Nightmare on Elm Street Collection [8 Discs] [With Movie Money] [DVD]

  • SKU: 3725883
  • Release Date: 04/13/2010
  • Rating: R
You needn't fall asleep to relive your favorite nightmares thanks to this eight-movie collection featuring Freddy Krueger at his most frightening. Features A Nightmare on Elm Street, 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, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and Freddy Vs. Jason.
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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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing boxset of a legendary horror franchise

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    Animeboy413

    I am a fan of the nightmare on elm street movies; I would recommend purchasing this box set, all movies are in wide screen, and have optimal sound quality. My favorite the nightmare on elm street movies would have to be the first 2 movies. I like the first, which is directed by Wes Craven. All the nightmare on elm street movies have great special effects, and Robert Englund as Freddy Kreuger, I think revolutionized a new era in the term slasher flicks. If your a fan if 80's slasher films then the nightmare on elm street movies are a good bet that you will enjoy one of the greatest franchises in slasher films. By purchasing the whole entire box set, minus Freddy vs' Jason, Freddy Kreuger is in a league of his own, along with Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, in the term slasher films, watch them over and over again you will be glad you did.The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection A Nightmare on Elm Street part 1 - Classic film and the best of the series, Freddy is probably the most frightening in this one, a cult classic. Even if you hate the rest, i'm sure you will love this one. It starts out as a young teen girl's (Heather Langenkamp) friends start dying in their sleep by you guessed it Freddy Krueger, as the movie goes on you learn a little about Freddy's history and how he came to be,Johnny Depp's movie debut. I give this 5 out of 5 stars. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2. How do you follow up a great movie like the first? Well, eh. They really didn't, one of the worst installments in the series right after the best (go figure) A young man moves into the same house as the girl from the first movie (Heather Langenkamp) and Freddy uses his body to come back, this movie suffers from havin a poor leading man and a leading woman that is too ditzy, however Robert England doesn't dissapointed and is as scary as the first, making this atleast watchable. I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars. A Nightmare on Elm Street part 3 This right here, should have been part two, bring's back Heather Langenkamp's character and her father, this time she finds some teenagers in a mental institution, who have been having some pretty bad dreams..... this movie has strong acting by every character (even the ones who don't stay very long) here Freddy gets a bit of humour, while staying scary though ( the humour isn't over done like in future movies) I give this 5 out of 5 stars. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4. sees the return of the surviving members of part 3, however, if you loved, part 3 the first 20 minutes or so might be a little vexing to you.Features a new hero (lisa) and her often dim witted yet charismatic boyfriend. This movie isn't great but definetly good has good actors and a few bad ones, Freddy is still Freddy and this is one of the better sequals. I give this 4 out of 5 stars. A Nightmare on Elm Street part 5 Sees the return of Lisa. The story is Freddy comes back and is turning her unborn baby into a prodidgy of himself. The plot is one of the best, just not acted out very well. Freddy gets a little too funny. Yet is full of likable heros. Also goes deeper in Freddy's history While it isn't the best it is far from the worst and one of the most under rated in the series. I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars. A Nightmare on ELm street part 6. One of the worst, plot is not thought out well and freddy goes over the edge with humor, few people die and the deaths take way too long. However, you learn the most about Freddy in this movie and that is the main reason to watch it. The plot is, that there is only one more kid left on Elm Street (our old pal Freddy did away with the rest) however the final kid has a bad case of amnesia and can't recall anything. Features scenes with a pre-teen human Freddy and a teenage human version of him, with a guest appearence by Alice Cooper as Freddy's drunk abusive father. (maybe somebody should have told poor old Freddy just because you were abused, you shouldn't abuse others) I give this one 2 out of 5 stars. Wes Craven's New Nightmare The biggest turn in the series, Freddy gets an upgrade and for the first time, is in the real world. With this plot, the "A nightmare on Elm Street" films are just that films. Heather Langenkamp stars as herself and Wes Craven is in it as just Wes Craven, however when Heather's son starts believing in him, he comes to life, when Wes finds this out he flees. ( I would have loved to have seen a Wes fighting Freddy scene.) A new twist is just what the series needed after part 6 but i'm glad Freddy went back to the world of fiction in "Freddy vs Jason" good film. I give this 4 out of 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    marcodane
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    This is a great box set for the first seven films. The first Nightmare Film is the same as the Bluray single. This is great because it's the best transfer of the film that's ever been made. It also has the special features from the Infinifilm DVD Edition, which was the best collection of special features for the first Nightmare Film. The first film also has a 7.1 surround track; whereas the other films have a 5.1. There are only two downsides to this set. 1: No 3D Ending for Freddy's Dead. The original DVD Box from the 1990's had the option of watching the ending in 2D or 3D (with glasses included.) This box only has the 2D version. Not sure why the Friday the 13Th Box gets Part 3 in 3D with glasses and Elm Street got left off the bus for this one. But, it is what it is. 2: You're also missing the bonus DVD from the original 1990's Box. This DVD is worth getting if you can find someone selling it online on its own. It has some special features that are a little out of date, like a quiz game that offered a prize that is now expired. It would have been nice if they would have re-tooled the disc; but it is what it is. Honestly, though, it's not a super must have as they have migrated the relevant features from that disc to each film's special feature section. So, you still get the featurettes and music videos that were on that DVD. But, the DVD was special as it hid those features as things to find on a 'up, down, left, right, enter' screen labyrinth (with I think puzzles) that clearly took a lot of work to make and was very fun to play through. That all being said, you're not missing any content (as far as I can tell) by not having the old DVD disc. The important thing here is the movies; and they are all looking and sounding the best they ever have. They all blow away the DVD releases in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If Your A True Die Hard Horror Fan

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    LetsGoRangers

    This box set is very convenient & easy to store anywhere in your house. No more worries about where you left one of the discs last time you watched it, or having to put all of the cases in a lousy plastic bag next time your friends want you to come over there place to have a ''Freddy Night''. Great design and graphics. Even though I already own this classic masterpiece series on individual dvd's, I felt that it wouldn't be right to pass this up. Comes with 3-D glasses for one of the movies made specially for 3-D viewing & a bonus disc for the computer loaded with extras. Any freddy fanatic has absolutely no excuse in the world not to have this in their place! In fact, anybody have popcorn :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great box set!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This series is one of the best horror series of all time. It's right there with Friday the 13th, Halloween and He11raiser. I assume at this point, everyone has seen atleast one of these movies, but if you haven't, you're really missing out. My wife and I's personal favorites are the first and third. I highly recommend this box set, not only for the price, but because of the special features and quality of sound and picture. All these great movies have been digitally remastered in widescreen presentation. A definite must own for any true horror movie collector!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Collection, Good Quality

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    Tripknotix
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    If your a fan of freddy movies you'll appreciate the increase in video quality, the details on his face are pretty gross in hd lol, but i think that adds to the excitement. Definitely not the way i originally saw them years ago, and its scarier when your watching from your own home and even more so alone. Get the collection its a good deal for this many of his movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one very great box set

    Posted
    korkster
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    one very awesome film its very awesome my favorite actor is in all 7 films he plays freddy and this films are just amazing just amazing one of the best movie series ever made and written this movie box set owns this movie box set owns i love this whole movie box set

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great box set

    Posted
    R0gueSqu1rrel

    I bought this box set some time ago when it was $80 and i thought that was a good price then, at under $30 its a steal. This is definitely one of the best horror movie box sets out there. A must have for any horror movie fan / collecter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    enjoy the whole series

    Posted
    JAKE
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    I"M RETIRED AND HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME . THIS WILL KILL ABOUT TWENTY HOURS AND THAT NOT BAD. I GOT IT WITH MY POINTS. I WOULDN'T WASTE MY MONEY ON IT. IF YOUR A FREDDY FAN GO FOR IT. GOD BLESS AMERICA. JAKE

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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