Friday the 13th: The Series - Season 1-3
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Currently Amazon's price tag on this item is $90.99 (a savings of $11.48 over buying the 3 seasons individually). It's really not a bad price for 72 episodes (17 disks). One thing you should know is this is NOT a fancy boxed set. There is no collector/storage box or extra DVD full of special features. All this is are the show's 3 individual complete season boxed DVDs, all taped together and sold as a "pack".
As for the show itself, it's practically timeless! Yes, the special effects are cheesy, the story lines are a bit corny... but the show was from 1987-1990. I was in Junior High during that time, and used to watch it with my grandmother, so for me there is a certain sentimental value in watching these episodes again. Oddly enough the show doesn't really seem "dated", EXCEPT for a few minor, but distracting things: All the casual smoking. The lack of cell phones. And the music was TERRIBLE (mostly because they didn't pay for the rights to any commercially popular music... you get what you pay for, and in this case, it's crap).
It's been fun watching the episodes in the order they were broadcast because there is a very subtle sense of continuity with the back story of the characters from episode to episode.Read more ›
Just finishing the First Season of this 80's classic. The special effects are very cheesy & low budget. At the same time though it is great due to equally cheesy acting by Robey (the red head). I really enjoyed this show when it was originally on. The title honestly is what grabbed the attention, but once you began watching it you could not stop. You were & still are hooked.
The Sci-Fi Channel has been playing re-runs of this for some time now. This was the only way to really watch it. Luckily we now have it on DVD. The quality of picture is not the greatest, but it does not become a distraction when viewing. The sound is about the same. The music score is exactly the same thankfully. The First Season of HUNTER was recently purchased & they changed the majority of the back ground tunes. All of the 80's classics are gone. The regular score though is still intact. It is surprisingly graphic at times for a television show from the 80's. It is common place now, but for back then this was pretty hard core. Honestly though, the first few episodes were a little dry, but it picked up immediately after. The evil doll episode is still great.
If you were a fan originally when this show first came out then it would be a good idea to purchase this set. It still holds up even as an adult watching it. Get it on sale while you can. Amazon has it pretty cheap compared to other sites. Friday the 13th: The Series - Complete Series Pack
There are a lot of great episodes but if I had to pick my favorite one, I'd say "Wedding in Black." Technically there wasn't a cursed item in that episode which would help explain why the Snow Globe broke. Cursed items normally required a human sacrifice in a specific way to receive a benefit which had a theme related to the item.
Most people who used the cursed items met unfortunate ends. A lot of the time revenge or greed fueled the use of the cursed items. Some of the episodes brought up the ethical question of whether it was ever right to use a cursed item. Would it be right, for example, to use a cursed item for revenge against those who tried to rape you and were responsible for you being completely paralyzed? There were even a couple of times where the trio tricked the bad guy into using the cursed item to help them out or used the cursed item themselves.
Friday the 13th, the series was a fantastic series. Absolutely worth getting.
Anyways good people inheirit this shop and make it their business literally to recover all the cursed objects sold by mistake and on purpose in the past. Each cursed object does something wonderful at first or so it appears but each object demands a repayment that is far more distructive than the good thing granted. You get to see how otherwise good people and bad people get corrupted by the cursed objects. Once you see one of these episodes and know the formula the rest of the episodes will never shock you much. A few episodes have what might be called happy endings but most end with the possessor of a cursed object getting their cummupence. Some even richly deserve their vile end.
The video quality is generally very good. Thwe scenes are nice clear and crisp. The color and saturation is generally very good. The sound is very good about an 8 out of 10 in both audio and video quality. Packaging is good.Read more ›
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Thoroughly enjoyed quirky series. Great alternative to current TV choices.Published 16 days ago by retired social worker
I grew up watching this show love love it reminds me of the simple days before cell phones and the internet took overPublished 2 months ago by PRINCESS SANDERS
Really loved this show. Only reason I gave 4out of 5 was most of what I have watched so far the picture looks kind of grainy. BUT at that price I'm happy with it.Published 2 months ago by goony
I love this series. I loved it in the eighties when I was growing up and was so happy to see it released on DVD. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maureen Pierce
I discovered this series on basic cable and loved it instantly; I was excited to learn the series was on DVD to purchase. The product came on time and in great condition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by sheniqua norman
The series is great. The product photo shows the 3 seasons in a box. They are not. Zero stars for the false advertising.Published 3 months ago by Brent
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