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 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just wanted to make sure all Friday the 13th fans are aware of the upcoming DVD/Blu release of the definitive F13 documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, based on the exhaustive book.

The DVD/Blu is up for pre-sale right now at the following site:

http://crystallakememories.net

The actual release date is August 27 and retails for $29.95. If you order from the above website, you also get a bonus 4th disc with extra interview and bonus features! I've already pre-ordered mine. I can't wait!

Finally, this new documentary, from the makers of Never Sleep Again: The Nightmare on Elm Street Legacy will feature a brand new score by famed Jason composer Harry Mafredini! No word yet on any kind of score release.

So go order your copies of this awesome documentary!

PRESS RELEASE:

Panic Productions and Hutson Ranch Media have launched pre-orders for Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th on its official website. The documentary, inspired by Peter M. Bracke’s bestselling book of the same name, promises to be the definitive retrospective on the long-running Friday the 13th franchise.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack showcases the extensive feature, which runs approximately 420 minutes. When purchased through the website, buyers will also receive a bonus DVD with nearly 4 hours of extended interview material. The film will be officially released on August 27, 2013 via 1428 Films with a list price of $29.95.

Corey Feldman (star of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) narrates Crystal Lake Memories, which features interviews with approximately 150 cast and crew members from all twelve Friday the 13th films and the syndicated television series, many of whom have never before appeared in on-camera interviews. Interview subjects include Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Danielle Panabaker, Sean S. Cunningham, Derek Mears, Betsy Palmer, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Alice Cooper and many more.

Crystal Lake Memories is written and directed by Daniel Farrands and produced by Thommy Hutson, who previously teamed up for the award-winning Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.

"As lifelong fans, we couldn't let 2013 pass us by without giving Jason his due," explains Farrands. "I hope that Crystal Lake Memories will serve as a fitting tribute to one of this generation's most iconic bogeymen."

"We're thrilled that we are able to bring all the incredible stories from the cast and crew to life, showcasing why the Friday the 13th franchise is still going strong decades later," adds Hutson. "It's a testament to the blood, sweat and tears that went into making summer camp, and eventually a hockey mask, both terrifying and fun."

In the 33 years since the original Friday the 13th premiered in May of 1980, the slasher franchise has grown to include twelve feature films, a television series, novels, comic books, merchandise and memorabilia. In addition to staggering box office success, the films turned Jason Voorhees and his signature hockey mask into a pop culture icon. Now fans can get an in-depth look that spans the entire history from those involved.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

Never Sleep Again... I think I saw this documentary.

Its the one where they interview the actors from The Dream Warriors and they um...look like they are filming another movie right?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

TV series + book > films

Just saying...

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I will be buying this.

Never Sleep Again is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen on a series.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I am currently watching this 7+ hour documentary, and (surprise, surprise) I freaking love it. I am having such a good time watching it! I just finished the DVD chapter on Friday the 13th Part 4 and so far am 2hrs. 33min. into the runtime. Oh yeah, about 40 minutes' worth of documentary devoted to each film! A Friday the 13th lover's dream.

A tremendously well-done documentary with a fun new Manfredini score that incorporates F13 music styles from the early and later films, a brilliant narration by an eloquent Corey Feldman, hundreds of never-before-seen still photos (and as a F13 connoisseur I would know!) and a dazzling, dizzying array of interviews from tons and tons and tons of people involved in the films' production. Also included are several extended scenes and outtakes.

I have seen Never Sleep Again, the definitive Nightmare on Elm Street documentary, and even though I am not a huge NOES fan I still think Crystal Lake Memories has set a new high standard. An extremely high standard.

The documentary does a fantastic job in slowly revealing, film by film, how and why this film franchise endured as long as it has, highlighting the appeal of the films, the creativity that went into making them, and the long road of luck, design, and audiences' insatiable appetites that kept Jason coming back again and again. It really is a wonderful Hollywood filmmaking story that I think extends beyond the realm of F13 fandom; an engrossing discovery of the films' evolution not only from a F13 fan perspective, but in how/which films in general get made, the reason behind their enduring appeal, and the labrynthine mechanisms in place that help a film franchise survive, even when it begins to wear and tear.

I have been kind of taking my time watching the doc, pretty much watching a chapter a day, basically because I just don't want it to end!

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Already watched it twice all the way through. I'm working my way slowly through the extras disc.

I loved it. Worth every penny I paid. There were a few things I was sad not to see, like no Steve Miner who directed one of my two favorites, Friday The 13th part 2. You would think they would have a guy that was involved with creating the first three movies, but I guess he just said no. Also, they don't even talk about Roby at all when discussing the TV show. That was really weird given how most teens watched the show only because of her (I thought it was fairly well made myself). But she has an interesting history as well: she was a rocker, did a cover of One Night In Bangkok, became a countess-yet none of this was mentioned.

Anyway, still love it. In fact, it has been the only bright spot in my week. Thanks Jeff for splitting the cost with me bud.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I'm working my way slowly through the extras disc.

Storyteller, what's the runtime length of the bonus extras disc?

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I'm working my way slowly through the extras disc.

Storyteller, what's the runtime length of the bonus extras disc?




4 hours of extra interviews.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Did you order your copy through the website, or Amazon? It was a website only extra.


If you were unable to get the extras disc, e-mail me here: saintstoryteller @ excite. com

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Does this doc have all the content from "His Name Was Jason"? I haven't seen either doc but intend to pick up the box set of the films this week and want to ensure I have all the docs that are out there...

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Does this doc have all the content from "His Name Was Jason"? I haven't seen either doc but intend to pick up the box set of the films this week and want to ensure I have all the docs that are out there...


It's a mixture of some of that material with mostly new material. But they do recycle some of it, yes.

It's not perfect, but far better than "His Name Was Jason". IMHO.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Thanks for the info. I'll go ahead and get both docs for completist's sake. smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Thanks for the info. I'll go ahead and get both docs for completist's sake. smile




Order from the company website if you want the extras disc. It is worth it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Wow. With seven hours(!) of content, I thought this thing would cost a pretty penny. I was surprised to see it's only $25 on Amazon. I'll have to try and snatch it up at some point.

After this and the Elm Street documentary (which I haven't seen), I hope Daniel Farrands and Co. do a similar Halloween project. That's my favorite horror franchise, so it'd be a Day 1 purchase without question.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Did you order your copy through the website, or Amazon? It was a website only extra.


If you were unable to get the extras disc, e-mail me here: saintstoryteller @ excite. com


Thanks for the offer, but oh yes I did order it directly from 1428 Films, I preordered the very day that it went up for preorder sale way back in June. I have the extra disc, just was wondering how much more Crystal Lake Memories goodness I had ahead of me! smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Buy and enjoy, Sones and Michael24! Let us know what you think and definitely try to buy from the website http://crystallakememories.net/ to get the bonus disc, for a documentary total of 11 hours!!! eek

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2013 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Just out of curiosity (I'm not able to watch the video samples on my computer), did the documentarians negotiate the rights to include clips of the films/series? Just saw this on the site and now I'm curious.

(Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is not affiliated with or sponsored by the creators or producers of Friday the 13th, New Line Productions, Inc., Warner Bros. Inc., or Paramount Pictures Corporation, and is not a sequel to or remake of Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is a registered trademark of New Line Productions, Inc.)

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2013 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Buy and enjoy, Sones and Michael24! Let us know what you think and definitely try to buy from the website http://crystallakememories.net/ to get the bonus disc, for a documentary total of 11 hours!!! eek

I ordered from the website fer sure. big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just out of curiosity (I'm not able to watch the video samples on my computer), did the documentarians negotiate the rights to include clips of the films/series? Just saw this on the site and now I'm curious.

(Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is not affiliated with or sponsored by the creators or producers of Friday the 13th, New Line Productions, Inc., Warner Bros. Inc., or Paramount Pictures Corporation, and is not a sequel to or remake of Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is a registered trademark of New Line Productions, Inc.)


Yes, there are definitely tons and tons of clips from the films. I'm not sure how they could do the documentary without having clips from the films. They're never very long, just usually snippets here and there.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2013 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Yes, there are definitely tons and tons of clips from the films. I'm not sure how they could do the documentary without having clips from the films. They're never very long, just usually snippets here and there.

Excellent - I figured there would be given the key art on the cover and the extent of the release, but I've seen plenty of unofficial documentaries that do not have that access, and they really suffer.

 
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