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Warner Bros. Releasing Paramount Friday The 13th Library This January?!

It has been sort of a whirlwind of rumor and news since it was first reported Paramount was "leasing" out 600 titles to Warner Bros. for home video distribution a few months ago. Naturally, when the news broke, our staff and the fans immediately thought of the first eight films in the franchise that were distributed by Paramount. No official word was given by the WB on which films were part of the deal outside of some of the major titles, so we were left with speculation and hope.

Towards the end of October it was leaked that Warner Bros. did indeed gain rights for home distribution of the first eight Friday The 13th films. Since that point, there has been no word officially from the company on their plans for the Horror franchise on their home video label, but online retail websites are now telling us otherwise.

According to websites such as Blu-Ray.com, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com, Warner Bros. is not wasting any time as it looks as though their new deal, which starts on January 1, 2013, will be their first release date of the Paramount films on not only Blu-Ray, but DVD as well! Now, this could all change, but when multiple websites and retail outlets are listing discs for sale on the same date, it is a pretty good bet this is going to happen.

Friday The 13th 1980, Friday The 13th Part 2, and Friday The 13th Part 3 are being released on Blu-Ray and all eight Paramount films look to be released on DVD.

So, what can we expect on these discs? Sadly, the first releases of the films may very well be bare bone editions, and Part 3 may not even be released in 3D! At this moment, there is no cover art displayed for the titles, so guess away on what Warner Bros. will use on the cases. In the mean time, what do you think of our take on what can be used!?


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