View Full Version : 4 Disc Nightmare On Elm Street Blu-ray Collection Coming In October?

Ian Jane
08-29-2012, 09:40 AM
No real details yet but Amazon has a pre-orer up here (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00939MIWW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00939MIWW&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20).

It's listed as a four disc set with a running time of 702 minutes and a release date of 10/2/2012.

No studio is listed there at all - we can assume it's WB/New Line?

I'd take all of this with a grain of salt but the UK set (http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/6326/elmstreetcollection_ukimport.html) was four Blu-ray discs and 1 DVD.

Makes sense that they'd get this out in time for Halloween - Blu's are done for the first three films already.

Ian Jane
09-26-2012, 10:01 AM
From Blu-ray.com (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=204079&page=20):

"I was able to get an update on what the Nightmare on Elm Street collection will have. In addition to the seven movies, it will include a bonus disc with the all new featurette “Fear Himself: The Life And Crimes Of Freddy Krueger.” The featurette will be an in-depth look at Freddy Krueger, his mass appeal on pop culture and how there has never been another villain like him in film."

Ian Jane
09-26-2012, 10:02 AM
Oh and supposedly this is now a Best Buy Exclusive (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nightmare+On+Elm+Street+Collection+%281-7%29+%28Bby%29+-+Blu-ray+Disc/6775568.p;jsessionid=6CA1A9A1D8D691758A89E679BD5BC 570.bbolsp-app01-29?id=2591559&skuId=6775568&st=nightmare%20on%20elm%20street&lp=1&cp=1). That Amazon link posted before goes nowhere

09-26-2012, 11:59 AM
I think I'd like to get this set. Depends on the price.

Alex K.
09-26-2012, 12:13 PM
May as well pick up Never Sleep Again documentary. I really doubt that could ever be topped.

Mark Tolch
09-27-2012, 08:54 PM
Yeah, that doc is tops. I was kind of excited for a minute, but the first one is the only one I watch regularly.....the third one I watch here and there, but I've got it on DVD which is more than enough for the number of viewings it gets. The rest of them, I just don't care.

Ehren H
09-28-2012, 12:55 PM
I hadn't heard about this, but I'm definitely excited for it. As a kid born in the 80's, those movies held an important spot in my life growing up. Hell, almost all of the slasher movies did, franchise or not. As I get older I actually find myself going easier on a lot of the Nightmare sequels, I can honestly find something redeeming in all of them, save for maybe Freddy's Dead which is just a steaming turd. I honestly think that flaws and all, 4 and 5 are somewhat underrated; while functioning within the confines of a rather cliche franchise, some interesting ideas were allowed to creep in.

Mark Tolch
09-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Freddy's Dead has Alice Cooper in it, briefly. There's the redemption. :-D

Ehren H
09-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Touche. I always forget he was in it. But overall, that movie has a definite "what the fuck were they thinking?!" effect on me haha

The power glove scene was dated and lame before the movie even hit theaters.

Mark Tolch
09-28-2012, 01:39 PM
hahahaha, I was drunk off my ASS at the drive-in. I remember almost nothing about it.

Ehren H
09-28-2012, 01:47 PM
I rewatched the whole series beginning to end after the blu release of 2/3 came out, and while I had always hated 2 growing up, I now love it not necessarily as a part of the series, but as just a weirdo mid-80's horror flick. All of them held up surprisingly well for me, all except Freddy's Dead haha. It was the only one that throughout I was cringing and shaking my head.

Hell, aside from Haley's performance, I even loved the remake. The Never Sleep Again talk is absolutely amazing, as well, as stated earlier.

Ian Jane
10-01-2012, 10:47 AM
So apparantly Best Buy will be stocking these sets in stores, though in small quantities, and the price tomorrow will be $44.99.

Ehren H
10-01-2012, 10:54 AM
That price isn't bad at all! Will definitely be picking this up.

Ian Jane
10-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Kind of annoying since we bought the first one and the 2/3 double feature, but what can you do... IF they get single movie reissues on Blu (a big if), it'll probably wind up costing just as much to buy 4 and up.

Ehren H
10-01-2012, 11:15 AM
Yeah, I bought all the stand alone releases that have come out thus far, but to be honest, if they did stand alone releases of all the sequels like you said, I'd probably be paying 15-20 for each of em, and I'd be happy to do it...so this price for all of em? Awesome, pretty stoked haha I think 4 and 5 particularly are going to look great in HD.

Mark Tolch
10-01-2012, 11:20 AM
Yeah, for under 50....I think i spent 19.99 on the first one. That's a good deal, even if those few flicks are throwaways.

Robert W
10-01-2012, 08:21 PM
Haven't seen Never Sleep again. How is it?

Also, I wonder if they'll use the R or unrated print for the first Nightmare film?

Ehren H
10-01-2012, 08:29 PM
Never Sleep Again is fantastic, it's long as hell but VERY in-depth, so many of the cast and crew got interviewed. It really is the anatomy of a movie franchise, and you get the facts from all angles. I absolutely loved it.

One thing for sure, I sincerely hope that Bob Shaye either sits down and does one hell of an in-depth interview, or writes some memoirs, because he was one of the most integral parts of American film. To go from an upstart company who had PD prints of Reefer Madness to doing Lord of the Rings is a hell of a story. I love that the people who had been there forever called New Line, "The house that Freddy built."

10-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Haven't seen Never Sleep again. How is it?

Also, I wonder if they'll use the R or unrated print for the first Nightmare film?

Has the unrated print ever been released on DVD/BD?

Ehren H
10-01-2012, 09:25 PM
I don't think it has, I'm relatively sure it was cut out before any release, I've only ever seen it as work print footage. Maybe a foreign country got it? The only difference I know if is a few frames of blood splashing off the bed when Amanda Wyss' character falls onto it, they had to cut just as contact with the bed was made to get an R-Rating. The last part of Depp's death wasn't cut for ratings issues, but because they thought it was unnecessary and kinda silly.

Mark Tolch
10-02-2012, 08:27 AM
I did see it on the VHS, but as far as I know, never on DVD.

Robert W
10-02-2012, 10:06 AM
I think it would be pretty cool if the edited the censored footage back in. Not a make of break kind of thing for me, but I'd prefer to have an uncensored copy of the film than a censored one.

Ian Jane
01-16-2013, 11:43 AM
Amazon's got a listing up for this due 3/5/13.


I guess we can take that to mean that it's no longer a Best Buy exclusive.

Mark Tolch
01-16-2013, 12:06 PM
It's been up on the UK site, region free, for quite some time...and it was cheap right before Christmas. I almost bought it.


Think it works out to about 30 bucks. Not bad.

Mark Tolch
01-16-2013, 12:09 PM
I dropped it in my cart, it comes out to 28 dollars.