Friday The 13th is 40 years old, which is crazy to say. While most think of the series and their mind jumps straight to Jason Voorhees, the first film was the one that started it all. It has some of the most memorable kills in the series, stars Kevin Bacon, and introduced the world to Pamela Voorhees and gave a face to overprotective mothers around the world. As a horror fan, its importance cannot be overstated. While Halloween may have ignited the slasher craze, Friday The 13th pumped it full of steroids and cranked the volume to 11. With the film's anniversary, some new pics from the production have been released, and the full details on the new Steelbook Blu-ray release are here.
Friday The 13th 40th Anniversary Steelbook Details
"RIP into the chilling UNCUT EDITION of Friday the 13th. With the addition of unrated footage, and insightful special features, plunge deeper into the film that spawned eleven sequels and the genre's unstoppable bad guy, Jason Voorhees. A new owner and several young counselors gather to reopen Camp Crystal Lake, where a young boy drowned, and several vicious murders occurred years earlier. They've ignored locals' warnings that the place has a death curse… and one by one they find out how unlucky Friday the 13th can be as they are stalked by a violent killer."
This disc itself has been released many times over now. It has the Uncut version of the film included, along with some special features we have all seen time and time again:
- Commentary by Sean S. Cunningham, cast & crew
- " Fresh Cuts: New Tales From Friday the 13th"
- " The Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham"
- Friday the 13th reunion
- " Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 1"
- " The Friday the 13th Chronicles"
- " Secrets Galore Behind the Gore"
The main selling point here is the Steelbook. Which is not even really a Steelbook, it is a MetalPak release. Similar to a steelbook, the disc is housed in a metal case. While nice, if you have already purchased this film on Blu-ray, there is nothing else new here. Maybe someday the rights issues will be cleared up, and they will do some kind of mega-box set. Until then, this will release on June 16th.