HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH is a two disc set loaded with over 4 hours of bonus material.
30 years ago, a small horror film gave birth to 11 sequels, an endless body count, and one of the most terrifying icons in horror history. Special-effects gore legend Tom Savini is your host for the ultimate documentary with behind the scenes look at the franchise that broke horror box office records and made Jason a pop culture icon. With over 80 interviews from the cast and crew of the Friday the 13th film franchise, including the most recent Friday the 13th film, these firsthand accounts of never-before-told stories and rare behind the scenes photographs offer the ultimate look at the history of FRIDAY THE 13TH!
Special Features/ Extras
Over 4 hours of bonus material.
Extensive clips are used to illustrate the grisly single-mindedness of Jason's killing, and various directors, including franchise guru Sean S. Cunningham, weigh in on the heaviness of guiding the various episodes. The 90-minute documentary is just the beginning: fans can delve deep into the nuances of life (and death) at Crystal Lake. A 45-minute featurette on the actors who played Jason and a plethora of other shorts. There's an hour and 20 minutes of stories from directors, and 30 minutes of screenwriter anecdotes. 'Dragged from the Lake' gives light to some amusing discrepancies in the series, as well as detailing actress Adrienne King's horrifying experience with a stalker.
Fourteen minutes of fan films give parodistic views of the Jason experience, and 'Friday the 13th in 4 minutes' gives a tongue-in-cheek shorthand account of the entire saga. Director Joseph Zito and actor Erich Anderson re-visit the set of The Final Chapter, and actress Gloria Charles takes a tour of the deadly barn from Part 3. Shorter extras include a 5-minute Crystal Lake survival guide (i.e., interviewees reciting the worst mistakes you can make while in proximity to Jason), a quick trip to a Comic-Con, and a tour of Universal Studio's Friday the 13th horror house. Things round off with a funny bogus ad for the law offices of a character from Part 3, Shelly Finkelstein, the kid that introduced the hockey mask into the series.