Nightmare on Elm Street(Blu-ray)

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"1, 2, Freddy's coming for you." And here he is, phantom fiend Freddy Krueger in all his razor-fingered infamy. Wes Craven (Scream movies) directs this trendsetting first in the slash-hit series. The premise is simple: Freddy (Robert Englund) homicidally haunts the sleep of Elm Street teens. The results are terrifying and mind-blowingly innovative. There's another film debut too: Johnny Depp. He plays the ready steady of the hottie mcsmarty (Heather Langenkamp) who figures a clever way to flambe the fiend. But ever-say-die Freddy will be 3, 4 back for more...even returning to the screen in a killer 2010 remake of this diabolical original. Sweet dreams!


Studio New Line
SKU 213775656
UPC 794043138911
UPC 14 00794043138911
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 4/13/2010
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A hellish, razor-fingered monster enters the dreams of the teenage residents of a bucolic town and systematically slaughters them in their sleep--until one courageous young woman does battle with the predatory fiend. An excellent, surprisingly surrealistic genre entry from the master, Wes Craven.
Plot Summary
Summary A replusive, decaying figure with razor-sharp appendages (and an even sharper sense of humor!) suddenly appears in the dreams of four Los Angeles teenagers. It is the ghost of Freddy Krueger, a suspected child murderer killed long ago by the neighborhood parents. Now he's able to exact his bloody vengeance by killing the teens off, one by one, as they sleep.| Finally just one girl remains. Desperately, she tries to stay awake by every means possible, but even pills and massive amounts of coffee wear off sometime -- and when they do, she'll have to battle Freddy for her very life.| It's her worst nightmare ... and it's coming true.
Variety "...A highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy....Wes Craven tantalizingly merges dreams with the ensuing wakeup reality..." 11/07/1984
Premiere "Freddy became a mythic figure." 04/01/2004 p.62
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is one of the few truly nightmarish horror movies ever made." 10/01/2006 p.108
Entertainment Weekly "[S]ome of the effects remain nicely repulsive; Freddy himself comes across as a genuinely nasty piece of work..." -- Grade: B- 10/27/2006 p.58
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Craven knows which big, red Freudian buttons to push, turning Freddy into a true monster from the Id." 11/01/2010
Wes Craven
Ronee Blakley
John Saxon
Heather Langenkamp
Robert Englund
Cast & Crew
Ronee Blakley - Star
John Saxon - Star
Heather Langenkamp - Star
Robert Englund - Star
Johnny Depp - Star
Amanda Wyss - Star
Jsu Garcia - Star
Charles Fleisher - Star
Joseph Whipp - Star
Lin Shaye - Star
Jack Shea - Star
Joe Unger - Star
Mimi Craven - Star
Ed Call - Star
Jacques Haitkin - Director of Photography
Charles Bernstein - Composer
David B. Miller - Special Makeup Effects
Wes Craven - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
UPC 00794043138911
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 91 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Review A Nightmare on Elm Street is the first installment in the dragged-on Nightmare series. A few characters are introduced and then, often, hacked to bits. The plot involves former Child Molester Fred Krueger, previously killed burned to death by neighborhood children's parents. He returns in their dreams killing off more kids in individual gruesome fashion. The appeals to those keen on these particular "slash thriller" movies. personally I prefer the more "traditional" and refined horror cinema of the black and white variety.
Reviewer Gary W. Tooze
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The dream - or nightmare - is a staple of the modern horror movie. After all, even as manipulative as the device is, it's still a proven way to jolt an audience. Filmmaker Wes Craven understood this bit of cinematic psychology when he concocted the central idea behind A Nightmare on Elm Street, a title intended to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another slice-and-dice slasher movie...The primary element that elevates A Nightmare on Elm Street above many of its contemporaries is that the storyline invites intellectual participation. In addition to offering the visceral thrills that are necessary in a genre entry, Craven's screenplay works on another level.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Classic-Horror ...smarter than your average teen horror movie.
Steve Biodrowski, Hollywood Gothiqu ...a worthy successor to the classic monsters of yesteryear.
Variety ...a highly imaginative horror film...

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