Collectibles are taking your pre-orders for their Freddy vs. Jason
Scream Scene ploystone diorama (pictured in the banner to the left).
The Sideshow Exclusive goes for $199.99 set to ship first quarter of 2007,
and it will include an exclusive accessory - the Freddypillar from the
stoner-induced dream sequence. The diorama features both modern horror
icons in great detail, looking better than ever - both set to strike at
the other! Visit the link above to view a gallery of pics showing
off the intricate details, and hand-painted quality of this collectible.
It's definitely worth having, and you won't be charged until the item ships.
Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their Premium Format Demon
Freddy from Freddy vs. Jason, and we some cool shots of this high
grade figure. Hit the banner to the left to go directly to the page
and place your order. This is a limited edition of only 400 figures,
and so, move quick before you lose your chance at owning this bad ass collectible
Collectibles have announced that, on April 1st, they will begin taking
pre-orders for their 'Demon Freddy' premium format figure from Freddy
vs. Jason! Currently, they have a preview page with only an extreme
close-up of the figure's face. Trust me, this is NO April Fools joke
- this is the real deal. Once April 1st hits, FH will have links,
images, and banners promoting the pre-order of this killer new collectible!
Make note that this is an even more film authentic version than the previous
12 inch figure with a real a leather glove and true metal blades!
Here's what Sideshow has to say about the figure....
Freddy Krueger is living in his
own worst nightmare - he has been forgotten! To reclaim his evil
powers, Freddy resurrects a vicious killer just as demonic as himself,
Jason Voorhees. From Freddy Vs. Jason, comes Sideshow's new Premium
Format Demon Freddy Krueger figure. This detailed figure includes
a newly sculpted Freddy Krueger portrait that reflects his appearance in
the movie as well as a film-authentic costume and comes with a leather
glove complete with real metal blades. You can preview this Demon
Freddy figure by the following link. [Click
This policy of denial from New Line is getting very tired very fast.
Everyone that's been contacted at NLC keeps saying that "there are no plans
for Freddy vs. Jason 2." BULL!!! I have it from an anonymous,
but 100% reliable source that cool things are in the works in regards to
Freddy and Jason. Though, that's the extent of my knowledge, and
I won't speculate on it. So, everyone from Toby Emmerich to Stokley
Chaffin can keep denying it, but I don't buy it. There's just way
too much opportunity and potential here for another great blockbuster film.
They're just keeping it all quiet until there's something to announce.
Until that day comes, check out the most recent report posted by Creature
"Well, well, well. When I wrote,
having heard from New Line Cinema’s own Toby Emmerich, that there were
"no plans right now" for Freddy Vs. Jason 2, and that the sequel was on
hold, it caused an uproar. Some of you practically called me a liar, despite
the fact that I’d already spoken to several people at New Line Cinema about
Freddy Vs. Jason 2 and reported previously about the project, including
the development of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash which is now dead. Real dead.
Oh, and about Robert Englund pitching a Freddy Vs. Jason sequel - he’s
been doing that for years. Did I mention I’d written a book on the making
of the Friday the 13th film franchise that comes out this year?
Will Freddy Vs. Jason 2 ever be
made? Of course it will. Freddy Vs. Jason was a massive box office hit
and the franchise is too lucrative for New Line Cinema to not continue.
When the time is right.
The Corner had the chance to speak
to Stokely Chaffin, vice-president of production at New Line Cinema, not
to mention an executive producer on Freddy Vs. Jason and one of the few
women to hold real power in Hollywood, who confirmed that there are no
current plans for Freddy Vs. Jason 2. "Unfortunately, there are no current
plans for a sequel," says Chaffin. "Would love to hear from fans if this
is disappointing to them. Also, would love to know what story they would
want to see since the Ash match-up hasn’t worked out."
What story would we like to see?
I’d like to see Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Leatherface if it was given the Wes
Craven’s New Nightmare treatment whereby reality was mixed with the fantasy
world of the three horror icons. Imagine Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham,
and Tobe Hooper being hunted by the monsters they created.
So, what story would you like to
see? New Line wants to know.
your ideas to us here and we will pass them along to New Line."
Breaking news from Bloody-Disgusting!
They were able to catch a few words with Robert Englund following a screening
of Eli Roth's 2001 Maniacs (which stars Englund), and he said that
the inclusion of Ash into the mix is definitely dead - all thanks to the
short-sighted Sam Raimi who'd rather churn out more disappointing Spider-Man
sequels than gives us die hard fans one last adventure for Bruce Campbell's
iconic character. Anyway, Robert said that this is only a delay,
and that various other dieas are being entertained by New Line's developmental
execs. Here's the rough translation of Robert's rapid fire of ideas
"He mentioned Michael Myers and
'Halloween'- but he wasn't hinting at anything, so don't worry. He loves
the idea of a strong teenager fighting against the evil along with a strong
mother i.e. Laurie Strode in 'Halloween' and Laurie Strode in 'H20.' So
from what I gathered he'd like to have a pair of strong female leads -
or maybe even two pairs- pit up against the two big dead dogs. I'm wondering
if this has anything to do with the 'Hack N' Slash' rumor floating around
or if it's just Robert's wild imagination. Either way... "
So, our beliefs were right, and New Line wasn't just gonna shelve this
potential sequel just because Sam Raimi won't entertain an idea that even
Bruce Campbell seemed intrigued with. Also, as B-D added, don't get
jumpy about any of these ideas as this is merely at a developmental stage,
and no one knows if any of these will progress into anything at all.
I am confident that New Line will conjure up a worthwhile story that won't
simply be a rehash of the first. They'll find some fresh ideas to
interject into a sequel to make it truly worthwhile.
Well, with everything regarding the furthering of any film exploits
of Freddy & Jason - together or individually - pretty much dead in
the proverbial water, one New Line Cinema exec - Toby Emmerich (who, mind
you, had nothing to do with any Freddy or Jason film in the past) recently
stated some very unsettling words, courtesy of Creature
The Corner dropped a line to New
Line Cinema’s Toby Emmerich and asked him about the status of the Nightstalkers
film as well as the status, this week’s status, of Freddy Vs. Jason 2 .
"There are no plans for another Freddy Vs. Jason film right now," says
Emmerich who wrote the excellent 2000 time-travel thriller Frequency. "There
are no plans right now for a Nightstalkers film until I see how well Blade
:Trinity does on video."
I must agree with what Mr. Disgusting at B-D said - "Freddy vs. Jason"
made a shitload of cash for New Line, and there's no chance in hell they
won't make a sequel! Sure, it won't come around soon enough for a
2005 release, and that's a pity. Best case senario is a 2006 release,
but that would still put any further Elm Street or Friday The 13th sequels
into the latter end of this decade - and Robert Englund isn't getting any
younger. We could be looking at the 30th anniversary of the first
Friday the 13th before we see another Friday The 13th sequel! Lord
knows I don't want JASON X to be the final F13 film. I'm not asking
for the full 13 film dream count, but at least one last stalk through Crystal
Lake alone before calling it quits.
has posted an interview with Sam Raimi saying that he has said "No" to
including Ash in the "FREDDY vs. JASON" sequel. If this is indeed
absolutely final, where this project now goes is completely unknown, and
Jeff Katz' treatment will be nothing more than fan fiction and a pipe dream.
Also, this would mean that there is still no EVIL DEAD 4 anywhere on the
horizon as New Line was going to fund and release the film if Raimi agreed
to including Ash in FvJ2. Though, I think Raimi has some misconceptions
in referring to Sean Cunningham as if he actually had anything to do with
"FREDDY vs. JASON" or its sequel. Cunningham has had no involvement
in either production, and is only there to collect a paycheck through his
ownership of underlying copyrights on the Friday The 13th franchise.
Bob Bankard of PhillyBurbs.com
wrote an article about the progression of the "Freddy vs. Jason" sequel.
Both Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger speak very positively about how well
things are moving along, and Kirzinger says, once the greenlight is given
for the film, he will be reprising his role as Jason Voorhees. Negotiations
with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell appear to be going well, but nothing
is finalized, yet. Bankard also reports that, if the deal with Raimi
is reached, he will most likely receive a producer's credit, and his longtime
producing partner, Rob Tapert, might be involved as well. Raimi's
involvement would most likely be minimal due to his obligations to the
Spider-Man franchise. As of right now, only Englund, Kirzinger, and
Ronny Yu seem to be locks for the sequel.
Well, it's been just over a year since "FREDDY vs. JASON" hit theatres,
and now, there's serious follow-up news hitting. Brad Miska of Bloody
Disgusting got his hands on Jeff Katz' script treatment for the sequel,
and he gives it major praise! He doesn't spoil anything, and that
was not an easy thing at all for him to do. He gives us enough setup
and plot to understand the direction of the potential script, and truly
believes that this will not be a watered down or cringable follow-up.
And just to confirm it all - Robert Englund revealed to SciFi.com
a streamlined plot synopsis that matches what Mr. Disgusting himself stated
in his review. With this story, Ash fits into the mix very appropriately
and properly. If Sam Raimi and New Line give the go-ahead for this,
I will officially be behind it 100%! Kane Hodder is 100% NOT returning
as Jason (serves him right the arrogant, selfish bastard), and Ronny Yu
is almost signed on to direct.
Well, for those wondering if "FREDDY vs. JASON" got nominated for any
Movie Awards, the answer is "NO!" Not "Best Fight," not "Best
Villian," and damn sure not "Best Movie" (instead, another inept Adam Sandler
movie gets nominated). The only slightly bright side is that Leatherface
got nominated for "Best Villian" in New Line Cinema's remake of Tobe Hooper's
classic "THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE". This is a slight bit of venting,
but I'm sure many of you are also upset that "FREDDY vs. JASON" was NOT
nominated for "Best Fight" (of all things). Just a damn crime, and
goes to show just how lame MTV has become when they don't even bother to
acknowledge the greatest horror movie icon clash of all-time when it comes
to their Movie Awards nominees! I refuse to vote this year, despite
how many of my favorite movies of 2003 were nominated. Any remaining
hope for MTV has just been flushed down the proverbial drain for me - screw
"WAXWORK III"?! No, I'm afraid not. Last Tuesday, January
13th, Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger appeared at the Hollywood
Wax Museum. They were there to both promote the release of "FREDDY
vs. JASON" on DVD, and to induce their "FREDDY vs. JASON" likenesses into
the wax museum. Plus, a Freddy & Jason costume contest was held
at the Hollywood establishment. Hit the links below for photos from
the event, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.
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Okay, the 2-Disc Platinum Series DVD is due in just a matter of days!
Now, if you're like me, you're not too happy with the official cover art
New Line has chosen to use for this very special DVD. So, myself
and a number of others have created a series of custom, hi-resolution DVD
covers. You can view all that are available over at DVDCoverArt.com.
I have one online there now, and a second should be added over the weekend.
More covers from others should continue to appear for the next week, I'd
imagine. You can view previews of my two covers at the links below.
They are in 72 ppi resolution, and so, should load quickly.
has a great feature on the movie with extensive interviews with Robert
Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Ronny Yu, and Sean Cunningham. They have also reviewed
the Platinum Series DVD as well. DVDreview.com
has also filed their review of the two disc set. The Region 1, 2-Disc Platinum
Series DVD is released on January 13th, 2004.
got a hold of the back artwork for the 'FvJ" DVD. Very cool stuff,
and they even included an enhanced image that shows the two-discs full
of special features.
Just found a nice, official source for info on the FvJ DVD: New
Line's Official Site. The 'Coming Soon' section fo their Home
Entertainment section of their official site, to be exact. All the
same information is there, but at least, it's from the most official source
around. Take care.
DVDFile reported a bit more feature-specific news the other day about
the January 2-Disc PLatinum Series DVD release, most notably are deleted
scenes, the featurettes, and documentaries. You can either scroll
down to the October 9th update, or click on over to the MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVE
for a look at the DVD's cover art. And damn, I can't remember where
I read it, but some site mentioned that some of the Vegas footage was going
to make it onto the DVD.
The gloves are off...those twin
titans of terror are back and ready to beat the crap out of each other
in Freddy Vs. Jason. This $85 million-grossing hit will debut as a two-disc
Platinum Series from New Line Home Entertainment on January 13th. Complete
with a shiny foil cover, the flick gets 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and
full screen transfers, a Dolby Digital EX track (note no DTS option will
be included), an audio commentary with director Ronny Yu and slashers Robert
Englund and Ken Kirzinger, 18 deleted and alternate scenes including alternate
endings and opening, multiple featurettes, a visual effects exploration,
storyboards, still galleries, the [Ill] Nino "How Can I Live?" music video,
trailers and TV spots, and ROM exclusives including an enhanced playback
mode, a script viewer and the "Cutting Room Floor" editing activity. Retail
will cost you $29.95.
The FULL specs have been announced for the 2-Disc Platinum Series DVD
release! Though, that Las Vegas weigh-in footage doesn't seem to
be included here, but there's PLENTY more listed here to keep us fans interested
and occupied. Thanks to DVD
Answers for the news:
"New Line Home Entertainment have
now officially announced the up and coming region one release of the hit
film Freddy Vs. Jason which stars the likes of Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger.
This two disc platinum series release will be available to own from the
13th January next year and should set you back somewhere in the region
of $29.95. The official disc specs are attached below along with another
look at the region one artwork. We've also attached a single menu shot
for you to see here:"
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
4:3 Full Frame Transfer
Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Track
English Stereo Surround Track
Audio Commentary with Ronny Yu,
Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger
Jump to a Death Menu Option
Deleted and Alternate Scenes with
Behind the Scenes Coverage
Visual Effects Exploration
Storyboards and Galleries
Ill Niño "How Can I Live"
Original Trailer & TV Spots
Enhanced Playback Mode
The Cutting Room Floor Edit Activity
English Subtitles and Closed Captions
has revealed the cover art for the 2-Disc Platinum Series DVD, and it's
not of the poster artwork we've seen instead. It's one of the downloadable
desktop images from the official site (weird, huh?). Well,
you may like it, you may not. I'm sure some DVD custom cover website
will have some custom ones popping up in the next few months (once some
actual specs are released for the double disc release). In fact,
I'll probably construct one myself. Anyway, hit the link below to
check out the "FREDDY vs. JASON" DVD cover art.
spoke with Ronny Yu about a few different things, but mainly, the upcoming
'FvsJ' DVD. Here's the few details Yu let about the double disc set:
"On the first disc we will have
this whole feature on the evolution of both series with interviews and
everything, leading right up to Freddy vs. Jason. And then we have some
deleted scenes, including some of the CGI stuff that I just didn't think
worked. There are also two commentaries - One just me by myself, and then
one with Englund and the guy that plays Jason"."
Yeah, I know "the guy who played Jason" brings up the same point discussed
over at the Bloody-Disgusting
forums. Basically saying that "they didn't care much WHO played Jason",
and there are certainly people who loved and hated Kirzinger's Jason.
No one's gonna win 'em all over, but at least we can all remember his NAME!
Here's more of Moviehole's review with the director:
"And with "Freddy vs.Jason" doing
so well at the overseas box office, is there talk of any more? "After the
box office returns on this one, they're already taking about it. And if
they want me back, I'd be happy to come back. The fans really want another
one. This time, I think we should split Freddy and Jason up though and
bring in someone like Michael Myers."
"Yu says he'd also be interested
in directing the much-talked about "Elm Street" prequel, that Robert Englund's
flying the flag for. "I'd love to. Robert is so for it. I mean, he's so
into Freddy. He's just so good at it."
"Another iconic horror character
making a comeback according to the grapevine is Chucky. Yu directed the
last instalment, "Bride of Chucky". "They've been talking about it for
so long, doing another one. But I really enjoyed doing Bride. It came down
to the fact that they just had a great script. It was a great experience.
I learnt on Hong Kong movies how to successfully mix-match both the horror
and comedy genre's and I think made it work here, and also for Freddy vs.
SideshowCollectibles.com have their finely designed, crafted, &
costumed figures of the two title characters of "FREDDY vs. JASON" on pre-order
right now. Well proportioned as Jason stands an extra two inches
taller than Freddy, and Freddy seems rather pissed about it because this
is briefly seen, but quite memorable 'demon' Freddy. Both come with
specially added, limited edition accessories. Jason comes with a
teddy bear (a photo of Jason and the bear appears in the Fangoria "FREDDY
vs. JASON" magazine), and Freddy comes with a 'Camp Crystal Lake' shirt
(as seen in the Crystal Lake dream sequence). You can pre-order the
14" Jason Voorhees and the 12" Freddy Krueger now. You can view a
small gallery of photos of each figure by way of those links. Hit
the FRIDAY THE 13TH and the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET SERIES NEWS pages for
info on the classic versions of Jason & Freddy, respectively.
got the exclusive word on the preliminary plans for Freddy and Jason, but
they're not joint plans. Max Q. got the opportunity to ask a few
question of New Line Cinema at the recent screening of their "TEXAS CHAIN
SAW MASSACRE" remake. Read on for details.
"We also had the opportunity to
ask Jeff Allard and the gang from the studio in the foyer about the horror
resurrection of late, and they talked about cabin fever and freddy vs jason
etc. anyway, we got a semi-official 'yes' that there is going to be another
freddy vs jason, but probably with one of the other horror icons teaming
up with Fred. No mention of whom.
Thirdly - and god I hope this is
not old news! - the popularity of F vs J has breathed new life into the
"Jason" franchise too. They'll be making another solo one of him too. Not
in space apparently - just back to the roots. Camp Crystal Lake. I asked
when, they said 'a couple of years' when Sean [I presume Cunningham?] finishes
Fangoria gets the first official
word on the DVD release of "FREDDY vs. JASON", but as of a few hours ago,
it has been pulled from their website. In any case, here's what they
DID have to say about the January 13th release of this very special DVD
"Fango just got the first word on
the video release of FREDDY VS. JASON, the slasher matchup that has grossed
over $80 million at the box office for New Line. The movie debuts January
13, 2004 on VHS and DVD or, to be more specific, a two-disc Platinum Series
release. This package will include audio commentaries, deleted/alternate
scenes, documentaries including featurettes on the visual FX and stunts/fights,
music videos and more."
Also, thanks to Bloody-Disgusting
for the following image that is from an alternate ending to the film.
It is being used at the New
Line Auction Page for the following fine piece from the motion picture:
"Be a sexy siren when you own this
fabulously seductive pink silk nightgown adorned with black lace worn by
the beautiful Monica Keena, who plays Lori in the smash hit Freddy Vs.
Jason. Place your bid now!"
- No updates on this fine day. I just wanted to expand
our "FREDDY vs. JASON" reviews to include the soundtrack and novelization.
If you have such reviews or wish to write them, email them to me so FOREVER
HORROR can be even MORE of a hub for everything "FREDDY vs. JASON"!
I'll write a review of the novelization once I finish it (after I finally
BEGIN reading it). I'll strive to listen through the whole album
over the coming weekend (Spineshank's "Beginning Of The End" is my favorite,
currently). And if anyone knows where, online I can find the FULL
music video for Ill Niño's "How Can I Live", please email me a URL
or what not.
- The movie is out, and I felt it was time to start a post-release
news page. You can find ALL our pre-release news at the 'NEWS ARCHIVE'
link below. Now, for the weekend rundown....
$36.4 million is the weekend box office take for "FREDDY vs. JASON"!
It is the NUMBER ONE MOVIE in the COUNTRY! Fantastic job everyone!
You've made us ALL proud, and to New Line Cinema & all that worked
on this MAJOR motion picture event, all that is TRULY needed to be said
is, "Thank you!" From series' creators Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham,
and Victor Miller to Ronny Yu, Robert Shaye, Robert Englund, and Ken Kirzinger,
it's been a success, and we thank you ALL for making this happen.
And to our special friend, Mr. Jeff Katz, thanks for being the guy who
bridged the gap between fan & filmmaker by bringing us fans over at
Fridaythe13thforums.com the latest news, information, and developments
on this film. Oh, and thanks for the free posters, man! Joe
& I LOVE 'EM!
Now, I've already seen the film TWICE, and I'm going to see it for a
THIRD time, later tonight! Today, I picked up the CD soundtrack AND
the novelization. I don't know how long it will take me to finish
reading it, but when I do I shall post my review of the novelization by
Stephen Hand, here at FOREVER HORROR! You can find your copy where
I found mine, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. The novel has quite
a different ending than the film, though. I have, now, the soudntrack,
the novelization, the Fangoria magazine, and the teaser poster. I
just need Graeme Revell's score (which is released on CD Tuesday, August
23rd with the teaser poster as the cover art), and the final poster.
My friend, Jason Pavlik (who didn't have a great ending to last night),
has the vertical, vinyl banners.
Anyway, Justin Klotz' review of the film is now online over at FH's
NEW reviews page.
Very minor spoilers, if any at all. Great review! Joe &
I will have ours online sometime this coming week! If you wish to
contribute YOUR review to FOREVER HORROR, email me with it.