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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors
Actors: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette, Ken Sagoes
Director: Chuck Russell
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 36min

Often described as the best of the Elm Street sequels, Patricia Arquette (Stigmata) is placed in a hospital psychiatric ward with six other troubled teens, who all dream about the same horrible Freddy Krueger (Robert Englu...  more »

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Actors: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette, Ken Sagoes
Director: Chuck Russell
Creators: Chuck Russell, Niki Marvin, Rachel Talalay, Robert Shaye, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2000
Original Release Date: 02/27/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 02/27/1987
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/29/2010...
This film is essential viewing if you enjoyed the original. Skip part 2. Part 3 does a decent job of handling the Freddy character and has the return of Nancy.

Movie Reviews

My Very Favorite!
Brett Michael Roberts | Renton, WA USA | 07/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors is one great movie. Everything that was wrong with Freddy's Revenge (Part 2) has been fixed to create one of the best films of this series, and one of the best horror films ever made. I'm serious! This blows stuff like "The Exorcist" right out the window. This is the perfect horror film. It's scary, funny, has great suspense, good acting, great writing, good cinematography. Everything! The film begins with young Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette, in her first movie role) having a horrible nightmare. She wakes up, and is faced with another nightmare! In this nightmare, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) cuts her wrists open. When her mom finds her, it looks as if Kristen was trying to commit suicide. So, her mother, Elaine (Brooke Bundy) takes her to a hospital full of (supposedly) crazy teens, whom try to commit suicide as well. As it turns out, they're all dreaming of Mr. Krueger, but all the doctors think they're psychotic. Dr. Elizibeth Simms (Priscilla Pointer, Carrie) has them sedated to help them sleep well. However, this causes many deaths, and they keep on coming until Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), survivor of the first film and now a dream specialist, comes to help them. Dr. Neil Gordan (Craig Wasson, Body Double) takes a liking to her, and so they both try to help out the troubled teens before there are no more troubled teens to help!This movie's fantastic! Thanks to a clever script by Frank Darabont (who would later write "The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption") and co-written with three others including series creator Wes Craven. The script's great. It moves at a good, fast pace, and never slows down a bit (something Part 2 did quite a bit). Look out for Larry Fishburne (The Matrix) in a small part as Max. I wish people would stop being so mean to poor Heather Langenkamp and her acting abilities. I felt she did great with her role. She simply doesn't have much to do this time around. I find her a great actress, and it's a shame she didn't make it to many other movies. Craig Wasson plays the caring doctor well, Priscilla Pointer is great in a part you'll hate and watch out for a cameo on TV by the sci-fi cult horror clasic, Critters, another Robert Shaye film.Great DVD, as usual. And, as usual, the extra features are on the bonus disk in the Nightmare Series Encyclopedia in the box set. This movie does have great picture and sound quality, though! You get either mono (poo!) or 5.1 surround (now THAT'S what I'm talking about!). Just switch around the two sounds, you'll definately see the difference! You also get producton notes, Jump To A Nightmare, a proper widescreen 1:85:1 anamorphic ratio, as well as (unless you get the boxed set) a 1:66:1 standard format. The only extra NOT in the boxed set is theatrical trailer (it's actually a teaser). For DVD-Rom you get an easy trivia game as well as an entire script and links to the Freddy website!All together, great DVD! I'd recommend it to any body anyday!If you found my reveiw helpful, please vote for me! Thanks!"
The best Nightmare yet!
J. Rich | 10/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie brings back alot of memories. I feel that this film had all the best elements of the first film and the most horrifying elements of all the other films. It's by far the best written of all the films.

In this film, Freddy returns with his sights on killing the remaining kids of Elm Street who are all in a mental ward....oh gee I wonder why? Also, Nancy (from the first film) makes a reprise in this film. In my opinion, this film should have been the second one and the second film should have been the third, but one must realize that this was probably a casting problem or maybe she couldn't do it....hmmmmm.

One of the unique qualities about this film is that it's the beginning of where Freddy starts to kill his victims in unusual ways. It also marks the beginning of Freddy as "King of the One liners." What's really disturbing besides Freddy are these kids. I mean they are strange, mentally-ill rejects, which with the help of a doctor and Nancy they will all unlock powers to help them battle Freddy in the dreamworld.

This third installment isn't just the best Nightmare film, but is also the most shocking of them all! A must buy for all horror fans."
Venture into the Dreamland of Freddy's world
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 10/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While I was watching "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors," I thought to myself that this is what a sequel should be. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) returns to the lineup in this third installment of the classic series as a past victim who will do anything to help out the teenagers that Freddy Krueger is now terrorizing. However, to help the kids out, she needs their cooperation and the help of Dr. Gordan. What makes "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3" a great sequel is that it has a lot of good horror scenes such as Freddy turning into a snake and trying to eat Kristen (Patricia Arquette), and it also has good suspense, and even a sense of adventure. Dr. Gordan insists to Nancy's father that he shows him where Freddie Krueger's bones were buried years ago. At the same time, Nancy, Kristen, and the rest of the ones who are being terrified by Freddy's nightmarish wrath, and must team up to do what they can to save themselves. That's when the sense of adventure comes into focus.The special effects for "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3" are also top notch. If you like horror movies, I recommend getting this movie."