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Friday the 13th: The Series - The Final Season
Friday the 13th The Series - The Final Season
Actors: Chris Wiggins, Louise Robey, John D. LeMay
Genres: Horror, Television
NR     2009     15hr 14min

The suspense-drama series that brought back the serial horror genre to television features intense psychological terror and chilling suspense. Each eerie episode centers on an unlikely trio who run a shop full of rare and ...  more »


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Actors: Chris Wiggins, Louise Robey, John D. LeMay
Genres: Horror, Television
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 09/22/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 15hr 14min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Johnny Is No Ryan
David Solomon | East Brunswick, NJ USA | 08/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The 3rd season of Friday the 13th continued the innovative curses and excellent production values of Seasons 1 and 2, but the show really missed John D. LeMay as the male lead.

His replacement, Stephen Monarque, just isn't a very good actor. His voice is an annoying, high-pitched squeak. His character really doesn't fit into the action well or establish any chemistry with the other characters. The producers' attempts to create sexual sparks between him and the beautiful Robey result in scenes that are awkward, unreal, and distracting.

The 3rd season's shows are still good, but Seasons 1 and 2 are better examples of this series operating on all cylinders.

I thought it would NEVER get here
John Crawford | 07/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is about time that the final season is released. Many people are complaining about the lack of extra features in seaon 1 & 2. It would be nice but who cares as long as we now have the entire series on DVD."
The FRIDAY set I've been waiting for since season 1's failur
Gary M. Miller | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 09/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm happy to announce that today, I received my copy of FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES - THE FINAL SEASON on DVD. (The box states there are 19 episodes, but not to fear: "The Prophecies," often seen as a 2-parter, originally aired as a 2-hour episode, and is included uncut in the set.) I looked at the back cover for evidence of bonus features, and it said, and I quote: "Special Features: Promos on Selected Episodes"!

I've been pretty vocal about my dislike for the previous two season sets, with their near-total lack of extras and, most noticeably, the glaring omissions of the pre-titles sequence from every episode, and for the hardcore fans, the lack of the 30-second promos for the next week's episode. Leave it to me, a fan of the show from 1988 (not quite the beginning) to notice and be bugged by these things. So the "Special Features" note on this set was something I was too curious about.

So far, I've only gone through disc 1, but it appears MY prayers, at least, were answered--to a degree. Not only does "The Prophecies" have the opening pre-title sequence ("Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil...") intact, but also, all episodes on the disc have the original 30-second episode promos, very nearly as they appeared during the original airings, complete with the red band across the screen denoting an "All-New Episode."

Why are they "very nearly" as they appeared? Well, do you remember at the very end of the promos, when they showed the tombstone with the F13 logo, the announcer said something like, "Next week, drive like the devil!"? (Bonus points to the fan who can identify that particular episode!) Well, they edited out that part of the audio from the promo. CBS/Paramount has them, master and all! (If they didn't have the masters of the promos, then they would have been unable to separate any audio, as music and dialogue would be on the same "tracks.")

I'm afraid we don't have all the promos--six are missing from this season ("Mightier Than The Sword," "Epitaph For a Lonely Soul," "My Wife as a Dog," and "Jack-in-the-Box," as well as those for the component halves of "The Prophecies"), and definitely we won't see the promos from seasons 1 and 2 on these discs. I have to at least give CBS/Paramount kudos for restoring the promos in this set, and giving us the 30-second opener for the first time in the sets!

What about the episodes themselves? Well, Johnny (introduced in 2 episodes from season 2) is no Ryan (who departs after the first episode in this set), but aside from him, we do have an exciting season where the writers experimented with different types of curses. If the show hadn't been shut down by parents' groups, we would have likely seen even more of a departure from the previous seasons like in this collection of episodes.

Rating: 4 stars. Not perfect, but this is the set I wish we'd received for seasons 1 and 2, and I'm very happy."
Great series
Lord HowitHurtz | Killadelphia | 09/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't believe the 3rd series is going to be a similar price as the first 2 seasons considering there aren't as many episodes in the final season. There better be a LOT of extras. And I can't believe I didn't realize there was going to be a cheaper box set....I should have waited. But this was/is an awesome show. It was an interesting horror concept. I really thought it would go on longer considering all the antiques they could have recovered but it seemed that most of them did the same thing, take life to give life. Replacing Ryan was wrong and the replacement was horrible. Someone else mentioned that they should bring the show back....well they did. It's called Warehouse 13. It's on the Syfy (Sci-Fi) channel on tuesdays."