Nightmare on Elm Street Box Set

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  1. Will Gioconda

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    I'm not sure if anyone saw this or mentioned it yet, but the New Line Platinum Series collection of the Nightmare on Elm Street DVDs has dropped from being over $100 to around $42-45 depending on the site. I went to Best Buy last night and picked it up for $45. The set still had a $89.99 price tag on it. Snatch it up while you can. There aren't too many stores with the set still available, but you can get it online in any event.
     
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    Something new is probably coming...
     
  3. Cory H.

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    ..or they realized people don't want to pay $100 for a bunch of subpar horror movies. :b

    It's been hovering around $70 at Wal Mart for a couple of years now, IIRC. It's $38 at DeepDiscountDVD.
     
  4. Will Gioconda

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    You know, I thought that too, but Amazon shows that New Line just re-released the set on September 6th and it was backordered for a little while. So, I think they just lowered the price because it's an older set with pretty shoddy transfers.
     
  5. Cory H.

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    That set comes with the "Encyclopedia" disc, so does that mean the movies themselves are barebones, or are they comparable to the red cased snapper releases? I'd consider the set @ $38 if they actually carried the same specs.
     
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    Actually the only difference between the two versions is the video format. The regular (non-box set) editions contain the same material, except they also contain the pan and scan versions of the films. Other than that difference, I believe, they are identical.

    On each of the box set dvds, there are commentary, 5.1 and Dolby Stereo audio tracks, captions, regular scene selections, and "Jump to a Nightmare" scene selections where you can go right to a death scene. Compared to today's dvd standards this is rather bare-bones. I think the Encyclopedia disc makes up for the lack of features on the individual dvds.

    This is how IGN reviewed the Eighth (Encyclopedia Disc):

    "The Nightmare Series Encyclopedia" bonus DVD has both "The Labyrinth," an interactive maze through the Elm Street house that lets you unlock more interview content, and "Welcome to Primetime," a full-length documentary about the series featuring interviews with Craven, Clive Barker, cast members, and the directors of all the other Nightmare films.

    I think the set is definitely worth the money.
     
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    Well, in that case, considering the price drop, I think I may opt for the set now. Thanks for the specs, Will. Much appreciated.
     
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    I'd recommend it if you love the movies. Up until the price drop I have yet to watch the flicks since I rented them when the first came out. There are also 3D glasses for you enjoyment. [​IMG]

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    Got my order in this morning. Thanks again!
     
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    Also, in the box set, the movie discs do not contain the trailers, but they are all included on the Encyclopedia disc.

    I finally got this at Fry's the other night for $45, which I thought was a ridiculous price until I found out it had been dropped all over.

    Still a terrific deal, though. [​IMG]
     

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