Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Friday The 13th Mania


If you haven't picked up the new 2 disc documentary set His Name Was Jason yet, you might wanna head over to your local Walmart, where it's currently selling for a mere $10. On top of that, you also will get a FREE ticket to see the remake when you purchase the DVD, which is pretty much the greatest deal in the history of deals. Depending on how you look at it, either your ticket or the DVD is totally free of charge. If you head to Best Buy, not only is the DVD more expensive, but you only get a $5 off coupon for the remake ticket. I think it's clear who the winner is on this one. Also, the Friday The 13th Blu-ray is going for only $20 at the Wal.

I checked my local Walmart last week and they were totally out of the disc as was Best Buy. In fact, Best Buy didn't have a single copy of any of the new Part 1-3 DVD's either. The dude working there said they sold out, but this was like two days after they had hit shelves. They must've gotten literally one copy of each. I did manage to snag a copy of His Name Was Jason from Netflix however and it's definetly worth shelling out the zero dollars for it! I only watched the documentary part as Netflix doesn't appear to have disc 2 and while it's more suited for those who are just being introduced to the franchise, it's a nice brush up course on the movies before ya head out and see the remake Friday.

So head to Walmart, pick it up before this deal goes away, and watch it in the next couple days! It's the next best thing to having a whole Voorhees marathon, if ya just don't have the time.

Also, i've never seen a single episode of the USA show Psych, but this Friday they're having a Friday the 13th themed episode. It's called "Tuesday the 17th" and here's the plot :

A childhood friend hires Shawn and Gus to find a missing camp counselor ; the detectives must uncover if an abandoned camp's dark past has come back to life.

Here's the promo commercial :

Like I said, never seen the show, but I love when shows do tie in episodes like this and they've certaintly grabbed my attention. The episode airs at 10pm/9c on USA.

Friday the 13th redux for free. Respectable television shows paying their respects to the franchise. Life is good!


Jason Takes Portland said...

Hmmm Too bad we dont allow Walmarts in Portland, that is a good deal. Addtionally, there is a marathon of "Friday the 13th the Series" on the Sci Fi channel. I have seen these so its pretty cool.

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Bloody Mary said...

Wow, you just saved me some popcorn money! Thanks!

Johnny said...

That's my job!

Wings said...

I have been doing a marathon of all the F13 flicks in preparation for watching the documentary tonight and seeing the movie tomorrow. Finally up to "Freddy vs Jason" now, as the F13:TS marathon on SciFi yesterday waylaid me a bit.

I too got the doc at Wal Mart with the free movie ticket pass thing. Awesome! All in all, an AWESOME month to be a F13, since the Season 2 set for the TV show was released on DVD this past Tuesday!

Can't wait for tomorrow!

Johnny said...

I too have been chipping away at a marathon with the girlfriend. We're only up to Jason Takes Manhattan and we're seeing the remake first thing tommorow, so there's gonna be a lot of movie watching to get to tonight!

thebonebreaker said...

I am not a fan of Walmart, however I occasionaly have to admit they get some pretty killer DVD deals, such as this one - they got my $10 - like you said Johnny, it's a win-win situation!

I plan on watching it in just a few hours... :-)

thebonebreaker said...

P.S. Psych is a pretty good show - it comes on right after Monk, which I love - unfortunately Psych is running up against Battlestar Gallactica right now, so I will miss tomorrow nights episode :-(

Johnny said...

That's what DVR is for!

Bloody Mary said...

Got it at Wal-Mart today for $9.96 and it had a free "up to $5" check inside. That's not likely to equal "free" for anyone, but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, as my mom always says. Like I said, popcorn money! That admission money was as good as spent already. Then I went to Walgreens and got Raisinets, Milk Duds and Junior Mints for $1 each.

I'm off to watch my new DVD. I'm TiVoing the two versions of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde that are on TCM tonight to review on my blog tomorrow along with Friday the 13th, I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say. I hate me some Jared Padalecki but the actor who plays Jason seems pretty bad-ass :)

Johnny said...

Well that's interesting, Mary. I guess maybe in some parts of the world it's a free ticket and in some it's $5 off. Which is pretty strange but it seems like, from what i've read, most Walmarts have the free tickets inside.

Either way, can't complain with $5 off!

Gore-Gore Girl said...

I also got the $5 coupon, but fuck, who cares? It's money off, and the movie was only $10. I actually thought the documentary was terrible, and me and my boyfriend were both pretty pissed off.

On the plus side, when I went to get it at Wal Mart (on Valentine's Day), the old guy who helped me find it told me about when he went to see Rocky Horror with his "then-wife" on V-Day, and the guy next to them had a bag on his lap with an 8-foot python in it. They left, and the cinema owner asked them if there was a problem - when he told him what had happened, the cinema owner told them "the normal people sit upstairs." Sweet!

Johnny said...

Ya, I wasn't too impressed by His Name Was Jason either. Is disc 2 any good?

haha well that story is pretty romantic!