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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Heather Langenkamp , Wes Craven , Andrew Kasch , Daniel Farrands    DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Sara Risher
  • Directors: Andrew Kasch, Daniel Farrands
  • Writers: Thommy Hutson
  • Producers: Heather Langenkamp, Daniel Farrands, Annette Ashlie Slomka, Bill Philputt, Jamie R. Thompson
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 1428 Films
  • DVD Release Date: 4 May 2010
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,032 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary, but avoid the German Blu-Ray! 11 Nov 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Never Sleep Again itself is excellent, I have no complaints on that front, but I do have issues with the German Blu-Ray from Ascot Elite:

The documentary itself is very obviously not from an HD source, it's a (bad) upconvert of the US 2 Disc Special Edition. It exhibits the same artifacts the DVD counterpart does, plus even more from added noise reduction applied. Ascot did the same nonsense with the Psycho Legacy Blu-Ray, which was also an upconversion. It's also missing some extras from the US set - a few featurettes and the commentary. There is no reason this should've been a Blu-Ray.

If you want the Documentary, then I recommend the DVD, either the US release or the 4DigitalMedia release you can find on here, over this abomination.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Elm Street Fans 7 May 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Highly recommended. It is the perfect companion to the films.

The documentary itself lasts just under 4 hours, each film gets at least 25 minutes dedicated to it, and Freddy's Nightmares and New Line Cinema get a brief discussion as well. Asides from Johnny Depp and Patricia Arquette more or less everyone from the 8 films is interviewed. I watched the whole documentary in one sitting, at no point does it drag. It isn't just talking heads there are interesting behind the scenes photos and videos, some of which feature unused special effects and deleted scenes - including a replacement for Robert Englund if he had wanted to much of a pay rise for the second film, I'll say this, thankfully the two parties came to agreement! The interviewees don't just pander to one another and pat each other on the back, they are quick to point out flaws in their own performances and disappointment with others.

The disc also features an incredible amount of extras.

There are behind the scenes features on most of the films, ranging from a few seconds (!) to well over 90 minutes for the third and fourth films. TV specials not seen since the original air date make this up, but mostly it is footage camcorder shot and is fascinating to see how the films where put together, and how special effects were shot.

Deleted interviews from the main documentary last over and hour, and are as interesting as the main feature.

There are several featurettes focusing on Heather Langenkamp, Freddy's glove, poster art, music of Elm Street and filming locations.

I will say this on closing, I have been a Elm Street/Freddy fan for over 18 years, have seen previous documentaries and read horror magazines, but there was a wealth of information on this Blu Ray that I did not know beforehand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Stone Left Unturned 31 Dec 2013
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As a huge fan of the Freddy franchise I'm pleased to say that this documentary is as comprehensive and as detailed as could possibly be imagined. Thankfully the documentary doesn't just focus on the original film and the success and legacy of it, they also comprehensively cover each film in the franchise, dedicating a good half an hour or so to each film regardless of how good or well received it was.
Almost every actor, actress, director, producer, cast and crew are interviewed here, nobody is missed out. The research done into it is incredible and it shows, as the finished article is an interesting and informative film that is exhaustive in its production.
If you have a passing interest in the franchise this is a must, even if you have an interest in film making or horror films this is just an incredibly interesting and informative documentary.
Outstanding stuff
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much more 13 May 2013
By Deckard
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This is not just the greatest, and most comprehensive documentary about the Elm Street legacy that you will ever see, it's also one of the most interesting documentaries about film making in general and the rise of New Line cinema through it's Freddy franchise. Featuring a wealth of detail from writing, pre-production, production, directing, and with some insightful, funny, and nostalgic contirbutions from a huge number of stars, writers, and directors (including maestro Wes Craven) this is a thoughtfully made, and fascinating documentary that fans will utterly love, and fans of film making in general will find incredibly compelling. Covers everything from the first film, through to Freddy vs Jason, it's frank and honest, and superbly put together with excerpots from the original script, behind the scenes footage, alternate takes, and so many old faces reliving their Freddy expreiences that by the end of the three and a half hour ride, you'll be wanting to watch the whole lot again. If you are a fan, you simply HAVE to own this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant documentary 7 Aug 2012
By MouT
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When I first heard about this coming out I quetioned whether it was worth buying, on the basis that I already had a "making of" documentary from the Elm Street box set I bought a few years back. All I can say is, having had to take two nights to get through this one (the main documentary is 4 hours long), I'm glad that I took the plunge. Fantastically detailed (but not in an overly-dry way) this documentary really does tell the story behind the making of each of the films (and includes a brief overview of the pretty awful TV series). Personally, I think the best thing about this, as compared to your standard "making of" is that it benefits from hindsight. The contributors all feel free to note what they think did or didn't work and are pretty unflinchingly honest in this regard. I'd also add that, although I'd only expect fans of the Elm Street series to buy this, it is also an interesting insight into the world of the independent production house (in this case, New Line). Any downsides? Not really. Although it is a shame that some of the more famous stars (most notably, Johnny Depp and Patricia Arquette) weren't part of the interviews, but I don't think it lacks for anything in their absence.
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