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A Nightmare on Elm Street 1-5 (Box Set) (1989)

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UPC/Barcode: 5017239190834
Released: 25th June 2001
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: (unknown)
Catalogue No: EDV9083
Category: Feature, Horror
Format: DVD / Widescreen Box Set
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1-5 (Box Set) (1989) (Widescreen Box Set) (Retail / Rental)

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Story: Box set containing all five of the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' films. In the opener, American teenager Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suffer from nightmares, only to discover that many of her friends are having similarly disturbed nights' sleep. Their dreams are haunted by the hideously scarred former child murderer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) who, it soon transpires, has the power to kill them in their sleep. Freddy is out to exact his revenge on the children of those who burned him alive in retribution for his crimes. The only way to avoid Freddy's reprisals is to avoid sleep, but Nancy knows that she can't stay awake for ever. The sequel is set five years after the original. The Walsh family have now moved into the house formerly owned by the Thompsons, and it is not long before teenage son Jesse (Mark Patton) is having bad dreams. He and girlfriend Lisa attempt to work out what is happening to him, but before long Jesse becomes convinced that Freddy has taken over his body in order to continue his murderous rampage. The second sequel features the return of Nancy from the first film, now a psychiatric doctor. She teams up with Dr Neil Goldman when a group of teenagers at his hospital begin to suffer a shared nightmare, and soon realizes that Freddy has returned to continue wreaking his revenge on the descendants of those who killed him. By 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master', Freddy has killed off all the children of those who originally burnt him to death. Now he's starting to kill their teenage friends. Luckily, Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), one of the endangered kids, has the special ability to bring others into her dreams. She is the Dream Master, and therefore the only one who can stop the razor-fingered prankster from wreaking more of his murderous havoc. In 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 5- The Dream Child', Alice is expecting a baby. Unfortunately for her, the meddlesome Freddy finds out about this and begins to control the foetus's dreams, hoping that the birth will be his means of returning to the land of the living. So the Dream Master sets to work, taking the battle to Krueger one final time.

Starring: Ken Wheat, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Charles Fleischer, Joseph Whipp, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager, Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Priscilla Pointer, Craig Wasson, Rodney Eastman, Ken Sagoes, Tuesday Knight, Hope Marie Carlton, Brooke Bundy, Danny Hassel, Andras Jones, Jeffrey Levine, Nicolas Mele, Toy Newkirk, Brooke Theiss, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Clarence Felder, Beatrice Boepple, Erika Anderson, Matt Borlenghi, Valorie Armstrong, Whitby Hertford

Directed by: Wes Craven, Jack Sholder, Chuck Russell, Renny Harlin, Stephen Hopkins

Music by: Charles Bernstein, Christopher Young, Angelo Badalamenti, Don Dokken, Craig Safan, Jay Ferguson

Produced by: Robert Shaye, Rachel Talalay

Written by: Wes Craven, David Chasman, Bruce Wagner, Jim Wheat, Brian Helgeland, Leslie Bohem

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Studio/distributor: EV

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