Subsequently, four more films were made, all of them featuring Robert Englund as the infamous Freddy Krueger. Contact us if you are experiencing any issues with payments. I wish there had been some kind of alternate way of accessing all of this footage. It also touches on how the kills became more personal and relied more on wisecracks as the franchise screamed along, Peter Jackson chiming in with an early script for the sixth Nightmare. It certainly boasts the same color timing, leaning more towards cooler blues than the ruddier release issued a few years prior.
As disturbing as the concept of a character like Freddy Krueger is, the reason he's endured is largely owed to Robert Englund. It's worth noting that the alternate endings are in high-def, though. As her friends fall asleep and die in gruesome ways, Nancy sets out to uncover the identity of this dream killer and his connection to the kids of Elm Street. Most slashers hid behind masks of one sort or another, but Freddy's mask is his scarred face. Even though so many of the younger cast members are relatively inexperienced, having seasoned hands like John Saxon and Robert Englund in such prominent roles more than makes up for it. Each features Robert Englund's masterfully macabre incarnation of slouch-hatted, razor-fingered Freddy Krueger, who mixes wicked wit with even wickeder mayhem as he haunts teens when they're aand most vulnerable. It's kind of funny to see how closely the trivia parrots what's in that commentary, with both frequently saying essentially the same thing at nearly the same time.
I think that if you like this kind of movie you should get it at walmart. Unlike the sequels that followed, A Nightmare on Elm Street weaves together the real world and the dreamscapes exceptionally well. Its grain structure is tight and unintrusive. A Nightmare on Elm Street's lossless audio doesn't transcend the film's age in quite the same way its high-def remaster does, but it's still an impressively strong effort: one of the better '80s horror remixes I've heard and easily trumping what I waltzed in expecting to hear. Miller, horror film historian David Del Valle, and actors Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Ronee Blakley.
Even with Freddy's distinctive, disfigured appearance, Robert Englund's voice may be the most disturbing aspect of the character, immediately unsettling even when Freddy himself is far out of frame. It's a mix of technical notes -- such as some very detailed comments about the film slowly taking shape in the editing room -- and more personal notes such as seemingly all of the speakers describing their first times watching A Nightmare on Elm Street. It is the ghost of Freddy Krueger, a suspected child murderer killed long ago by the neighborhood parents. Rest assured, we are committed to 100% customer satisfaction. New Line has assembled a hell of a package for Nightmare. They're usually in the wrong place at the wrong time and maybe remind a nutjob of someone who once crossed him.
Somewhat unexpectedly, no shameless plugs for the remake are to be found anywhere on the disc itself. I do wish some more of the energy from the first commentary had found its way over here, and I think it might take itself at least a little more seriously than it probably should, but this is still a terrific commentary and well-worth setting aside an hour and a half to give a listen. Even with a visual ambition that far outstrips its meager budget, most of what's splattered across the screen still holds up remarkably well today. The darker, wetter look here is also more unnerving than the Freddy that'd rear his head in that parade of sequels too. As a child molester with blood sopping from his hands, his fiery death was long in coming, but the parents of Elm Street were hardly innocent themselves. New to this set are two Blu-ray discs, one with 'The Dream Master' and 'The Dream Child,' the other with 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare' and 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare.
A couple of the effects haven't aged well, and the green cast can be kind of shaky, but every last one of its most ambitious scares are still devastatingly effective after a quarter-century. The remix doesn't take too many liberties with the original sound design, veering away from any awkward or gimmicky surround effects. The rears are predominately used to reinforce the score and to flesh out an unnerving sense of atmosphere: dripping water and flickering flames in the boiler room, for instance. Considering the title of the movie and all, it kind of goes without saying that the conversation quickly turns to nightmares, including questions about whether or not dreams can be deadly and if someone can murder in their sleep. To be fair, the low budget and rushed shooting schedule do creep in at times with a handful of soft shots, and a few moments are deliberately hazy, but this really doesn't happen all that often. The new Freddy make-up may look a little too much like Beaker from The Muppets, and Jackie Earle Haley's spin on his voice isn't remotely as imposing or menacing as Robert Englund's, but.
Original air date: October 15, 1988. A few stings in the score and a couple of scattered sound effects were reportedly missing in the mix. With years of experience and thousands of orders fulfilled, we maintain our commitment to deliver top service. Freddy Krueger isn't a murderer because of some childhood trauma -- he is the childhood trauma. This is the Horror series at its most iconic, surpassing the other 1980s Slashers in terms of overall series strength and besting any of the new wave Horror franchises on quality of idea and general on-screen execution. I'll admit that these omissions were too minor to leap out at me in 2006, and they don't bother me four years later either. Now he's able to exact his bloody vengeance by killing the teens off, one by one, as they sleep.
It's definitely appreciated that the original soundtrack slinks through without any issues, though. I'm not going to pretend that this makes Freddy sympathetic or anything, but it's definitely a different dynamic than what slasher flicks usually churn out. There are three alternate versions of the ending elsewhere on this disc too, and none of them are any better. They're all in high definition, though, so there's that. Each features Robert Englund's masterfully macabre incarnation of slouch-hatted, razor-fingered Freddy Krueger, who mixes wicked wit with even wickeder mayhem as he haunts teens when they're asleep and most vulnerable.
Each of the main actors is discussed at length, and the majority of them are interviewed, with Johnny Depp and John Saxon standing out as the only glaring omissions. The conversation is dominated by Craven and Langenkamp, and Saxon barely seems to be there at all. All of the extras on this disc are presented at 1080i, although the bulk of the footage isn't actually in high definition. Freddy doesn't stalk and slash so much this time out, so he doesn't skulk around the surrounds all that much himself. It's a really friendly, breezy chat. There's really no chance whatsoever of me lugging a 12-pack and a pup tent over to Camp Hackyatapieces, but I go to sleep pretty much every night, and I have my share of nightmares on top of that.
That sort of initial uncertainty keeps both Freddy's victims and the audience on less-than-steady footing, and when Krueger does attack, it's so much more visually spectacular than just another machete to the chest. There isn't all that much overlap between this second commentary and any of the other extras on this disc. The sound of Freddy's face being ripped off in Tina's nightmare is missing in the 7. There's a lot of footage, and these Focus Points are lobbed out at a really steady clip. Especially once the track is well underway, much of the discussion swirls around dissecting A Nightmare on Elm Street from psychological and sociological perspectives. A bunch of kids trot over to some out of the way cabin to screw, smoke, and guzzle their weight in booze. It's the score that packs the biggest wallop.