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Old 08-29-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection from New Line 10/2

It looks like New Line is finally giving their A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series a blu ray upgrade on 10/2:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

I'm glad I held off from buying the individual discs of the first three! Looks like procrastination pays off again. (10 to 1 odds they still don't make part 5 unrated...)


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Old 08-29-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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This will suck balls if they don't put out 4/5 and 6/7 as separate double features. Don't be lame, Warner Bros.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Did they announce what the special features are for each movie?
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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I assume this will be identical to the UK release. I was pretty dissapointed with the transfers of Parts III and IV which had some color issues.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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Don't get too excited, the early specs seem to indicate the 5th DVD of special features may be left out
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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Yeah, with a pre-order price of only $41.99 for 7 films on 4 discs, I'm thinking this is just a barebones dump.

And like has been said, there are serious issues with the transfers of 2-4.

I'm passing.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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I'm good with a bare bones or re-release of the UK set. Consider me thrilled.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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A friend recently picked up the disc of 2/3 and we popped it in briefly -- I thought it looked fine. What are the "serious issues"?
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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I didn't find too much of a problem with them, but some have complained about them being too dark.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #10
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i dont think this is even coming out with it being a month away also texas chainsaw massacre 40th anniversary edition blu-ray from warner/new line is supposed to come out the same day and we dont have no info at all
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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A friend recently picked up the disc of 2/3 and we popped it in briefly -- I thought it looked fine. What are the "serious issues"?
Mostly color timing issues. I prefer the look of the films as they were always intended theatrically, and how they they were presented on VHS and on DVD.

For starters, from Nightmare 2...

DVD:


Bluray:


DVD:


Bluray:


For some reason, the picture has gone from a blue hue to a red hue. I prefer the original.

Also, based on screencaps from Nightmare 4, and the fact that only a month ago, I saw an actual original 35mm print in a theater, I can confirm that the dark picture depicted on the UK Blu-ray is NOT how the film was presented theatrically. Someone at Warner Bros. fucked up.

To hell with the UK Blu-rays, and to hell with the R1 set if it uses the same faulty transfers.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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also nightmare 3 blu-ray picture was waaaay too dark i heard the same thing for part 4 as well
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #13
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In addition to the darkness, Nightmare 3 on Blu-ray has a few odd color timing issues itself, with color timing changing rapidly from shot-to-shot in some scenes...





Those color differences are pretty jarring.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #14
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God this is frustrating.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #15
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God this is frustrating.

Yeah, no kidding. A million-dollar franchise popular the world over and we can't get a halfway decent release. I don't know what's worse: the UK getting a (better?) release more than a year before the U.S. or the fact that the studio is so indifferent.
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