RT on DVD: Friday the 13th Redux, Zack & Miri, Nick & Norah

Watch our exclusive DVD clip with all of Crystal Lake's Jasons!

Prepare to relive the rise (and death, and rise and death) of Jason Voorhees as the first three Friday the 13th flicks are re-released this week (Part 3 even comes with 3D glasses)! Also consider picking up Kevin Smith's latest raunch fest (Zack and Miri Make A Porno), a teenage hipster romance (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist), a Dakota Fanning Deep South drama (The Secret Life of Bees), and new editions of an animated and a comedy classic (Oliver & Company 20th Anniversary, Being There 30th Anniversary). But be on the lookout for Jessica Simpson, as she hides out from the fashion police by taking cover in Direct to Videoland...



1. Friday the 13th 1-3 (Friday the 13th Uncut, Friday the 13th Part 2, Friday the 13th Part 3 3D)



This week, on the verge of Jason Voorhies' long-awaited return to the big screen, Paramount re-releases the slasher flicks that started it all: Friday the 13th (uncut and also available on Blu-ray), Friday the 13th Part 2, and Friday the 13th Part 3-3D. While many might agree that the F13 flicks weren't the best-crafted pieces of the genre -- as a rule, befitting Roger Ebert's "dead teenager movie" profile -- the first three films offer more in the way of nostalgia: a twenty-two year old Kevin Bacon meeting his untimely death in the original Friday the 13th; the series' arguably best heroine, Ginny Field (Amy Steel) in Part 2; and three-dimensional gimmicks in Part 3. (Plus, we're suckers for DVDs that come with their own 3D glasses!) You can also read about our very own Alex Vo's journey through every installment of the series, which begins today, here.

As for the DVDs themselves, a commentary with director Sean S. Cunningham and cast, plus a bevy of nostalgia-heavy featurettes comprise the extras on Part 1, though Part 2 and Part 3 are sorely lacking in additional materials. Watch an exclusive clip below, in which the Jasons of the Friday the 13th franchise pick their favorite kills.



Next: Zack and Miri Make A Porno

Comments

RamALamADingDong

That Guy

I'm disappointed that F13 Parts 2 and 3 offer so little. But I'll probably be getting all three F13 movies. When they release the others on similar rereleases I might go up to Part 4 but that'll be it. 5 and on is where I lost interest.

This will be fun since I'm taking a horror film class this semester and we get to analyze a wide range of scary movies so I can watch these movies with all that crap in mind.

Feb 2 - 06:07 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Damn computer, I left a lenghty comment and now it's gone. Anyway, don't want to see much except "Madagascar 2", "Zack & Miri", and I'd pick up "Being There", it's a great movie.

Feb 2 - 06:36 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Is "Private Valentine" porn? It screams porn. So does "Friday the 13th", but that's torture porn, that's different.

Feb 2 - 06:46 PM

jihad

jud winter

so why is it only the first friday to get uncut,got to hate paramount.

what they need to do is release the uncut verson of part 7 or just a totally uncut boxst.

Feb 2 - 07:06 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Yeah I will definitely pick up Being There and I think I will blind buy Zack and Mirri because Smith is awesome and I was mad I couldn't catch it in theaters.

Feb 2 - 07:39 PM

ZenFan

Dylan Hair

Well many this week. Zack and Miri was f***in hilarious, the funniest movie of last year hands down. Nick and Norah was charming, and I really enjoyed Madagascar. I disagree with critics and I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees, it was fun under the dramatic scenes. Might check out the three F13 pics, I've only seen the first one, but I'm a sucker for 3-D so I may check it out for the third one.

Feb 2 - 08:15 PM

ColinTheCimmerian

Colin Hay

ledawg, since when is Friday the 13th torture porn? It's a slasher flick, sure, but the terms aren't necessarily synonymous.

I may get Zack and Miri; missed it in theatres. Oliver & Company has some nostalgic value for me; it was one of the first movies I saw in theatres. But, I still can't see myself ever acquiring it.

Feb 2 - 08:49 PM

inactive user

Jared King

I guess their not the same thing. I don't care to be honest, but I should get my facts straight. I (for the most part) don't like slasher flicks (Halloween and Psycho aside) or "Saw" esque films. Because they're mindless, and not scary.

Anyway, I remember seeing "Oliver & Company" on video back in the 90's. I also remember that I saw "Batman & Robin" a week earlier. Aaahh, memories... bad ones. I don't know if I'd like "Oliver & Comany" now, my taste has changed sice I was 6. Maybe I should leave it at memories.

Feb 2 - 09:55 PM

Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Actually, the first few Friday the 13ths at least are thankfully sparse in their kill scenes. I am a huge, huge wuss who can't take horror but those early movies have really brief kills. Gross, yes, but brief.

Feb 2 - 09:21 PM

utkipp1

Anthony Kipp

Dude, Zack and Miri was great but it can't touch Tropic Thunder which was easily the best comedy of 2008 and one of the top 5 best. In my opinion. Then again, i thought The Dark Knight was the best movie last year (I saw The Wrestler, Frost/Nixon, and Milk so I did see some more artsy movies) but it wasn't good enough to earn an Oscar nom.

Feb 2 - 09:37 PM

inactive user

Jared King

I guess their not the same thing. I don't care to be honest, but I should get my facts straight. I (for the most part) don't like slasher flicks (Halloween and Psycho aside) or "Saw" esque films. Because they're mindless, and not scary.

Anyway, I remember seeing "Oliver & Company" on video back in the 90's. I also remember that I saw "Batman & Robin" a week earlier. Aaahh, memories... bad ones. I don't know if I'd like "Oliver & Comany" now, my taste has changed sice I was 6. Maybe I should leave it at memories.

Feb 2 - 09:55 PM

Funkmaster Flex

Phillip Martin

I'm not one for buying cartoons in general. I think Secret of Nihm and Lord of the Rings are the only non-anime ones I own. Probably check out Zack and Miri. I might have to rent Private Valentine just to see how bad it is. It might make a good drinking game movie.

Feb 3 - 07:02 AM

J-Wes22

John Wesley

Please, never refer to "SAW" as "mindless"

Feb 3 - 10:07 AM

MadMan

Andrew Madsen

Friday the 13th(1980) is a pretty solid, enjoyable film. Part II is actually quite good, and features the best kills out of the early part of the series. Part III is decent at best, but is somewhat entertaining to a degree. I actually would like to see it in 3D, as that sounds like a fun, silly gimmick, and I'm sure it worked pretty well back in the 1980s. None of the three are better than Part IV, anyways.

Feb 3 - 10:46 AM

therealboltcutters

Arthur Nelson

I'm getting the Friday the 13ths, to replace my old ones, Part 3 for sure, then 1 and 2 if I have enough money. I'm definately gonna get Zack and Miri, it was my favorite movie of the year after The Dark Knight. Definately passing on Nick & Norah, that movie was a hunk of ****. The only other movies that deserve checking out are Oliver & Company, which I may buy eventually, and Being There, which looks like a good rent. Madagascar 2 was decent, definately not anything special.

Feb 3 - 11:12 AM

therealboltcutters

Arthur Nelson

I'm getting the Friday the 13ths, to replace my old ones, Part 3 for sure, then 1 and 2 if I have enough money. I'm definately gonna get Zack and Miri, it was my favorite movie of the year after The Dark Knight. Definately passing on Nick & Norah, that movie was a hunk of ****. The only other movies that deserve checking out are Oliver & Company, which I may buy eventually, and Being There, which looks like a good rent. Madagascar 2 was decent, definately not anything special.

Feb 3 - 11:12 AM

Kokushi

Francesco Fernandez Martinez

jokerboy, Zack and Miri was facking hilarious, my first Kevin Smith movie and cant wait to see the rest of his movies, Rogen and Banks were perfect for the role.

Feb 3 - 11:41 AM

davechung

David Chung

Zack and Miri had some great laugh out loud moments and I can't say that I'm a big Kevin Smith fan compared to others. I think it's definitely worth watching!

And Elizabeth Banks looks incredible.

Feb 4 - 11:40 AM

GnomeChompsky

samuel yoon

Yes, Zack and Miri was great - I personally liked it better than Clerks 2. I hate to compromise my coolness, but I also thought that Nick and Nora's I.P. was good too - casually charming.

Feb 4 - 06:24 PM

deadlysquirrel

Drake Garcia

Zack And Miri was a classic like 40 yo virgin...lol..Definately the greatest comedy yet slept on of 08...tropic thunder coming in at second place...I will go back and catch Friday the 13th, I have no interest in the other sequels, even though I really enjoyed the latest michael bay, Friday the 13th, I thought it was well put together...B , if not a A in my book...It had a Texas Chainsaw Massacre feel to it...hehe, anyway yeah good ****..

Feb 21 - 02:06 AM

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