A Nightmare on Elm Street details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray, CINEMA|
|Starring:||Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Lia D. Mortensen, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton, Michael Lynne|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collection:||Exclusive!, Highest Rated, Just Arrived, May Picks, November - Action/Horror, October Picks, The Horror, The Horror, The Ultimate Halloween Collection|
A Nightmare on Elm Street
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Nov 2010|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Freddy Krueger gets another remake, but is it set to become a classic?
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Another poor remake.By a customer from Stamford , 02 May 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]I actually feel sorry for the guy playing Freddy this time as he put alot of efort in, he does not look as good as the old Freddy but a decent acting effort. The actual film though is very poor compared to the original. Although there is not much you can change with the story it was not interesting at all like the first one which took a little time with development. There is none of that storytellling here, just a rush from one murder to the next. Freddy is in it from about the second scene. There is no build up. The effects are decent yes with some decent gore but other than Freddy the acting is awful, especially the parents of the children Freddy is after. You actually want all the characters dead unlike the original. If you have not seen the original rent it or wait for this on dvd, definately do not go to the cinema like i did.
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stop ruining filmsBy jaylough (5 reviews) , 09 Jun 2013this is another example of why directors should leave top films alone the original nightmare films were brilliant and this has left a sour taste in the franchise
Freddys just missed UBy Tags (3 reviews) , 29 May 2013Not the classic by any means, it try's to be but fall's short, the original is still king by a good 5 fingered razors lengh
ANOTHER GREAT ELM'S ST. HORROR, SHAME ITS A DIFFERENT ACTOR THAT PLAY'S 'MR. FREDRICK KRUGER' THOUGH!By Montanamadne55 (31 reviews) , 25 May 2013I've always loves the Freddy Kruger movies, since i was young, ive always been a horror fan from as far as i can remember? Slight change for this one though, obviously the characters! but i like where they went with the story in this, its a great storyline, and a great film, shame its not Robert Englund who's playing Freddy though, But they have made a great choice for the character to play Mr Kruger, also the other choices that they have made for the actors to play as Freddy's Victim's, All good actors in their own right, but i like the way they went with this one, letting you get a look at Freddy's side of his sordid life. Very shady, Dirty Character, But they do have these kind of Monsters out there, that we wish weren't true that they didn't exist, but its a shame that there are these sick people out there preying on the weak... Disgustful!
80s classic poorly reloadedBy a customer , 23 May 2013I've got the entire box-set of 'Nightmare on Elm' movies ('Dream Warriors' being my favourite) and although this was a film fit for the 21st century, it wasn't as good as the original. What I didn't enjoy was the fact that it was too predictable and not enough suspense. Although Haley does try his best to make 'his' Freddy believable, its the lack of suspense and humour that makes this film a flop against the original. It has its merits: great CGI; great camera work and great sets. But Robert Englund's Freddy and the original film were clever; sickening yet funny at the same time (where you'd be terrified yet laugh a little at the same time). Back then they didn't have CGI etc so they had to be inventive. Nevertheless, I'd still say this was worth a watch (even if you've not seen the classic) and would rate it as a typical gory American horror movie.
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An Elm St ExcuseBy Catboy (22 reviews) from Ipswich , 21 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This was a technical improvement on the original, due to the vast improvement in CGI, but unfortunately for Mr Haley you could have stuck anyone in the Freddy role and it would have achieved the same performance. He had the knife hand of Robert Englund to fill, and that is a very big glove indeed.