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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Poster

Alternate Versions

Unrated Director's cut is available on video and includes several violent scenes removed from the theatrical R-rated version.
Scenes in the network television version that do not appear in director's cut:
  • A scene in the cafe in which Steven makes a mock-prank phone call.
  • Addional dialogue in Robert and Duke's interview scene.
  • Additional dialogue in the scene where Randy and Steven fight on the roadside and pull guns on one another.
  • Extended scene in diner before Diana meets Duke.
  • Brief scene of Randy cuffing Steven before taking him to his cell.
  • Ed (chief) is introduced to Robert and tells him not to exploit Jessica as Jason's sister in the media.
  • Extended scene of Jessica giving Vicki the baby.
  • Extended scene of Jessica walking through her darkened house after Jason cuts the power. She is seen slipping on the stairs and cutting her foot.
  • Slightly extended scene of Vicki entering the diner with the baby.
Scenes in director's cut that do not appear in the R-rated version:
  • The sex scene is longer and more graphic.
  • Much more gory violence; 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.
The original script by Jay Huguely featured Jason's brother Elias as the killer and included backstory about Pamela Voorhees' involvement in the occult. It was decided, however, that Jason needed to be the focus of the film, and Dean Lorey was brought in to re-configure the storyline. Hence, the brother was jettisoned, and the first name Elias was assigned to Jason's father.
The camping scene with the ill-fated Luke, Deborah and Alexis, was not part of the original script. When test audiences in early 1993 complained about the lack of sex and teenaged characters, the scene was subsequently written and filmed during a new shoot.
The following cuts were made (some of the cuts were made in order to avoid an "NC-17" rating from the MPAA):
  • At the beginning, before Jason gets blown up by the FBI, the female cop shoots Jason in the head.
  • The fighting scene between Steven and Jason is longer. At one point Steven hides inside the climbing rack as Jason tries to grab him.
  • We see Duke being brought in the police station. Duke is brought in, having been found standing over the empty morgue cabinet that had held Diana's (Erin Gray) body. What was he doing there? "Trying to steal the body, obviously," Duke explains irritably, "but you f**ked up and let someone get to it before I could....if it's where I think it is, you're in a world of s**t."
  • In the morgue we see the coroner get some instruments from a cabinet.
  • More dialogue in the Duke interview.
  • The original ending where Steven kicks the knife in Jason's chest. Besides the giant hands there is also a creature which pulls down Jason into the ground.
  • Jason in the body of Josh kills the boyfriend of one of the waitresses after we see some dialogue between them and she leaves. Jason bangs the guy's head against a sink.
  • After the creature escapes Randy's body we see Duke fighting with it before it falls down the basement. Then there is a different dialogue where Steven asks Duke if the Voorhees which Jason has to be reborn trough must be alive.
  • Another dialogue where Robert Campbell talks on the phone in the Voorhees house while Steven hides in the closet. He says Jessica can never shut up about her family and he runs down the whole Voorhees family tree.
  • For the final edit, the character David (Jonathan Penner) and his murder were completely cut from the film. In bootleg prints, the character is dispatched by Deputy Josh (Andrew Bloch), who has been possessed by the Jason entity and who bashes David's head against a faucet.
The following appear in the workprint version only;
  • Alternate dialogue in the cell scene with Steven and Duke.
  • After Steven escapes from the police station, there is a scene showing him hide outside the diner as Vickie enters it.
  • More dialogue in the scene where Ward finds Steven in the back of the diner adoring his baby.
  • Before Jessica goes outside her house where Jason (in Robert's body) attacks her, she is shown inside the dark house looking around the living room, and jumping at the sudden lightning storm.
  • The creature that Duke fights with has grown to become a full-sized demon before Duke throws it into the basement.
The current UK '18' certificate version is the same as the U.S. unrated director's cut.
In the original cut of the film Vicki has a boyfriend. Several scenes were cut but a few are shown in the TV Versions. One scene shows Vicki with Jessicas baby at her house and her boyfriend walks in. She explains why the baby's there. Another seen is when Robert(Jason in reality) goes to Vicki's place in search of the baby. Vicki left already to the diner with the baby, so Jason kills Vicki's boyfriend out of frustration. Another seen is an extension of Vicki entering the diner, Vicki walks to the door to see a sign saying that the diner is closed for the day because of Diana's death. These scenes (except for the boyfriends death) can be seen on the DVD in the TV Alternate Scenes section.

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