Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Friday the 13th Part VI Jason Lives |
Actors: Alan Blumenfeld, Jennifer C. Cooke, Darcy de Moss, Matthew Faison, Tom Fridley
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 16-JUN-2009 Media Type: DVD
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Jason lives! Whoo-hoo!
Chadwick H. Saxelid | Concord, CA United States | 10/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After the stylistically flat, albeit somewhat entertaining, Part 5, the Friday the 13th series roared back to life with what is arguably the best movie in the series (albeit one cut to shreads to receive an R rating).Tommy Jarvis (well played by Return of the Living Dead star Thom Matthews) is still suffering from hallucinations and violent outbursts as a result of his killing of Jason in 'Final Chapter'. Enlisting the aid of a buddy (Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter of all people), Tommy heads out to Forest Green (formerly Crystal Lake) to dig up the serial killer's corpse and completely destroy it and, hopefully, his trauma for good. I guess a different body was mistakenly cremated in Part 5. Things go bad when an electrical storm reanimates Jason's corpse and the now killer zombie strides off into the forest to look for victims while the guilt plagued Tommy runs to get help for the quite understandably disbelieving police.While writer/director Tom McLoughlin's script is witty and self-deprecating in tone, and some of the jokes are pretty good, it is nonetheless more of the same. However McLoughlin does give this series entry a strong visual style - something almost all the others lack - Jason standing atop a crashed motor home being a good example. This is one well worth seeing, both for fans and non-fans alike. Recommended."
The best ( and scariest) "Friday" of them all!
Squall | The U.S.A. | 03/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WARNING! -SPOILERS AHEAD! This is without a doubt one of the coolest teen slasher films i have EVER seen! The acting,humor,scare factor and a ton of other things make this film simply incredible! C.J. Graham ( who plays Jason) is REALLY good almost as good as Kane Hodder, who was Jason in parts 7-9.The direction is also very good,and the scare factor, WOW! This is one of the few films that actually frightened me( sure, it"s more funny than scary, but still, I don"t know why it scared me so much.)Jason"s costume looks VERY VERY cool as well ( he looks AWESOME with that bullet riddled shirt and commando belt, and those gloves he wore look real nice too.The special FX are also very impressive ( I was stunned at the scene where the RV flips over and him standing on top of it.)I only have two complaints about the film-1, Jason"s mask doesn"t come off like in previous films( you can see it at the beginning,but not very well because of the rain and dark lighting),and 2, the film is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too short ( it doesn"t even last two hours!).I was also a bit sad at the fact that it could have been much gorier, but that doesn"t ruin the fun.Overall,an EXTREMELY well done movie. Rated R- contains gory violence and strong language."
Classic and best in the series
Squall | 02/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You'll wonder why the lead man does what he does to unintentionally revive Jason Voorhees but hey, the movie's gotta start somehow. A couple of bloopers, but nothing that serious, especially for its time. It's basically "Jason's Playtime", as he mauls his victims viciously. Considering Jason's a living dead guy stronger than ever, and this movie timewise looks like it was made after 2 of its sequels, it's worth picking up especially with its pricetag. Some real good spots in it and a rememberable horror flick. They don't make em like this anymore. :("
You thought Jason was dead? Wrong, you forgot about the ligh
Sid the Elf | North Pole | 10/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Friday the 13th part VI was part II of Sid the Elf's Columbus Day B extravaganza if that makes any sense. We followed the awful Leprechaun in the Hood with this classic horror film. This issue of the ongoing Friday the 13th series is generally considered one of the, if not the best film. Due to the undeniable commercial success of these films, the series continues past roughly 55 "that has to be it, they can't possibly do another sequel" moments. While we aren't huge fans of some of the lesser films in the series, we must admit that the Jason character has held up much better than his counterparts. For example, you won't find bigger Halloween fans than Sid, but even we grew tired of those pointless sequels long ago. The key is that the Friday the 13th series and more specifically, the Jason character continue to be reinvented as this film exemplifies.
The movie starts with Tommy Jarvis, who killed Jason as a young boy, going to Jason's grave site. With the intention of sending Jason to hell, Tommy digs him up opens his coffin and stabs the junk out of him with a fence post from the cemetery. This probably made sense to Tommy because, you know, he was in a mental institution before that. Tommy leaves the metal post stuck in Jason's chest and starts to leave when a storm begins. WATFO! So, obviously, lightning strikes the post, resurrecting Jason, who immediately demolishes Tommy's buddy, Horshack(seriously, it was him). Tommy then has the sense to douse Jason with gas, but the falling rain prevents him from lighting a match, so that was totally useless. Now he has to do what he should have done from the second he saw Jason moving, run to his pickup and floor that thing like he was Sid chasing a pink negligee. Of course, the lightning enhanced Jason. Now he has even greater strength and psycoability. Naturally, Jason goes back to Crystal Lake(now called Forrest Green) and starts ripping through camp counselors like Santa rips through low-grade crab legs.
Meanwhile, Tommy goes to the sheriff to inform him of this clearly dire situation. And, believable as his story seems, they lock Tommy up thinking he's the one responsible for the murders at the camp given his history which we will cover in upcoming reviews of the series. Anyway, the sheriff's decently hot daughter(Megan) is the only one who believes Tommy. She helps him escape while locking her father's deputy in the jail cell. Then Megan helps Tommy execute his plan to send Jason back to the bottom of Crystal Lake where he drowned long ago. In case you were wondering, of course we had the requisite "Why not just move to Australia or something? He'll probably try to go there to get you, but it will take a long time and there's at least a decent chance he'll get eaten by a shark" conversation for about 20 minutes. Anyway, Tommy lures Jason into the middle of the lake where he is waiting in a boat. This genius decides to wrap one end of a chain around a huge rock and the other end around Jason's neck. Of course, Jason pulls Tommy down with him, causing Megan to swim to the boat to save Tommy. She just met this guy like, an hour ago. Man, she's really going the extra mile to get old Tommy's attention. Anyway, Jason grabs her leg to try to kill her, too. But, she starts the boat's motor just in the nick of time, shredding Jason's face in the process. This obviously causes him to let go of both Megan and Tommy. Now Jason is trapped at the bottom of Crystal Lake yet again. If you didn't already guess, the last shot of the film is Jason chillin at the bottom of the lake and suddenly opening his eyes.
This film was a true horror classic. It was pretty cliche, but we believe that the "horror movie formula" was largely created by the Friday the 13th movies, so it's ok. Jason had something extra in this one, supposedly it was the lightning. If he was like a baseball pitcher throwing 92 in the previous films, in Part VI he was painting the corners and topping 97 with regularity. See, this was like the steroid era for horror movies. Almost every killing was awesome, even making Sid go "OOOOOHH!" a handful of times. This film is right up there with other horror greats and completely sucked us into reviewing more Friday the 13th films in the very near future. So, if you haven't seen this movie, or if it's just been a while, get into October horror spirit and check it out. Sid promises it won't disappoint.