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Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)
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For more than thirty years, FRIDAY THE 13TH has proven to be as unstoppable at the box office as its hockey-masked villain JASON VOORHEES, having spawned twelve feature films (and counting!), a syndicated television series and an extensive line of books, merchandise and collectibles. For its creators, FRIDAY THE 13TH has been anything but "bad luck," generating nearly $600 million in domestic box office receipts and turning an unstoppable, machete-wielding madman into a true pop-culture icon. Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise -- from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 "reboot." Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is the ultimate tribute to one of horror's most iconic and enduring franchises.
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If you are a Diehard fan of Friday the 13th than you must get this Blu-Ray!
[Book] The CLM book is one of the best resources ever created for a horror fan. It is divided into 12 chapters (the 12th chapter includes a collection of quotes from people in the entire film franchise) but it does not discuss the reboot. However, the documentary is 13 chapters and includes discussion on the reboot. Essentially, the film follows the format of the book fairly closely. It is more positive and less critical. Not all of the people in the book get an interview in the documentary. Many stories about wild parties, religious objections, and accidents during filming are not included.
[Never Sleep Again] It is almost but not quite as good as Never Sleep Again. Perhaps because ANOES (still) doesn't have a great book that documentary blew me away. CLM is much longer but fans will know many of the stories already. Since there are many more interview subjects it seems few people really get the time to tell their story. Never Sleep Again seemed more complete and almost everyone was immediately recognizable. A New Beginning, Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason and the reboot get bashed (though many fans won't mind). The attitude towards Freddy vs. Jason is less complimentary than Never Sleep Again (many fans see it more as a Freddy movie but some don't like it at all). Some of the biggest stars aren't interviewed but Never Sleep Again also missed their biggest stars (Depp, Arquette, Wasson, Fishburne, Gregg and others) so it is understandable that they are simply too expensive to be included.
[His Name Was Jason] You can toss HNWJ because it has been squeezed like an orange. All the good stuff is in CLM. CLM takes the franchise more seriously and is much more complete. Everything from the old documentary except the fan cameos, Seth Green and some jokes have been spliced into CLM.
The leads from the films which had a great impact on the franchise are interviewed: Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, Dana Kimmell, Corey Feldman, Kimberly Beck, John Shepherd, Thom Matthews, John D. LeMay, Lar Park Lincoln, Jensen Daggett, Erin Gray, Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, and Derek Mears.
Deleted scenes, chopped scenes, outtakes, merchandise, posters, a music video and other alternate shots are shown throughout the documentary.
Plenty of interesting new material for The Final Chapter, A New Beginning, Jason Lives, Freddy vs. Jason and the reboot.
Jason Lives has the most interviews (and Alice Cooper music video clips!) with only Tony Goldwyn, Ron Palillo, Kerry Noonan, Joseph T. Garrity, and Jon Kranhouse absent.
All the Jasons and Tommys are interviewed. Almost all of the directors, writers, final girls and leading men are interviewed.
The new interview with Frank Mancuso Jr. is candid and interesting. One of the better and more lengthy interviews.
The new interview with Corey Feldman finally shows the fans one of its most passionate supporters on film. The biggest star interviewed in CLM.
The new interview with Ken Kirzinger is cool. He talks about how the director had a completely different idea for Jason.
The new interview with Melanie Kinnaman takes a turn. It's possibly the least flattering segment but she did take some abuse.
The new interview with Jennifer Cooke shows a game actress.
The new interview with Mark Swift & Damian Shannon sheds more light on Freddy vs. Jason and the reboot.
The new interview with Derek Mears shows a passionate fan behind the mask.
Some eye-opening new interviews with Dana Kimmell, Thom Matthews, Sean Cunningham, Harry Manfredini, Tom & Nancy McLoughlin, Camilla & Carey More, Sharlene Martin, Julie Michaels, Rebecca Sharkey, Lee Coleman (the former lead of Jason Takes Manhattan), Steve Monarque (F13 TV Series Season 3), Monica Keena and others.
Missing from Doc & Book: Bruce Mahler, Tony Goldwyn, Terry Kiser, Scott Reeves and others.
Missing from Doc: Steve Miner | Kevin Bacon, Cliff Cudney, Crispin Glover, Peter Barton, Tiffany Helm, Kerry Noonan, Jeff Bennett, Kari Keegan, Jonathan Potts and others.
Not everyone from the franchise is interviewed (at least 25 cast and many more crew) and may never be interviewed. Most are shown in archival footage.
Borrowed and extended interviews from His Name Was Jason, Never Sleep Again and previous F13 bonus content has been spliced into CLM.
Director Steve Miner's absence is really felt because there aren't many new stories for the first three films which are fan favorites.
JGTH is perhaps the most disappointing segment with few interviews. Adam Marcus is clueless and John D. LeMay looks bored.
Future: Since there are still reams of footage that has never been released for Part 7, 8 and 9 that could make a future documentary. Just about all the major stories for the first six films have been told but there are still plenty of Jason's victims and F13 crew to interview. Paying for an interview with Steve Miner and big celebrities like Kevin Bacon would be great but perhaps a pipe dream. There is also plenty to talk about script-wise especially in regards to the Freddy vs. Jason development hell. It would be great to get a quote or interview out of Kiser and Reeves because they both played lead roles (New Blood & Jason Takes Manhattan).
* A bonus DVD with extended interview material from cast and crew was available on launch directly from the distributor. That DVD is no longer available. It contained some cut interview footage that didn't make it into this documentary but it's fairly rough (and unfinished) material.