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Friday The 13th: A New Beginning Blu-ray

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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning / Blu-ray + Digital Copy Paramount Pictures | 1985 | 92 min | Rated R | No Release Date

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (22.35 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

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English SDH, French, Spanish

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
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Friday The 13th: A New Beginning

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Friday The 13th: A New Beginning Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Young Tommy Jarvis may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he's still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason Voorhees, is back for more sadistic slaughters.

For more about Friday The 13th: A New Beginning and the Friday The 13th: A New Beginning Blu-ray release, see Friday The 13th: A New Beginning Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: John Shepherd, Shavar Ross, Melanie Kinnaman, Richard Young
Director: Danny Steinmann

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Friday The 13th: A New Beginning Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

A New Beginning's cinematographer Stephen L. Posey was a horror veteran who would later graduate to directing TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. By this point in the series, the aesthetic of Friday the 13th was sufficiently established that any capable DP could replicate it, and Posey's work fits comfortably with the look of prior entries in the series.

Warner/Paramount's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray of A New Beginning is on a par with its presentation of The Final Chapter, and indeed somewhat better. There are almost no scenes where the film's grain becomes exaggerated to the point where grainophobes are likely to complain; whether that is a function of superior lighting, better film stock or just good fortune, I cannot say. Colors are distinct but not oversaturated, black levels and contrast are appropriately set, and detail is very good without the overly sharp edges that betray digital enhancement. The grain patterns appear natural and undisturbed, and the source material is in excellent condition.

A New Beginning is the first entry in The Complete Collection to share a disc with another film (Jason Lives). Both films have fewer extras than the first four entries, but I was alert for signs of compression artifacts resulting from squeezing these two films (totaling just under three hours) onto a single BD-50. I didn't see any. The average bitrate for A New Beginning is 22.35 Mbps; while not overly generous, this is well within an acceptable range.


Friday The 13th: A New Beginning Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Once again, an original mono mix has been given a conservative 5.1 remix and presented as lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1. The sound remains almost entirely in front, even during such likely candidates as the opening downpour. Henry Manfredini's score benefits from the enhanced stereo separation and extended dynamic range, while the dialogue remains clear and the screams are piercing.

Fans of The Shining will recognize its familiar opening theme, which makes its first appearance in Manfredini's score for A New Beginning. The original source is the fifth movement of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, which was also the favorite love song of the abusive husband in Sleeping with the Enemy.


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