R | | Action, Horror
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
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Kane Hodder, who had portrayed Jason in the previous four films featuring the character, was keen on reprising the role, and had even been given a copy of the final script. However, Jason was subsequently re-cast, with Hodder claiming he had been kept out of the loop as to why. This decision caused some backlash from "Friday the 13th/Jason" fans. Ronny Yu explained that while Hodder was wonderful in the role, he chose Ken Kirzinger for the part, as Kirzinger was slightly taller and broader than Hodder (thus giving more contrast with the much shorter Robert Englund as Freddy), and because he wanted a slightly different take on the character. He felt that Hodder was somewhat too "aggressive", whereas he wanted Jason to be slower, smoother, and more deliberate in how he was portrayed. Though Hodder was disappointed and angry with the decision, he holds no grudge against Kirzinger, who had actually worked with him on the eighth film as a stunt double.
My children... from the very beginning, it was the children who gave me my power. The Springwood Slasher, that's what they called me. My reign of terror was legendary. Dozens of children would fall by my blades. Then the parents of Springwood came ...
(at around 43 mins) Jason was on fire for a considerable amount of time, and yet when he is put out by the beer, his clothes appear to be undamaged and fully intact.
There are no opening credits, but just the words "Freddy vs. Jason" imprinted on a wall splattered in blood.
An alternate version of Blake has him play with a yo-yo other than scratch his crotch as in the theatrical version.
$1,140,595 (Europe) (15 August 2003)
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