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Friday the 13th: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

FRIDAY THE 13TH: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

FRIDAY THE 13TH: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

The Movie


Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood. Camp Crystal Lake has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp’s new owner and seven young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a “death curse” by local residents. The curse proves true on Friday the 13th as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer. This film is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences.

Directed By: Sean S. Cunningham

Written By: Victor Miller

Starring: Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees), Adrienne King (Alice), Jeannine Taylor (Marcie), Robbi Morgan (Annie), Kevin Bacon (Jack), Harry Crosby (Bill), Laurie Bartram (Brenda), Mark Nelson (Ned), and much more.

Genre: Horror, Mystery, & Thriller

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: Approx. 90 Minutes

Blu-ray Details


  • English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1


  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, & Spanish

Special Features

  • Commentary by Director Sean S. Cunningham with Cast and Crew
  • Friday the 13th Reunion HD
  • Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th HD
  • The Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham HD
  • Lost Tales from Camp Blood-Part 1 HD
  • The Friday the 13th Chronicles
  • Secrets Galore Behind the Gore- Friday the 13th

My Thoughts

I give the Friday the 13th: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray a B.

I absolutely love horror films and I was super excited to dig into this Blu-ray.  I know there’s an on-going debate between people who love Michael Myers and people who love Jason.  Wouldn’t that make a great film?  I know we already have Freddy vs Jason but I think many of us would love to see Jason duke it out with his other masked counterpart.  But unfortunately, that’s for another review (If it comes to reality).

These films are pretty much all the same but there’s something about Jason.  Maybe it’s his uncanny ability to catch up to a running victim or maybe it’s his backstory, Could it be his mother?  Whatever it maybe I always come back and watch these films over and over again.  Of course, these terrified me more as a child but as an adult, I can’t get enough of them.

The one thing I’m sure long time fans are looking forward to is the special features.  I know I enjoyed watching them.  There is no other experience as watching a film and hearing the Director comment about the various scenes in the film.

The packaging was a little disappointing but it’s definitely worth diving into.

Catch Friday the 13th: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition out on Blu-ray June 16th!