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Freddy vs. Jason (New Line Platinum Series)
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It's the battle everyone's been DYING to see! Teenagers find themselves caught in the middle of a battle between two legendary boogeymen: Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Who will win in the bloodiest and goriest showdown in history?

DVD Features:
3D Animated Menus
Alternate endings:Alternate opening and Ending
Audio Commentary:Commentary with Director Ronny Yu, Actors Robert Englund (FREDDY) & Ken Kirzinger (JASON)
Comparison Scenes
DVD ROM Features
Deleted Scenes:18 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary from Director Ronnie Yu and Executive Producer Douglas Curtis
Documentaries:--Behind the scenes coverage of the films development - including screenwriting, set design, make up, stunts and principle photography --Visual effects exploration
Featurette
Full Screen Version:Both fullscreen and Widescreen on one disc
Interviews
Music Video:Ill Nino "How Can I Live"
Storyboards
TV Spot:Lots of TV spots
Theatrical Trailer



After 11 years in development hell and screenplay drafts by 13 different writers, the long-awaited smackdown of Freddy vs. Jason finally arrives. After making their respective debuts in Friday the 13th (1980) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger, replacing long-time Jason performer Kane Hodder) and razor-gloved Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) square off in a slasher-franchise combo-deal that only their most devoted fans will appreciate; turns out this is a lightweight match in which nobody wins. It's an average entry in the histories of these horror icons, comparable to half of their previous sequels, and Bride of Chucky director Ronny Yu satisfies purists with plenty of gushing blood and mayhem when Freddy recruits Jason to slice 'n' dice the ill-fated teens who've forgotten Freddy's once-formidable reign of terror. While it logically connects the gruesome legacies of Nightmare's Elm Street and Friday's Camp Crystal Lake, this horror hybrid is shockingly uninspired. It briefly peaks when Freddy gives the unconscious Jason a dream-world pummeling, but their ultimate showdown's a draw. In the immortal words of Peggy Lee, is that all there is? --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews:

  • Don't waste your money
    The only two good scenes were the fight scenes.A perfect way to waste 98 minutes.Save your money and buy Freddy's Dead:The Final Nightmare....more info
  • FREDDY VS JASON......WELL! WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WITH A TITLE LIKE THAT?
    This movie has been in limbo for years. This was to be released before 'Jason X', after 'Jason Goes To Hell'. It has it's moments and each franchise has released worse entries under better conditions. I am a fan of both series, but have always thought Jason was more menacing than Freddy!

    When I first heard they were making this I immediately thought of other classic monster team ups Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, King Kong VS Godzilla and Alien VS Predator. I guess compared with the other team up films it stands up pretty well. The DVD edition is way better than the film deserves. A decent installment in both series....more info
  • the new titans of terror go head to head
    not much to say if you like both series you will love this film, if not you'll find it just another over the horror slasher movie. as you can see by my score i liked this scare fest....more info
  • That Goalie was piss*d!
    "F v. J" was the long-awaited showdown between the two iconic horror-movie legends of the last 25 years, hockey-masked Crystal Lake slasher Jason Voorhees, and the extra-crispy Springwood Slasher, Freddy Krueger. The depth to which these two very different psychopathic revenants have penetrated the popular consciousness made a head-up battle between them inevitable. It would not be an exaggeration to say that they have replaced Dracula and Frankenstein as the staple villains of the modern era. Who didn't wanna see 'em go fifteen rounds for a pot of winner kills all?

    I have to start by saying that if you're looking for creeps, "F v. J" isn't your bag. The movie isn't scary. How can it be? Jason scared us for about four films, afterwhich we started to root for him, so dumb and deserving of death were the horny camp counselors, bumbling deputy sheriffs, and assorted grab-bag of punks, bikers, doctors, parents, and homeless people who were stupid enough not to give Crystal Lake a wide berth. Freddy also scared the bejeezus out of me.....in 1985, when I saw the original "Elm Street." He also gave me a moderate case of the creeps in his third sequel, the "Dream Warriors," but basically, after the first flick I just tuned in to hear his wisecracks.

    So, this isn't a horror film, exactly. It's more a sort of demonic pay-per-view superfight. We clear on that? Good, 'cause I'm writing this at Halloweentime and if you're looking for scary rentals to get your honey cuddling up to you on the couch, this won't do. It's more like an episode of "The Ultimate Fighter."

    The plot, which is really just an excuse for mayhem, is this: Freddy's undead reign of terror in Springwood, Illinois has been brought to a halt by virtue of the fact that the town fathers have wiped out his memory, and hence his ability to live off the fear he inspires in children. They did this by drugging out anyone who knew who he was, and destroying all records of his murders. This irritates Messr. Krueger, who wanders the depths of hell, plotting a way to become 'relevant' again.

    His deep-fried brain comes up with the idea to manipulate killing machine Jason Voorhees into doing his wetwork for him. Freddy lives in a dream-world, but Jason's machete is effective whether you believe in him or not. Fred tricks Jason into chopping up some Springwood kids in the hopes of reviving their memories of his (Freddy's) bad old days and thus restoring his power.

    Like all of Freddy's schemes, this one goes awry. Instead of offing the occasional teen who wants to smoke pot, drink beer and engage in premarital sex, Jason goes nuts and starts hacking up Springwood's teen population like he's at an all-you-can-kill buffet. Freddy doesn't like having meat taken out of his jaws, and decides it's time, in his words, to put the bad dog to sleep. That, of course, is easier said than done, and leads to the big Holyfield - Bowe showdown between the two. The payoff takes a while to get to, but it's worth the wait.

    Against this backdrop is the usual parade of teen slasher fodder, including the following:

    Troubled male lead with nutjob sidekick who has none, zero, zip chance of reaching final credits
    Virginal but oh-so-luscious female lead
    Extremely nubile girl who goes swimming naked at Crystal Lake
    Stoner who takes extremely ill-timed "jay break"
    Nerd whose heroism wins heart of hottie
    Foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking, hard-drinking trampy girl with deadmeat written all over her (ditto for boyfriend)
    Token black character written in insulting "playa" sterotype

    From a technical standpoint the film is very professionally done -- much moreso than most F or J outings. There is a nice blend of the theme musics from both series as well as respectful nods to the mythologies which surround both characters. Even Jason's hateful old hag of a mother makes an appearance, and we finally get to see Freddy before cooking, i.e. with his skin attached. The film has an unusual amount of nudity and gore, which should please those who got tired of the watered-down, "PG in R-rated clothing" horror entries during the latter part of the 1980s.

    Balancing this is almost uniformly bad acting, some really bad writing (occasionally broken by funny wisecracks, the fact that the female lead, Monica Keena, never delivers her considerable goods (D'oh!) and finally that neither Freddy nor Jason has the ability to scare us anymore; but like I said, this isn't about horror, it's about carnage, and on that score it delivers....more info
  • HARDCORE FANS WE GOT WHAT WE WHERE EXPECTING
    IM A BIG FAN OF SLASHER MOVIES FROM THE 80'S I LOVE FREDDY, FOR ME HE IS THE BEST HORROR ICON EVER (thats mi opinion) WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE MAKING OF FREDDY VS JASON I WAS VERY EXCITED BUT VERY AFFRAID AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE I THOUGHT THEY WHERE GOING TO MAKE A VERY SILLY MOVIE BUT TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN I THOUGHT THEY WENT TO THE BASICS.
    FOR US HARDCORE FANS OF THIS 2 ICONS THEY DID A GREAT JOB VERY WELL DONE. BUY IT ALONG WITH THE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET BOX GREAT FOR A HORROR COLLECTOR....more info
  • Not a bad movie.
    freddy rules!I remember growing up and being afraid of freddy.Jason on the other hand never scared me to much.He was just a big dummy who walked slow.Now watching the end of the movie how can anyone say jason won?Jason went down in the water and never came back till the end.freddy survived only to be killed by the teenagers them selves by slicing off his head.freedy won!but anyway its not a bad movie .freddys make up looks great and glad to see him on the silver screen again....more info
  • Couldve been better...
    I liked the movie and all but i find one major problem with it... Its robert englunds first time playing freddy in about 9 years, and we only see him killing one person (directly)? What a rip off. I was looking forward to more than that. But otherwise i enjoyed it....more info
  • Missed Opportunity
    when you are young enough to be genuinely scared by these movies, you're not allowed to watch them. By the time you're old enough to watch whatever you want, these movies aren't scary any more. Gross, bloody, offensive at times, sure, but when have you ever been scared by a horror movie in your adult life?

    I believe the film industry is well aware of this and, despite the R ratings on these films, their target audience is 12 and 13 year olds whose parents either don't know they're watching them, or don't care. (Or did I just state the obvious?)

    And there we have "Freddy Versus Jason", which I'm sure would have been a great film if I were 15 years younger. As it was, I just kind of put up with the stupidity of it for a while, and let it kill off a few brain cells while I enjoyed not having to think.

    Modern slasher films have been so excessively critiqued, criticized and parodied that now, especially after the "Scream" trilogy and "Scary Movie", even mentioning the clich¨¦s of horror movies has become a clich¨¦ in itself. The flat teenage characters who exist for the sole purpose of being cut up, illegal drug use and teenage sex, which in the strangely conservative world of slasher films is always a pre-curser for death. Characters doing stupid things like wandering off alone and going into rooms they shouldn't go into. Etc.

    And this film follows all of these clich¨¦s with a rigidity that makes me think the film makers have jumped onto the "Scream" bandwagon and begun parodying themselves. Consider this: after a stream of killings in a small town, what do the local teenagers decide to do? Have a rave out in a cornfield, and then wander around alone in the rows of corn.

    Of course the big selling point of this film is that it combines both of the horror giants from my childhood, Freddy and Jason. And it is moderately entertaining to watch them face off, although since it is clear that neither of them can really be killed, it is also kind of pointless to watch them cut each other up.

    But at the very least, it does save this film from being just an ordinary slasher film. Because you have both the normal storyline of the teenagers trying to survive, and the story of Jason fighting Freddy, there is enough going on to keep the film at least interesting for the 2 hours or so you waste on it. But, like most crossover films, the script is unimaginative, and you can't help but feel what a wasted opportunity the whole thing was....more info
  • Not so much horror as it was action
    I never liked the whole Nightmare on Elm street Franchise of the Friday the 13th series.
    But this movie isn't a traditional slasher flick. It's more of an action flick. You get to see two villains who just never die... fight to the death... or not.. Reguardless you get to see alot of fighting in the real world and the dream world.

    Anyways it was great to see how the creators came up with a creative story line to mesh the 2 existing storys together. It was great to see these 2 guys bring their "special abilities" to the table. Also there is a bit of unforeseen humor splashed in.

    Over all the writers did a great job and the actors did awesome as well. ...more info
  • Collectables
    The spooky atmosphere makes these films. I recommend this Film to anyone. My favourite movies are pts 1-4. Pt 1 - 3 brings me back to my youth and the DVD transfers are fine, if you are after something intelligent, this is not for you, for the films are a fun and entertaining session of good-looking horny teens getting slashed. I think the series went a bit far after pt 8, but what the hell its all popcorn stuff anyway. For all the people bagging Paramount GET A LIFE this box is beautifully put together, (like how many times do you need to see Jason do the sleeping bag thing)???????
    If anyone is interested in Friday the 13th collectables, email taylor5821@hotmail.com ...more info
  • This and JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 make a good match,
    I wanted to see this movie in theatres, but it ran out too fast and we had to see CABIN FEVER. This is plenty gory, so I think there's a lot of dead heat when it comes to "which one's gorier? LAND OF THE DEAD or FREDDY VS. JASON?". I don't see how they would make FREDDY VS. JASON UNRATED. Except if there were MORE gore, and MORE nudity. If they do make one, I'm heading straight for it. Coulda been more of those, I guess. Either way, it's great....more info
  • and this is like when worlds colide
    this movie was great not scary but great. Ive seen all the nightmare on elm street movies and all the friday the 13 movies and the jason movies sucked but the nightmare on elm street movies were great then i saw this movie when it first came out and it was great and funny an intertaining movie. My mom said it was corney and it was'nt that bad this movie was'nt corney well it was a little but it was still great.The part that was funny was when freedy turned into that slug and then smoked pot and blew in that other guys face that was funny this was a great movie i hope part2 comes out cause the way freedy blinked his eye at the end meant that it was'nt over i hope it comes out with another great battle but great movie....more info
  • WHO WILL WIN FREDDY OR JASON
    THIS MOVIE ISN'T REALLY SCARY BUT IT HAS A PRETTY GOOD AMOUNT OF ACTION BUT IT NEEDS A LIL' BIT MORE BLOOD AND GORE. THIS MOVIE TOOK PLACE IN VANCOUVER,CANADA. THIS MOVIE IS ABOUT 2 OF THE MOST POPULAR HORROR KILLERS EVER. THE MOVIE STARTS OUT WHEN FREDDY HAS TO WAKE JASON UP TO GO TO ELM STREET AND START KILLING PEOPLE SO THAT THEY THINK IT IS FREDDY BECAUSE FREDDY IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH BUT THEN THEY THINK THAT FREDDY IS BACK SO THEY START DREAMING ABOUT HIM AND THEN HE GETS STRONG ENOUGH BUT NOW HE HAS GOT A PROBLEM HE HAS TO FIND OUT HOW TO TAKE JASON DOWN SO HE GOES TO THE ONLY PLACE TO KILL HIM CRYSTAL, LAKE.... THAT IS ALL I WILL SAY DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT ALL AWAY





    FREDDY- THE ONLY THING TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF...more info
  • Place your bets!
    Okay, I'll get this out of the way. Monica Keena was a rather annoying heroine, Jason Ritter smiled his way through emotional scenes (what?), some of the dialogue was atrocious, and Jason Voorhees was at times a bit too Michael Myers-ish. However, it is very hard to dislike this film. It is after all Freddy vs Jason not The Godfather. As a horror fanboy, this film was an absolute dream come true. The finale alone was worth the price of admission. The plot did not cheat the continuity of either franchise (although since when is Jason afraid of water? perhaps only subconsciously he is) and brought the contemporary horror icons together in a plot that actually made sense. Hell, Freddy was even scary again. Now that's a feat! His one-liners this time were actually funny as well. I give most of the success of the film to director Ronny Yu who injected a wonderful sense of style into the film. I loved the blue and red lighting and that bit with the green lighting in Jason's nightmare was a nice touch. The DVD itself is flawless. The picture and sound quality are razor sharp. The extras are interesting with documentaries chronicalling the movie's ten year development hell phase all the way up to New Line's premiere at Camp Hackenslash. If you're a fan of the franchises, you won't be disappointed. Others may enjoy it for cheesy fun. Everyone else, beware! I'm still hoping for that team-up with Ash from The Evil Dead series. ...more info
  • JASON AND FREDDY
    I DIDN'T LIKE THIS MOVIE BECAUSE IT MADE JASON LOOK LIKE A WIMP.JASON ISN'T A WIMP BY ANY MEANS!I NEVER LIKED FREDDY KRUEGAR OR HIS MOVIES.I ONLY LIKE JASON.I LIKED THE PART WHEN JASON GOT A HOLD OF FREDDY AND HE SLID HIM ACROSS THE WHOLE SIDE OF THE HOUSE,AND ALL THE BEAMS BROKE AND FELL.THAT'S MY JASON!IF YOU LIKE FREDDY - GET THIS DVD....more info
  • Freddy and Jason went down with this movie!!!
    This movie has nothing to do into the horror gender, it doesn't even scare, and the special effects are so obvious and fake that you can even see the trick in the movie! The worst part of the whole movie is the ending: when Jason comes out of the water holding Freddy's head in hand and Freddy opens his eyes!!!I SO WANTED TO DESTROY THE DVD WHEN I ENDED WATCHING THIS MOVIE!!!!!! but I couldn't, because I had rented it.

    Believe me, you won't be scared watching this movie. You will see nudity, lot of blood, stupid effects, but nothing that will scare you....more info
  • The most violent film in 30 years...
    ...So says a parental watchdog group at the tail end of 2005. Rated on sheer number of violent acts committed in it. If that doesn't sell you, nothing will. The funny thing about this movie is that many of the Freddy fans thought it was too much about Jason. While Jason fans thought it was too much about Freddy. It can't be both now can it. I personally don't consider myself a fan of either. I think the whole slasher genre is tired myself, but I did like this one. I found the way they played the two off one another rather clever. Of course, clever is kind of a waste on many horror fans. You show them something clever they think it's stupid because they just don't get it. So for those who get it, thumbs up. For those who don't, I have another place to suggest that you stick your thumb....more info
  • NOT FAIR!
    I DIDN'T LIKE THIS MOVIE AT ALL!ALL THIS MOVIE WAS ABOUT WAS FREDDY THROWING JASON AROUND.IT MADE JASON LOOK LIKE A WIMP-AND JASON'S NO WIMP BY ANY MEANS!FREDDY DID MOST OF THE KILLINGS.JASON SHOULD'VE BEEN THE ONE TO LOOK LIKE A CHAMP-NOT FREDDY!THIS IS JASONS MOVIE LINE-NOT FREDDYS!JASON'S THE REAL MAN-NOT FREDDY!THE ONLY GOOD PART WAS WHEN JASON GOT FREDDY,AND HAD HIM IN A HOLD,AND JASON KNOCKED DOWN A WHOLE SIDE OF A HOUSE USING FREDDY....more info
  • The Movie We've Been WAiting For
    We've been waiting for this one since like 1989. They changed this from when it first came out on video, to a much more straight forward Friday the 13th film. Jason and Freddy hack up a group of overage teens before squaring off against one another with, as I could've predicted years ago, Jason wins. They tied the two series together, it was Freddy who drowned Jason. I really liked it, but someone who isn't a diehard fan of either series might rate it poorly. It's amazing to see Friday the 13th films still being made after Jason X bombed. Robert Englund does a good job of reprising his role of Freddy Kruger, in what should be his final film. ...more info
  • FREDDY VS. JASON.....PLACE YOUR BETS!!!
    If you love A Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th, or both, you'll definitely love Freddy Vs. Jason! I love the awesome fighting sequences between them. I love all the blood and gore when they slash at each other! I remember seeing this with a friend when it first came out. There were some parts we laughed at, some we thought were cool. If you love slashers fighting, you'll love FREDDY VS. JASON!!!...more info
  • Pretty good movie for fans of the "slasher genre"
    After going on the internet and watching the trailer I couldn't wait to see the movie. Now after seeing the finished product it wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but it's still worth watching. The basic plot is as follows, Elm street slasher freddy krueger can no longer return to his killing spree due to the fact that the residents of springwoods have forgotten about him and erased all records and evidence of his murderous rampage, without the memories of what had occured the residents of springwoods no longer feel any fear of freddy and without fear. freddy is powerless, trapped in limbo, essentially a prisoner with a life sentence who spends his time plotting a vengeance which will never come to pass. Until Freddy finds a way to make them remember him. And in comes undead murderer Jason vorhees, the perfect mindless killing machine for freddy's plans. Since jasons machete is real weather you've heard of him or not Freddy uses his power over peoples dreams to revive jason (yes apparently jason never really did go to hell instead he was jut put to sleep) and sicks the mindless murderer on the unsuspecing residents of springwoods. Jason does what he was told and he does it well but unfcortunately for freddy jason enjoys killing a little to much, so much in fact that when freddy's ready to return to his "children" jason refuses to step aside. Freddy decides that it's finally time to "Put this bad dog to sleep, permanently!" But jason isn't going down without a fight and neither are the kids of springwood who have a plan that just might get rid of their, and jason's problem, once and for all. This may sound stupid but I felt an obligation to mention the plot because I was surprised that amidst all the bloody and gory goodness they actually took the time to make a plot, and add a little romantic subplot to act as the cherry on top of a good milkshake. Admittedly it wasn't the most complex plot but still it was there (which was a nice surprise after watching the extremely stupid eigth friday film Jason takes manhattan). I've also heard a lot of complaints about bad acting but if you honestly expected some oscar winning performances from a slasher flick seek mental help immediately. The characters all play off of one stereotype or another and your likely to tell from the minute they appear on screen which ones are the victims, the foolish heroes, and the survivors but once again this being a slasher flick in every since of the word thats to be expected. As for the soundtrack its pretty decent being exciting when it needs to be moody when it needs to be and sometimes, combined with the images on screen, downright creepy. The movie also did a good job of combining the two franchises in a credible way as well as entering into the pasts of the two characters showing us more of Jasons love for his mom as well as entering into Freddy's slasher history. However were the movie really delivers is in the fight seen between freddy and Jason which clearly shows us the strengths and weaknesses of both killers, while being long enougth to be worth the wait, but short enough to keep your interest. While the movie isn't one of those film classics if you're a fan of the slasher genre give it a shot, you won't be dissapointed....more info
  • Almost as good as I hoped, and that's high praise
    I'll start out by saying that I'm a huge freddy krueger fan. Since I was like 8 or 9, I think he's one of THE great literary characters, on film or not, he is terror made tangible with a nasty sense of humor. I only recently got a chance to watch the Jason movies (of which 6 is my favorite).

    The plot is great. It's not too deep, but it's an excellent way to bring the two slasher icons together at last, which I'm sure is no easy feat. The acting is actually pretty good, dispite the large quantities of throwaway characters and lame dialog. The actors sell it nonetheless, which is a credit to them. My favorite thing about the movie is the way they blended the cliches of both series together, almost too neatly. Remember though, all this is really just one big deus ex machina to get to what this movie is really about, the fight scenes between Jason and Freddy.

    Which are SPECTACULAR. I love the approach they had to the fights. Very brutal combat instead of lithe martial arts or some nonsense. Just bashing and slashing. My favorite bit is when Jason throws freddy through a window, and while he's lying there on the broken glass of the window pane he drags freddy through the wall breaking all the support beams and such.OUCH!

    If you're a fan of either series or just like a good action movie buy this now. It's not perfect, but it's better than you might expect....more info
  • It was good, but don't expect anything that will scare you to death.
    Since a bunch of people have already explained the whole freaking plot of the movie, I'll make this short. It's a fun movie, and I liked that they went back to some of the old elements of Freddy(What N6 loses is gained here), but there's nothing mind blowing about it. Basically, it has people from the Freddy movies, strong willed, independant outsiders, and people from the Jason movies, young, dumb, and fun. It difinately has some great efffects in it.


    Freddy shadow puppet
    Freddy piller
    Jason pinball
    Freddy magazine
    blood trail
    evil children in "missing posters" looking at Lori while she's following the blood
    others that I may've forgotten

    They definately added to the appearance of Freddy and Jason.
    Freddy-best make-up yet-awesome noisy glove-back to old roots with the 50% evil 50% humorous, I personally think that's from the N3 genre

    Jason-look is ultimate-has cool hair-has cool outfit-great hockey mask-cool jacket.

    All in all, a solid movie but I urge you, if you're new to Freddy and Jason I suggest starting out with N 1,3,4,or 7 and from Jason F1, F7(eh, I thought it was good despite what people said), or F8 before going on to FvJ. Nonetheless I can't wait for FvJ2.

    btw Lori, aka monica keena, is hot!...more info
  • Finally an enjoyable movie with Freddy and Jason after years of Broken Films (3 1/2)
    "Freddy vs. Jason" isnt going to win an academy awards. The acting isnt anything special, and the plot is pretty thin, but what makes this so enjoyable is there is finally a movie with Freddy and Jason that is enjoyable after years of buchering the "Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St. series. The last decent "Friday the 13th" was part seven, and that was made in 1988. Since then the series brought back two dismal sequals, part 8 (jason takes Manhatten) and part 9 (Jason goes to hell) Then yrs later Jason is brought back to life in 2001 with the god-awful "Jason X" The "Elm St." series has also seen three horrid sequals (part 4 being the last decent nightmare)in part 5, part 6 (freddys Dead) and the unique but falls right into the toliet "The New Nightmare" Thats alot of bad sequals to movies that were box office hits in their prime. SO what do they do with to struggling series? Why not bring them together. Let me tell you it works. It was a really enjoyable film. Even though it lacks the scares of the earlier films, this is more of an all out action bloodbath. If you have been avoiding this characters because of all the dismal sequals, I think fans of the series will enjoy this. IT isnt perfect but above average, and like I said,and at least its a step forward for both struggling series....more info
  • Talk about Jason
    This item was something that was needed in my collection. It was shipped promptly and it was received in the condition that was described....more info
  • A True Celebration of the Slasher Icons
    I hated Friday the 13th part IX: Jason Goes to Hell and the idea of making a film about Freddy and Jason squaring off was horrible but inevitable after we see Freddy bring Jason's hockey mask to hell with him. Well, I can admit I was somewhat wrong. You see I was under the impression that the inept creators who made these later films would create this one too, but Freddy vs. Jason was in decent or at least very disturbed hands. The film hand picks the truly memorable elements about both stories and touches on all of them. The parts that make them scary and somewhat convincing and the parts that reinforce the characters as legends and horror icons. Freddy vs. Jason celebrates the mythology in an undeniably clever and tongue-in-cheek fashion.

    Freddy's legend is brought to an iconic status as we see girls jumping rope singing those Freddy rhymes and him getting burned by the vengeful parents of the Elm street children, they even gave us glimpses of Freddy's greatest moments. He consistently breaks out his puns and bad one-liners in vintage Freddy bravado and in many ways he is the lead character of the film. The movie is actually from his perspective from the start. Jason's legend on the other hand is touched on only half way until later on when the two meet for the first time. We see images of his mother, her head, Jason drowning as a boy and children picking on him mercilessly. We even get a short reference to Jason's potato sack wearing days in Friday the 13th part 2.

    Freddy's strength is the fear of the children on Elm Street and to fear him they must know who he is. I don't remember Nancy and Johnny Depp having to know who Freddy is to fear him but where would one of these films be without a plot-hole? So Freddy needs to get something going in reality (cause Freddy exists in dreams). He summons another dark force to bring chaos and fear to the real world Elm Street so the legend of Freddy is hyped-up all over again and he is allowed to flourish in all of the children's fear. Enter Jason Voorhees. But when Jason shows up he spoils all of Freddy's fun by killing everyone he can...and I mean everyone. Freddy can't stand it because everyone on Elm Street now fears Jason just as much as him but Freddy has gained enough power to make a comeback. The stage is set for the modern day King Kong vs. Godzilla. Both opponents are worthy of the other and they do not disappoint in the least.

    What really makes the film entertaining is the violence and if you're a fan of these characters. Otherwise you're going to see some brutal deaths that will scare you because most fans are twisted enough to laugh at it and you won't understand why. Freddy vs. Jason contains perhaps more blood than any mainstream film I have ever seen (obviously it can't top Peter Jackson's Dead Alive). Still, the film has blood shooting to and fro in just about every direction in just about every death, and we see a lot of the death. It gets even bloodier when they finally meet in the real world at Camp Crystal Lake for the classic showdown. Freddy's Kung Fu and his wits seem to be the perfect match for Jason's brawn and complete invulnerability to any type of pain or dismemberment.

    Anyway, the film has plenty of laughs besides the usually amusing murder sequence. Consider this line after Jason marches through a cornfield toward a small rave party as he is engulfed in flames and kills a handful of people, "Dude that goalie was pissed about something". Rumors still circulate that Michael Myers or Ash (from Evil Dead 2) might get into the mix but nothing has come out of it. Slasher movie fans are a patient lot with lower standards than most but perhaps enough is enough. ...more info
  • Battle To The Finish!
    Freddy Krueger is held in Hell after being killed by his daughter.All
    evidence of his existence have been taken out of his hometown.As far as
    Elm Street is concerned Freddy never existed.He is unable to return and wreak havoc.Freddy is able to free Jason Voorhess from Hell.Jason almost
    immediately takes up his machete and starts killing Freddy's children.
    Jason starts killing too frequently for Freddy's taste and he is forced
    to make a return to stop Jason.
    Upon the return of Freddy the viewer is treated to a battle royal of the
    two forces of evil.The knife glove of Freddy against the machete of Jason
    makes for some exciting fighting.The final battle finally is settled on a
    peir on a lake.The two most evil people on earth cut each other to peices.
    You think that you have a victor in this classical battle but the final
    scene leaves you wondering who really won this fight.I believe that they
    left the movie open for a sequel.Fans of "A Nightmare ON Elm Street" and "Friday The Thirteenth" will be greatly entertained....more info
  • Surprised me!!
    Okay, I'll be honest, I never wanted to see this movie. I love all the Elm Street movies, and some of the Friday ones, but the whole idea of Freddy and Jason fighting just seemed stupid to me. I caught the end of the movie on TV the other night, and it was pretty good. Turns out my husband has the DVD, so I sat down to watch the whole thing, and it was pretty good. It's not the best of either series, but it's not even close to being the worst....more info
  • Great for Hardcore Fans
    If you are a fan of these '80's slasher Horror Favorites, then you will enjoy it just seeing Freddy and Jason together in a movie. It makes it feel like old times when Freddy was the evil master of dreams and Jason was just...well just being Jason getting his revenge on those camp counselors as usual. Great to have them back again on screen. ...more info
  • End of the road for Freddy???
    Hhhmmm, loved the Elm St movies - even the bad ones. They were scary and innovative and a good time capsule for 80's horror flicks. Didn't think much of this one though. The cgi effects looked fake and to me it was like watching the 'Scary Movie' movies but the punchline never came. Only interesting for Elm St die hards.
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  • Enjoyable But Disappointing.
    For awhile I've always thought it would be great to pair off two of the horror genre's most infamous slasher killers{Freddy and Jason}and see who would win. The first time I saw the preveiws for Freddy VS. Jason, I was extremely excited. It seemed as if my dream was coming true. Then I saw the movie, and I came away from it feeling slightly disappointed.
    The movie includes Jason, but it does seem to center more around Freddy, personifying Jason as little more than a side kick until Freddy's selfish nature gets the better of him and he decides to kill Jason in payment for getting a little too slash-happy. While the dream sequences were great and the fight scenes were nice, some things don't make sense. As someone stated in a previous reveiw, one of the main things that really just didn't fit was Jason's sudden fear of water. There is more, but I can't put it in here or I might risk spoiling the ending for people who have not seen the movie yet.
    Overall, I will say that I did enjoy this movie, but I was expecting it to be a bit more spectacular, especially the blood scenes{blood gushes, not squirts like water}. In this day and age, people are able to make things look more and more realistic. While there were some great special effects in the movie, it did come off seeming a bit eighties. Now, that might have been the general idea, and if it was, they did a great job, but I think they could have made it a bit more...high-tech? ...more info
  • Old-school...
    This is an old-school horror...

    Lots of gore, the goriest horror film I've seen in a long time. Almost comparable to the Evil Dead.

    Anyway, if you like either the Nighmare on Elm Street series (I do not) or the Friday 13th series (I do) this is one one those slashers that has a small plot, but if you like the style of the others, then this movie is for you.

    Also, if you like new horror films on high budgets, this is also for you.

    Just dont get it expecting a classic!

    Overall, a good final battle. A sequel is almost inevitable......more info
  • King Kong vs Godzilla - slasher movie style ! Freddy vs Jason is above average.
    Sort of a gore fans' version of what King Kong vs Godzilla is to monster movie fans.
    For what this movie is, a violent slasher movie of epic proportions - the meeting and greeting and beating of two slasher icons. Freddy vs Jason to me was really entertaining. That is all this is meant to do, it is for fans of the gore and slasher genre & watching these two bloody each other up. These movies don't need a heavy plot or deep characters or love interests, they are just for violence fans. Characters are just there to be fed to the real stars, Freddy and Jason. I enjoyed the blood bath fight scenes between the two and the action to me was satisfactory. As far as acting & plot - well these movies really aren't specializing in that aspect. These are for gore,violence & this case 2 horror icons going at it with a stab here and a slash there. Better than average in my opinion. I enjoyed this than most of the other Jason/Friday the 13th films and I am not really into the Elm Street series, but put the two together and I really liked it. The DVD is really a treat for this movie..well worth owning....more info
  • not received
    i never received it i dont need to review it.I just need to know where it is

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  • NOT VERY FUNNY, NOT VERY SCARY,
    This is the long awaited match up between iconic supernatural killers Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Fans of both films have been awaiting this movie, since "Jason Goes To Hell". Like "Jason Goes To Hell", this movie isn't very good.

    The plot behind this movie is that Freddy (who is dead) resurrects Jason so that Jason will resurrect him. Its pretty stupid and overly explained throughout the film ad nauseum. Anyway the movie focuses on a group of hard partying, vapid teenagers living in Springwood who are soon terrorized by both Jason and Freddy (although mostly Jason). After a bunch of them get stabbed, the kids, led by the annoying Lori, somehow figure out what's going on and decide to save themselves by using Jason to kill Freddy....a plan that not suprisingly results in most of them being killed by Jason.

    The movie is self-referential and somewhat parodies earlier films from the two series. But this is done without any tact. For example early in the movie Lori's friend Gibb is seen smoking a ciggarette, then as if the movie isn't screaming "SHE'S DOOMED!!!" into your face loud enough already, she throws the cigarette butt out the window and it hits Jason in the face. Things like this should be a bit more subtle. Another example would be how the movie goes out of its way to tell you who is a virgin. Hint: Virgins always make it 'til the end of these movies.

    I guess this is to make up for the complete lack of fear in the film. Even the characters seem unfrightened the movie's killers openly mocking them and the silliness of their costumes. This inadvertently serves as a metaphor for how dated, silly and unfrightening '80's monsters like Freddy and Jason are today in the 2000's.

    The almost all white cast of this movie is made up of stereotypical stock characters for these types of films. The "end girl", the guy she likes, the stoner, the nerd, the slut, the token black girl, the a--hole, ect. The kids recover pretty quickly from the grief of losing their friends, which I guess is understandable seeing as how vapid their friends were. The acting is pretty horrible and all the characters are super hateable. Also they are way too old to play teenagers.

    This movie felt like a Nightmare movie more than a Friday movie, except Jason does all killing. There is no variety with Jason's kills, as New Line apparently believes his only weapon is the machete. Also there are some serious plot holes created from past movies. (Since when was Jason scared of water or Freddy of fire?). The end fight between the two was a bore and a total letdown. This movie has its highlights, but for the most part falls flat on its face. Only hardcore fans should bother checking this out....more info
  • Make them remember me
    I've been a bigger Friday the 13th fan than a Nightmare on Elm Street fan. The woods simply seem more inherently frightening and dangerous than a suburban street for horny teens. In any event, I feel that both of these series, especially Friday the 13th, have lost their lure in recent years. Trying to find ways to bring back our favorite slashers and attempting to do it in contemporary fashion have fallen short, in my opinion. I've remained a fan through it all, yet when they took Jason out of Camp Crystal Lake and brought him to New York City, he somehow became less imposing and some of the mystery was lost.

    Freddy vs. Jason was an idea borne years before this film began pre-production. The premise of the film (Freddy calling on Jason to strike fear back into the children of Elm Street) is decent, but it seemed to me that something was missing...

    I enjoyed the movie, especially the dream sequences, but I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong with the film. It just didn't feel like Friday the 13th to me. It felt more like a Nightmare on Elm Street film, but even those movies were scarier. This movie bordered on absurd at times and much of what we had come to know about Freddy and Jason was betrayed in this film by way of contradiction (i.e. Jason suddenly having a phobia of water after he had, on many occassions in the past, pursued people into the water to kill them).

    I am glad that this movie was made and I will always remain a fan, but I feel that with all of the time and writing that went into this idea, it could have been a hell of a lot better. The story was not bad, but the movie was simply not scary or suspenseful at all. It's a must see for any fan of either series, if for no other reason than to see what your favorite classic slasher is up to - but don't expect to get that good old feeling you used to get when watching a Friday the 13th or a Nightmare on Elm Street film back in the 80s and 90s.

    The bonus material is extensive and quite exhaustive. They cover every aspect of the film, including pre-production, direction, stunts, visual effects, make-up, audio commentary, deleted scenes, storyboards and galleries, etc.... The bonus disc amounts to a few hours of extra viewing, which is actually pretty informative and insightful. With cool, animated menus, this is a great DVD edition for something of a letdown film....more info
  • So glad they got it right!!!!
    When the official word came out that there would be a Freddy Vs. Jason film, I was so worried that they would not be able to come up with a plausible story line. I could not have imagined a better way for this movie to take place. Kudos to the director, producers, writers and actors. THE BEST VS. MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!!! If you have not seen this movie--see it now. If you do not own this movie---buy it now. Both Freddy and Jason are allowed to shine and get their licks in. Word of warning---It's a bloodbath baby!!!!...more info