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Old 08-13-04, 03:56 PM
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Crystal Lake Memories: 25 Years of Friday the 13th

From http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/

Celebrate Friday the 13th- w/the New Website and Book
Today is Friday the 13th- what an appropriate day to launch the official website for the new Friday the 13th book entitled Crystal Lake Memories: 25 Years of Friday the 13th. Culled from exclusive interviews with over 200 cast, crew and industry luminaries, and fully illustrated with hundreds of never-before-seen images, Crystal Lake Memories will take you behind the scenes of all eleven films. From the conception of Friday the 13th, to the series' controversial effects, to the blockbuster success of Freddy Vs. Jason, Crystal Lake Memories is the ultimate document of the ultimate horror franchise. Presented in collectible hardcover and totaling over 300 pages, Crystal Lake Memories will slash its way to a bookstore near you in 2005. Follow the link for more.
http://www.crystallakememories.com/
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Thanks for the link. I have been waiting "inhumanly patient", to quote another horror film series, for this book.

I pre-ordered, Camp Blood: The Making of Friday the 13th, a month ago.

Who would've thought one, much less TWO, books of the F13 series would see publication.
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Now up at Crystal Lake Memories.com....

You can pre-order the book and get it on October 10th (one week before the official release) and have it autographed by the author. It also is a hardcover silver anniversary edition of the book. It's $39.95 but I don't know how to actually pre-order it from that site.
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
It's $39.95 but I don't know how to actually pre-order it from that site.
Looks like you have to sign up for their newsletter.
Old 08-22-05, 11:47 AM
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That's cool (the signed one), but I think I'll stay with my $26.37 Amazon preorder. Very much looking forward to this though, it's been awhile coming!
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Now up for the newsletter subscribers

You can pre-order your copy of the signed addition tomorrow (Thursday, August 25) at 10AM
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I saw that Amazon.com now has this book at the price of $14.95 for preorder. After watching most of the movies again this Halloween I had to get one.
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does the "fully illustrated with hundreds of never-before-seen images" include the myriad stills of censored scenes that have graced numerous horror magazine publications.
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I think there is an autographed version if ordered through www.crystallakememories.com
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
I think there is an autographed version if ordered through www.crystallakememories.com
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DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES, THE ONLINE E-STORE PRE-SALE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 10:00AM PST on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

only a day to wait.
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Just a reminder -- this goes on sale in a couple hours or so.
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The site was up at 9am central on the 2nd. I went ahead and bought a copy and it worked, 3 hours before it was supposed to!?! They still apparantly have a few copies left. They aren't going like hotcakes as I thought they would.

Can't wait to read it.
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Jeez...I was on the fence but reading your review makes me want to pick it up now.
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Happily awaiting shipment from Amazon! Thanks for review (praise).. I've had it ordered since 8/19 and (just looking at my Amazon page) it's supposed to have shipped already... hmm.. maybe I'm not so happy anymore..!
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The release date was pushed back to mid-November. Hopefully it will ship soon.
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I have this book.

Very well made for any book. Very well set up and just all around a great book. Very honest in it's direction. It does not sugar coat either side. Whatever anyone wants to say, it lets them say it.

Though I do have to say after reading this book. Dana Kimmel has gotten a pretty bad rap over the years for her supposed hatred of the horror genre. She was actually one of the ones who seemed to have a more positive outlook towards it than some of the others.

Rabid fans will not feel so friendly towards heroines such as Kimberly Beck and the guy who plays Chuck after reading this.

Very interesting read for those into the series. Even a very interesting read for movie historians not into the series and other horror fans not into the series.

Reading about the Part 2 spear scene from someone who actually saw it at one time makes it sound very graphic.

Part 5 was a porno in the woods loaded with violence. Though, no big surprise. It still seems like a porno in the woods. Just less porno and less violence.

The tickets sold, money made, & DVD sales was a fun section too. I like knowing about these things.

Though Jason X been the number 2 DVD in the series behind Freddy vs Jason sold is kind of scary. Freddy vs Jason was number 1 by a huge margin with a couple plus million copies of the DVD sold.

Top Three Sold:
Freddy vs Jason
Jason X
The Friday the 13th box set (the one with the first 8)


Individual sequels are pretty far behind the above. Very far behind.

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I got my copy of this book on Halloween...weird...

I've gotten all the way through part 5 so far and it's a very well done book. Very informative.

It is also signed by the author and Sean S. Cunningham

Sorry I didn't post before
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My copy still hasn't shipped from Amazon. I'm anxiously awaiting it.
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Originally Posted by Stoney
My copy still hasn't shipped from Amazon. I'm anxiously awaiting it.
I just noticed today mine went from shipping on November 3rd, 2005 (past it obviously, but I was hoping soon) to January 30, 2006! Amazon has been ticking me off more and more lately and I think this may be about the last straw. Unless I knew the release date was pushed back, but it can't have been since others have gotten it.
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Originally Posted by reverie
I just noticed today mine went from shipping on November 3rd, 2005 (past it obviously, but I was hoping soon) to January 30, 2006! Amazon has been ticking me off more and more lately and I think this may be about the last straw. Unless I knew the release date was pushed back, but it can't have been since others have gotten it.
I haven't received my order either... (thumps fingers on desk).
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From the Horse's Mouth

The author, Peter Bracke is a frequent poster on the F13 forum. Here is what he posted 11/28/05:

Hi all -

Peter Bracke here. While I'm really grateful for all the kind words on the book, I'm frustrated as well with the delays. I do know that all copies ordered by websites/retailers did get shipped by the publisher by the 21st. However, I did find out that Amazon. Barnes & Noble and many others use an intermediary wholesaler instead of placing orders directly from the source. Unfortunately, from what I'm told, it can thus take up to an extra ten days to process wholesaler orders because of the book has to be shipped twice - once from publisher to wholesaler, then wholesaler to Amazon, etc..

I know Sideshow (as well as Borders) orders direct from the publisher, so that is why anyone who ordered theirs that way already received them or they are on their way.

In the future, if there is another edition of the book someday, Sparkplug will be dealing directly with Amazon and skipping the wholesaler step to avoid this problem. Until then, I'm sorry so many have to wait another few days. But they are on the way.
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Amazon just updated my order from "will arrive after December 24" to "shipping soon", expected arrival dates Dec 8-12.
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I keep getting my hopes up and running over to Amazon, but they continue to disappoint with an arrival date of Feb. 2nd, 2006. Good luck to everyone else!
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Shipped today from Amazon.

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