Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

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Director: Adam Marcus

Cast: Adam Marcus, John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder

     
 

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The unstoppable Jason is back for another round of knocking off teens in the ninth installment of the Friday the 13th series, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. The film is presented in a passable 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. While the image often sports dark scenes and even darker color patterns, overall this is a decent print with solid

Overview

The unstoppable Jason is back for another round of knocking off teens in the ninth installment of the Friday the 13th series, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. The film is presented in a passable 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. While the image often sports dark scenes and even darker color patterns, overall this is a decent print with solid black levels and little-to-no edge enhancement in the picture. The soundtrack is presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround as well as DTS Surround, both in English. Both of these soundtracks feature a full range of Surrounds and directional effects. Each track is clear of any hiss or excessive distortion, making this one of the best Friday the 13th audio mixes available on DVD. Also included on this disc is a Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround soundtrack, along with English subtitles. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday includes a few extra features that should really "slay" fans of the series. Starting off the disc is a commentary track by Adam Marcus and screenwriter Dean Lorey. This is a very humorous track that features tons of gooey info on the production of the film. A few deleted scenes (originally used to pad the TV version of the film) are included which allow the fans a glimpse of what ended up on the cutting-room floor. Finally there is a theatrical trailer for the film and a fun "Jump to a Death" scene menu.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although its producers had tried every gimmick from 3-D photography to geeky in-jokes in their quest to churn out an endless string of Friday the 13th films, it wasn't until this ninth entry in the series that they found the right balance between postmodern snarkiness and horror-film staples. Filled with enough meat-and-potatoes gore to satisfy slasher aficionados, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday also displays a refreshing willingness to not only poke fun at, but also completely deconstruct, the basic tenets of the franchise. As would happen in the real world if a relentless serial killer exhibited a compunction to repeat his modus operandi without any thought of concealment over the course of an entire decade, the authorities bring heavy firepower to bear on Jason Vorhees. Fifteen minutes into the film, the unstoppable ghoul is history. This uncharacteristically realistic (and jaw-droppingly hilarious) development opens the door for new directions in the story -- and also in how it's told. An element of actual suspense creeps back into the formula, as do bits of mockumentary silliness and tons of self-reflexive humor. Almost a decade later, Jason X would take these tendencies into outer space, but Jason Goes to Hell -- as uneven as it is -- remains the true return to form.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
UPC:
0794043562624
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Sales rank:
20,477

Special Features

Closed Caption; Unrated and R-rated versions; Widescreen version of the film; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound ; DTS Surround Sound; Stereo Surround Sound; English subtitles and closed captions; ; Filmmaker comemntary- with director Adam Marcus and screenwriter Dean Lorey; TV version alternate scenes; Jump to a death; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John D. LeMay Steven Freeman
Kari Keegan Jessica Kimble
Kane Hodder Jason Voorhees
Steven Williams Creighton Duke
Steven Culp Robert Campbell
Erin Gray Diana Kimble
Rusty Schwimmer Joey B.
Richard Gant Coroner
Leslie Jordan Shelby
Billy Green Bush Sheriff Landis
Julie Hughes Actor
Harry Moss Actor
Jonathan Penner David Hill
Andrew Bloch Josh
Allison Smith Vicki
Julie Michaels Elizabeth Marcus
James Gleason Agent Abernathy
Dean Lorey Assistant Coroner
Tony Ervolina 1st FBI Agent
Adam Marcus 1st Officer
Mark Thompson 2nd Officer
Brian Phelps 3rd Officer
Blake Conway Officer Andell
Michelle Clunie Deborah, The Dark-Haired Camper
Kathryn Atwood Alexis, The Blonde Camper

Technical Credits
Adam Marcus Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Bruce Paul Barbour Stunts
Kenny Bates Stunts
Thomas L. Bellissimo Stunts
Howard Berger Special Effects Supervisor
Sandy Berumen Stunts
John Bisson Sound/Sound Designer
Richard L. Blackwell Stunts
Keith Campbell Stunts
Sean S. Cunningham Producer
William Dill Cinematographer
Kiante Elam Stunts
Julie Rae Engelsman Costumes/Costume Designer
Kate Gianopulos Stunts
Kimberly Greene Makeup
Gary Guercio Stunts
Dick Hancock Stunts
David Handman Editor
Rudy Harbon Cinematographer
Deborah Hayn-Cass Producer
Tommy Huff Stunts
Jay Huguely Original Story,Screenwriter
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup
Barbara Anne Klein Stunts
Robert Kurtzman Special Effects Supervisor
Dean Lorey Screenwriter
Al Magliochetti Special Effects
Francis R. Mahoney Asst. Director
Harry Manfredini Score Composer
Alan Marcus Stunts
Alan Marcus Stunts
Gregory Nicotero Special Effects Supervisor
Conrad Palmisano Stunts
Charlie Picerni Stunts
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Steve Santosusso Stunts
Philip Alan Waters Cinematographer
Whitney Brooke Wheeler Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Night Light
2. The Naked and the Dead
3. Main Titles/Autopsy
4. Heart Transplant
5. Newsflash/"For All Time"
6. The Price of a Jason Burger
7. Happy Hitchhikers
8. Sex and Death on Crystal Lake
9. Late-Night Date
10. Strange Possessed Cop
11. The Girl's Mother's Murder
12. The High Price of Information
13. Steven's Escape
14. The Voorhees House
15. Saving Jessica
16. Mayhem at the Station
17. Dying at the Diner
18. ."..It Will Never Be Over"
19. Rebirth of a Monster
20. The Living and the Undead/Credits

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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title is misleading...No you do not see Jason in Hell or much of Jason at all. Just 2 20 minute segments and when ever someone he's possessed walks in front of something reflective. Jason Voorhees gets blown up by the FBI. Bounty Hunter Creighton Duke doesn't believe Jason is truly dead and When a Corner eats Jason's malformed heart, the mass murder's soul is transferred to the Corner's body as well as 'The Hell Baby'. Jason needs to find a true Voorhees to be reborn.... Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday is certainly not the best but by no means the worst. 1. We've got one of the Best Jason"s", Kane Hodder. 2.Friday the 13th Part V is infintely worse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At the beginning Jason was ambushed by a small army of FBI. They hit him with over 100 rounds of various caliber rounds and then blew him to pieces. Jason's body was destroyed, but his black heart and soul lived on - allowing him to possess others. Jason was even more dangerous than usual in this chapter. With his own body Jason simply guarded Crystal Lake. But regular human bodies couldn't endure Jason's evil, they'd get diseased and Jason got weak. He had to keep jumping from body to body. Jason needed to be reborn, and only another Voorhees could do that. Jason had a sister named Dianna, a niece named Jessica, and Jessica had a baby girl. If Jason took possession one of them his body would be restored. But a professional bounty hunter, named Duke, had a mystical dagger. In the hands of a Voorhees, he believed it could send Jason to Hell forever. The climax was after Jason had used Dianna to restore himself. Then Jessica buried the dagger in Jason's chest. Mystical energy flowed from the dagger into the sky and ground. The soil itself seemed to come alive and drag Jason underground. This isn't the best Jason Movie, but it's not the worst either.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The first Jason movie was definitely the best one. After that, they started to go downhill. This one was probably the worst of all of them so far. Very, very disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's okay, it's just not as good as the first nine.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was not the last movie of the series and it was not great.