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Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 66 (Nov 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Lar Park Lincoln, Kevin Blair, Susan Blu, Terry Kiser & Kane Hodder

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32209
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/03/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Carl Buechler
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Following a TV series-like recap, "Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood" finds Jason released from his grave at the bottom of Crystal Lake by psychic teenager Tina Shepard (Banko) who harnesses telekinetic powers. While Tina is at Crystal Lake with her mother and psychiatrist to deal with the haunting memories of her father

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a slightly dated

The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio is a remastering effort from the original 1988 production. The soundtrack exhibits dated fidelity, with transients and loud sounds having a somewhat forward, strident presence. The spatial attributes are certainly notable, though, with sometimes aggressive spatiality and surround activity, with adequate spatial coherence. Deep bass seems somewhat reserved, and the .1 LFE isn