From Bloody Disgusting:
BD: Was there anyone you simply could not FIND?
Farrands: A couple people. Some people had sort of chosen to stay away from it… like Melanie Kinnaman from part 5. Certainly Kevin Bacon was someone we really tried for, and Thommy had a couple conversations with Kevin’s people, and they were actually really nice, and even sort of enthusiastic about it, but at the end of the day they just said “no”. One I really tried to reach out to was Marta Kober, Sandra from part 2. She has literally just gone missing, and her family is really concerned for her. I guess she had some issues. I found some relatives that I was able to reach out to, and they said “We don’t even know where she is and we’re very concerned.” It’s pretty sad. So she’s certainly the most difficult one to track down. And a guy named Alan Hayes from part 4 (Paul), we’ve been chasing him for a while and it turns out his name isn’t Alan Hayes at all! His name is Clyde Hayes, and we got in touch with a manager who used to rep him and he didn’t know how to reach him either. People have gotten out of the business and moved on, it’s a challenge to find people who have moved on with their lives.
BD: And I understand Paramount is going to release
editions of a few more of the films now?
Farrands: Yeah, after we finished His Name Was Jason, I was contacted by a guy who produces the special features for many of the Paramount DVDs, and he had been searching for a guy who really understands the franchise. And I think they had run into some issues on the reissues of Parts 1-3, and Paramount wanted to do new things, new material for 4-6, and consequently we’ll be doing 7 and 8. They wanted somebody with a lot of knowledge to bring something new to the table. And after the things we didn’t get on our show, it was a great opportunity for me to come in and work with the people who actually own this material and be able to give fans more of what they want. I can’t promise that it will have everything that everybody has always wanted to see, but we’re getting there. We’re making progress. We’ve found some amazing things that nobody has ever taken the time to look for. My editor Andrew Kasch and I have just been scavenging the lowest dregs of the Paramount vaults to find the things that fans want to see. We’ve have limited success with some things, but we’re working on it and believe me, there’s so much passion behind it. We’re doing our best to put something out that will hopefully make the fans more satisfied than they were with the previous versions that Paramount put out.BD: Anything specific you can tell us that we might see?Farrands: It’s still being worked out, I can’t say a lot. There will be some scenes, especially in part 4, that fans will be VERY interested in seeing. That’s all I can say right now. But there are quite a few clips that have been recently uncovered thanks to our work. And it was a lot of work!