Friday the 13th [raymix]

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Original Release Date:
1980
Original Running Time:
95
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
77
Time Cut:
19
Time Added:
1
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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. Though my edits are extensive, I didn't want any obvious changes or alterations.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES (based on the UNCUT version):
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the Fanedit.org logo
-added my fanedit production logo.
-added music over the Paramount logo & director credit. (Overlay of Evil)
-new "A Sean S. Cunningham Film" credit.
OPENING-
-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.
-cut the freeze-frame & zoom-in on the girl.
-white-out as the girl screams.
TITLE CARD-
-new title card.
-edited the Main Theme to match the new title.
-added sound effects during the new title.
-removed the opening credits.
ANNIE CATCHES A RIDE-
-cut the 1st shot of Annie so that both pre & post-title scenes open with a pan-down.
-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.
-switched two shots of Annie while Ennis tells the history of the camp.
-cut some of Enos' "Dumb kid" dialog.
-shortened the shot of Annie after she says "At least I'm not afraid of ghosts."
-Annie's laugh is heard over the shot of Ennis smiling.
ANNIE IN THE JEEP-
-cut Annie's "When you've had a dream this long..."
FUN BY THE LAKE-
-shortened the shot of Alice & Bill getting up from sunbathing.
SNAKE IN THE DORM-
-removed this entire scene.
COP TROUBLE-
-cut the group trying to explain that they're just getting the camp set up.
-cut the cop riding down to the lake to turn around & drive away.
JACK & MARCIE-
-color corrected the lightning flashes.
-shortened Marcie's 'Fear of Storms/Bad Dream' story.
-added additional thunder sounds before Jack & Marcie decide to go inside.
-cut Jack & Marcie getting into bed.
-shortened Jack & Marcie's sex scene.
-shortened a shot of Jack & Marcie cuddling.
-cut away from the Monopoly game after Brenda says "Alice draws 1st blood."
-shortened the last shot of Jack.
-shortened the shot of Marcie running to the restrooms.
-shortened the shot looking in from outside the restroom.
-added a splat sound when Marcie gets axed.
STEVE AT THE DINER-
-cut this entire scene.
BRENDA'S DEMISE-
-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.
ALICE & BILL INVESTIGATE-
-cut Alice standing around & then playing the guitar by herself.
-faster cut after Alice & Bill leave together.
-extended the duration of black frames after the power goes out.
-cut Bill gathering everything needed to light the lanterns.
-cut Bill lighting the 1st lantern.
-fade-in on Bill lighting the 2nd lantern.
-shortened the shot of Bill putting on his rain poncho.
-faster cut after Bill leaves Alice asleep on the couch.
-shortened the final shot of Bill for a tighter cut into the next scene.
ALICE MAKES COFFEE-
-cut this entire scene.
ALICE FINDS BODIES-
-Alice takes faster action after Brenda comes through the window.
ALICE MEETS MRS. VOORHEES
-cut Pamela saying murders happened the year "after" Jason drowned.
-cut some of Pamela's dialog about Jason's death.
ALICE HIDES & IS FOUND-
-cut Alice looking at Brenda's body before turning the light out.
-several cuts for a faster, more brutal fight between Alice & Pamela.
-cut Pamela's silly slapping attacks.
ALICE RUNS & HIDES-
-we don't see Pamela speaking for Jason. (it's really him!)
-altered the pitch of Pamela's Jason voice to sound more like a boy.
-added a cue from Alice Runs to Light as Alice hides in the cabin.
FINAL SHOWDOWN-
-cut Alice grinning after the decap.
-shortened the shot of Alice kneeling by the lake.
ALICE AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut this entire scene.
END CREDITS-
-new music over the end credits. (The Last Fight & The Chop to the End)
-added the title card before the credits roll.
POST-CREDITS-
-added a shot of the lake, cut earlier.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Overlay of Evil.

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(Updated: October 05, 2023)
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Ray Danger has done a very good job here, although I feel like it's a little too restrained for its own good. Amazingly, while 20 minutes have been cut, the entire set-up still lags significantly. I also feel that some scenes that add to the atmosphere/foreboding (snake scene/storm story) have been needlessly trimmed, while other bits of character banter that just pull everything down have been retained (such as the very lengthy swimming scene). There are times, such as Pamela's exposition, which just feel a touch rushed. The climax is probably where this shines the best and moves along at a nice pace, though I would say the decapitation slo-mo still feels egregious. Cutting the "it's all a dream" scene is understandable and makes the ending hit a bit harder.

Ray Danger has high technical standards, which I always appreciate. It's clear that effort has been put in to retain a consistent editing style, although a handful of shots cut too quickly (eg. 1:07:37 - shot of the moon is pretty abrupt). This is fairly nitpicky though, as 99% of the time, even if the pacing isn't to my liking, everything flows seamlessly.

Audio editing was flawless as far as cuts go. One comment I have though is on the audio mix, which is largely a fault with the original surround track, but I think the issue has potentially been accentuated by Ray mixing it down to stereo. The surround audio track is a bad mix IMO, with the music very loud and upfront, and the main audio being too quiet. Mixed down to stereo, some of the dialogue is just inaudible. I think it would have been beneficial either to keep the original channel layout, or boost the centre channel (or bring down the others) to compensate for it all being smudged together.

Overall, an enjoyable watch and a solid alternative. More can be done, but this still makes for a more streamlined viewing experience. Probably a good go-to if you're already familiar with the film and are doing a marathon. The technical standard is very high.

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Owner's reply February 25, 2024

Thanks for the review, Scribbs! Glad ya liked it.
"some of the dialogue is just inaudible" Got any examples?
The "Swimming scene" is a must for me. Lot's of nice little character moments from almost every character. ("Rocky road!") It also paints the characters as reasonable & capable camp counselors.
The "Bad Dreams" story is a no-go for me. No atmosphere & boring delivery.
The "Snake in the Dorm" scene is a SUPER no-go for me. It paint's the characters as total idiots. Anybody up for the role of Camp Counselor (as I once was) would know right away that that Black Snake is not only harmless, but very helpful to the camp as it keeps mice away, which would certainly be drawn to all the snack crumbs in the cabins. And, EVEN MORE than that, watching a living creature being hacked to pieces is FAR from what I call entertainment. These aren't cool Tom Savini effects, it's just a living creature being chopped into small sections for a needless scene. Nah.

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A good way to pass the time

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I'm going to keep these reviews very brief as I'm reviewing numerous films in RayDanger's series -

First off, the Friday the 13th series is not top shelf cinema, but they are a fun set of films. RayDanger does a miraculous job of streamlining the entire series, providing a lovingly curated narrative that is more sensical that the ones that the original producers released.

It terms of visual tone, audio, and overall editing, the experience is greatly improved with greater emphasis on suspense throughout.

The first film in particular, I find to be the black sheep of the series, and even RayDanger's edit struggles against the flat characters and lack of a whodunnit mystery that earns the Mrs. Voorhees twist at the end of the film.

Regardless, RayDanger elevated the film's presence, greatly improving the ending and providing a stronger launching pad for Jason.

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The best way to watch the original.

Great editing, pacing and even if it does not massively improve it, it flows better and makes for a fun quick watch to start the franchise!

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An overall improvement on the original. Goes by just a bit faster but it makes a difference. Saw this with my sister and she wasn't bored; Usually, she sleeps during movies, especially older ones. Looks great, sounds great, better continuity, and I'd recommend it.

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