It was rumored several months back that Paramount was readying a new FRIDAY THE 13TH DVD boxed set to conveniently coincide with the release of the Platinum Dunes remake. Now, it seems we have confirmation at least of an "uncut and restored" version of the original FRIDAY THE 13TH.
According to a blog post on FridayThe13thFilms.com, at the recent "SCARE FEST" convention, Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Harry Manfredini, Tom Savini and were all on hand for a reunion panel and "a representative from Paramount stated that the upcoming release of Friday the 13th on DVD would be fully restored and uncut version including the extended sequences."
Although we can’t confirm it yet, we’ve heard rumors that Paramount was actually releasing a boxed set of only FRIDAY THE 13TH‘s 1 through 3. Seems odd, but until we hear confirmation, at least we can rest assured the first film will be a special edition.
The first FRIDAY THE 13TH hit an unsuspecting audience in 1980 and was directed by Sean S. Cunningham from a script by Victor Miller. It starred Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon and Betsy Palmer as the notorious Mrs. Voorhees and featured the innovative FX of Tom Savini.