A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection [5 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 8813168
  • Release Date: 03/05/2013
  • Rating: R
This collection of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies includes Wes Craven's original entry in the series as well as A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, and Wes Craven's New Nightmare as well as a wealth of extra features.
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Special Features


  • DVD Disc 5 - Over 3 Hours Of Special Features Including The Retrospective Fear Himself: The Life And Crimes Of Freddy Krueger
  • 2 Episodes From The Freddy's Nightmares TV Series
  • Welcome To Prime Time Featurette Gallery
  • Conclusions Featurette Gallery

Synopsis


A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Several years after the events of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jesse Walsh and his family moved into the home of Nancy Thompson, the only survivor of supernatural killer Freddie's reign of terror. Haunted by dreams of the disfigured child-killer, the lonely Jesse has trouble sleeping, falls asleep often in school and quarrels with his picture-perfect family. Lisa, his prospective girlfriend, discovers Nancy's diary in Jesse's closet, and slowly he learns of his predecessor's ordeal. When his sadistic gym teacher catches Jesse blowing off steam at a leather bar, he attempts to exact punishment of an unsavory nature. Freddie intervenes, savagely murdering the coach in the school shower room, and Jesse must flee the crime scene naked, terrified that he's going insane. His parents become convinced he's on drugs, but Jesse knows that Freddie is trying to possess him. Bereft of sleep, alienated, and frightened of what he might do to his sister or Lisa -- especially if he responds to her sexual advances -- the youth attempts to sequester himself in his friend Ron's bedroom; Freddie emerges though, killing Ron and sending Jesse on the lam. Mayhem erupts when Freddie/Jesse crashes Lisa's pool party, leading to a showdown at the abandoned factory where the madman first preyed on the children of Springwood. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. With a supporting cast that includes horror veterans like John Saxon and Ronee Blakley, director Wes Craven creates moments of real dread by examining the line between nightmares and reality, as well as the "sins of the parents" theme. ~ Robert Firsching, 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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
This fourth trip down Freddy Lane was the most successful at the box-office, but although it has some impressive visuals, it is mostly an empty film. Credit must go to the effects team for some fine work, but otherwise, this entry from the director of Cutthroat Island (Renny Harlin) is extremely weak. Roland Kincaid falls asleep and awakens in the Springwood junkyard, where his dog -- named "Jason" in a sad foreshadowing of the film's giggly tone -- pees fire on Freddy's grave. The pyro-urinary baptism causes Krueger (Robert Englund) to reassemble from bones outward in an admittedly impressive sequence. Predictably, Freddy guts Kincaid, then appears in Joey's waterbed as a naked pinup girl (Hope-Marie Carlton) before slicing him to ribbons. And so it goes. The film has a few interesting ideas kicking around, but no real identification points. This is a video game, not a movie, and the characters seem to exist only in order to move the film from one effects sequence to another. There is a lot to be said for special effects, and the ones here are extraordinary and vivid. However, the wonderfully grim mood and subtle performances of Chuck Russell's outstanding third entry in the series are gone, abandoned by Harlin in favor of a splashy, comic book approach which would, unfortunately, dominate the series' later installments. ~ Robert Firsching, 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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
The best of the Elm Street sequels, this creepy, surreal fantasy features terrific effects, a fine young cast, and an air of grim fatalism that sets it apart from its giggly successors. Patricia Arquette stars as Kristen, whose nightmare leads to a slashed wrist which looks suspiciously like a suicide attempt. She is placed in a hospital psychiatric ward with a group of six other troubled teens who all dream about the same horribly burned man (Robert Englund) trying to kill them. Perhaps the most unusual thing about this picture, however, is the unexpected depth of sadness running through it. There are some achingly sweet moments in this otherwise frightening film which, though not disruptive, are impossible to analyze. The first and most bizarre of these is Heather Langenkamp's entrance, which inexplicably causes most viewers to get misty-eyed, and there are several similar scenes throughout the film. One answer can be found in the sensitive direction of Chuck Russell, who emphasizes the tragedy and utter hopelessness in these kids' lives and manages to wring some unexpectedly perceptive turns from his cast. This is a film in which a great deal of care was obviously lavished on individual scenes (the sets are outstanding) and performances. The results are well worth repeated viewings, and prove that sequels don't necessarily have to be inferior films. ~ Robert Firsching, 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



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    axdew
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    So I originally owned the DVD Nightmare on Elm Street box set, which was a good set, BUT the extra features were all on this interactive game on the last disk which complicated accessing them. The blu ray set adds in all the additional special features and retrospectives made over the decade, including a good portion of "Never Sleep Again", the official documentary retrospective that was produced a few years back. The big gem is they threw in 2 random episodes of the Tales From the Crypt esque Freddy's Nightmares tv series, which is probably the closest we'll ever get to a DVD/Blu-Ray release. Hopefully this will sell well and lead to a similar Friday the 13th blu ray set

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elm Street... COMPLETE!

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    Scottzs
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    Fantastic little set. All of the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" films in one box... with comprehensive bonus materials. Each disc is simply a re-pressing of the bluray 2-for-1 discs with all the original special features intact. Plus, there's a new DVD disc with all of the material from the old DVD Box set "Nightmare.... Encyclopedia" bonus disc with some new stuff added. The only things missing are the excellent documentary "Never Sleep Again" and it's sequel, Heather Langenkamp's "I Am Nancy". But at a price of under $25, this set is a can't miss purchase!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Once a classic always a classic

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    Some movies leave a long lasting impression on you. Movie classics like "Silence of the Lambs", "The Exorsists", and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" scare you to not want to fall asleep at night. Then there's "Nightmare on Elm Street" that not only made you not want to sleep it made you afraid to dream. The fear was that your dreams would be a "Nightmare on..." Whatever street you live on or near. Is Freddie a dream or is he real? The first movie in a franchise is often the best. This collection holds true to this. That being said, this "Nightmare on Elm Street" box set is a welcome addition to add to your movie collection. I do recommend it. Be careful what you dream tonight!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Nightmare Come True

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    DarkTemplar
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    As a diehard Freddy fan, this is a must-have. I actually sold off my blu-ray of the original 1984 film to get this collection. I am not a complete-ist and now that I think about I do not like any of the even numbered ones. But what I will say is that there are things to like about part 5 and New Nightmare had a good premise. It was always great to see Heather Lagenkamp back as Nancy. In addition to the superb HD look of the films, what puts this over-the-top for me is the documentaries in the Special Features including "The Male Witch" and, of course, analyses of why we dream. Highly recommended for a price you can't beat.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Deal

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    ThisIsMyName
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    I grew up on Freddy movies. I used to watch the 4th film (Dream Master) on BETA MAX over and over and over. Been waiting for the full set to be released on BluRay for a long time. Then I was just waiting for it to drop to the right price, which I found at Best Buy near Halloween 2016. It was $40-50 for a long time, but I was able to get it for $30. Already watched them all. Satisfied with the audio/visual, but this isn't exactly a Criterion release or anything. I'm satisfied, both in nostalgia and price. Don't pay more than $35 for it—there are deals around.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth it for 1,3 and new nightmare

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    Bumblebee
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    Couldn’t resist picking up this set on blu ray for only 25. A great deal for some of seven best horror films ever made. Granted the orginal, three and new nightmare are most likely the best three out of the bunch. It’s also interesting the choice of packaging. 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 and New Nightmare are both paired on their respective blu ray discs. Also, this package just has the discs. Don’t understand why they didn’t put each movie on their own separate disc.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My personal favorite horror franchise

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    ChattFilmFest
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    I have to admit i'm a sucker for a good horror franchise and i'm very much a fan of slasher films in general. For me it doesn't get any more fun than Freddy. The original Nightmare is my all time favorite horror film and though there are some low points (part 5 cough cough) there are some seriously high points too (Dream Warriors and New Nightmare among them). Though I hate the graphic design on the packaging (Freddy deserves better) This is not a bad little set!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing films from an amazing and terrifying mind

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    Nolaboy84
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    i bought this the other day just hours before this great mind passed. It was just a shock that the same day that I bought some of the movies that shocked and scared me from my childhood the great mind behind them died. These films will scare a new generation and keep giving us fond memories. I recommend buying this to any true fan of the film and the wider genre. You would have to spend at lest 75-100 if you wanted to buy the films individually. Save yourself some green and buy this set.

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