Friday the 13th Parts IV,V, and VI – Deluxe Editions: The Special Features – DVD Review

Jason Voorhees

What better way to further your Friday the 13th film collection than by buying the deluxe editions of the fourth, fifth, and sixth installments of the series. Follow Jason Voorhees (or a facsimile version of said serial killer) through these three films that also star Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman.

So what makes these editions so totally awesome (they are from the 80s, after all)? Not only does each DVD come with a nifty 3D slip-case they also are filled with a huge amount of special features! Let’s have a look.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

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And as we all know by now, this really isn’t the final chapter in the Jason-centric saga. Special features include:

Commentary by Director Joe Zito, Screenwriter Barney Cohen, and Editor Joel Goodman

Listen as the three reminisce about the good times they had making what was supposedly the final Friday the 13th film in the franchise.

Fan Commentary by Adam Green and Joe Lynch

The two horror movie directors comment on the influence these films had on their lives and careers as filmmakers.

Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 4

A short film divvied up into sections on each DVD, each one written and directed by Andrew Ceperley (his directorial debut). It’s very much an homage to Jason and his ilk.

Slashed Scenes

Or, deleted scenes for those not in the know.

Jason’s Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

A behind-the-scenes retrospective on the making of the film with cast and crew sharing their memories of the production and the legacy of the franchise. Corey Feldman is MIA.

The Lost Ending

Want to know how the film could have ended? Watch and find out. Commentary included.

The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited – Part I

A mockumentary that explores the conspiracies surrounding Camp Crystal Lake and Jason’s demise.

Jimmy’s Dead F*ck Dance Moves

Crispin Glover shows us why white people really can’t dance! Absolutely hilarious!!

Original Theatrical Trailer

Self-Explanatory.

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Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning (1985)

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A halfway house, crazy rednecks, and a fat guy who loves chocolate. But is that really Jason Voorhees on a killing spree once again?

Commentary by Director/Co-Screenwriter Danny Steinmann with Cast and Crew

Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 5

The next chapter in the on-going short film that gives homage to Jason.

The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited – Part II

The second installment of this very tongue-in-cheek mockumentary about Jason, Crystal Lake, and Jason’s numerous victims.

New Beginnings: The Making of Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning

A behind-the-scenes retrospective on the making of the film with cast and crew sharing their memories of the production. Watch as those involved defend the honor of the film since many fans consider the Jason here to be an imposter.

Original Theatrical Trailer

Self-Explanatory.

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Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

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Well, guess what? Jason really didn’t die in the fourth film. In fact, he comes back with a vengeance in this sixth installment of the franchise.

Commentary by Director Tom McLoughlin with Cast and Crew

Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 6

The final installment to the short film series.

The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited – Part III

The mockumentary concludes.

Jason Lives: The Making of Friday the 13th: Part VI

A behind-the-scenes retrospective on the making of the film with cast and crew sharing their memories of the production. (did I copy and paste this sentence three times in this post? Yes.) Why are kids in the film? Find out why.

Meeting Mr. Voorhees

A look at the alternate ending of the film with an intro by the Director.

Slashed Scenes

Deleted Scenes not put in the movie, hence their presence here.

Original Theatrical Trailer

Self-Explanatory, yet again.

For the ultimate Friday the 13th experience, these DVDs have got what you need. I highly recommend these editions for fans of horror film and definitely to fans of this continuing film franchise.

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