Friday the 13th [raymix]

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Tagline:
On this unlucky day, nothing will save you
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Original Release Date:
1980
Original Running Time:
95
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
80
Time Cut:
16
Time Added:
1
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
The opening has been moved forward by 11 years & the "present" back by 5 years, leaving a gap of 6 years instead of 21.
This corrects Jason's age & helps the chronology of the rest of the series going forward.
Both of the new dates are real Friday the 13ths.
There are many cuts made to alter the timeline, remove filler, tighten the editing & improve the overall ambiance.
Intention:
This project aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to all 12 films in the Friday the 13th movie series.
Other Sources:
Friday the 13th Soundtrack (Waxwork Records remaster, 2014)
Sound Effects (freesound.org.)
Special Thanks:
ArtisDead & Ryantology for previewing & approving this edit.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Bill Freda's editing style from the original film. I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
This mostly meant simple cutting & a general documentarian-style approach.
Cuts and Additions:
based on the UNCUT version
-added the Fanedit.org logo
-added my fanedit production logo.
-added music over the Paramount production logo & director credit. (Overlay of Evil)
-new "A Sean S. Cunningham Film" credit.
-new music continues over the opening scene.
-slight slo-mo on the opening pan-down shot.
-removed the "1958" text.
-added "Friday, July 13th 1969" text.
-new title logo.
-edited the Main Theme to match the new title sequence.
-added sound effects during the new title sequence.
-removed the opening credits.
-cut first shot of Annie walking so that both pre & post-title scenes open with a pan-down shot.
-removed "Preset Day" text.
-added "Friday, July 13th 1975" text.
-cut Annie talking to the dog.
-cut a shot of Enos helping Annie into the truck.
-cut Enos hesitating to tell Annie he thinks she should "Quit".
-removed the dates & events from Enos' story that don't align with my new timeline.
-cut some of Enos' "Dumb kid" dialog.
-cut Annie's corny "When you've had a dream this long..." line while in the Jeep.
-removed the 'Snake in the Dorm' scene.
-changed the two lightning flashes during Jack & Marcie's chat from orange to blue to look more like lightning.
-shortened Marcie's 'Fear of Storms/Bad Dream' story.
-shortened Jack & Marcie's sex scene.
-cut a few frames from the end of Jack's death.
-shortened the shot of Marcie running to the restrooms.
-shortened the shot looking in from outside the restroom after Marcie goes in.
-removed the 'Steve at the Diner' scene.
-shortened Brenda brushing her teeth.
-cut Brenda lighting candles in her cabin.
-Brenda gets up after hearing Jason's first cry for "Help" instead of ignoring it.
-added the second cry for "Help" after Brenda gets up.
-added a beat between one of Brenda's "Where are you?"s & "Hello?"s.
-cut Alice standing around & then playing the guitar by herself.
-faster cut after Alice & Bill leave together.
-faster cut after Bill leaves Alice asleep on the couch.
-shortened the 'Bill Checks the Power Generator' scene.
-removed the 'Alice Makes Coffee' scene.
-Alice takes faster action after Brenda comes through the window.
-cut Pamela saying the murders happened the year "after" Jason drowned, making it the same year instead.
-cut some of Pamela's dialog about Jason's death.
-several cuts for a faster, more brutal fight between Alice & Pamela.
-cut Pamela's silly slapping attacks.
-we don't see Pamela speaking for Jason. (it's really him!)
-cut Alice grinning after the decap.
-removed the 'Alice Wakes Up at the Hospital' scene.
-new music over the end credits. (The Last Fight/The Chop to the End)
-added a shot of the lake to post-credits.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added music cue to post-credits & production logo. (Overlay of Evil)

User reviews

4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(4)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(4)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(4)
Narrative
 
10.0(4)
Enjoyment
 
9.8(4)
Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
From the opening shot of the FE logo, this film is instantly atmospheric and feels like a true classic 80s release!

I’ve seen the original countless times, and I can genuinely say that this edit streamlines the story with cuts so seamless you would never even know it was a fan edit.
The fan in me greatly appreciates the attention to detail in using actual Friday the 13th dates, shortening the time jump and creating a stronger sense of continuity for the franchise. Overall the editing is sharp and the movie runs at a clip! Definitely a great way to revisit it, as it’s often overlooked for its lack of Jason.

*spoilers*
Making it so that we don’t see Mrs. Voorheese saying “kill her mommy” almost gives Jason a more supernatural feel (fitting for the rest of the franchise) and makes the ending feel less like a Psycho knock off.
Then the decision to cut the epilogue makes for a more exciting ending and even reminds me of the ending to the original Nightmare on Elm Street! The post credits scene is a nice touch.

I can’t wait to check out the rest of the Raymix Friday the 13th series!

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Yes
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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
Very enjoyable edit of a movie I find myself not revisiting very often.

I was involved early on in certifying this edit so I tried to really pay attention to the audio and visual editing. Having been a while since I’d seen the movie, I followed the cutlist as I went which is something I rarely do. The audio and visual editing was flawless. Though there weren’t any major changes to the narrative, the narrative itself was strengthened nonetheless by the editors choices.

Impressive work from a new editor on this site. Doubly impressive that they seem to be tackling the entire Friday the 13th series. I very much look forward to checking out the rest. Great job!
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(Updated: February 11, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Great edit. The cuts are imperceptible and the film flows much better than in the theatrical version.

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Yes
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Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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10.0
Put simply, this edit is a huge success. The narrative flows effortlessly from start to finish, and I didn't miss a single cut shot or scene. It just feels *right*, even with the entire epilogue chopped off with a (proverbial) machete.

I was initially thrown by the decision to hide mama Voorhees' face during the "Pamela as Jason" dialogue towards the end, but on reflection I don't mind the additional layer of ambiguity it presents, which perhaps gives the viewer a greater opportunity to anticipate the classic jump scare at the end.

The well-considered pacing improvements and narrative tweaks, coupled with the continuity refinements present here and in future [raymix] entries, makes this an easy edit to recommend.

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Yes
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