Freddy Vs. Jason

Freddy Vs. Jason

3.7 35
Director: Ronny Yu

Cast: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena


View All Available Formats & Editions

New Line Cinema slices and dices its way through another jam-packed Platinum Series DVD with the bloody two-disc release of the horror battle royal Freddy Vs. Jason. Presented in both the 2.35:1 widescreen image and chopped up full-screen versions of the film, the disc delivers a pristine transfer of the film, whose gorgeous visual aesthetics can now be…  See more details below


New Line Cinema slices and dices its way through another jam-packed Platinum Series DVD with the bloody two-disc release of the horror battle royal Freddy Vs. Jason. Presented in both the 2.35:1 widescreen image and chopped up full-screen versions of the film, the disc delivers a pristine transfer of the film, whose gorgeous visual aesthetics can now be appreciated on the small screen. Sound options aren't quite as full, though there shouldn't be too many folks disappointed with the Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound track, sure to please most horror audiophiles with its wet and juicy splatter effects and rip-roaring mix (which is also supplied in the discs' well-done 2.0 Stereo Sound option). Extras on disc one begin with a commentary track from director Ronny Yu, here joined by both Robert Englund and the new Jason Vorhees himself, Ken Kirzinger. Englund hams it up and takes over the track from minute one, throwing out anecdote after anecdote, all the while obnoxiously breaking out in his Freddy laugh as much as the other two will allow (and, both of them being quite soft-spoken, they allow a lot). After you've impatiently sat through that track, you can find some instant gratification in New Line's patented Jump to a Death feature (which, funny enough, points to just how bland most of the kills were, seeing that six out of 13 kills were all done by a machete -- yawn!). Disc two brings on a bevy of extras that range from utterly fantastic to completely worthless. Sadly, the anticipated 20 deleted/alternate scenes that start the disc off can be lumped into the latter. Even with optional commentary from Yu and executive producer Douglas Curtis, the scenes make no sense and give little insight to the production other than to say that they cut out the right stuff. Extras continue in the Production area, where you can find two articles from Fangoria magazine wonderfully detailing the film's long road to development, featuring full-color scans and easy-to-read reprinted text. Inside the Production Featurettes section, there's over 50 minutes of footage covering various aspects of the production, including its genesis, stunts, makeup, locations, and art direction. Additionally, inside the Visual Effects Featurettes, visual effects supervisor Ariel Velasco-Shaw and visual effects producer Kevin Elam take you through a 35-minute step-by-step look at 12 of the film's big effects shots, which can be viewed together through the Play All feature or by themselves. Endlessly insightful, each featurette in both sections provides wonderful behind-the-scenes glimpses at the filmmakers and is a staple of why the Platinum Series is so successful. A packed Galleries section is also supplied, featuring storyboards and various behind-the-scenes stills of the film. The highlight of the disc can be found inside the Publicity and Promotions section, where the much-hyped Pre-fight Press Conference held at Bally's Casino awaits you. Hosted by Michael "Are You Ready to Rumble" Buffer just one month before the film was released, the clip is 100 percent cheese, but oozing with exactly the kind of fun and outrageousness that colossal pairing deserved. Another tasty bit is some raw footage of Ain't It Cool News' Camp Hacknslash summer camp -- a promotional stunt wherein a horde of young Texans got together and partied like they were teens in a Friday the 13th flick before being treated to an outdoor premiere of the film. Also included in the section is the original theatrical trailer, along with TV spots and a stomach-turning Elm Street-inspired rap-metal music video. Finally, the DVD contains trailers for the laughable The Butterfly Effect, along with the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the two later (and worst) entries in each series -- Jason Goes to Hell and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. DVD-ROM extras include a script-to-screen comparison; sound bytes from the film; and a Cutting Room Floor Editing feature, where you can reedit the two icons' dream fight sequence using a collection of shots in the movie. Animated screen menus add to the fun, as does the packaging (which includes a nice insert that could double as an alternate cover). In the end, New Line delivers on its Platinum promise, providing enough bells and whistles to quench even the most hardened fans' desires -- sadly, that's something the film has a hard time boasting about itself.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Ten years after ground was broken by Freddy's razor glove at the end of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, heavyweight slasher icons Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees finally duke it out in Freddy vs. Jason. Equal parts spoof and homage, this throwback revives everything that made its titular killers famous: blood, sex, one-liners, and more blood. The story serves as an excuse for the transgression, but this has become old hat for the slasher genre. Desperately trying to get out of Hell, former child killer and dream demon Freddy (Robert Englund) devises a way to reenter the nightmares of Elm Street teens by resurrecting and controlling Jason (Ken Kirzinger) so the hockey-masked killing machine can wreak bloody havoc and put the fear of Freddy back in the locals. If this sounds convoluted or contrived, it is, with good reason: That is, to resurrect two series that were smothered in cheese by their respective ends. Watching the campy murders, the rat-a-tat references to both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises, and the inevitable final battle affords one the pleasure of that first juicy cheeseburger after a decade of vegan piety. It is a roller coaster of a movie, one that proves fun for diehard fans as well as those just nostalgic for the genre. The supporting teen targets -- which include Monica Keena, Jason Ritter, and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child -- are as much window dressing as the plot. In fact, second to Freddy and Jason, director Ronny Yu is the star here. Known for the Hong Kong classic The Bride with White Hair as well as the U.S. Child's Play sequel Bride of Chucky, Yu lends a kinetic kung fu style to the proceedings that climaxes with the high-flying finale. Freddy vs. Jason ends with a wink, literally and perfectly.
All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
After a long ten-year wait, fans were finally given the team-up they'd been asking for in Freddy Vs. Jason, a heavily blood-soaked popcorn flick sure to please the masses no matter its D-level cheese factor. Back once again is Robert Englund as number one child-killer Freddy Krueger, this time echoing the sinister and dark sarcastic edge long-lost in most of the latter Nightmare on Elm Street films (not counting the under-appreciated New Nightmare). Needless to say, the glove slips back on perfectly, with Freddy chewing scenery with a maniacal glee sadly missed in his series' nine-year absence. The same can be said about everyone's favorite hockey-mask killer, returning here with a fresh new iconic look, thanks to six-foot-five, 240 lbs. ex-stuntman (and stunt coordinator on Jason Takes Manhattan) Ken Kirzinger -- a controversial bit of casting which caused overt fan uproar when veteran Kane Hodder ended up getting the boot, even though he was one of the driving forces behind keeping fans interest high throughout the years. Gripes aside, Kirzinger's one mammoth of a maniac who not only swings the machete right, but effortlessly makes a dynamic impact each time he hits the screen. To be sure, when these two finally do go at it during their all-out brawl, thunder claps and so will the audience. Limbs are chopped off, blood sprays excessively, and countless bodies are thrown around (literally) in both the nightmare face-off and the real world duke-out that ends the flick. There's no denying the grisly mayhem that the filmmakers eventually deliver, it's just the first two-thirds of it that might reek upon closer inspection. With more time dedicated to inflating the script and blatant stereotypical characters than there ever needed to be, the fun and ingenuity of each series tends to bleed away to nothing. While some will unabashedly crave the ridiculous story arcs and dialogue that spews from the worthless teen fodder, others will sit back and just get annoyed at the misuse (and as far as Jason goes, disappearance) of the title characters. Making things worse is the truly dreadful casting, headed by teary-eyed push-up bra wonder, Monica Keena - yet another no-talent TV actress doomed to flunk out on the big screen. With acclaimed Hong Kong veteran Ronny Yu at the helm, Freddy Vs. Jason looks great, but is missing the visceral punch that his name is usually synonymous with. In the end, Yu's film is simply a midnight movie splatter romp whose blemishes will either be praised or vehemently hated for years to come - which, just like the eventual gore-filled match, you'll be placing your bets on 'till the very end.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital Surround EX]
Sales rank:

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen and full-screen versions of the film; Commentary by director Ronny Yu, Robert Englund, and Ken Kirzinger; Jump to a Death menu option; Deleted/alternate scenes including the original opening and ending with filmmaker commentary; Behind-the-scenes coverage of the film's development, including screenwriting, set design, makeup, stunts, and principle photography; Visual effects exploration; Storyboards and galleries; Original theatrical trailer and TV spots; Music video by Ill Niño "How Can I Live" ; DVD-ROM content: Script-to-screen, enhanced playback mode, The Cutting Room Floor edit activity, and more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Englund Freddy Krueger
Ken Kirzinger Jason Vorhees
Monica Keena Lori
Jason Ritter Will
Kelly Rowland Kia
Katharine Isabelle Gibb
Christopher Marquette Linderman
Brendan Fletcher Marquette Mark
Tom Butler Dr. Campbell
James Callahan Tim
Lochlyn Munro Deputy Stubbs
Kyle Labine Freeburg
Gary Chalk J.D.
Brian Thompson Actor
Kenneth Tsang Actor
Lisa Wilcox Lisa Johnson
Chris Gauthier Shack
Jesse Hutch Trey
Jake Kaese Billy
Odessa Munroe Heather
Joshua Mihal Carlos
Paula Shaw Pamela Voorhees

Technical Credits
Ronny Yu Director
Matthew Barry Casting
Stokely Chaffin Executive Producer
Sean S. Cunningham Producer
Douglas Curtis Executive Producer
Ross Dempster Art Director
David S. Goyer Screenwriter
Nancy Green-Keyes Casting
Gregory Mah Costumes/Costume Designer
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Damian Shannon Screenwriter
Robert Shaye Associate Producer,Executive Producer
Mark Stevens Editor
Mark Swift Screenwriter
Bill Terezakis Makeup Special Effects
John Willett Production Designer
Renee Witt Associate Producer,Executive Producer

Read More

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Freddy's Children
2. Late Night Swim
3. Welcome to Elm Street
4. "Freddy's Coming Back!"
5. Institutionalized
6. Back to School
7. Life and Death of the Party
8. Sins of the Father
9. Brother's Keeper
10. Two Killers
11. Back to Westin Hills
12. "Welcome to My Nightmare!"
13. Return to Crystal Lake
14. Home Field Advantage
15. One one One
16. Final Blows
17. End Credits


Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Freddy Vs. Jason 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is fantastic! before i finally saw it, some of my friends said it was horrible. if you ever hear something like that about freddy vs. jason, dont believe it! this movie is truly a horror title that is a must see for all Freddy and/or Jason fans. PLACE YOUR BETS!
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
Before having seen this movie, I had not honestly seen the entire series of both Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street, but I had seen enough of each series to know how utterly brutal both of these horror movie icons were, and quite honestly...this movie was downright intense! Freddy Krueger attempts to regain his power by making teenagers afraid again, but can't do so without help, so enters Jason Vorjese...who is quite the teenager's bane himself. Freddy poses as Jason's mother and tells him that childen have been bad once again and need to be punished. Through this, Freddy hopes to make children/teenagers afraid again, so that he can regain his power and start terrorizing within nightmares once again. In the process of this coo, as Freddy begins to regain his power, he begins to start trying to kill within dreams again, Jason continues on a rampage, interrupting Freddy's killing, so Freddy becomes enraged and decides it's time to take Jason out of the picture, but it winds up not being as easy as Freddy would like to think, and an epic showdown ensues between the 2 of them...and both of them refuse to die. Caught in the middle of this, of course, are a handful of teenagers, who are trying to figure out how to put an end to the terror themselves. With the exception of a few minor things that slightly bothered me within the movie, which are more than overlookable, this movie was straight up one of the best slasher movie spin offs I have ever seen. Truly entertaining and intense, and not to mention a little bit of comic relief, primarily as a result of some great Freddy Krueger one liners. Overall, if you love a good epic showdown and slasher movies, or are just a big fan of Friday the 13th and/or Nigthmare on Elm Street films, definitely give this movie a watch if you have never seen it!
InnocenceDiesAbbyDosent More than 1 year ago
Pretty good sequel
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this in the movie theater and my sister said i love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
a terrible movie to anyone. DO NOT WATCH!!!!!!!!!!! It isn't even remotely scary in any way. Beware this movie is awful
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the Freddy and Jason fans this movie is a sheer delight to watch. I laughed and was never scared but that was the best part about it. It was meant to be 'campy' and surely doesn't take itself too seriously, as should critics who reviewed the film! The only thing that could have made it better was more of the fighting between the two. I wasn't thrilled with the ending but it did leave you yearning for another sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was long overdue since I was in intermediate school about 10 years ago. When I saw the previews I was hype when I saw the movie it was off the hook. Freddy and Jason still kick butt and each other's butts, hopefully we see a sequel..hint hint. GORE GORE GORE..we want more!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am proud to say I am a fan of horror especially with the release of this movie. Never in my 22 years have I seen a movie better put together Im also happy with the ending because my fav wins (wont get into). This movie had me on the edge and laughing at the same time it was about time these two villians got face to face. And anyone who thinks its to gory or violent is a wuss. I'll be watching this movie when I get it on the 13th and I will be 15 weeks pregnant and hopefully my child will show an interest in this genre. So worth the money I would pay a million dollars to see it if I had to. The only bad part is Kane Hodder didnt play Jason so thats my only problem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was not scary. Many people said that it was funny. NO IT WASNT. It's probably just worth renting. I own the whole nightmare on elm street box set and was excited to see this movie, but now i wish that i never saw it. Most of the parts in the movie were predictable. Horror movies these days arent like the ones in the 80's or early 90's. What the heck is going on. Almost all the horror flicks these days are computerized. This movie had the typical no no's in hollywood. All the high school kids looked like they were in their 20's. The girls were too fake and too hot. DONT BUY!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie should have been called 'The Battle for More Money!' It was perhaps better than Jason X, but certainly inadequate compared to the better of the Nightmare films. Without master thespian Kane Hodder behind that mask, this film has the feel of a two-bit UPN production. Robert Englund is no longer scary nor funny, he seems as bored as the rest of us. As I am one of certain millions who long for a reprise of his timeless role in 'V', I know he is capable of far more spectacular cinematic achievement. Enough is enough I say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is great. Anyone who is a Freddy or a jason fan must love this film, otherwise they're not a true fan of these legends. Its probably the best sequel for both series
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie had a really bad plot. So bad it made me want to break the DVD. But what made it good is the humor Freddy Kruger has toards each victim and the way Kia (Kelly Rowland) insulted Freddy. The special effects were also good. There was so much gore it wasn't funny. This is a rent-it kind of movie. If you buy it you will watch it once in a year and then forget about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Freddy Vs. Jason boasts that it is like clash of the titans. And when you think about it, it is. 2 of the biggest characters in the horror genre fighting has been an idea for many years. But does the move really show a clash? The answer is no. Most of the movie never really shows them fighting. The acting is, like many slasher films, terrible. Several parts of the movie are pointless. You might as well as just fast-forward to the end of the movie where the important fight of the movie happens. It is a movie that you only see once. When you really think about it, this movie is a letdown. Don't believe the hype. This movie is nothing what you think it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one slasher movie that won't be easially forgotten. The story is based on the diffrences of Freddy and Jason. Jason is yet again released from death and rises in Camp Crystal Lake. There, he is told by his 'mother' to go to Elm Street to kill the children, but it was actually Freddy trying to lure him there to ressurect fear so he can live again. But after he is resurrected, he can't get Jason to stop killing! Leading to a final battle at Camp Crystal Lake between the 2 most horrific killers of all time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
dis was da best movie i ever seen and ive seen ALOT of movies....da plot was genious and it was 1 hell of a ride....if u thought dis movie wasent dat good den u have horrible taste in movies!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard of this movie, I was excited. I grew up to both of these guys. But I watched the movie and was very disappointed. The nostalgia was a nice touch, but they over did it. But the part that really disappointed me was the fact that too many 'normal humans' interacted. I wanted a movie of THEM fighting, not just in the last couple scenes. I could think of a lot better titles, but Freddy vs. Jason is not one of them. If you actually LIKED this movie, you have bad taste.
Guest More than 1 year ago
in my opinion this movie was alright. But I feel that I didn't get enough of Freddy and jason.They showed too much of the kids. But it was fun watching Freddy and Jason tear each other apart. So I would recommend this movie if you've got noting else better to rent, or if your a big horror fanatic(Nightmare on Elmstreet,Friday the 13th fans). otherwise don't bother. because like I said. There's too much teen buisness that most people don't care about, but I guess you could forward through that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a horrible excuse to try and bring back two classic horror movie villains. It was a horrible combination to make. The storyline in my opinion was a little farfetched to be exciting and/or scary. Sex does appear through out this movie as a way to appeal to teens who are used to seeing this filth in other box office crashers like American Pie and Not Another Teen Movie. I was also a little confused by the storyline because after seeing ¿Jason X¿, another ¿thumbs down¿, I was made to believe Jason ended up in the future after falling through the atmosphere, the mask being the only thing to survive. But now he is back in the present fighting against Freddy Kruger, a horror villain who doesn¿t play by the rules of normal classic villains. This is something I don¿t recommend if your wanting to be scared to death, instead I recommend Ghost Ship or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Please humor me and don¿t give this poor excuse of a horror flick (more like an excuse to fill teens heads with sex and violence) any more credit than it deserves, which is none.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is predictable and not scary. It's funny and exciting at the end. It's sort of a bad and good movie and creepingly pleasurable, rent the movie and don't buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It had really bad acting and spaecial effects. Most of it was nudity anyways. Plus, why did that boy at the end say"Freddy has ruined both of our pasts"? It just dosen't make any sense! I hated it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me start of by saying that of course this movie is horrible, but that is what I expected. That isn't to say that I didn't love how obsurd it is however. I find it more funny that some of you had high expectations for it being more then it is. The movie name alone tells you that they had to think of something ridiculous to give make this storyline even possible. This movie is just entertainment for fans who felt like one more fix of their old favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved freddy vs. jason, i also loved the rekindled romance of jason ritter and monica keena,it was one of my favorite combinations romance and terror, but i do hate how both freddy and jason survived after monica keena's character had almost died trying to kill them both.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie was great ,and you dont know how to spell either ,yah check next time, since your going to be a future critic and all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
freddy kicks butt. jason walks slower than a snail!freddy should have dominated!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the way that the CGI was great and i loved the way that this movie had a very big impact on me.