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A Nightmare on Elm Street - Blu-ray Disc
A decade of wisecracking sequels have not diminished the power of this striking horror film from the director of Scream.
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.
The teenaged leads are sympathetic and intelligent, unlike the dumb victims presented in most films of the period, and they are ably backed up by 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, and although the film is quite gory, it never resorts to cheap bloodletting for its effect. A unique and disturbing experience, this film is highly recommended for horror buffs. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide
-Audio Commentaries with Director Wes Craven, Co-Stars Robert Englund,Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon and Ronee Blakley, Producer Robert Shaye, Co-Producer Sara Risher and Cinematographer Jacques Haitkin.
-Featurettes: The House That Freddy Built: The Legacy of New Line Horror, Never Sleep Again: The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Night Terrors: The Origins of Wes Craven's Nightmares.
-Ready Freddy Focus Points -- See Alternate Takes and Learn Filmmaking.
-Secrets Behind the Nightmare by Jumping to Video Highlights While Watching the Movie.
- Starring - David Andrews,Jason Adams,Ronee Blakely,Ed Call,Heather Langenkamp,Sandy Lipton,Jeff Levine,Mimi Meyer-Shaye,John Saxon,Jack Shea,Nick Corri,Mimi Craven,Johnny Depp,Charles Fleischer,Joe Unger,Joe Whipp,Amanda Wyss,Don Hannah,Robert Englund,Shashawnee Hal
- Directed by - Wes Craven
- Distributed by - New Line Home Video
- MPAA Rating - R