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Jason Takes Hollywood: “Friday the 13th” Box Available from La-La Land

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It’s Friday the 13th, and there’s a chill in the air out in the east. Perfect timing, then, for La-La Land Records to unveil their much-anticipated Friday the 13th soundtracks box set!

The beloved soundtrack label is presenting, for the first time, all of Harry Manfredini’s music for the first six films in the long-running slasher series, remastered and restored from original source elements. Much of this material is being heard on disc for the first time, a definite treat for fans of the series. Featuring beautifully designed artwork inspired by the original poster key art for each film and an in-depth 40-page book of liner notes, this limited box – at 1,300 copies – is a frightfully good add for the discerning horror score fan.

Learn more after the jump!

The classically-trained, jazz-influenced Manfredini had only one film score under his belt when he was approached to score Friday the 13th, a low-budget flick about the fictitious Camp Crystal Lake, the promiscuous teens who occupy the campgrounds and the mysterious killer who hacks them up. But his eerie, Hermann-inspired style was the perfect complement to Jason Voorhees, the hulking, undead camper who drowned in Crystal Lake thanks to the neglect of some promiscuous counselors. The composer followed Jason through his evolution from a decaying corpse to the iconic, hockey-masked, machete-wielding monster on celluloid, and was a mainstay of the series through 1986’s inconceivable sixth installment!

All six scores were restored from source elements discovered in the vaults at Paramount Studios as well as Manfredini’s personal file. (The scores were meticulously reconstructed, including the scores to the third and fourth films, which were largely recycled from scores to previous installments.)

Fans of the series in the Hollywood area will want to consider a special event tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Los Angeles’ Vista Theater: a screening of Parts I and VI, with a Q&A panel hosted by ShockTilYouDrop.com and featuring Manfredini and actors from the franchise!

Harry Manfredini, Friday the 13th Parts I-VI: Limited Edition Box Set (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1183, 2012 – original films released between 1980-1986)

Disc 1: Friday the 13th (1980)

  1. Overlay of Evil/Main Title
  2. Banjo Travelin’
  3. Alice Goes to the Lake (Parts 1 and 2)
  4. Back Up to Annie Alone
  5. Mrs. V Watches
  6. Ralph in the Pantry
  7. Don’t Smoke in Bed
  8. Not Tonight, I’ve Got a Headache
  9. Brenda in Lights
  10. The Bed Axe
  11. Alice Runs to Cabin
  12. Mrs. V Comes Clean
  13. Alice Runs to Light
  14. The Last Fight/The Chop to the End
  15. The Boat on the Water – Closing Theme 1/Jason in the Lake
  16. Closing Theme
  17. Sail Away Tiny Sparrow

Disc 2: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

  1. Flashback
  2. Alice Hangs Up
  3. Keep a Cool Head (aka Main Title)
  4. Prowler
  5. Ralph Gets Cursed
  6. Terry Looks for Muffin
  7. Jeff and Sandy are Watched
  8. The Chase/Sheriff Visits Villa Jason
  9. Terry in Lake/Dolly In, Scott Out
  10. Vickie is Watched/Jason at Door
  11. Vickie Goes Up
  12. Jason and Paul Meet
  13. Ragtop and Running Ragged
  14. Ginny Under the Bed
  15. Ginny Visits Villa Jason
  16. Who’s at the Door
  17. Return to Chez Jason/Titles

Disc 1: Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

  1. Part 2 Flashback *
  2. Theme from “Friday the 13th Part III”
  3. The General Store *
  4. The Meat Cleaver *
  5. Arriving at the Barn/Fake Axe *
  6. Let’s Go for a Swim *
  7. Who’s Up There? *
  8. In the Barn *
  9. The Pipe Wrench *
  10. In the Bedroom *
  11. Flashback to Meeting Jason *
  12. Chuck Walks to Outhouse *
  13. The Lake Dock *
  14. Shelly Goes to the Barn *
  15. Wallet in the Lake *
  16. Debbie Takes a Shower *
  17. Walking on Hands *
  18. The Fuse Box *
  19. Chili Bites the Big One
  20. Nobody Home
  21. The Eyes Have It
  22. Jason Down Stairs to Barn
  23. Jason Hung
  24. Jason Grabs Rope
  25. Hallucinating **
  26. Jason Dead in Barn/End Credit Title

Disc 4: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

  1. What Boy, Ma’am?/Main Titles
  2. Helicopter
  3. The Morgue *
  4. Hacksaw to Throat *
  5. Squeezing the Banana *
  6. Dock Prank *
  7. Stalled Car *
  8. Tommy’s Room
  9. Midnight Skinny Dip *
  10. Paul Gets the Point *
  11. Mom Looks for Kids *
  12. Lights Out *
  13. Jimmy is Screwed */Tina Thrown */Ted Watches Movie *
  14. Lights! Camera! Hacktion! *
  15. You Give Me Cleaver *
  16. Trish and Rob
  17. Tommy Reads/Trish Pleads/Rob and Trish Meet Jason
  18. La Muerte de Jason

Disc 5: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

  1. Graveyard
  2. Main Titles
  3. Tommy Alone
  4. Tommy Scares Reggie/Tommy Watches
  5. Vic Chops/Roy Reacts
  6. Peter in the Woods
  7. Flare
  8. Vinnie’s Front Seat/Jason in the Mirror
  9. Tommy and Mask/Lana in the Diner
  10. Billy’s Head
  11. Tommy at Window
  12. Eyes
  13. Drive to Demon’s/Tommy Meets Jr./Anita and Demon
  14. Junior’s Head/Jake’s Head
  15. Robin Covers Reggie
  16. Robin and Jake
  17. Bodies
  18. Pam and Reggie Meet Jason
  19. Reggie is Caught/Pam Attacks
  20. Pam and Jason
  21. Tommy’s Dream
  22. Jason’s Final Visit
  23. The Window/Tommy at Door/End Titles
  24. Heavy Metal
  25. Punk Funk

Disc 6: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

  1. The Cemetery/Coffins and Maggots and Worms–Oh My!
  2. Here We Go Again (Opening Titles)
  3. He Only Takes Visa
  4. The Caretaker ***
  5. The Survivalists
  6. Marty, Kathleen, Steve, Annette, and Who Else?
  7. Let’s Play “Camp Blood”
  8. He Was Everywhere, Like TV
  9. Cort and Nikki Check Wire ***
  10. Megan Balances Business with Pleasure
  11. Sissy
  12. Real TV Nightmare ***
  13. Paula Feels the Tension
  14. You Drive, Hot Lips
  15. The Gang’s All Here
  16. I Wanna Hold Your Head/Jason Takes a Dip
  17. Jason Out
  18. Unused Cue (No Title)
  19. The Rescue/Finale

* denotes track comprised of music from Parts 1 and 2. ** denotes track partially comprised of music from Parts 1 and 2. *** contains music not heard in final film

Written by Mike Duquette

January 13, 2012 at 17:18

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  1. Shit! Sold out already.

    Last night at the Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Sq. in London, they put on the first four Friday The 13th movies. It was more funny than frightening of course.

    The sell-out crowd cheered every grisly death and every cheesy line uttered, and there were at least 100 cheesy lines for every death. Special mention must be made of the third installment, which sadly wasn’t presented in its original 3D, but served only to illicit even bigger laughs than the dialogue. Anyone remember the yoyo shot that that went on forever?

    The cinema has graciously promised to put on movies five through eight at a later date. If you live in London, make sure you get a ticket, and support a genuine independent cinema.

    garyc

    PS I don’t work there, I just go there.

    gary clarke

    January 14, 2012 at 14:21


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