Paramount Releases New Friday the 13th DVD Box Sets, Blu-Ray/DVD Combos

REVIEW: Friday The 13th Ultimate Box Set
UPDATE 1: Paramount Press Release For Box Set
UPDATE 2: New DVD Box Set Art And Contents Revealed
UPDATE 3: Friday The 13th 4 Pack Art And Specs

Last week, we mentioned a Blu-Ray conversation with the main organizer of the 2009 Deluxe Edition DVD's for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter through Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, Daniel Farrands. Mr. Farrands gave a quick update on when fans might see the Blu-Rays for those movies, 2012, as well as some other great tidbits. That being said, Paramount is not waiting until 2012 to unleash Friday the 13th on home video.

The powerhouse distributor has big plans for the Friday the 13th films and home distribution going into the Fall season. There will be several offerings for fans on DVD and Blu-Ray to choose from. Lets start with the Blu-Ray releases.

You will not be able to get those long sought after Blu-Rays for Part 4 through Part 8 just yet, as we reported last week, however, you can get the first three films on Blu, as released in 2009. Why would you double dip on these releases? Well, how about buying these three movies on Blu this time around as combo packs? That's right, Paramount is releasing Friday the 13th 1980, Friday the 13th Part 2, and Friday the 13th Part 3 as Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs on October 4, 2011.

For those fans that never bought these films on Blu-Ray before and want to have the option to watch the films on both formats, here is your opportunity. Now onto the very interesting DVD releases.....

DVD 4 Pack
DVD owners are definitely not going to be left out in the woods alone with Jason this go around as two major announcements have been handed down by Paramount. First off, on September 20, 2011, fans can purchase a DVD four pack of Friday the 13th 1980 through Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The retail price is an average of $17 on various websites at this time, which were just added listings sometime in the last day or so.

8 Film Box Set (Special Edition)
Speaking of film packs, Paramount also just announced a brand new boxset of the 8 DVD Deluxe Editions due out on Ocotober 4, 2011. Each box set will be individually numbered (out of 50,000 units) and will include a replica hockey mask and an 8 page booklet!

There are currently no cover artwork available for these new releases, however, when they become available, we will let you know! Below are some of the listings for the home video releases:

8 DVD Boxset

DVD 4 Pack

Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
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