On April 6, 2010, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the original A Nightmare on Elm Street on Blu-ray.
The Blu-ray edition will contain the 1984 Wes Craven-directed horror classic, which starred Robert Englund as the mass murderer Freddy Krueger, who invades the sleeping dreams of the teenagers of Elm Street.
Elm Street was also Johnny Depp‘s feature film debut, where he starred as Glen, the ill-fated boyfriend of the film’s heroine Nancy (Heather Langenkamp).
This Blu-ray edition, which is now available for pre-order, will include a Movie Money redeemable code worth $7.50 towards a ticket to see the Elm Street remake, which will be released in theaters on April 30, 2010 and stars Watchmen‘s Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy.
See below for more details on the Blu-ray edition bonus features.
– READY FREDDY FOCUS POINTS: See Alternate Takes and Learn Filmmaking
Secrets Behind the Nightmare by Jumping to Video Highlights While Watching the Movie
– 2 Commentaries: 1) Director Wes Craven, Co-Stars Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon
and Cinematographer Jacques Haitkin, 2) Wes Craven, Co-Stars Robert Englund,
Heather Langenkamp and Ronee Blakley, Producer Robert Shaye and Co-Producer Sara Risher
– Alternate Endings
– 3 Featurettes:
The House That Freddy Built: The Legacy of New Line Horror
Never Sleep Again: The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street
Night Terrors: The Origins of Wes Craven’s Nightmares
A Nightmare On Elm Street
“1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you.” And here he is, phantom fiend Freddy Krueger in all his razor-fingered infamy. Wes Craven (Scream movies) directs this trendsetting first in the slash-hit series. The premise is simple: Freddy (Robert Englund) homicidally haunts the sleep of Elm Street teens. The results are terrifying and mind-blowingly innovative. There’s another film debut too: Johnny Depp. He plays the ready steady of the hottie mcsmarty (Heather Langenkamp) who figures a clever way to flambÃ© the fiend. But ever-say-die Freddy will be 3, 4 back for more”¦even returning to the screen in a killer 2010 remake of this diabolical original. Sweet dreams!
It was actually released on Blu-ray in Canada by Alliance Films back in 2008. Very hard to find now though.
Comment by Brian — January 10, 2010 @ 5:05 pm
So in other words, this is the same as the disappointing 2-disc Infinifilm DVD they released a few years ago, most likely complete with poorly re-mixed audio (and no option for the original mono track, since this is Blu-Ray, after all). What a crock.
Since part of the appeal of Blu-Ray is additional extras, one would think that they’d include the hour’s worth of alternate/deleted scenes from the 1994 Anchor Bay Laserdisc/VHS releases (most of which haven’t been seen since).
Comment by Vince — January 11, 2010 @ 12:59 pm