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La-La Land Scares Up “Friday the 13th” Box Set

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Ki-ki-ki-ki ma-ma-ma-ma. These wordless sounds have become shorthand for fear in the form of Jason Voorhees, the antagonist in the long-running Friday the 13th horror film series. Since the low-budget flick bowed in 1980, grossing nearly $40 million domestically on a budget of $550,000, it spawned a massive cottage industry of sequels and spin-offs. (All told, ten Friday the 13th films, one remake and one crossover, 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason – which pitted the series’ murderer against Freddy Krueger of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, have been made.)

What better day than Halloween, then, to bring you a special announcement from La-La Land Records that the soundtrack label is planning a major box set of Friday the 13th scores? The music for the first six films, written by Harry Manfredini, added a touch of class to the down ‘n’ dirty proceedings – and, next to Jason’s hockey mask and machete, created an iconic shorthand in the form of that wordless “ki-ki-ki-ki ma-ma-ma-ma” refrain (an abbreviation that, if explained, would give away crucial plot points of the first film!). And now, they’re coming to CD as part of a limited box set (1,300 copies made), featuring remastered soundtracks and 40 pages of gory detailed liner notes in a hardbound slipcase.

The set doesn’t street until the next Friday the 13th on the calendar in January of 2012, though the wait will be worth it, with special release events planned, including “a special composer/talent signing as well as a killer screening event to commemorate this release.” But if you want to spice up your holiday today, you can head to iTunes now and enjoy Friday the 13: The Ultimate Compilation, a special compilation of tracks that will appear on this box set.

After the jump, read La-La Land’s full release regarding the new box, and find a link to buy the digital compilation. But make sure to look behind you!

On Friday the 13th, in January of 2012, La-La Land Records, producers of the MEDAL OF HONOR SOUNDTRCK COLLECTION and THE X-FILES BOX SETS, will unleash a limited edition 6-CD BOX SET of acclaimed composer Harry Manfredini’s legendary scores from filmdom’s most iconic horror series, FRIDAY THE 13TH: PARTS I – VI. Limited to just 1300 Units, this comprehensive box set will showcase some of the most chilling, daring and skillfully orchestrated film music ever composed for the genre. The remastered scores for the first six FRIDAY THE 13TH films will be presented within – featuring more than 5 full hours of music, much of it previously not available in any official format and most of it exclusive to this special release. Also included – an exclusive 40-Page booklet that drags you deeper into the music of Camp Crystal Lake and the composer that empowered the unstoppable horror that dwells there, Jason Voorhees. Both the booklet and the six CDs will be housed in a frightfully attractive hard-cover slipcase.

So you’ve been warned, horror and movie music fans… Mark the week of January 13th, 2012 on your calendars if you dare, as La-La Land is planning both a special Box Set composer/talent signing, as well as a killer screening event to commemorate this release.

To whet your appetitie, check this out:

Composer Harry Manfredini and Sean Cunningham speak with FEARnet about the music and legacy of Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Compilation is available on iTunes on October 25, 2011.

Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Compilation features music from the Friday the 13th films compiled by Harry Manfredini and Sean Cunningham. Says Manfredini: “I am so excited about the new CD available for download through Lionsgate Records and I have put together some of the most requested excerpts from the first six of the Friday the 13th scores. The collection includes the ‘Diner Song’ which is probably the most requested of all!

Harry Manfredini, Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Compilation (Fearnet Sounds/Lionsgate Music, 2011)

  1. Welcome to Crystal Lake
  2. Mrs. Voorhees Loses Her Head
  3. Safe, in a Boat…
  4. We Meet at Chez Jason
  5. Opening Titles (Friday the 13th, Part III)
  6. Final Scenes
  7. Slashing, Shaving & Slicing
  8. The Rampage Continues
  9. Dies Irae
  10. A Watery Grave
  11. Sail Away, Tiny Sparrow

Written by Mike Duquette

October 31, 2011 at 14:49

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