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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 9536282
  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - Jump to a Nightmare navigation
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare: Jump to a Nightmare scene navigation
    • Wes Craven's New Nightmare: Commentary by writer/director Wes Craven
    • Jump to a Nightmare scene navigation
    • Freddy Vs. Jason - Commentary By director Ronny Yu, Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger
    • Jump to a Death scene navigation
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Freddy Vs. Jason
    Rumored and anticipated for years, the two biggest icons of the slasher genre finally meet in Freddy Vs. Jason, the eighth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street saga and the 11th film in the Friday the 13th series, though with Jason X taking place in the future, it should be noted that the events of this film take place after the ninth film Jason Goes to Hell. And it is hell where Freddy Kreuger (Robert Englund) and Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger, donning the hockey mask for the first time in a controversial snub against series veteran Kane Hodder) finally become acquainted. Banished there for eternity, Freddy devises a plan to manipulate Jason into continuing his work, hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street. All goes well at first until Jason realizes he's been duped by "the dream master" and is none too pleased. Coaxed by surviving teenagers Will (Jason Ritter), Lori (Monica Keena), and Kia (Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland), Jason and Freddy descend upon Crystal Lake for a mano a mano battle royal. Helmed by Hong Kong director Ronny Yu (Bride of Chucky, The Bride With the White Hair), Freddy Vs. Jason features the director of the first Friday film, Sean S. Cunningham serving as producer. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
    In the fifth installment in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Alice (Lisa Wilcox) begins the film with the notion that she is safe after she vanquished the evil Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) by learning how to battle the dreamworld psychopath within her own unconscious mind. But somehow Freddy has survived, and Alice discovers that he's found a place where Alice can't protect herself when he taps into the dreams of her unborn child. Freddy is soon leaving a trail of destruction while the child is still in the womb, and he will become even more deadly when the child comes to term. Memorable moments include Freddy's attack on a comic book artist and his Hellish experiences when "the bastard son of a hundred maniacs" is locked in an insane asylum with a nun. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was followed by Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, though Mr. Krueger popped up again in Wes Craven's New Nighmare. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
    The producers insisted that this sixth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series marked the last; no points for guessing that additional sequels followed. This time, homicidal wraith Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) decides to extend his reign of terror past Elm Street. His agent-on-earth is his own long-lost daughter Maggie (Lisa Zane, sister of Phantom star Billy Zane). Securing a job as a dream therapist for troubled teens, Maggie is able to "open up" the minds of her patients so that Freddy can exercise his usual bloody prerogative. In a garish, 3-D climax, Freddy himself becomes the victim of the vengeful Maggie. Since what happens in this picture is laid out in the title, we can't possibly be accused of giving the ending away. Watch for cameos from Roseanne and her then-husband Tom Arnold, Alice Cooper, Elinor Donahue, and Johnny Depp, one of the stars of the very first Nightmare. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Wes Craven's New Nightmare
    Veteran horror director Wes Craven was responsible for the hit 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street, which introduced the character of Freddy Krueger. After Craven sold the rights to his character, Krueger became filmdom's top grossing monster, with five sequels by 1991. In this post-modernist horror film, Craven plays himself, a filmmaker working on a script for a movie that seems to be spinning out of control. Also playing himself, as well as playing his customary character Krueger, is Robert Englund. The original teenage hero of the first Nightmare film, Heather Langenkamp, also plays herself. She is still haunted by Freddy dreams, but Craven convinces her to make another Krueger film to exorcise her demons. Unfortunately, her son Dylan (Miko Hughes) is being taken over by Freddy himself, who materializes and kills Dylan's beloved nanny, Julie (Tracy Middendorf). Dylan, possessed by the evil spirit, escapes from the hospital and tries to cross a freeway with his mother in pursuit. Craven finds that his character has literally become a creation out of his control. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Englund
      Robert Englund - Freddy Krueger
    • Ken Kirzinger
      Ken Kirzinger - Jason Vorhees
    • Monica Keena
      Monica Keena - Lori
    • Jason Ritter
      Jason Ritter - Will
    • Kelly Rowland
      Kelly Rowland - Kia



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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      For completionists

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      Sean
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      Nightmare 5 and 6 are not exactly the best in the main series, which reached its peak with the 3rd installment. Likewise, "Freddy vs Jason" is no classic, but it does give you what it advertises, and is worth it for the cheap crossover thrill. "New Nightmare" is the best of this bunch, though it might be worth buying this collection if you already have the first one, and you just want to lay claim to owning the whole series.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great DVD

      Posted
      Lilmama1969
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      Great movies for a good price. I love these every movies in through set.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Part 2 of a great movie series

      Posted
      MicahMetal95

      These movies are great for your collection $3.25 a movie is a great deal

      I would recommend this to a friend



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