Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 4 Film Favorites|
Actors: Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, Mark Patton, Kim Myers
Director: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 11/11/2008 Run time: 374 minutes
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Nick W. (Nick1899) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 5/18/2014...
Previous reviews of this set are pretty good descriptions of the films. My only complaint if that my set does not include 2 flip-side discs. Instead it comes with 4 discs so each one has the artwork on the disc. So when it comes to swapping you receive 2 credits for a 4 disc set. But oh well. Chalk a win up for person requesting this.
Michele S. from MORENCI, MI
Reviewed on 11/14/2010...
great scary movie will watch it over and over. good movie for date night.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
A tradeoff: you save space but lose packaging
Alex Faber | Northern NJ United States | 11/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is more of a review for the packaging than the movies, 'cause if you're here, you should know the drill on the movies. This set includes the classic first one and the so-bad-it's-good follow-up, as well as "Dream Warriors," which reinvigorated the series, and its lesser companion, "Dream Master." As Sean L. already stated, the first movie is the standard 1-disc edition, not the Infinifilm edition (A Nightmare on Elm Street (Infinifilm Edition)).
Combining these four movies as part of Warner Bros's "4 Film Favorites" series is a novel idea (and the second half of the series is available as a second "4 Film Favorites" set here: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites). All four movies feature the exact same transfer, menus, and features as the individual releases, but in a 2-disc standard-size plastic DVD case, meaning that this set takes up 75% less room than the individual releases.
However, what you save in space, you lose in packaging. As with all of Warner's "4 Film Favorites," there is no internal artwork, such as a chapter insert, and even the two discs themselves feature no artwork, as they're flipper discs, with 1 movie on each side of each disc. Because of this, the discs themselves look plain and are more prone to fingerprints and scratching.
So, do you care about space or about having the complete artwork for each movie? Personally, I'm a big fan of this "4 Film Favorites" series: I get to have all 7 Nightmare movies (and "Freddy Vs. Jason") in 2 regular-size DVD cases, and the movies themselves have the exact same quality and content as the individual single-disc releases. However, if you can't stand flipper discs, or if you're a collector and care about each movie (and want the 2-disc editions of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and Freddy vs. Jason (New Line Platinum Series)), then bypass this one."
A great value
Sean L. | Twin Peaks, USA | 10/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
For the price, you get a whole lot of Freddy.
Doesn't take up a lot of shelf space.
The original film is the bare-bones release, not the Infinifilm edition.
The second movie is still pretty terrible."
A great value pack!
Tate | 07/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As most of you probably know, the Nightmare on Elm Street series has its highs and its lows. Out of these 4, the first and third are highlights with 2 and 4 being.. a little lackluster. None the less, whether you're a casual fan or a major fanatic, you'll have a blast screaming or making fun of Freddy and his horrific antics with this easy-to-store value pack. It comes with 2 double sided discs that shows the movie in full screen or wide, with a bare minimum of bonus features. I thought the first four would be enough that I'd never want to watch another movie with an Elm reference, but actually I enjoyed them enough that I rushed to buy A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites, and I'm sure you'll feel the same way.
Like I said, this is a great value pack. I love me some Nightmare, but not enough to store 8 DVDs. With this I get all the fun without the guilt of having to find a place to put it. If you are a major fan, however, and would like an attractive box set to show off your fanhood, The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection looks like a great box set of the entire series (doesn't include Freddy VS Jason, though).