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A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection - Best Buy Exclusive

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Bryan Tuck, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    Where is the idea that this set is bad coming from? From what I've seen (once again, I've only seen the first three movies via the previous releases which are identical to what's in this set) and from the reviews that I've read, this set is fairly solid. They're not spectacular and like everything else in the world, they could be better but I've seen nothing that rates the set as bad.
     
  2. Will*B

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    Exactly right Travis. I've had this set for nearly a year (bought it in Australia upon release), and have watched all its content. As said above, it's not exactly Prometheus 3D in terms of a/v quality, but for a budget release of some fairly low-budget 80's/90's sequels, it's perfectly fine. It's certainly not similar to upscaled DVD quality - the films are clearly proper HD transfers, and are easily the best home release they've ever had. Buy with confidence!
     
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    Let's face it, it's the curse of the horror franchise. Horror franchise rakes in millions, saves studio, studio spends as little as possible on horror franchise despite this.

    I'm still going to wait on an even better price. If it's $50 brand new, it should hit $25-$30 at some point provided it doesn't vanish. I'll risk it. I've held off this long.
     
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    Like I said, order online as "In-Store Pick-up".....somehow it will miraculously appear for you to purchase. I had same experience as you mentioned so I tried it and it worked. Wasn't worth the effort...
     
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    I imagine Best Buy will lose it's exclusivity by next year sometime.
     
  6. Bob Cashill

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    It's currently $38 from Amazon UK. Hard to beat that for seven movies. And they look fine.
     
  7. David Norman

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    Pretty goo, but i wish I'd been able to get the $20 price on the set when Deep Discount had one of it goofy sales last year. i suspected it was a listing error since it
    was pulled pretty fast (like the $18 Lethal Weapon box I did get), but to DDD credit they honored most of those orders and didn't cancel them
     
  8. Ryan-G

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    I had that experience alot with them last year. Took me twenty minutes to find someone who knew there was a Lord of the Rings BB exclusive edition when I went to preorder, and then when I went to pick it up it took me thirty minutes of explaining to employees that I'd preordered the BB exclusive edition not the regular one before I finally got it.
    Star Wars was worse. Went to the store to preorder since the flyer showed a bonus, the first two employees told me there was no preorder for it. The third told me it was "Online only" and she could put an online order in for me, which I declined. Pulled up BB's website when I got home, Star Wars preorder, in-store only.
    That was the last time I shopped at BB, I've since moved to Amazon Prime. You'd think BB would at least give them a list of exclusives when the put stuff in the flyers!
     
  9. Tony J Case

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    I was in the same boat - nobody I asked at the store knew about it or could find it, there was nothing under the N section of the horror (despite other Nightmare discs there) and it was only because another customer overheard me asking a clerk about it (and then found me a copy) did I get one. Not exactly on the ball there, Best Buy.
    The set - at least of what little I've gotten through - is pretty good stuff. My only complaint is that while all the other movies had trailers included - the very first one did not. The hell! The original NoES trailer was awesomesauce! Its a shame that it didn't make the cut.
     
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    Well, three down as of last night. Holy moley, I never noticed how amazingly overt the gay themes was in part two. That thing was queer to the max! And damn, I only vaguely remember the series from syndication - but Freddy's Nightmares really, really stinks - like a poorly acted, badly written low-rent Twilight Zone or something. Was the whole series crap or were we unlucky and got two really lousy episodes?
     

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