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His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  13 February 2009 (USA)
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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

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12 films. 3 decades. Bad luck was never so bloody.

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Richard Brooker mentions a hockey team called "The Detroit Islanders". Was he thinking of Detroit Red Wings or New York Islanders? See more »

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James Roday: There came a point where, you know, you had to chose a side. And I was a Jason guy. Always. So for "Jason vs. Freddy" I didn't wanna see anything but see Jason kick Freddy's ass.
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Features Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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An in-depth look at the F13 franchise
20 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a documentary that chronicles thirty years of Friday the 13th. It has the cast, directors, writers, and journalists all talking discussing respective films they were in, helped create, or were inspired by and are sandwiched between clips of the films being discussed at the time. It gives you an idea of what it was like behind the scenes as stories are told about difficulties during a particular scene or film, how the idea for something originally came to fruition, to what they did in between takes, actors getting sick during particular scenes, etc. Spanning twelve films and three decades, this is a must own for any Friday the 13th fan.

I heard this isn't really anything new for the die hard F13 fans as it's basically a video version of Peter Bracke's Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th book. Since I hadn't read the book, this was mostly new material for me. As informative and excellent as the documentary is, the extras are what most fans have been raving about. The second disc is filled with a lot of segments they only touched on in the full-length documentary along with a lot of other goodies including interviews with writers and directors, fan films, discussions about plot holes, bad acting, etc, Joseph Zito and Eric Anderson walking you through the house they used in The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th in four minutes, a panel at Comic-Con, a survival guide to surviving Camp Blood, and more. There are several hours worth of material on the second disc and really make this an excellent addition to any fan of the franchise.


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