Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) - Deluxe Edition

Genre(s): Horror
Paramount || R - 86 minutes - $16.99 || June 16, 2009
Reviewer: Brad Lowenberg || Posted On: 2009-06-03


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Writer(s): Tom McLoughlin (written by)
Cast: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Tony Goldwyn


Theatrical Release Date: August 1, 1986


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • Feature Commentary
  • 3 Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Widescreen (1.85)
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Mono), French (Mono), Spanish (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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.::THE FILM::.

Plot: Tommy Jarvis (now played by Thom Matthews) is hell bent on making sure Jason Voorhees does not rise and kill again. So how do you accomplish that task? By going to Jason's grave (because Jason would have a grave), digging up his corpse and going "Ha! He's dead! Well, shit happens (lightening) and Jason...rises from the grave. Tommy now sets off on a mission to make sure Jason does not kill and of course no one in the town of Forest Green (they had to rename it) believes him that Jason is back.

Let me get into a small rant now on this film. Had it not been for Tommy's stupidity none of this would have happened. Jason would have been dead in Part IV and that would have been that. Instead, Tommy had to be the idiot and double-check that Jason was really in his grave (which he personally killed something like ten years before hand) and now numerous murder's are on his hands because he raised Jason. All the deaths in Part VI, VII, VIII, Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X and even Freddy Vs. Jason were because of him. How it possible is no one has never thought of going back (since this is Tommy's last appearance in the series) and write a film about this? Who at Paramount (or Warner?) should I contact?

Moving on, this is just another film that was made to cash in on the Jason name. Very little is done to move the plot along and the death count just piles up with random victims of people that had very little screen time. What could have been an interesting flick soon becomes a bore when the film treads in the "Jason is not back, Tommy. You are a liar!" every five minutes. This is a film you could easily skip in the series and would have never known it existed.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

Includes an attractive lenticular Slip Cover.

Commentary by Director Tom McLoughlin and various Cast/Crew

The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part III (9 Minutes) - Now this is cute. No, really. This is a faux news documentary with various cast/crew (and new actors) playing different characters talking about who Tommy Jarvis (Part V and VI) was. Really fun with clips from the film. Love the subtle digs at future F13 films (telekinesis?). They are not afraid at poking fun at each other and it makes this easily one of the best features on the disc.

Jason Lives: The Making of Part VI (13 Minutes) - A good look at why Part VI was done the way it was (filming locations, story idea). The creative deaths and addition of younger kids is explained.

Slashed/Deleted Scenes (6 Minutes) - These are all very very rough. I would say all of these appear to be new with the exception of the ATM/Cash floating in the water. Once again, all the other Deleted/Slashed scenes from the box set are not included.

Meet Mr. Voorhees (3 Minutes) - An interesting approach...what if Jason had a father? Well this little snippet (beautiful black and white artwork) gives us a possible glimpse at him. with voice over.

Also included on the disc is another fan-made movie, Lost Tales Part 6 (7 Minutes) and the Theatrical Trailer.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

Friday the 13th Part VI is presented in 1.85:1. The previous few Friday the 13th films on DVD looked good but it seems from this point on things look even better. The picture has been cleaned up and given a fresh coat of paint.

Paramount has included a brand new Dolby Digital 5.1 track (along with the original English, Spanish and French Mono track). The new 5.1 track sounds terrific and its almost like Paramount saw some of the reactions to the previous three films on DVD and re-vitalized the new set of films.



.::OVERALL::.

While not the best in the series its still not the worst. Replay value is pretty slim but this one is loaded with tons of new Special Features that will give fans an excuse to purchase this title yet again.