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

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | TV Movie 13 February 2009
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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Daniel Farrands
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Credited cast:
Diane Almeida Diane Almeida ... Herself
Erich Anderson ... Himself
Judie Aronson ... Herself
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Herself
Steven Barton ... Himself
Rachel Belofsky ... Herself
Peter M. Bracke Peter M. Bracke ... Himself (as Peter Bracke)
Richard Brooker ... Himself
John Carl Buechler ... Himself
Chuck Campbell ... Himself
Gloria Charles ... Herself
Stuart Charno ... Himself
Barney Cohen ... Himself
Mike Cucinotta Mike Cucinotta ... Himself
Sean S. Cunningham ... Himself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

His Name Was Jason - 30 Jahre Freitag, der 13. See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jason still sends and receives mail according to los Angeles posted mistress, too and from Crystal lake. The packages vary between 700 & 800 a week. Believe it or.not. whether it is him or not the statistic still holds the same name.... See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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His Name Was Jason...passable documentary
5 February 2009 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

In spirit of the upcoming (reboot? remake? re-imagining?) of Friday the 13th comes a ninety-minute retrospective of the series thus far. What the fans get is a mixed bag of interesting interviews and fascinating tidbits of one of the largest franchises and yet critically maligned series in the history of cinema.

pros: The cast/crew that they gathered is very impressive, covering a good portion of the series. Anchor bay, the DVD's distributor, was able to use footage from all of the films, so it's fun to view the footage as it's being talked about. The whole experience is nostalgic for die-hard fans and for others as well.

cons: The documentary itself comes off as tacky at times. One would wish they would stick to a topic instead of going off on a few different rants all at the same time. Tom Savini's hosting was just fine, but the whole 'ride' device was distracting and unneeded. The funnest bits end up being the extras on the two-discs.

Ultimately, it's enjoyable for what it is: an hour and a half reliving the history of Jason Voorhees and thirty years of his body count.


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