Nightmare on Elm Street, A
Nancy and a couple of her friends in Elm Street start having dreams about a man with burn scars and a glove with knives at the fingertips. When one of them dies during his sleep, they realise that the man in the dreams is actually capable of killing them. They have to find out who he is and how to stop them before they fall asleep and enter the dream land where Freddy is waiting for them…
Sound and Vision:
Except for some minor moiré effects at the end of the movie, we can say that without a doubt this Nightmare on Elm Street has never looked better. Details are clearly visible, colors and vibrant and black levels and intense while shadow details are also very good.
The DTS-HD audio track is a great improvement over the sound we’ve had in previous releases. There’s a good stereo representation and although the midrange has some problems with the higher frequencies and the bass isn’t making much of an impression, that’s mostly to blame by the old material. We’ve seen more movies from this age that have issues like these. Overall Freddy’s original nightmare has never sounded this well.
– 2 Audio Commentary tracks
– Never Sleep Again
– The House That Freddy Built
– Night Terrors
– Alternate Endings
– Fact Track
– Focus Points
Some really good features that are definitely worth checking out.
Wes Craven’s horror classic from 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street, was an immediate cult hit. The character of Freddy Krueger, impersonated by Robert Englund, became an icon in horror history and resulted in plenty of sequels, a spin-off (Freddy vs Jason), a reboot (New Nightmare) and now also a remake in 2010.
Not all movies were of equal quality and over time the character of Freddy Krueger degraded a bit but don’t let that hold you back. The original Nightmare is an excellent horror flick that has all the right twists and scare effects while keeping tension high. The movie is a bit outdated but still definitely worth adding to your collection and this Blu-ray release is the best we’ve seen yet.