Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Betsy Palmer
Director: Sean S. Cunningham Cast: Betsy Palmer
Betsy Palmer
, Adrienne King
Adrienne King
, Harry Crosby
Harry Crosby
Sean S. Cunningham

DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Uncensored)

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Overview

One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis. Friday the 13th made nearly 40 million dollars at the box office and spawned numerous sequels.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2017
UPC: 0032429268174
Original Release: 1980
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 1,552

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betsy Palmer Mrs. Voorhees
Adrienne King Alice
Harry Crosby Bill
Laurie Bartram Brenda
Robbi Morgan Annie
Mark Nelson Ned
Jeannine Taylor Marcie
Kevin Bacon Jack
Ari Lehman Jason
Peter Brouwer Steve Christy
Rex Everhart Truck Driver
Ronn Carroll Sgt. Tierney
Ron Millkie Dorf
Walter Gorney Crazy Ralph
Sally Anne Golden Sandy

Technical Credits
Sean S. Cunningham Director,Producer
Barry Abrams Cinematographer
Virginia Field Art Director
Bill Freda Editor
Alvin Geiler Executive Producer
Joel Goodman Editor
Ron Kurz Screenwriter
Harry Manfredini Score Composer
Victor Miller Screenwriter
Steve Miner Associate Producer
Tom Savini Makeup Special Effects,Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Friday the 13th
1. Chapter 1 [6:25]
2. Chapter 2 [6:02]
3. Chapter 3 [6:39]
4. Chapter 4 [3:22]
5. Chapter 5 [7:16]
6. Chapter 6 [6:38]
7. Chapter 7 [10:33]
8. Chapter 8 [6:07]
9. Chapter 9 [4:01]
10. Chapter 10 [7:32]
11. Chapter 11 [5:23]
12. Chapter 12 [5:18]
13. Chapter 13 [7:07]
14. Chapter 14 [8:25]
15. Chapter 15 [4:28]

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