Friday the 13th Part 3

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Product Overview

The tender, tragic saga of jason vorhees, the world's unhappiest camper, continues when yet another batch of hormonally advanced teens decide to ignore past history and spend some time at the woodsy, pine-scented slaughterhouse known as camp crystal lake.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 210195567
UPC 097361405940
UPC 14 00097361405940
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Gore
Killer
Psychos
Sequel
Slasher
Splatter
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker) returns again to Camp Crystal Lake, where he drowned nearly three decades before while some negligent camp counselors made out on the beach. Understandably upset by this turn of events, Jason continues to haunt his old stomping grounds, dealing death to those thrill-seeking teens who venture into the woods. This time around, Jason faces tougher victims in the form of a motorcycle gang and dons what is to become his trademark hockey mask. The original theatrical release featured 3-D effects.
Reviews
New York Times "...Better than Part I or Part II even without the 3-D..." 08/13/1982 p.C4
Directors
Steve Miner
Actors
Dana Kimmell
Paul Kratka
Richard Brooker
Catherine Parks
Cast & Crew
Dana Kimmell - Star
David Katims - Star
Nick Savage - Star
Paul Kratka - Star
Richard Brooker - Star
Larry Zerner - Star
Catherine Parks - Star
Rachel Howard - Star
Steve Susskind - Star
Kevin O'brien - Star
David Wiley - Star
Cheri Maugans - Star
Charlie Messenger - Star
Terry Ballard - Star
Terence McCorry - Star
Jeffrey Rogers - Star
Perla Walter - Star
Annie Gaybis - Star
Tracie Savage - Star
Gloria Charles - Star
Martin Kitrosser - Screenwriter
Martin Becker - Special Effects
Harry Manfredini - Composer
Frank Mancuso Jr. - Producer
Steve Miner - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 140594
UPC 00097361405940
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Classic-Horror
Review After two excellent predecessors, loyal Friday the 13th fans were raving for another romp in the woods with Jason when this movie came out in 1983 (and it was even going to be in 3D!). I know that I for one was plotting and scheming to find a way into a theater to see it. After several thwarted attempts, I eventually did. The question is, was it all we thought it would be? Was I disappointed? No, I wasn't, but I was 11 and had even lower viewing standards than I do now and they still aren't that high. Even with the excitement of seeing a new Friday the 13th movie, I felt, even then, that something was just not the same...Perhaps it is because we have seen it all by the time the third film comes along and we are no longer shocked by these brutal murders. Perhaps it is because the characters aren't engaging and we don't care what happens to them. Perhaps, as Freddy would do a few years later, Jason was becoming too familiar to the audience. We had a good idea of who he was and what he would do. I know people will argue that every Friday film is just an excuse to show elaborate murder scenes. This is, in part, true. However, the first 2 movies were able to overcome this and they turned out to be pretty good horror movies...Most of us come to Friday the 13th looking for a lot of machete mayhem. Part 3 delivers in this area. Although the kills are not, for the most part, as bloody or shocking as they are in the first 2 movies, they are still well planned and mostly effective...If you are Friday fan like me, you will probably like it, but you will have to admit that it isn't the movie the first 2 are. I was afraid that I had just become to jaded after years of subsequent horror. So, I have recently been working my way through the series again. The bottom line is this: the first 2 movies are still effective and of a higher quality. This third installment, although still pretty good, just isn't quite on the same level.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Aaron Edgell
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Dustin Putman, TheMovieBoy.com As a tried-and-true slasher film, it has its moments...
Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures ...more sex, more nudity and more creative kills.
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