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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Friday The 13th Part 3

Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 45 (Jan/Feb 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka & Richard Brooker

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01539
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1982
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/17/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steve Miner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Originally filmed in 3D, Friday The 13th Part III is pretty hilarious, I mean terrifying, on home video, with not only murderous pitchforks and axes coming straight at you, but also juggling fruit, tossed wallets and yo-yos flying within inches of hitting you in the face (well, that was the desired effect). A group of teens merely trying to have a nice a weekend at a farmhouse near Camp Crystal Lake, despite its deadly legacy, are forced to fend off not only a revenge-seeking motorcycle gang, but also Jason, sporting his signature hockey mask. Jason

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits good quality, with generally sharp and detailed images that tend to fly at the camera due to the film being shot in 3-D. Sometimes this 2-D video picture has a soft, smeared quality. Contrast and shadow delineation are mediocre, lacking visual information in the darker scenes. The picture looks a bit dated, with colors that are just shy of full saturation

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