One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced the wide Blu-ray release of the five-disc, seven-film A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection, currently available as a Best Buy exclusive and from third party sellers. Freddy carves his way through online retailers and stores everywhere on March 5, 2013.
The collection includes Wes Craven's original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), as well as its six sequels: Freddy's Revenge (1985), Dream Warriors (1987), The Dream Master (1988), The Dream Child (1989), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994). Every Elm Street film to date, except that is for producer Michael Bay and director Samuel Bayer's 2010 remake. Only the first three films are available for separate purchase on Blu-ray; the fourth through seventh entries have yet to receive standalone or double feature releases.
Each film features a DTS-HD Master Audio track and a number of special features. The set's fifth disc also includes a number of additional extras:
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Audio Commentary: Craven, DoP Jacques Haitkin, Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon
Audio Commentary: Assorted cast and crew
Never Sleep Again: 50-minute HD documentary
The House that Freddy Built: 23-minute HD documentary
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Heroes & Villains
Psycho Sexual Circus
The Male Witch
Freddy on 8th Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Onward Christian Soldiers
Snakes and Ladders
The House that Freddy Built
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Krueger, Freddy Krueger
Let's Make Up
The Finnish Line
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
The Sticky Floor
Take the Stairs
A Slight Miscalculation
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Audio Commentary with Wes Craven
Becoming a Filmmaker
The Problem with Sequels
An Insane Troupe
Fear Himself - The Life and Crimes of Freddy Krueger: 30-minute retrospective
Two Freddy's Nightmares TV episodes
Conclusions: 20-minutes of interviews
Welcome to Prime Time: an additional 50-minutes of materials
I thought Best Buy's exclusive rights expired this month, I either read it wrong or it's going to take 2 extra months to remove the "Best Buy Exclusive" sticker from the packages haha. Either way, I hope we see it drop. I got it when it was 40 at best Buy and for the presentation of them and lack of super awesome bonus features...should be 35...and I know 5 bucks, boo hoo but it makes a difference
Pass, until they find a way to give each disc its own movie and port over every single bonus from the DVD boxset. Yes, that includes the maze, no i don't care if it's antiquated. Some new bonus features would be nice too. A commentary for each movie, retrospective, etc... Come on guys, get on it now and you can have it out in time for Halloween 2013
Bought these before last Halloween. Remembered loving them growing up. WOW! what a difference time makes. They don't stand the test well at all. And to be brutally honest NONE of them have better than an average transfer at best. Sold them right after I watched them. As it turns out I really only liked two movies out of the entire set.
Who Cares! Anybody that wanted this most likely already go it. And its more expensive on amazon now than it was at Best Buy as an exclusive...WOW! And as "mayday72" stated, these movies dont stand the test of time. However... I think a Friday the 13th Box Set would!!! Hint hint new line, paramount, warner bros... whoever owns the rights anymore.
Got this set when it was on sale, somewhere between $25-30. Transfers aren't breathtaking, but if you like more than 2 of the 7 films, I'd recommend it at a sale price but not at full price. I like 1, 3, and 7, so I went for it. It's a pretty cool way to save shelf space, whole series basically in one case instead of something oversized.
Only (finally, not too long ago) recently saw the first one, and I have fond memories of the trailer for Jason Takes Manhattan, whatever number that was. Maybe some day will check out the other however many there were.