Friday the 13th, Part 5: A New Beginning
The maniacal Jason Voorhees is back in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, the fifth chapter in the terrifying horror series. Paramount has done a nice job on this 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, which features bright colors and bold black levels. Although some imperfections exist (grain and dirt abound), this is due largely to the low budget of the film. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital Mono, and while all dialogue, music and effects are mixed evenly, this track tends to have a very flat and hollow quality to it. Also included on this disc are English subtitles. As with the previous four releases, the DVD's only extra feature is a widescreen theatrical trailer that is only worth one viewing. While fans will be happy to receive this fifth installment in a widescreen edition, the lack of extra features may leave them thirsting for bloodshed.