No new movies under the Friday the 13th umbrella can be made until the current legal situation is cleared up and worked out, but that doesn’t mean Paramount isn’t celebrating the 40th anniversary of their slasher classic this year. How are they celebrating, you ask?
For starters, Paramount is releasing the original film on 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray + Digital, with Amazon currently listing a May 5, 2020 release date.
Housed inside of the Steelbook packaging, which features Friday the 13th‘s classic poster art on front, will be the previously released Blu-ray disc of the Uncut version.
“With the addition of unrated footage, and insightful special features, plunge deeper into the film that spawned eleven sequels and the genre’s unstoppable bad guy, Jason Voorhees. A new owner and several young counselors gather to reopen Camp Crystal Lake, where a young boy drowned and several vicious murders occurred years earlier. They’ve ignored locals’ warnings that the place has a death curse… and one by one they find out how unlucky Friday the 13th can be as they are stalked by a violent killer.”
Sean Cunningham’s Friday the 13th was originally released on May 9, 1980.