Director Sean S. Cunningham’s 1980 classic Friday the 13th is getting a 4K steelbook release from Paramount
Three years ago, Paramount Pictures gave the 1980 classic Friday the 13th (watch it HERE) a Blu-ray steelbook release to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary. Now the folks at Fridaythe13thFranchise have caught word that Paramount is set to give the film a 4K steelbook release on October 10th – three days before an actual Friday the 13th rolls around on the calendar. They even got their hands on a picture of the 4K steelbook, and you can check it out at the bottom of this article.
It looks like this steelbook will be using the same artwork as the Blu-ray steelbook, but it will also come with a slipcover featuring artwork that was used for Waxwork Records’ vinyl release of the film’s score.
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham from a screenplay by Victor Miller, Friday the 13th has the following synopsis: Crystal Lake’s history of murder doesn’t deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people — Jack, Alice, Bill, Marcie, and Ned — pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer. As they’re slashed, shot and stabbed, the counselors struggle to stay alive against a merciless opponent.
The film stars Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Jeannine Taylor, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Mark Nelson, Robbi Morgan, Peter Brouwer, Rex Everhart, Ronn Carroll, Walt Gorney, Willie Adams, Debra S. Hayes, Sally Anne Golden, Ari Lehman, and Betsy Palmer. It also features some great effects by Tom Savini… and it kicked off my favorite horror franchise.
Cunningham and Miller spent the last several years taking each other to court over the film’s U.S. copyright – and Miller ended up coming out the winner of that copyright. Now he’s teaming up with Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller and Friday the 13th franchise rights holder Rob Barsamian (plus Miller’s lawyer Marc Toberoff) to develop a Friday the 13th TV series called Crystal Lake for A24 and the Peacock streaming service.
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