Update: Art, Package and Full Specs for New ‘Friday the 13th’ Box Set

Updated with art and box packaging:

When Paramount started releasing Blu-ray and DVD “Deluxe Editions” of Friday The 13th and its sequels, fans were both elated and somewhat disgruntled. In 2004, they released what should have been the box set to end all box sets, but instead failed to include a lot of bonus materials that WE KNEW existed – some of these supplemental materials ended up on the reissues. The studio only released the first three films on Blu-ray, but continued their series on DVD. Now, they’re releasing a new box set on October 4th including all of the deluxe editions, a hockey mask and an eight-page booklet. Oh, and it’s limited to 50,000 copies worldwide.

I’m sorry, but it’s 2011: this should be available on Blu-ray, too. A hockey mask replica and an eight-page book? Seriously Paramount, those are your selling points? What Jason mega-fan doesn’t own a hockey mask or Peter Bracke’s Crystal Lake Memories already?

You know what would be great, though? Uncut, remastered editions of the first eight films on both formats.

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13thTake a ride down memory lane with everyone’s favorite psychotic killer Jason Voorhees in the to-die-for DVD set FRIDAY THE 13TH THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION arriving just in time for Halloween on October 4, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. When the original Friday The 13th debuted in 1980, it captured audiences’ imaginations and permeated our collective psyche. 31 years later, the iconic machete-wielding killer continues to haunt, fascinate and terrify a new generation. This comprehensive set includes every murderous moment from Friday The 13th-Uncut Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part 2 Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part 3-3D Deluxe Edition (with two pairs of 3D glasses), Friday The 13th-The Final Chapter Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood Deluxe Edition and Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Deluxe Edition. This extraordinary collection, which will be released in a Limited Edition of only 50,000 numbered units worldwide, includes a replica of Jason’s hockey mask, an 8-page Collector’s Booklet and hours of special features including slashed scenes, making of featurettes, killer commentaries and much, much more. FRIDAY THE 13TH THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION will be available for the suggested retail price of just $39.99 U.S./$42.00 Canada.

The FRIDAY THE 13th-Uncut Deluxe Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish Mono along with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus material includes: