to a new breed of horror movie - the gory serial killing scream-fest.

For those in the know, Jason doesn't make an appearance until Part 2, but his legacy is revealed in fine family fashion here. The simple plot entails a small boy who drowns at a summer camp while the counselors are busy getting busy. Needless to say, his mom is rather pissed and unforgiving, and Jason just might not be dead...

The killings, for early 80's, are quite inventive - an ax through the head, an arrow through the neck, and lots of fun at the archery range are just a few of the treats in store. Effects were good because the master Tom Savini was just getting his shoes muddy and honing his skills. Love it.

Kevin Bacon, for those of you who were born under a rock, makes his screen debut here, rivaling Johnny Depp's nasty demise in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

The ending is one of those great surprises in film. If you didn't gasp or scream the first time you saw it, you're lying.

No horror fan should miss this. The sequels however, particularly after the 3rd one, can be thrown in the trash and burned. Ugh.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
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There is so much more to this movie that anyone gives it credit for. When you mention Friday the 13th, many people either dismiss it for being "just a slasher flick" or a "Halloween rip-off." Most people do not see the artistic value in Friday the 13th because they simply do not expect it to be in this kind of movie or do not want to acknowledge it, as a result of already having their closed (typical critic know it all) minds made up.

First off, Friday the 13th is not a Halloween rip-off. When Carpenter's equally classic Halloween generated top box office revenue in 1978 and 1979, many eyebrows raised within the film industry. Among those were the brows of a few people in particular. Sean (director) Cunningham, Victor (credited writer) Miller, Ron (unaccredited writer) Kurz, Steve (producer) Miner, and Georgetown (independent film production company) Productions all wanted in on the profit made by the Halloween. The only sensible thing they could think of doing was to produce a similar product, which became Friday the 13th.

Sean wanted to make the same kind of money that John made, but he knew he would have to make his film a little different. Instead of just having a walking masked madman on the loose, he and Victor came up with a story that is quite brilliant. Sure, certain scenes in Friday the 13th may have been taken from Halloween, but you can say the same thing about Halloween taking some scenes from Psycho. Friday the 13th, whether it was on purpose or not, utilized a couple of really good themes in their story telling, beyond the typical moral theme that everyone associates with these movies like sex leads to death.

The first theme that Friday the 13th throws in your face is the idea of isolated mass hysteria.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gold Standard July 29, 2009
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I've already recorded my thoughts on the original Friday the 13th. I think it's among the top two or three greatest slasher films ever made. It has a kind of 'Blair Witch Project' feel about it, as you never see who or what you are dealing with until very close to the end. This creates an aura of dread, as well as a nearly tangible feeling that these characters are pretty much doomed.

I don't waste too much time mincing words about such matters-to me, this is a great movie. Not just a great slasher film, but a great film, by ANY standards. And it continues to grow on me. By now, I've seen it around 100 times, but I continue to like it better over time.

One word of caution, though. They refer to it as 'uncut',as if this is a big deal. I expected there to be major differences, such as reinserted deleted scenes or something of that nature. There isn't. So don't expect to get anything radically different than what you've had in the past. In fact, the major difference-the death scene of Kevin Bacon-looked better BEFORE. Some things get cut for a reason.

But the picture and sound quality are outstanding. The other special features are okay. But if you are satisfied with the version you have at present, there is no overwhelming reason to replace your old dvd with this one.

A lot has been said about this being a graphically violent film. That may be the case, up to a point. But I believe that it's often what you DON'T see that most powerfully affects your imagination. And that's where this movie really sets itself apart. The killer is hardly ever shown, up until the final twenty minutes,but their presense hovers ominously and continually over the entire movie.

For example, you could consider the scene where the girl is brushing her teeth at the sink.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great collection
Published 8 days ago by R. Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer cut
Saw this movie on opening day, the theater was packed. The movie was actually very good, especially compared to some of the others in the series. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Fishingman
1.0 out of 5 stars A Review NOT for the films but for this UNHOLY MESS!
Amazon, you need get control of this damnable mess of reviews! Every review for Friday the 13th ever put to any format is under the same title and it's a mish mash of the 1980... Read more
Published 12 days ago by SharkyTreats
5.0 out of 5 stars IT'S THE REMAKE!!!!
What in the blue hell is wrong with all these reviewers talking about the 80's Friday The 13th? Is anyone aware this is the remake? Por el amor de...... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Aristopheles
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new
This movie is best described as a remake of other Friday the 13th movies with better graphics and little story change.
Published 15 days ago by Jonathan Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars Jason is fun
Come on it's Friday the 13th and Jason is killing teenagers what else could you ask for? Yes there is the ever present showing of boobs to make it complete!
Published 17 days ago by Russ Elliott
4.0 out of 5 stars Good old scary movie, must see
Gory scares, great ending, and gets you started with the Jason series. Its a little corney but kevin bacon is there and you get a little spooked.
Published 23 days ago by Lisey Watkins
4.0 out of 5 stars First time seeing this
I expected this to be a run of the mill slasher film. But it was better than that.....I actually jumped several times! Pretty good. And inadvertently funny at many times.
Published 24 days ago by tojo
4.0 out of 5 stars Scream Queen Danielle
I am a fan of Danielle Panabaker. Main reason I watched this movie. Also I want to see it when it was at the theater but never made it there.
Published 26 days ago by Robert Shearmire
2.0 out of 5 stars Worst Film of the Series
I've seen every Friday the 13th, most of them multiple times, and this is simply the worst. It adds nothing new and does what has already been done worse than it was done before. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Dom
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Feb 8, 2009 by R. Illingworth |  See all 3 posts
What the hell is this?
If I am not mistaken I believe this release is just the regular version dvd with the special lenticular slipcover. Being a Friday The 13th fan since my teen years I will get it!
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Xtra Footage??
Hey! I have the vhs of F13, and it has all those gory scenes. So...unless you like 3-d movies and special features, then I would say forget about it. Gore is good in moderation.
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