riday the 13th: The Final Chapter…BBFC cuts revealed to the VHS release

Posted: 9 September, 2014 in BBFC cuts
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Friday 13Th Part 4 DVD Friday the 13th The Final Chapter is a 1984 US horror film by Joseph Zito.
With Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson and Kimberly Beck.
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Cut for an MPAA R rating. The BBFC made further cuts for VHS, but the UK cinema release and DVDs are the R rated version.

Summary Review: Saving the best for last, sort of

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Crystal Lake.

Immediately picking up where Friday the 13th Part 3 , Friday the 13th Part 4 was such a brilliant addition to the franchise. For those who haven’t seen the series, Part 4 is not a bad place to start, or finish.

We get a great little campfire story and a lot of great death sequences  within the first 5 minutes. We also get real acting, & actual character development with the Final Chapter . This was the last movie in the series that was actually made AS a horror film, and not as a cult film. And this movie does scare!

UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 with a further 20s ofBBFC cuts for:

  • 1987 CIC VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The official BBFC cuts were:

  • At 72 mins – Reduce hacking to death of young man with garden fork to only one blow, before first cutaway to girl followed by quick death after it, losing intermediate shot altogether.
  • At 78 mins – After girl leaps to ground through window and killer looks out, remove high angle shot of her body with skirt raised to reveal panties.
  • At 81 mins – When boy chops killer [Jason] in head, considerably reduce process of [machete] slicing through head [and eye] both during fall and after body hits floor.
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