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 Shopping: Friday the 13th Part 2...

1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner just released on US DVD


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Friday the 13th Part 2 Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner.
Starring Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Censorship History
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Friday the 13th Part 2

Summary Notes

Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem. Mrs. Voorhee's son Jason never drowned and died.So he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later a camp counselor in training program begins at Campanack Lodge. Right near Jason's home.Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.

 

  30th Anniversary censorship...

Director of Jason Lives speaks of MPAA censorship


Link Here 6th August 2016
Friday 13th Part Jason Lives Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI is a 1986 US slasher by Tom McLoughlin.
With Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke and David Kagen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Tommy goes to a graveyard to get rid of Jason's body, but he accidentally brings him back to life. Jason wants revenge! Tommy must defeat Jason once and for all!

Heavily cut for a US R rating. The same version was passed 18 and later 15 without further BBFC cuts

Director Tom McLoughlin said in an interview marking the 30th Anniversary of the films release:

I'm hoping someone will come across a film vault one day and see a reel for some movie like Flashdance, put it in, and realize it's all Jason kill footage. I found a VHS tape years later containing footage I know was cut from the movie. The MPAA fucked my film, as they did most of the Friday movies. We sent our film back to the MPAA 9 times before they finally approved it. Paramount just wanted to get it out and said to keep trimming to avoid an X rating.

 

 Offsite Article: Still shocking...


Link Here 1st November 2014
Friday 13Th Part Special Collectors Stills turn up detailing the long lost original ending to Friday the 13th Part 3

See article from bloody-disgusting.com



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Friday the 13th

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Friday 13Th DVD Betsy Palmer

Friday the 13th is a 1980 US slasher by Sean S Cunningham.
With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Exists as an uncut Unrated version and a cut R rated version. The cut version was passed 18 for UK 1980 cinema release. The uncut version was initially released on pre-cert VHS but was seized by police and the distributors reverted to the cut version until 1987. Uncut since 2003 on DVD.

Summary Review: A Slasher Star is Born

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to re-open a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Friday the 13th must be one of the biggest mysteries in cinema. Although it's a long way from being a good movie, its success and influence is unnameable.

The make-up effects by the master Tom Savini himself are excellent, but that alone isn't really enough to create a legendary horror movie.

I'll never reckon the Friday the 13th films as good - or even decent - efforts in the genre, but I'm always up for a little bit of brainless gore slashing. And that's what these series are made for...pure entertainment!!

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91:18s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

UK: The Unrated Version was passed X (18) uncut for:

  • 1980 cinema release

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90:44s UK: This  R Rated version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 Warner VHS
UK: The cut R Rated Version was released on pre-cert sell-thru video for:
  • 1983 Warner VHS

Warner seemed to have decided to play it safe whilst the video nasties moral panic was kicking off. So they switched from releasing the uncut version to the cut US version

The film was cut by about 10s for the US R rating.

  1. Annie has her throat cut. The 18 cert, version adds the white out before we get a good glimpse at the Tom Savini created FX.
  2. Kevin Bacon's girlfriend gets an axe in the skull: Once again this cuts away to an early, imposed, whiteout. There is about a second more of gory detail. (see below)
  3. A birds eye view of Kevin Bacon with a spear exiting out of his throat has been censored (this is approx. 4 seconds long). The current version shows us a side view of his death then jumps before we get the other angle.
  4. The decapitation of Mrs. Voorhees has been cut of one sequence involving her headless torso. The cut is quite obtrusive and the sequence has been slightly re edited so that we cut back to Alice sooner than we should. The sound jumps too, so it's not hard to notice this cut.

The cut scenes are available as RealPlayer clips at Dark Angel's Relam of Horror . See also pictorial cuts on movie-censorship.com

It has been reported to me that the second cut in the list is restored on the 1995 release of the video from Warner Home Video

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Section 3 seizure 90:50s UK: The Unrated Version was released uncut on pre-cert rental video for:
  • 1982 Warner VHS

This version was seized by police presumably prompting Warner to switch to the cut R rated version.

Friday the 13th Part 2

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  • Friday the 13th Part II

  Friday 13Th Part Special Collectors

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 US slasher by Steve Miner.
With Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

Summary Review: Up There with the Original

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason who didn't drown in the lake some 30 years before?

While most sequels cash in on their original movie's fame, the second part of the Friday the 13th series lives up to its name.

The gore and the kill scenes surpass the original. The characters are true teenage stereotypes. Much like the ending in the original, the ending here is great.

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83:21 s UK: The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for strong horror, violence and threat for: UK: The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2001 paramount R2 DVD
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1981 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

MPAA cuts from ATTIC Censorship :

  • The decapitation from part 1 shown as a flashback has the decapitation once again trimmed for the blood-gushing from the cut throat.
  • Blood was cut from the death of Alice.
  • Crazy Ralph's death was briefly reduced from the wire-cut.
  • The scene where Jason hits a cop in the head with a hammer was cut to non-bloody.
  • Scott's throats-lit was toned down from the bloodflow.
  • Graphic close-up on Mark's machete-hit face is cut out.
  • The scene where Jason impales the love-making couple with a spear was originally longer; it showed the spear actually being stabbed in the boy's back, while the girl screamed.
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Section 3 seizure 83:05s UK: The cut R Rated Theatrical Version was released on pre-cert video for:
  • 1983 CIC VHS

This version was seized by police presumably prompting Warner to switch to the cut R rated version.

Friday the 13th Part 3 (3D)

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  • Friday the 13th Part III

Friday 13Th Part Special Collectors

Friday the 13th Part 3 is a 1982 US horror film by Steve Miner.
With Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage and Richard Brooker.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R Rating. This version was passed X for 1982 cinema release but further cuts were required  by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS. The BBFC video cuts were waived for 2001 18 rated DVD and 2009 15 rated Blu-ray and are the same as cut US R rated releases.

Summary Review: Anyone for Hockey?

Jason is back to revenge on all that visit his woods. A new group of friends come over to party at an area close to the campsite. This time, Jason will be stronger than ever, and getting a hockey mask from one of those friends.

This film has a decent story to it but it's still not much different from some of the others (bunch of people go to Camp Crystal Lake, they get killed one by one by god-knows-what type of sharp steel garden tool or machete then one extremely exhausted, half naked, woman who is soaked in blood kills Jason...again!. But no matter how similar it is to the other films it's still a bloody great film.

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91:17s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence for: UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 after the BBFC waived their cuts for: UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1982 cinema release

US:   Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

From IMDb. The following scenes were cut in the US to obtain an R rating instead of an X:

  • The death scene of Andy showed his right leg and stomach being cut apart.
  • Vera's death was longer, it included more blood and a shot of her reaction. It was cut because the board said that it looked too real.
  • Edna's death was cut of excess blood.
  • The impaling of Chili with the hot poker was cut. Originally, the impalement was shown, along with a splash of smoldering blood.
  • Debbie's death originally showed blood spraying across her upper half and face.

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

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18 91:03s UK: The cut US R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 4s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • At 57 minutes - When dart is fired into girl's [Vera's] eye , remove close shot of dart in eye.
  • At 62 minutes - When girl [Debbie] is knifed in hammock, reduce sight of boy's [Andy's cut in half] corpse above her on the shelf, and reduce sight of knife emerging from her chest to brief establishing shot only.
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter

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  • Friday the 13th Part 4
  • Friday the 13th: Last Chapter

Friday 13Th Part 4 DVD

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter is a 1984 US horror film by Joseph Zito.
With Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson and Kimberly Beck.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. The BBFC made further cuts for VHS, but the UK cinema release and DVDs are the R rated version.

Summary Review: Saving the best for last, sort of

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Crystal Lake.

Immediately picking up where Friday the 13th Part 3 , Friday the 13th Part 4 was such a brilliant addition to the franchise. For those who haven't seen the series, Part 4 is not a bad place to start, or finish.

We get a great little campfire story and a lot of great death sequences  within the first 5 minutes. We also get real acting, & actual character development with the Final Chapter . This was the last movie in the series that was actually made AS a horror film, and not as a cult film. And this movie does scare!

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91:18s
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UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2012 Paramount Friday the 13th Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon
  • 2009 Paramount R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 20 03 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 1984 cinema release

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

See article from forum.dvdtalk.com . Director Joseph Zito said:

  • There's MPAA cuts throughout the entire movie. I mean every single Savini effect that was filmed was negotiated with the MPAA and trimmed, and trimmed again, and then trimmed a third time.

See article from users.tpg.com.au :

  • Nurse Rhonda was originally held up and gutted, but it ended up being cut out so that it only showed her being stabbed.
  • A scene cut in which Tommy shows Rob a fake guillotine. Tommy puts a stick in the guillotine. It drops and the stick is cut in two. Then, Tommy puts a fake arm in and cuts it off. Rob thinks its real and starts screaming. When Tommy starts laughing, Rob figures out that it is a joke.
  • One scene in which Doug and Sarah are on the porch. They stand outside and talk about not dancing.
  • In another scene, Mrs. Jarvis goes into Trish's room and tells her to go get a car part in town and that she is going jogging before it storms.
  • A small scene cut during the time in which the Jarvis' car breaks down. In the original version, right after Trish tells Tommy to hurry up it cuts. It did continue with Tommy running up to Trish in a scary mask, scaring Trish. Tommy declares that he made the mask the first week that he got there.
  • Sarah and Doug are together in their room (before the party starts). They talk about how nice each others legs are and how nervous they are about going to the party.
  • A scene where Tommy shows Rob a toy soldier melting under a magnifying glass.
  • A scene where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub of bloody water.

The 2009 Paramount Deluxe Edition contains an extra alternate ending which includes the scene where Trish finds her mother drowned in a bathtub of bloody water.

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18 87:13s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with a further 20s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • At 72 mins - Reduce hacking to death of young man with garden fork to only one blow, before first cutaway to girl followed by quick death after it, losing intermediate shot altogether.
  • At 78 mins - After girl leaps to ground through window and killer looks out, remove high angle shot of her body with skirt raised to reveal panties.
  • At 81 mins - When boy chops killer [Jason] in head, considerably reduce process of [machete] slicing through head [and eye] both during fall and after body hits floor.

 

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Friday the 13th A New Beginning

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  • Friday the 13th: Part 5: A New Beginning

Friday 13Th Part 5 DVD

 

Friday the 13th A New Beginning aka i s a 1985 US slasher by Danny Steinmann.
With Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd and Shavar Ross.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC  for cinema release, further cut for VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD but still the cut US R rated version.

Summary Review: Plenty more Jasons where that came form

While Jason lies unconscious, a local man decides to use Jason's old M.O. and wreaks havoc at a halfway house for troubled teens.

Considered by fans as the worst of the Paramount Friday The 13th movies, this one isn't that bad as they said it was. The makers wanted to make the series into something different with a new killer in each instalment. Fans of Jason rejected this idea and wanted the goalie back and they got their wish with the next instalment.

There's a lot of graphic killings in this one as it has a body count of 20 dead people with some good kills of skull-crushings, implements, stabbings and that kind of thing. A couple of sexy naked chicks including a topless blonde waitress who is just gorgeous as hell and of course some twists with turns.

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88:24s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

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18 87:06s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 1:22s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • At 42 mins - Considerably reduce sight of bare-breasted girl [Tina] on ground after sex before she is killed with shears, in particular removing side angle of her lying back with knee raised foreground. Remove shot of same girl with gouged-out eyes, so that scene is played off boy's reactions to corpse as he turns her over. Reduce to establishing shots only tourniquet being tightened around boy's eyes [Eddie], only first and last shot to remain.
  • At 53 mins - Reduce terrorising of boy speared through tin lavatory shack by removing altogether the sight of spear wounding him in knee and some of terror which follows it.
  • At 64 mins - Reduce anticipatory shots of bare-breasted girl Robin lying on back in bed before turning and finding bloody body of boy next to her.
  • At 66 mins - Reduce stabbing of second girl in dormitory while she is dancing to gramophone by removing the delay after she is grabbed round throat and thrown against wall, cutting altogether the sight of her being lifted into the air.
  • At 67 mins - When boy looks into room and lightning flash reveals bodies on bed, remove two tighter shots featuring bare breasts and blood.

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com

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18 91:12s
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UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after a further 56s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1985 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 - Considerably reduce shots of bare-breasted girl lying on ground after sex as she is stalked and then killed with a pair of shears.
  • Reel 3 - Remove shot of same girl lying with her eyes stabbed out by shears.
  • Reel 3 - Reduce to establishing shots only tourniquet being tightened around both eyes.
  • Reel 4 - Reduce anticipatory shots of bare-breasted girl lying on bed before turning over to find bloody body of boy next to her.
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

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Friday 13th Part Jason Lives

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI is a 1986 US slasher by Tom McLoughlin.
With Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke and David Kagen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut for a US R rating. The same version was passed 18 and later 15 without further BBFC cuts

Summary Review:  strong visual style

Tommy goes to a graveyard to get rid of Jason's body, but he accidentally brings him back to life. Jason wants revenge! Tommy must defeat Jason once and for all!

While writer/director Tom McLoughlin's script is witty and self-deprecating in tone, and some of the jokes are pretty good, it is nonetheless more of the same. However McLoughlin does give this series entry a strong visual style - something almost all the others lack - Jason standing atop a crashed motor home being a good example. This is one well worth seeing, both for fans and non-fans alike. Recommended.

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83:30s  UK: The cut R rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cutsfor: UK: The cut R rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

US: cut for an MPAA R Rating for:

Thanks to Simon. From IMDb. The following scenes were cut to avoid an MPAA "X" rating:
  • Allen's insides were ripped out of his body by Jason. He dragged the guts and heart out; he dropped them on the ground where his heart lay steaming.
  • The triple decapitation of the three paintball players. The first print showed their bodies and heads dropping to the ground.
  • The two camp counsellors in the car's deaths were also trimmed: The part where the woman is speared in the water originally showed a close-up shot of blood coming to the surface of the water with the air bubbles. The man was speared, lifted into the air, and then slid down the spear, leaving his insides on it.
  • Jason shoved the broken bottle into the caretaker's neck and he falls to the ground as the camera gets a close-up of the blood coming out of the bottle.
  • Cort's death originally was not as quick-cut and you could actually see the knife going into his head before he falls over.
  • The wall-to-wall blood cabin originally had a lot more blood and guts in it. There were shots of livers and hearts running down the walls, but it was all thought too graphic to have in the film.
  • The backbreaking sheriff's scene had more to it. There were more screams, more bone crushing, and his legs began to kick.
  • A scene at the very end was cut. In it, a red-haired Elias Voorhees walked to his son's grave. Knowing he wasn't in the casket, Elias gives the camera a wicked glare.
  • Sissy's death was toned down. Originally, you could see her head torn off and dropped.

Director Tom McLoughlin said in an interview from dreadcentral.com  

I'm hoping someone will come across a film vault one day and see a reel for some movie like Flashdance, put it in, and realize it's all Jason kill footage. I found a VHS tape years later containing footage I know was cut from the movie. The MPAA fucked my film, as they did most of the Friday movies. We sent our film back to the MPAA 9 times before they finally approved it. Paramount just wanted to get it out and said to keep trimming to avoid an X rating.

Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood

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Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood is a 1988 US slasher by John Buechler.
With Jennifer Banko, John Otrin and Susan Blu.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD but MPAA cuts persist

Summary Review: Power to Resist

Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the hulking killer Jason Vorhees returns to the camp grounds when he's released accidently by a teenager with psychic powers.

This is easily one of the better efforts in the Friday series but it suffers just like the rest of them from cuts, cuts, cuts. This is, apparently, one of the most cut entries by far as the MPAA rejected many of the more elaborate gore effects. Director John Carl Buechler is a respected makeup effects man and was a good choice to helm a Friday flick.

The New Blood's Jason is a full-blown, rotting, hulking zombie and is well worth a watch.

Well, once Tina raises Jason from the dead (involuntarily) the action gets under way. And he's quite busy, as this has easily one of the highest Friday body counts. Our young vacationers are dispatched with a lovely array of sharp objects, gardening tools, and even a plastic party horn. Jason also repeats himself a bit by simply throwing one girl out the window, and crushing some poor sap's head. All of the murders are edited down until there's little blood and gore.

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84:36s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the US cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

The New Blood was the most heavily cut movie by the MPAA, losing about four minutes to avoid an X Rating. It was considered the most violent of the series.

See article from ifmagazine.com :

An old VHS copy of Buechler's work print surfaced, and you get to see how much cooler this version would have been if the gore remained. The infamous sleeping bag scene goes on much longer, all the deaths have extra blood (including a killer head crush scene) and there's even a deleted coda on a boat that should have been kept in.

See article from forum.dvdtalk.com. Director John Carl Buechler said:

Dialogue within scenes was cut. And certainly almost every single punch-line to every stalk and pay-off was trimmed considerably. I mean when you see the axe jump-cut into that lady's head, and when you see Jason smack that guy up the chin with the axe. I mean the shots are just noticeably missing. I mean there were some cool shots we did. But not since Tom Savini's time have people been allowed to put stuff like that on screen.
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18 84:34s UK: The R Rated Version was passed 18 after 8s of further BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 CIC VHS
  • 1988 cinema release

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 - Just before nude bather [Jane] is attacked underwater, remove eroticised shots of her kicking legs and nude bottom viewed from below.

See pictorial BBFC cuts details from movie-censorship.com

Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason takes Manhattan

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  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan
  • Friday the 13th: Jason takes Manhattan

Friday 13Th Part 8 DVD

Friday the 13th Part 8 is a 1989 US slasher by Rob Hedden.
With Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder and Todd Caldecott.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD which is the same as the cut US version.

Summary Review: Not the Best

A passing boat bound for New York pulls Jason along for the ride. Look out New York, here comes hell in a hockey mask.

This is definitely not a defining film in the slasher genre, the plot is uninspired the locations are awful and the death scenes are frankly poor. Unless your a Friday the 13th completist and want the whole set I wouldn't bother with this film

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96:15s   UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with the previous BBFC cut waived for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

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UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 after 1s BBFC cuts for:
  • 1990 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • At 84 mins - As youths remonstrate with masked psychopath who kicks over their radio, remove shot of one youth flourishing butterfly knife.

From IMDb. As described by the director on the DVD commentary, the following shots were cut or altered in order to receive an MPAA rating of "R" instead of an "X":

  • Jim's death was much gorier. Originally, Jason shoves the entire spear gun through his stomach, then rips it out, causing Jim's intestines to slide out along with a large amount of blood.
  • Suzy's death was disturbingly gruesome. Jason shoves the spear through her stomach and twists it non-stop. There were close-up shots of Suzy's mouth gurgling blood and blood rapidly oozing from the spear wound. J.J.'s death was an alternate shot. In the original shot, we actually see Jason smashing J.J.'s head with the guitar.
  • Tamera's death in the original print was completely different. Originally, Jason repeatedly stabs her with a mirror shard in a shower while she's completely nude. Blood rapidly oozes from her stab wounds and Jason keeps stabbing non-stop. Later on, when Eva finds Tamara's corpse, the original shot was one featuring Tamera's fully nude body with dozens of shards of glass protruding from it.
  • The scene where the uncredited boxer gets the hot sauna rock shoved into his chest cavity was a re-shoot. Originally, Jason jammed two darts through his eye sockets, but it was deemed too graphic, and the MPAA forced the crew to re-shoot it. Even with the re-shoot, the scene had to be trimmed. Originally, there was more blood and steam, but the MPAA found even that to be too graphic.
  • The scene where the captain gets his neck sliced by Jason's bowing knife was shot five different ways. The director's desire was a shot of a huge gash wound spurting blood, but the MPAA made him choose the least gory shot, which is what appears in the final cut of the movie.
  • Wayne's death originally featured him being electrocuted for a few seconds longer.
  • The full version of Miles' death scene actually saw him land on the spikes, rather than just showing the aftermath as we see in the "R" rated version.
  • When Jason kills the first gang banger, the uncut print featured Jason's hand and the needle going all the way through the gang banger's body.

See also Interview with Rob Hedden from forum.dvdtalk.com

Yes, it [Tamara's death] was trimmed. It was a little more in the Psycho tradition. There was a lot more blood, a lot of Jason's arm slicing down upon her, shards of glass. It was pretty gruesome. And that was the end of it. The scene was over the top as far as the MPAA was concerned. I went into it with more of a Hitchcockian style. And whenever any of us, do a shower scene, you gotta pay homage to Hitchcock. But this was in color with real blood running down the drain. We went further with the scene as far as intensity, but the MPAA pulled us back. In filming her death, we didn't use any prosthetics. Originally, you see his arm slashing down, blood splatters the shower wall, blood on her. It's all very Hitchcockian. It's much like the Psycho shower scene. It was pretty much the same as what was released, except there was much more of it, and there was some gore cut.

Just like in the beginning scene with Jim and Suzy. And y'know, they have sex and Jason comes in, everything was trimmed. I mean, the kid getting shot with the spear. I had a lot more coverage of that. In that Jason takes the spear gun and not only jabs the spear into him, but the entire spear gun. When Jason guts him, and pulls the gun out, his intestines were all over the gun. It was just, trimmed, trimmed, trimmed. There were a lot of frames cut out. And in the final version, it's just quick cuts. If you look at it, the scene looks like it was edited.

The other thing was when Jason finds the girl in the hatch, and he reaches in and goes to stab her. That was very abbreviated in the final version. Before, it is really hard to watch, not for the fans but for most people out there. It's kind of a torturous thing. He really tortures her. He doesn't just shove the spear in. He shoved it in, he twisted it around. There were close-ups of her face, her gurgling. Back to Jason, more twisting, close-ups of the spear twisting. It was pretty intense and the MPAA said no.

 

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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

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  • Friday the 13th IX

Jason Goes Hell Final Friday

 

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 US slasher by Adam Marcus.
With John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan and Kane Hodder. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There is a cut MPAA R rated Version and an uncut Unrated Version

Summary Review : Change of Direction

The secret of Jason's evil is revealed. It is up to the last remaining descendant of the Voorhees family to stop Jason before he becomes immortal and unstoppable.

A completely different direction for the series. Jason, himself, appears for about ten or fifteen minutes throughout, leaving the remaining time to focus on the mythology that surrounds him.

While it is a refreshing change to see Friday the 13th take a different step, it all seems a bit too much like a Halloween rip off. Friday the 13th is a franchise with strict rules and while it's always a pleasure to bend rules slightly, when you break them into smithereens you are usually left with a mess. This is what Jason Goes to Hell is like.

Part 9 isn't great but if you are a fan of the genre you'll watch it anyway.

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86:54s UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

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84:02s UK: The MPAA cut R rated video was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1993 Guild VHS
US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:
  • 2013 Paramount Friday the 13th Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon

From cuts details on IMDb

  • The sex scene is longer and more graphic in the Unrated Version.
  • Much more gory violence in the Unrated Version; nearly all characters cough up blood as they are being killed, the shot of the tent pole being rammed through the girl, the shot of the chubby guy's hand being broken off, the shot of Robert (Jason) crushing the girl's head and blood spurting out (she then says "go to hell"), Coroner(Jason swings the scalpel more times at the girl outside the tent.
  • The shot of the creature crawling up Diana's dress was also omitted from the R-rated version.
  • After Jason leaves Josh's body, his jaw can be seen on the floor as it melts. This was cut for the "R" rated version. The "R" version also omits most of the heart-eating scene near the beginning.

See also pictorial cuts at the excellent movie-censorship.com

Jason X

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Jason X DVD Kane Hodder

Jason X is a 2001 US Sci-Fi slasher film by James Isaac.
With Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig and Lisa Ryder. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rating. All releases are the same cut version

Summary Review: Outlandish

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Despite the massive shift in setting the films seems to have been well received by those that have enjoyed the more tongue in cheek style of the latter Friday the 13th films.

A reasonably high budget and decent characters amongst Jason's victims seem to have helped.

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87:45s UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

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From IMDb. Region 1 DVD commentary notes scenes that were edited to avoid an NC-17. The scenes are:

  • A less bloodier take of Dr. Wimmer's spear through stomach scene.
  • A shot of an arm being lobbed off with a blood spurt
  • A very small amount of frames were removed from the shot of Adrienne's head after it was shattered (the bloody stump).
  • The scene where the Grunt get "screwed" was edited to remove some more footage of his body spinning down the giant screw.
  • A throat being cut is missing
  • A half man crawling has been cut
  • Sucked Out Through Hole scene has been cut

There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version.

Freddy vs. Jason

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  • Freddy Krueger Versus Jason Voorhees

Freddy Jason DVD Robert Englund

Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 Canada/US/Italy horror by Ronny Yu.
With Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger and Kelly Rowland. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

All releases have been uncut

Summary Review: The Final Showdown

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Freddy vs. Jason is a massively entertaining film. It's not a traditional slasher film although there are slasher elements in it. It's not a character driven film, either, except for the two killing machines. The entire film exists solely as background for the final showdown. Maybe for fans only though.

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Friday the 13th

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Friday 13th DVD Aaron Yoo

Friday the 13th is a 2009 US slasher by Marcus Nispel.
With Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There's a cut R rated Theatrical Version and an uncut Unrated Killer Cut

Summary Review: Decent Gore

In this remake, a group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

The Jason mythology is still here. His mother is still involved, there's still a hockey mask, and it all makes sense.

If you're looking for sex, drugs and rock and roll, this film has it. Plenty of topless girl screen time, although you should be warned that the two most attractive women don't get naked.

Many good one-liner jokes, and the gore here is decent.

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The Theatrical Version is 9:46s shorter than the Killer Cut. See pictorial cuts on movie-censorship.com :

  • The Killer Cut lets Whitney escape from her prison in Jason's catacombs for a short period of time but later he manages to catch her, again, anyway. The Killer Cut uses several scenes to treat this change. In those scenes a little bit more of Jason's historical background is being told.
  • When it comes to sex and violence the film is definitely a little more explicit than the Theatrical version.
  • The Killer Cut contains 5 additional scenes,
  • 9 scenes containing story extensions,
  • 12 scenes containing erotic (partially alternative footage),
  • 15 scenes containing violence extension

 

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