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Old 02-05-09, 06:34 PM
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DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=36184

Excellent review! Not only did you put a lot of effort to into the review of the film, but I enjoyed your ranking on the entire series.
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I agree very well done.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Excellent review! Not only did you put a lot of effort to into the review of the film, but I enjoyed your ranking on the entire series.
I agree. Enjoyed it as well.
Old 02-07-09, 12:22 AM
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Thanks, y'all! (Gizmo, love Spaghetti Cat!) Part 3 review should be up later tomorrow, and His Name Was Jason a few days afterward. I've always been a Friday fanatic. I can't wait to see the reboot next weekend.

I'm already thinking of shuffling my rankings--it changes so often the more I think about it (yes, I need to get a life...what's your point?). I'm comfortable with my groupings, but part of me wants to switch Part 6 above Part 4, and Part 5 above Part 3. And I'm certain the 2009 version will find it's way in the top group.

As for the bottom 3, it's nearly impossible to be sure. I ask myself, "Which one would I pop in if I had to watch it?" Part 8 is the last that has shades of the original 7, but oh lord I hate it. Jason X is awful, but in the right mind frame, it can be slightly watchable. Jason Goes to Hell...eh. Maybe Jason X needs to move up.

Decisions, decisions!
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Originally Posted by Cameron McGaughy View Post
Thanks, y'all! (Gizmo, love Spaghetti Cat!) Part 3 review should be up later tomorrow, and His Name Was Jason a few days afterward. I've always been a Friday fanatic. I can't wait to see the reboot next weekend.

I'm already thinking of shuffling my rankings--it changes so often the more I think about it (yes, I need to get a life...what's your point?). I'm comfortable with my groupings, but part of me wants to switch Part 6 above Part 4, and Part 5 above Part 3. And I'm certain the 2009 version will find it's way in the top group.

As for the bottom 3, it's nearly impossible to be sure. I ask myself, "Which one would I pop in if I had to watch it?" Part 8 is the last that has shades of the original 7, but oh lord I hate it. Jason X is awful, but in the right mind frame, it can be slightly watchable. Jason Goes to Hell...eh. Maybe Jason X needs to move up.

Decisions, decisions!

Well My Fav is 'The Final Chapter' by far!!! 'A New Beginning' not so much.
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maybe cause it was a copycat and not jason
And After 'New Blood' is just a joke.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

I'll freely admit that Jason Goes To Hell isn't really a 'Friday the 13th' movie, but it holds high regard in my heart. Unrated version, that is.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Originally Posted by Cameron McGaughy View Post
As for the bottom 3, it's nearly impossible to be sure. I ask myself, "Which one would I pop in if I had to watch it?" Part 8 is the last that has shades of the original 7, but oh lord I hate it. Jason X is awful, but in the right mind frame, it can be slightly watchable. Jason Goes to Hell...eh. Maybe Jason X needs to move up.

Decisions, decisions!
I have to confess that I really like Jason X among the later (New Line) films. If you take it as a sort of self-aware parody of the series, it really is kinda fun. I can understand and respect that some fans don't like post-modern ironic fun poked at their horror icons, which is probably a good part of why so many people hate X. But you have to give some points for a Cronenberg cameo and the holodeck "bimbos", don't you?

I pretty much have enjoyed all of them on their own level, even admitted stinkers like Manhattan and Hell, but the original three are head and shoulders favorites for me.

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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

For those interested, Part 3 review is now up:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/36213...eluxe-edition/
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Originally Posted by Cameron McGaughy View Post
For those interested, Part 3 review is now up:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/36213...eluxe-edition/
If you adjust the video settings on your television, you can make the 3-D look pretty damn impressive. Don't expect it to look great when you first pop the disc in.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Good reviews Cameron!! I watched the new uncut release of part 1 this weekend.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Originally Posted by Cameron McGaughy View Post
For those interested, Part 3 review is now up:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/36213...eluxe-edition/
Solid review! I too always laughed that Jason lost all his hair in what appears to be the next day after Part II...
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Another good review -- looking forward to picking these up.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

Great set of reviews. Your rankings are very similar to mine (I'd have 2 a litter higher - I always thought is was the most suspenseful of the series).
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

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If you adjust the video settings on your television, you can make the 3-D look pretty damn impressive. Don't expect it to look great when you first pop the disc in.
Got any suggestions?
Old 02-13-09, 11:59 PM
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition'

For those that care, I saw the new 2009 version tonight and have updated my rankings in the reviews of Parts 1, 2 and 3. I know I have it in the right group, but it could go up or down a spot based on future viewings. Hope you all enjoy the film!

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/36213...eluxe-edition/

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