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Friday the 13th - A new Beginning

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Version 2
Release: Apr 21, 2020 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Asphyxia - external link: IMDB
This is a comparison between the Theatrical Version (US Blu-ray from Paramount) and the Version 2.

Traumatized by the events of his past, the now 18-year-old Tommy ends up in the Pinehurst Halfway House therapy facility. The contact to the other teenagers is difficult for him, so that Tommy remains withdrawn in himself. It comes to a brutal murder as the obese Joey tries to make friends with the aggressive Vic. When Joey gives him a candy bar, Vic freaks out and beats him down with an axe. In the course of the next few days there are more brutal murders. Has Jason returned or is Tommy the killer?

The fifth part of the Friday of the 13th franchise was supposed to be a new beginning. For the first time the movie doesn't tie in directly with its predecessor and instead of Jason someone else is behind the hockey mask. Otherwise, the movie stays true to the tradition when the teenagers are murdered in turn. When it comes to violence and sex, the movie even adds a little extra. With 22 dead in 92 minutes there is little time for character development, when on average every 4 minutes someone bites the dust. Many of the characters degenerate into nothing more than simple cannon fodder, be it the mother & son redneck team, the funny guy who is hired by them and disappears just as quickly as he did, or Reggie's brother Demon (who came up with the name?), who has to step down after a short tap visit to the toilet. Years later director Danny Steinmann said that he shot a porno in the forest but many of the scenes didn't end up in the film. This refers to the scene in which Tina and Eddie go to the forest for sex and drug use. So the fifth part isn't a highlight of the franchise despite the high body count, especially since the final twist at the end is so crazy and hard to explain.

On US Television an edited version of the film was shown on TNT. Nude scenes, swear words and violent scenes were rigorously removed from the film but in some places some alternative material was added. For example, there are more harmless variations of the murder scenes to be seen, alternative shots in which swear words are avoided or nude scenes are exchanged. Unfortunately there are no completely new scenes to be found like in some other movies for the US TV evaluation.

Version 2 is a compilation of the theatrical and the US TV version. The name of this version derives from the fact that Version 2 is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. The intention of the version was probably to cut various additional scenes from the TV version into the theatrical version. So this version contains additionally various alternative shots of the TV version, be it of the murder of Pete, Tina, who lies naked on the cloth or Jason who is hit by the chainsaw. The result, however, is somewhat inconsistent because in some places there are only the more harmless scenes of the TV version, for example the murder of the grave robber at the beginning of the film or the scene in which Robin undresses is also completely missing. Finally, the version is a curiosity and only interesting for the Die-Hard fans of the series.

Image comparison:

Version 2



Theatrical version:



Runtimes:

Version 2: 91:08 min. (V2)
Theatrical version: 92:17 min. (KF)
[00:03:33][00:03:42]

When the man falls backwards, version 2 shows an alternative shot in which no blood runs out of his mouth.

V2:



KF:



V2: 2 sec.
KF: 2 sec.


[00:03:36][00:03:44]

Version 2 shows an alternative shot as Jason drives the screwdriver down the other man's throat.

V2:



KF:



V2: 1 sec.
KF: 1 sec.


[00:04:59][00:04:08]

In the V2 version the shot is continued and you can see Jason pulling the machete out of the man's belly. He looks at Tommy.



The theatrical version shows a close-up of Jason pulling the machete out of the stomach. Then another shot as he looks at Tommy.



V2: 10 sec.
KF: 10 sec.


[00:05:13][00:05:21]

The V2 version shows an alternative, shorter shot of the caregiver looking at the sex magazine. In the theatrical version the naked women are clearly recognizable.

V2:



KF:



V2: 2 sec.
KF: 8 sec.


[00:22:08][00:22:23]

The V2 shows at the beginning a different shot from the paramedic as he removes the cover.



In the theatrical version, the shot begins earlier.



V2: 1 sec.
KF: 1 sec.


[00:22:17][00:22:32]

In the V2 version, the paramedic says, "Well, I'll be damned."



In the theatrical version, he pops a bubble of chewing gum and says "bunch of pussies."



V2: 4 sec.
KF: 5 sec.


[00:26:12][00:26:28]

The V2 version shows an alternative shot from Pete. His head is pushed backwards and a knife is pushed to his throat.



In the theatrical version the shot plays longer. Pete's head is also pushed back and a knife is pushed to the throat.



V2: 4 sec.
KF: 4 sec.


[00:31:17][00:31:32]

The V2 version cuts short on Junior.

Ethel: "...over there at that crazy farm."



The theatrical version still shows Ethel.

Ethel: "...over there at that fucking crazy farm."



V2: 2 sec.
KF: 2 sec.


[00:31:29][00:31:44]

A "fucking" from Ethel was removed.

Ethel: "Eat your [fucking] slop."

Image for classification:



No time difference.


[00:31:33][00:31:48]

When Ethel and Junior talked about food, the "goddamn" became a "damn".

Image for classification:



No time difference.


[00:31:44][00:32:00]

A "bastard" from Ethel was removed from the audio track.

Ethel: "I'm gonna show that [bastard] once and for all."

Image for classification:



No time difference.


[00:31:47][00:32:03]

The V2 version shows an alternative shot of Ethel running to the door.



The theatrical version shows an alternative shot, after that you see Ethel earlier.

Ethel: "Holy shit! Who the fuck are you and what the fuck [do you want]?"



V2: 8 sec.
KF: 9 sec.


[00:32:08][00:32:25]

The V2 version shows a different shot of Ethel.

Ethel: "Clean the chicken coop and dump it behind the shed."



The theatrical version shows Ethel and then cuts onto the man.

Ethel: "Clean all the shit out of the chicken coop and dump it behind the shed. You come back here when you got all the shit out."



V2: 2 sec.
KF: 6 sec.


[00:32:26][00:32:47]

Dialogue censorship as Ethel runs back into the house.

Ethel: "That is one fucking ugly man that goes there."

The "fucking" became a "damn" for the TV version.

Image for classification:



No time difference.


[00:33:30][00:33:50]

The car's been on the road a bit longer. The next shot starts earlier.



KF: 2 sec.


[00:43:55][00:44:19]

Alternative shot of Tina as she drops onto the cloth.

V2:



KF:



V2: 6 sec.
KF: 7 sec.


[00:44:04][00:44:29]

Once again an alternative shot of Tina can be seen.

V2:



KF:



V2: 5 sec.
KF: 5 sec.

[00:44:17][00:44:41]

The V2 version now shows the alternative shots of Tina, which were already shown in the theatrical version before.



V2: 20 sec.


[00:45:25][00:45:30]

In the V2 version, Eddie grabs a stick as he runs back.



The theatrical version shows an alternative scene.



V2: 16 sec.
KF: 13 sec.


[00:55:05][00:55:09]

The V2 version cuts on Demon.

Demon: "Okay, I told you this isn't funny. Now you gonna get it."



The theatrical version shows alternative scenes with extended dialogue.

Demon: "Okay, I told you this isn't funny. Now you gonna get it, bitch"



V2: 11 sec.
KF: 11 sec.


[00:55:20][00:55:24]

The V2 version cuts onto the dead Anita, after that Demon can be seen.



V2: 2 sec.


[00:58:39][00:58:43]

The V2 version shows a different shot of Ethel.

Ethel: "About time, Junior. Knew you couldn't pass up on my stew."



Ethel can still be seen in the theatrical version.

Ethel: "About time, you fuckwad. Knew you couldn't pass up on my stew."



V2: 12 sec.
KF: 10 sec.


[01:05:02][01:05:06]

The TV version shows Victoria dancing in her room. She looks around as she seems to hear something.



In the theatrical version, Robin continues to undress. In front of the mirror she talks to herself.

Robin: "Jake, I'm sorry. You know, sometimes, Robin, you are just so stupid."



It's thundering outside. Then Robin goes to bed.



In the V2 version the next shot is zoomed.



V2: 13 sec.
KF: 47 sec.


[01:06:31][01:07:11]

The theatrical version shows Vic dancing in her room and looking around. (This was used earlier in the V2 version)



KF: 15 sec.


[01:06:36][01:07:31]

The V2 version shows the legs of Jason, who walks to the side.



The theatrical version shows Jason stepping into the middle of the room. Vic dances.



V2: 4 sec.
KF: 17 sec.


[01:16:07][01:17:16]

In the V2 version Jason is hit with the chainsaw on his arm.



V2: 3 sec.


[01:16:11][01:17:17]

The shot of Reggie was preferred in the V2 version.



KF: 1 sec.


[01:21:45][01:22:53]

The shot in which Jason falls down is longer in the TV version.



The theatrical version shows a different shot and then how Jason is impaled.



V2: 2 sec.