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Wes Craven's New Nightmare [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Product details

  • Actors: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes, Matt Winston
  • Directors: Wes Craven
  • Writers: Wes Craven
  • Producers: Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena, Jay Roewe, Jeffrey Fenner, Robert Shaye
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Aug 2000
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0780630904
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,038 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Englund/Langenkamp/Hughes/News ~ Wes Craven's New Nightmare


Halfway through A New Nightmare Heather Langenkamp goes to visit Wes Craven to discuss resurrecting the Freddy Krueger series for one last film. Craven's script focuses on a malevolent demon that has escaped from the stories in which he was trapped because they have lost their power to scare. Sound familiar? This script-within-a-film refers, of course, to the real-life fate of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and is an idea typical of this intelligent movie which successfully blurs the line between this horror film and its real-life production context. Langenkamp plays herself, in virtually her own life: a D-list actress unable to match the success she found in the original Nightmare on Elm Street films. She, like the rest of the cast and crew of the original films (also played by themselves--most notably Craven and Robert Englund, camping himself up as an adored celebrity and part-time "artist"), is haunted by dreams of the Freddy Krueger character. Craven's script reveals that if Freddy is not trapped within a story more powerful than the Elm Street sequels--i.e. this film--he will become real.

New Nightmare is an interesting precursor to the Scream series, and it attempts to capitalise on its self-reflexivity in a similar way. The idea is that, having openly revealed that the rest of the Elm Street series were "only films", New Nightmare can then set about scaring your pants off. The biggest hindrance, however, is the Freddy character himself. Despite the fact that we are told that this is the "real" Freddy, rather than the cinematic incarnation we've seen many times before it is still difficult to shake off a persistent sensation of déja-vu. Freddy just isn't scary any more: his face looks a lot less gnarled than it used to be and even the once-terrifying claw seems to have lost its edge. Similarly, having hammered home the fact that this movie is real, those elements of the film which require a little more imagination--such as Freddy's body-stretching, the surreal scare sequences and the Gothic-fantasy finale--appear absurd. Thus, if certainly not as good as the original, New Nightmare is at least an intelligent, fresh and occasionally scary film: which makes it head and shoulders above most of its genre and certainly better than most of this series. --Paul Philpott --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caligula II. on 23 Nov 2014
Format: VHS Tape
REVIEWED VERSION: 1995 Guild Home Video UK VHS

Director: Wes Craven

Cast: Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven


All the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movies were just movies. Wes Craven has new nightmares and Freddy comes to life for real this time. Yeah whatever.


I hated WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE, to me it's the worst of the series (yes, worse than Parts 2, 5 and 6!). I did not like the story at all.
I did not even bother to get it on DVD, just on VHS, I watched it once and actually sat through the full 108 mins. resisting the urge to press STOP and EJECT and eject the tape into the trash.
The story was not to my liking. It focuses on a production team making another FRDDY film. All actors/film team play themselves except for Robert Englund, who plays himself AND Freddy Krueger who comes to life (real life).
Did director/writer at least get the horror right? Nope. Though not as silly as some previous entries, this is not scary at all either, just... boring.


Feature running time: 108 mins. approx.
Rating: R (MPAA) / 15 (BBFC) (rerated 2004)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 / 4:3
Audio: English
Subtitles: NONE
Extras: NONE
Region: PAL

Picture quality: no rating (VHS)
Audio quality: no rating (VHS)
Extras: no rating (VHS)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 April 2014
Format: DVD
Wes Cravens: New Nightmare (DVD).

DVD Info.
Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 / 4:3
Audio: English
Certificate 18
Running time 108 minutes

Heather Langenkamp as herself / Nancy Thompson
Robert Englund as himself / Freddy Krueger
Miko Hughes as Dylan Porter
John Saxon as himself / Lt. Donald Thompson
Tracy Middendorf as Julie
David Newsom as Chase Porter
Fran Bennett as Dr. Christine Heffner
Wes Craven as himself
Robert Shaye as himself
Marianne Maddalena as herself
Sam Rubin as himself
Sara Risher as herself
Claudia Haro as a New Line Cinema receptionist
Matt Winston as Chuck
Rob LaBelle as Terry
W. Earl Brown as Morgue attendant
Lin Shaye as Nurse

1)The rating on this review is wrong as the film was originally rated 18 now has been awarded a 15 rating.
2)This film is a fourth wall type movie were the cast play themselves & the character's in the Elm Street movie's.
3)Wes Cravens first involvement in the movie's franchise since he co-wrote part 3.
4)Wes Cravens daughter Jessica appears in this film playing a Nurse.
5)Miko Hughes was so traumatized by Robert Englund in full Freddy make up he ran into his mother's arm's.
6)Only Elm Street film to have no opening title's.

It's approaching the 10th Anniversary of the original A Nightmare On Elm Street movie & powerful demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as it's portal to enter into the real world.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Feb 2004
Format: DVD
Freddy was always Wes Craven's baby. The Elm Street sequels, without the creator's active involvement, veered increasingly farther away from his original vision, and Freddy Krueger as we knew and loved him did die in the sixth film. Evil never truly dies, though, a fact made clear by this remarkable, visionary film. Only the most ingenious of scripts could bring Freddy back to us in an acceptable way, and Wes Craven was the only man who could do it. Hearkening all the way back to the fairy tales of old, we learn that Freddy was only one incarnation of what could be called the ultimate evil. Stories, so long as they are told, have the power to contain the forces of evil; when Freddy was killed and the Nightmare series ended, that evil was freed from its bonds and thus given the opportunity to cross over to reality. The whole idea behind Wes Craven's New Nightmare is simply brilliant and ingenious, and it works fabulously on more levels than I will have space enough to expound upon here.
Heather Langenkamp, who played Nancy in the first and third films, plays herself in Wes Craven's New Nightmare. She is joined by a myriad of cast members and contributors to the original Elm Street film, including John Saxon (who played Nancy's father), Robert Englund (whom everyone knows played Freddy), Wes Craven himself, and a number of the men and women who worked with Wes and New Line Cinema to bring Freddy to life in 1984. Craven is working on a new script that will revive Freddy and pit him against his old nemesis Nancy. The only problem is that fantasy is becoming fact for Heather and her family, and the script begins to mirror real life in a frightening way. Heather begins having horrible dreams of Freddy, and her son Dylan (Miko Hughes) begins suffering from his own nightmares.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gaz on 6 July 2003
Format: DVD
What can be said about "Freddy" but Excellent. The Entire "Nightmare on Elm Street" was Brill. OK Elm's 2 & 6 weren't the best but if your a "Freddy" Fan, they're OK. Personally I've not found many horror films to send a chill up my spine but the Elm St. series wer Good! Years Later.. We get.. "A New Nightmare".. well thought out & well written with the orignal actress Heather L. now dead in the films, she returns as herself only to be terrorised by Freddy yet again. Imagine, you make an horror film then find the evil Freddy trying to kill you for real! When I first began watching this film I had no idea what to expect and indeed thought it a documentary about the actors.. but then the terror bagan.
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