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His Name Was Jason -- and He Was a G.I.!

The final word in Friday the 13th t-shirts has just been written. After the jump, check out the full image of Jason Vorhees on the front of a new limited edition tee from Fright Rags.

Oh. Yes. This G.I. Jason t-shirt goes on sale at Fright Rags, appropriately enough, next Friday, the 13th of January, at 12:01 AM. And it will only be available for pre-order for three days. So act while you can. It's your patriotic duty.

Next Friday the 13th also sees the release of La-La Land Records' Friday the 13th Parts I - 6 Box Set. Here are the official deets...

La-La Land Records, in conjunction with Paramount Pictures, Sony ATV Publishing and Harry Manfredini, are proud to announce the WORLD PREMIERE release Box Set of one of Cinema's greatest horror franchise: FRIDAY THE 13TH PARTS 1 -6. This comprehensive box set showcases some of the most chilling, daring and skillfully orchestrated film music ever composed for the genre. The remastered scores for the first six FRIDAY THE 13TH films will be presented within – featuring more than 5 full hours of music, much of it previously not available in any official format and most of it exclusive to this special release. Also included - an exclusive 40-Page booklet that drags you deeper into the music of Camp Crystal Lake and the composer that empowered the unstoppable horror that dwells there, Jason Voorhees. Both the booklet and the six CDs will be housed in a frightfully attractive hard-cover slipcase.

Elements once thought lost were located at Paramount Pictures and at the composer's home. Parts 1 -5 were pulled from Paramount's original music stems, assembled by Neil S Bulk and mastered by James Nelson under composer Harry Manfredini's supervision. Part 6 will sound the best of all. Luckily the original tapes were still in the composer's possession. He and James Nelson remixed and mastered directly from the his original source.

For those of you wondering about Parts 3 and 4, we decided the best representation of these scores is to include ALL the music featured in both films, including those cues recycled from Parts 1 and 2. The original music editor did such a great job stitching together all these tiny cues into longer cues that he created an entirely NEW score for these films.

Hats off to Neil S. Bulk for specializing in the minutia of editing and James Nelson for finding the right balance to make all this madness sound sane.

SPECIAL NOTE: Of the 6 films, Part 5 sounds the worst. It's not bad, but it doesn't have the same punch as the other 5 do.

That being said, this is the definitive release of Jason Vorhees...one not to missed by his fans. The in depth liner notes by horror fan and film score composer/teacher Brian Satterwhite takes you deep inside the creative process of composer Harry Manfredini and the history of this killer franchise. David C. Fein's stunning art direction tops it all off. He made the impossible possible -- he took something like Friday the 13th and made it look Cool AND Classy! It's truly a handsome package.

This item goes on sale FRIDAY JANUARY 13th, 2012 at 1 pm pst at www.lalalandrecords.com as well as other fine online Soundtrack Stores.

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