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'FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES'-Coming to DVD!


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#1 of 32 Esten

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Posted March 12 2003 - 10:33 AM

http://www.r2-dvd.or....articleId=5293

It's region 2,and only 3 episodes,but if it sells well,more will come and a region 1 release should follow.

Episode guide: http://www.elmstreet...es/series1.html

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#2 of 32 Walt Riarson

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Posted March 12 2003 - 11:22 AM

Glad to see this series is getting a DVD release somewhere in the world, even if we'll have to wait some time before an R1 release.

Can't wait to get a hold of these imports.

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Posted March 12 2003 - 02:48 PM

Slightly off topic, I know there was a recent thread on this, but I think it's probably gone dead. I was hoping that someone could answer anyway. I was thinking of getting the "Elm Street" Boxed set. I know it can be had someplaces for as little as 50+ Dollars. For that price, are any parts of the set discontinued (3-D "Freddy's Dead" ending, booklet etc.)
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#4 of 32 Esten

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Posted March 12 2003 - 02:52 PM

WillG,it's the exact same boxset.The reason for the $50 price at some places is because it's from Canada,so the exchange rate is more favorable to America.

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Posted March 12 2003 - 02:56 PM

Yeah I know it's the Canadian thing, but I've seen it cheap in some places in the U.S. as well. so just curious. Thanks
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Posted March 12 2003 - 04:28 PM

Any idea as to what episodes are on this? I might pick it up if it has the first episode (which is about Krugar's origins). I remember watching this show when I was a kid! Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted March 12 2003 - 04:51 PM

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Any idea as to what episodes are on this? I might pick it up if it has the first episode (which is about Krugar's origins). I remember watching this show when I was a kid!


I would assume it's the first 3 episodes.




No More Mr Nice Guy:

Starring:
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger

Storyline:
This episode is how Freddy first became a dream killer.
It starts out in the courtroom as Freddy is released on a technicality and disappears in the town. The townspeople form a lynch mob to go hunt him down, while the Springwood Sheriff is looking out for his twin teenage daughters who were the last victims that Freddy was after before he was arrested. Meanwhile Freddy is caught in the boiler room and laughs maniacally as the Sheriff pours gasoline all over Freddy and sets him on fire.
The second half of the episode is about the Sheriff being haunted in dreams by Freddy and he slowly starts to fall apart. Freddy eventually makes the Sheriff one of his first dream victims.




It's a Miserable Life

Starring:
Lar Park Lincoln as Karyn
John Cameron Mitchell as Bryan
Burr DeBenning as Dr. Serling
Peter Iacongelo as Dad
Nancy McLoughlin as Nurse

Written by Michael De Luca and Paul Rosselli
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Storyline:
Bryan has the nightshift at the Beefy Boy restaurant. He is stalked by a strange man on a motorcycle. When Bryan goes home he starts to see some very strange things. And hear things too. It all leads to an inevitable end.
The second half of the episode is about Bryan's girlfriend Karyn, who is sent to Springwood Mercy Hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound. After going under the gas in Surgery, Karyn starts to see things aswell. Which also includes the motorcycle man.
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Killer Instinct

Starring:
Yvette Nipar as Nickie
Lori Petty as Chris Ketchum
Kane Picoy as David

Written by Allen B. Ury
Directed by Mick Garris
Storyline:
This episode is about Chris Ketchum, a track runner who tries to be her best at running,just like her deceased mother. Chris's coach gives her a talisman that once belonged to her mother and automatically her luck starts to change for the better... until. Whatever she imagines while looking into the talisman comes to life. The sleazy chef slicing off his fingers, the school teacher coughing up feathers until he chokes, etc. Tragedy strikes when her competitor Nickie steals the talisman and imagines Chris's demise.
The second half of this episode is centred on Nickie as the guilt about the death of Chris eventually makes her see the corpse of Chris sipping tea in her families house, chasing her down the street and haunting her dreams.
P.S. If you watch the opening scene credits where you see the credit "Directed by Mick Garris" you can see Freddy Krueger himself walking by. He drops his hat and picks it up.


Oh,and Rob... it's Krueger,not Krugar.Posted Image

There were only 8 Freddy centered episodes,so I assume they would spread those episodes out.I really don't care if they aren't released in order,as long as they come out.

#8 of 32 Chuck L

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Posted March 13 2003 - 12:01 AM

Great!

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Posted March 13 2003 - 01:58 AM

In general, I'd say "Freddy's Nightmares" was a pretty awful show... but I'd still buy this if it came to region 1/NTSC. I'm that desparate for horror anthology shows on disc (plus, I'm a huge Elm Street fan, anyway).

Now, where the heck is "Tales from the Crypt," "Amazing Stories," "Tales from the Dark Side," or the 80s's "The New Twilight Zone"?
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#10 of 32 Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted March 13 2003 - 04:10 AM

This is AWESOME news! I used to love watching Freddy's Nightmares when I was growing up. Didn't it come on with War of the Worlds? Both of those shows used to really freak me out.

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#11 of 32 David Lambert

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Posted March 13 2003 - 05:22 AM

Interesting that Wonder Woman and Dukes of Hazzard are also on that R2 list of Warner releases.

I just checked to see what Warner lists for R1 from June 1st and onward. None of the above R2 titles are on the R1 list...at least not yet.


In fact, it's not a long list yet, and all stuff we already know about:

Street DatePriceReleases
06/03/03$24.98 Animatrix (DVD)
06/03/03$34.98 Ben Stiller Show, The (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Cahill: U.S. Marshall (DVD)
06/03/03$79.98 Chicago: City of the Century (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Chisum (DVD)
06/03/03$29.98 Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony: Not for Ourselves Alone (DVD)
06/03/03$24.98 Empire Records: Bootleg Cut - Special Fan Edition (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Fame (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Ken Burns' America: Congress, The (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Ken Burns' America: Shakers, The - Hands to Work, Hearts to God (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Quick and the Dead, The (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 Seabiscuit (American Experience) (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 So Little Time Vol. 3 (DVD)
06/03/03$19.98 So Little Time Vol. 4 (DVD)
06/03/03$49.98 South Park: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
06/10/03$39.98 Arliss: The Best of Arliss (DVD)
06/17/03$19.98 3-2-1 Penguins: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-lie (DVD)
06/17/03$19.98 3-2-1 Penguins: The Doom Funnel Rescue (DVD)
06/17/03$19.98 Liberty's Kids V.1 (DVD)
06/17/03$19.98 Liberty's Kids V.2 (DVD)
07/01/03$24.98 Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters (DVD)
07/01/03$24.98 Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks (DVD)
07/15/03$29.98 Prehistoric America (DVD)


I guess there's still plenty of time for R1 versions of these. I'll take all three shows, personally! Posted Image
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Posted March 13 2003 - 05:49 AM

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It's region 2,and only 3 episodes,but if it sells well,more will come and a region 1 release should follow.

That's great, time to ditch my VHS copies.

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Posted March 13 2003 - 06:25 AM

DUKES OF HAZZARD IN R2??

Not fair! I want it all! Well, except the season with the faux-Dukes

#14 of 32 Esten

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Posted March 14 2003 - 06:48 AM

Here is a list of the good episodes,and the bad ones:

1- 1 9 Oct 88 No More Mr. Nice Guy - Good.

1- 2 16 Oct 88 It's a Miserable Life -really good."I'll take everything you've got... with everything on it."

1- 3 23 Oct 88 Killer Instinct - Good.Decap by finish-line,rock.

1- 4 30 Oct 88 Freddy's Tricks and Treats - My favorite episode."Jump my bones,bay-bay!HAHAHAHA!"

1- 5 6 Nov 88 Judy Miller, Come On Down -Good first half,crappy second.

1- 6 13 Nov 88 Saturday Night Special - crap

1- 7 20 Nov 88 Sister's Keeper - Real good

1- 8 27 Nov 88 Mother's Day - Good second half

1- 9 11 Dec 88 Rebel Without a Car - Good.Reminiscent of Rebel Without A Cause,obviously.

1-10 18 Dec 88 The Bride Wore Red - crap

1-11 8 Jan 89 Do Dreams Bleed - Ok.

1-12 15 Jan 89 The End of the World - Great episode.Gumby saying "NO! Help me!" and melting into a puddle=GOLD.

1-13 29 Jan 89 Deadline - Decent

1-14 5 Feb 89 Black Tickets - So-So ep with Brad Pitt.Yes,that one.
1-15 12 Feb 89 School Daze - Crap.Fun,but still crap.

1-16 19 Feb 89 Cabin Fever-Good.Reminiscent of the Airplane sequence from the Twilight Zone movie.

1-17 26 Feb 89 Love Stinks - Jeffrey Combs is in it,so of course it's good.

1-18 12 Mar 89 The Art of Death-Good,but lousy ending.

1-19 7 May 89 Missing Persons-Ok.

1-20 14 May 89 The Light At the End of the Tunnel(A.K.A.:Freddy Something) -Good first half.REALLY funny opening."Fetch,Fido!"

1-21 21 May 89 Identity Crisis - Ok.

1-22 28 May 89 Safe Sex - Girl helps guy to...um,masturbate with a Freddy glove.:-X

2nd Season 1989

2- 1 8 Oct 89 Dream Come True - Another good Freddy centered episode.

2- 2 15 Oct 89 Heartbreak Hotel - Really funny parts make it watchable."Wasn't that Elvis? Yep. Isn't he dead? Everybody knows that."

2- 3 22 Oct 89 Welcome to Springwood - Interesting.

2- 4 29 Oct 89 Photo Finish - Has a VERY good second half.

2- 5 5 Nov 89 Memory Overload - Crappy second half.Ok first.

2- 6 12 Nov 89 Lucky Stiff - complete crap.AVOID this ep at all costs.

2- 7 19 Nov 89 Silence is Golden - Mime stabs guy with invisible switchblade.Need I say more? Heh.

2- 8 26 Nov 89 Bloodlines - Good second half.

2- 9 3 Dec 89 Monkey Dreams - Good.

2-10 10 Dec 89 Do You Know Where Your Kids Are? - Good

2-11 17 Dec 89 Dreams That Kill - S-So ep with some good ideas.

2-12 24 Dec 89 It's My Party and You'll Die If I Want You To - Some creepy and funny moments."Can I cut in!?"

2-13 7 Jan 90 What You Don't Know Can Kill You - Can't remember

2-14 14 Jan 90 Easy Come, Easy Go - Good.

2-15 21 Jan 90 Prime Cut - Tony Dow as a cannibal.

2-16 28 Jan 90 Interior Loft -Crap

2-17 4 Feb 90 Interior Loft-Later - Crap

2-18 11 Feb 90 Funhouse - So-So ep with a great ending.

2-19 18 Feb 90 A Family Affair - Crap

2-20 25 Feb 90 Dust To Dust -Tony Dow as a
cannibal again.Heh
2-21 4 Mar 90 Prisoner of Love -Ok.

2-22 11 Mar 90 Life Sentence - crap.


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Posted March 14 2003 - 11:47 AM

I thought that the show was pretty much a deadly bore; but I gave up after the first season. Did it improve?

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Posted March 14 2003 - 01:10 PM

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Interesting that Wonder Woman...are also on that R2 list of Warner releases.

Boy, did I just about shit a Miata! Is this true?????
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Posted March 15 2003 - 01:05 AM

I've got a few of these on VHS when they were released by Warner.

I always thought it was odd how each 1-hour show was clearly seperated into 30 minute segments. Same characters, but the second half was almost like watching an entirely different episode.

I also liked the episodes where Freddy was directly involved rather than his occasional commentary.

#18 of 32 Esten

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Posted March 16 2003 - 11:31 AM

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I thought that the show was pretty much a deadly bore; but I gave up after the first season. Did it improve?


In writing and directing,yes.Some of the stories got better,but the production values got lower.

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Posted March 17 2003 - 02:44 AM

i would defineately rent these, but I don't remember them being all that great. Most were pretty boring and didn't even involve Freddy. I enjoyed Friday the 13th: The Series much more...also had nothing to do with the movies but had better stories.
 

 


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Posted March 17 2003 - 03:36 AM

I myself would love to see Nightmare Cafe, a very short lived Robert Englund hosted series that I thought was excellent.

It would be nice to see full season sets of Freddy's Nightmares as well.
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