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Freddy's Nightmares: Volume 1 [DVD]


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  • Actors: Robert Englund, Todd Allen, Sandahl Bergman, Anne E. Curry, Tony Dow
  • Directors: Ken Wiederhorn
  • Writers: Jeff Freilich, Wes Craven
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jun 2003
  • Run Time: 141 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000096KHP
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,617 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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DVD Special Features:
  • Freddy merchandise
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Legacy of Freddy Kruger

      DVD Technical Information:

      • Aspect Ratio: 4 x 3
      • Soundtrack: Mono

          Episodes:

          • No More Mr Nice Guy (47 mins approx.)
            The sinister Freddy Krueger recounts the horrific events that led to his burning and how he became a dream killer. When Freddy Krueger is acquitted on a technicality for the slayings of innocent children, an enraged mob led by the parents of the victims seeks revenge against the fedora-donned, razor-gloved janitor of the Springwood power plant.
          • It’s a Miserable Life (47 mins approx.)
            A moment becomes a lifetime between the pulling of a trigger and the impact of a bullet to an innocent victim of a drive-by shooting: while his girlfriend’s fear of hospitals fiendishly materialize when she becomes a victim as well.
          • Killer Instinct (47 mins approx.)
            A high school track star who’s lost her competitive edge experiences the thrill of victory and the painful agony of defeat when her coach urges her to get the killer instinct. He provides her with a talisman to help her not only visualize winning, but focus on the gruesome destruction of her opponents.

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter J. Hodgson on 21 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
Freddy is balls to the wall legend, his spin off wishfully tries to live up to the films by occasionally casting up and coming actors like Lori Petty, Brad Pitt (not famous then) and a few others. Why this series had failed is more to do with the dire acting than the silly and occasionally OTT freaky tales...the acting is okay in some however. Tobe Hooper opens the series with a prequel, nothing we didnt already know and where the films and comic series from the late 80's depicted Freddy's killers as the parents of Nancy, Kincaid, Kristen, Joey and many others here we just cant feel for them the way we should as we dont really know them, bad actors. Freddy's Nightmares Tales from the crypt with Freddy opening and closing each episode with a great or weak joke or a sinister line as the cryptkeeper did. Some episodes are badly filmed as much as badly acted but there are quality episodes here, Its a miserable life is freaky with great cinamatography. Mick Garris directed a few too. Credit to Robert Englund for enduring the hours of make-up to appear very briefly in each episode its just a shame the quality wasnt consistent. The episode where Freddy hooks up with the woman who stood him up at the prom is class and funny, mainly there are approx 15 episodes of the two seasons that Freddy is integral to and these are good and cheesey its just unfortunate that the complete series isnt availble yet. This series has been in the ashes for a long time dripping with shame but it is Freddy and should be amongst the rest of the Krueger DVD's in your collection so buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colonel Decker on 28 Dec 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
In one way even though I am a fan of Freddy and the Elm Street franchise I am happy that this half hearted release came back to haunt Warners. Now I'm not usually a stickler for quality of picture, but come on- this is a cheap transfer from VHS- but even worse no upgrade has been bothered with. And together with this show hardly being Emmy Award quality, Warners lack of love really did hit back at them with full force. This is the very first volume and ended up being the very last- so we get 3 episodes from a possible 44. You'd think that Warners would understand that if a TV show was never really that good to start with, then the least that you do is upgrade the picture and feature actual real extras, instead of last minute put together 'Freddy memrobilia gallery', trust me you'll find much more with a quick google search. The same applies to the lame gallery section, which features about 10 pictures, none are full frame, as a fan its cringyworthy. But as I first stated its great in one way that Warner Execs got burned on this- they thought that Freddy fans would snap this one paper thin release up- they were wrong. Only the die hards did, and as evidence proved there aren't many die hards out there. Sales were poor and volume 2 never surfaced. Ok rant over, onto the episodes.

Back when these were first shown in the late 80s, early 90s I watched them on Sky Television, now back then I was a HUGE Freddy fan, but even I couldn't really defend the show. The production was of poor quality and the acting abysmal- sometimes you'd have guest stars like Brad Pitt for example, but no one ever shone through as the script and camera work were studentesque like.

I did however get excited by the shows pilot, 'No More Mr Nice Guy', which is featured here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Torres on 26 May 2009
Format: DVD
the show is great i think the series need to be sold in the us more. i believe sells will go up. because a lot of us look for the two season series and we only find a couple of episodes
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YIPPEE! Its finally on DVD. I had most of these episodes on video. Im guessing volume one has the pilot episode on it which sows and explains how Freddy became what and who he is. Its in great depth too, from the courtcase through to the residents of elm street burning him alive! The other episodes are stories that Freddy tells of children on elm street that begin suffering at the hands of razor fingered Freddy. This is a must for any fan and definatly worth a tenner. Lets hope they have lots of special features!Jay.
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By the latter years of the 1980s Freddy Krueger was more of a pop culture icon than a horror film villain. So much so that an anthology series was launched with him as the host. In each episode we explore the hang-ups of various troubled people with Freddy popping up every so often to comment on the action or make wisecracks. The episodes were of variable quality. A lot probably depended on who was writing them. Some managed to be extremely well-made and entertaining horror stories or black comedies. But all too often episodes just seemed to be an excuse for a lot of (low-budget) surreal imagery with very little storyline.

Two of the better episodes are on this DVD. The pilot is half-prequel half-reintroduction. After Freddy walks out of court due to a technicality, a gang of vigilantes track him down and he is burnt to death by the cop who arrested him. Before long the cop finds himself being subjected to nightmares and hallucinations. Another episode, "Killer Instinct" concerns a high school sprinter who is given a crystal which she is told will give her confidence but which when used wrongly can bring untimely misfortune upon others. An intriguing and well-paced story, with strong characters and genuine chills. "It's A Miserable Life", despite looking great, is not one of the better of the series. A drive-by shooting is followed by a lot of strange events which never really go anywhere.

If there is ever a Volume 2, episodes I'd like to see on DVD are "End of the World", "Sister's Keeper" and "Love Stinks".
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