Scream Factory Officially Announces Upcoming Massive and Definitive “Friday the 13th” 16 Disc Blu-Ray Box Set

For fans of the horror genre, Christmas is arriving a little early this year.

Scream Factory – one of the premiere Blu-Ray collector’s imprints – announced early this week plans for an October 13, 2020 Blu-Ray box set release for  the entire twelve part Friday the 13th franchise of films.

 Ye olde veteran horror-hound first caught rumblings of a new Friday box set a few months back and I’ve kept my ear to the ground ever since, haunting Blu-Ray forums and horror themed websites in order to get the full skinny on what exactly a new Blu-Ray set for Friday the 13th might look like. Like the loyal and steadfast Sean S. Cunningham and Victor Miller fan that I am, I’d long ago purchased the twelve films in the franchise individually in DVD format and then upgraded to the five disc 2004 DVD box set Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan Ultimate Collection before moving on to the upgraded 2013 Blu-Ray ten disc collection aptly titled Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection. I dropped serious coin on this last set, convinced that my dreaded DVD/Blu-Ray completism had been sated when it came to Jason Vorhees and Tommy Jarvis. After all, what more could be committed to and preserved on Blu-Ray that hadn’t already been cataloged and delivered to John Q. Public with a big, bloody red bow in that glorious tin boxed collection? Apparently…Quite a lot.

Per Scream Factory’s official news release:

JASON IS BACK IN A NEW DELUXE SET OF THE LONG–RUNNING SLASHER SERIES!

This set enshrines the most successful horror series in cinema history. Jason slashes his way from Crystal Lake to outer space and back to fight Freddy! This Deluxe Collection includes all of the previously released extras plus all-new bonus materials, including new audio commentaries with cast and crew!

LOADED WITH KILLER SPECIAL FEATURES

ALL 12 FILMS ON 16 DISCS

This Exclusive ShoutFactory.com Offer contains:

  • Friday The 13th Collection [Deluxe Edition] 16-disc Blu-ray set in a rigid slipcase
  • An exclusive, limited edition 36″ x 24″ lithograph featuring new artwork from artist Devon Whitehead (this will ship rolled, in a poster tube)
  • An exclusive, limited edition 24″ x 36″ Friday The 13th 40th Anniversary poster featuring new artwork from artist Joel Robinson (this will ship rolled, in a poster tube)

Update 7/13/2020 at 12:00PM PST: Originally, we set the site offer at 1,313 posters and lithographs, but to make sure that the incredible demand for this set is met and everyone has the opportunity to get in on this unique offer, we have increased that quantity to 7,000 units.

Bonus Features

DISCS ONE & TWO: FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative (Theatrical Cut And Unrated Cut)
  • Audio Commentary With Director Sean S. Cunningham, Screenwriter Victor Miller, And More (Unrated Cut)
  • Fresh Cuts: New Tales From Friday The 13th
  • The Man Behind The Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
  • A Friday The 13th Reunion
  • Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 1
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom – NEW To The Set)
  • TV Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • S. Radio Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • K. Radio Spot (NEW To The Set)
  • S. Theatrical Trailer
  • International Theatrical Trailer (NEW To The Set)

DISC THREE: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981)

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • Amy Steel Podcast Interview
  • Inside Crystal Lake Memories: The Book
  • Friday’s Legacy: Horror Conventions
  • Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 2
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom – NEW To The Set)
  • Radio Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • TV Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC FOUR: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 (1982)

  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Film Elements
  • In 2D And A NEW 3D Version
  • Audio Commentary With Actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Richard Brooker, And Dana Kimmell
  • Fresh Cuts: 3D Terror
  • Legacy Of The Mask
  • Slasher Films: Going For The Jugular
  • Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 3
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom – NEW To The Set)
  • TV Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • Radio Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC FIVE: FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • Audio Commentary With Director Joe Zito, Screenwriter Barney Cohen, And Editor Joel Goodman
  • Audio Commentary With Fans/Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
  • Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 4
  • Slashed Scenes With Audio Commentary By Director Joseph Zito
  • Jason’s Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
  • The Lost Ending
  • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part I
  • Jimmy’s Dead Dance Moves
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom – NEW To The Set)
  • TV Spot (NEW To The Set)
  • Radio Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC SIX: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (1985)

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, And Tiffany Helm
  • Audio Commentary With Director/Co-screenwriter Danny Steinmann, Actors John Shepherd And Shavar Ross
  • Audio Commentary With Fans/Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch (NEW To The Set)
  • Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 5
  • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part II
  • New Beginnings: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part V
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom – NEW To The Set)
  • TV Spots (NEW To The Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC SEVEN: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986)

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Thom Mathews, Vinny Gustaferro, Kerry Noonan, Cynthia Kania, And CJ Graham
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin, Actor Vincent Guastaferro, And Editor Bruce Green
  • Audio Commentary With Fans/Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch (NEW To The Set)
  • Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 6
  • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part III
  • Jason Lives: The Making Of Friday The 13th: Part VI
  • Meeting Mr. Voorhees
  • Slashed Scenes
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom – NEW To The Set)
  • TV Spots (New to the Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC EIGHT: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1987)

  • Audio Commentary With Director John Carl Buechler And Actor Kane Hodder
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Carl Buechler And actors Lar Park Lincoln And Kane Hodder
  • Jason’s Destroyer: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part VII
  • Mind Over Matter: The Truth About Telekinesis
  • Makeover By Maddy: Need A Little Touch-Up Work, My A**
  • Slashed Scenes With Introduction
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom – NEW To The Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot (NEW To The Set)

DISC NINE: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989)

  • Audio Commentary With Director Rob Hedden
  • Audio Commentary With Actors Scott Reeves, Jensen Daggett, And Kane Hodder
  • New York Has A New Problem: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part VIII – Jason Takes Manhattan
  • Slashed Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots (NEW To The Set)

DISCS TEN & ELEVEN: JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993)

  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements (Theatrical Version)
  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements With HD inserts (Unrated Version)
  • NEW Interviews With Sean Cunningham, Noel Cunningham, Adam Marcus, And Kane Hodder
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Adam Marcus And Author Peter Bracke
  • Audio Commentary With Director Adam Marcus And Screenwriter Dean Lorey
  • Additional TV Footage With NEW Optional Audio Commentary With Director Adam Marcus And Author Peter Bracke
  • Electronic Press Kit (NEW To The Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots (NEW To The Set)

DISC TWELVE: JASON X (2002)

  • NEW Interviews With Sean Cunningham, Noel Cunningham, Kane Hodder, Kristi Angus, And Todd Farmer
  • Audio Commentary With Director Jim Isaac, Writer Todd Farmer, And Producer Noel Cunningham
  • The Many Lives Of Jason Voorhees – A Documentary On The History Of Jason
  • By Any Means Necessary: The Making Of Jason X – Making-Of/Production Documentary
  • Electronic Press Kit (NEW To The Set)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot (NEW To The Set)

DISC THIRTEEN: FREDDY VS. JASON (2003)

  • Audio Commentary With Director Ronny Yu, Actors Robert Englund And Ken Kirzinger
  • 21 Deleted/Alternate Scenes, Including The Original Opening And Ending With Optional Commentary By Director Ronny Yu And Executive Producer Douglas Curtis
  • Behind-The-Scenes Coverage Of The Film’s Development – Including Screenwriting, Set Design, Makeup, Stunts, And Principal Photography
  • Visual Effects Exploration
  • My Summer Vacation: A Visit To Camp Hackenslash
  • Pre-Fight Press Conference At Bally’s Casino In Las Vegas
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Music Video: Ill Nino “How Can I Live”

DISC FOURTEEN: FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009)

  • Hacking Back/Slashing Forward – Remembering The Groundbreaking Original Movie
  • Terror Trivia Track With Picture-In-Picture Comments From The Cast And Crew
  • The Rebirth Of Jason Voorhees – A Look At The Making Of
  • Additional Slashed Scenes
  • The Best 7 Kills

DISC FIFTEEN: BONUS DISC (#1)

  • NEW Interview With Composer Harry Manfredini
  • NEW Location Featurette On Parts 1 & 2
  • The Friday The 13th Chronicles – An 8-Part Featurette
  • Secrets Galore Behind The Gore – A 3-Part Featurette
  • Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!
  • Tales From The Cutting Room Floor
  • Friday The 13th Artifacts And Collectibles
  • Jason Forever – Q&A With Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, C.J. Graham, And Kane Hodder
  • And More To Be Announced…

DISC SIXTEEN: BONUS DISC (#2)

  • Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed (2014) – Including Interviews With Adrienne King And Melanie Kinnaman (78 minutes)
  • Slice And Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2013) – Including Interviews With Corey Feldman And John Carl Buechler (75 minutes)
  • Trailer Reel – All 12 Trailers In A Row
  • Friday The 13th (2009) TV Spots
  • Friday The 13th (2009) Electronic Press Kit
  • And More To Be Announced…

This is truly a release for the ages and – although I uttered these same words when the ten disc Blu-Ray set dropped lo these many years ago – the final and exhaustive documentation on the premiere slasher series in Hollywood history. Scream Factory (and their classy sister, Shout Factory) is one of the few Blu-Ray houses out there (alongside Criterion, Arrow and Olive) that gears their releases with the fan mentality in mind. Way to go on this upcoming opus, Scream!

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