Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash Directors’ Commentary
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Introduction by James Kuhoric
Welcome to the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash “directors’ commentary.” One of the best features on most new DVD releases is the director’s commentary, where actors, producers, and directors can reflect on the film and add their own personal insight to the movie you are watching. There is no better way to really get the whole story of a movie than by hearing what the integral contributors to its creation have to say about the events and final takes that made it into the film. Some of the behind the scenes information is hilarious and some is tragic, but all of it is interesting. I remember listening to the Freddy vs. Jason commentary and hearing in Robert (Freddy Krueger) Englund’s own words what scenes he felt were the best and where they had to make changes to the production to accomplish certain shots. It was fascinating and really added to the overall movie experience. After viewing it, I felt closer to the movie than before…dare I say, like an insider.
It was this very feeling that led us to add a number of “extra features” to the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash comic book experience. All of us involved with FvJvA are total horror film nuts, and the idea of creating a commentary that combined our thoughts on the story and production seemed like something fans could really enjoy. We wanted to provide comic book fans the original theatrical experience down the smallest detail. We even went a step further and developed some “deleted scenes” for the series that expand upon sequences that had to be kept brief or shortened to fit the available editorial space. Now all the contributors – Jason Craig (artist), Thomas Mason (colorist), James Kuhoric (writer), Scott Peterson (executive editor), Nick Barrucci (editorial director), and Jeff Katz (Original FvJvA writer and Fox VP) – are giving us their personal thoughts about every aspect of the comic book and how it would have translated into movie format.
Sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn, and enjoy the show. But be careful… it’s a real killer…
Jason Craig (JC): Artist
Jeff Katz (JK): Screenplay
James Kuhoric (JAK): Writer
Thomas Mason (TM): Colorist
Scott Peterson (SP): Editor/WildStorm
Joe Rybandt (JR): Editor/Dynamite Entertainment
Directors’ commentaries are in PDF format.