The Film: After the success of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake it was inevitable that the same production company would give other horror classics similar treatment. Hence we have this re-imagining of the 80s slasher. I use the term re-imagining because this is not strictly speaking a remake of the Sean S Cunningham flick (which is used here only to replace the foundation of Victor Millers original story). What we in fact have is a truncated mega-mix of Jasons finest moments from Parts 2 through to 4. For fans of the series thats probably not a bad thing and the film does what it needs to effectively. It may be thin on plot but the performances are solid enough and the subsequent slayings notably unpleasant (although I did find one of them a little too sadistic). The editing could perhaps have been a little tighter in order to evoke some more tension but theres nice use of Harry Manfredinis trademark score which does add gravitas to the proceedings. The DVD: The 5.1 audio is a real winner as is the sharp widescreen transfer. The documentaries Rebirth of Jason Voorhees and Hacking Back/Slashing Forward although interesting are almost identical and could easily have been edited into one feature where-as 7 Best Kills seems to be simply filler. Beware though as all these bonuses have huge spoilers so if this is a first time viewing then watch the movie first. The deleted/alternate scenes only contain minimal interest and theres no commentary for the movie itself. Summary: Not a patch on the original but with an improved/menacing Jason and polished production more enjoyable than any of the sequels.