A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge / A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (2-Movie Collection) [Blu-ray]
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In fact, the respectable quality of this budget Blu-Ray release is evident right from the menu screen. In stark contrast to some recent double-feature Blu-ray releases, each film on this disc gets its own separate menu screen with all the usual selections one expects (e.g. scene selection, special features, audio selections, etc).
Then there's the picture quality. While neither transfer on this Blu-Ray is as impressive as the transfer for the original NOES Blu-Ray release was (which was formidably restored for its last Blu-ray release), they are both a good step up in quality from their earlier DVD counterparts. Both films are presented in 1080P, and are shown in their original theatrical aspect ratios of 1.85. Utilizing MPEG-4 AVC encoding, the bit-rate for both films (particularly "Freddy's Revenge") is admittedly a bit on the low side, with "Dream Warriors" averaging at 23 MBPS and "Freddy's Revenge" averaging at 20 MBPS; this means that those with super-duper large television screens may notice a slight bit of compression artifacting here and there. However, each film still sports a respectable transfer that should please most.
A healthy but unobtrusive amount of film grain can be seen throughout in both transfers (more so with part 3 than with part 2), giving each Freddy flick a pleasing, film-like presentation. Sharpness has been improved; digital noise and judder are absent (unlike the earlier DVD releases); edge enhancement and DNR is not an issue, as is the case with some recent horror catalog releases (e.Read more ›
I don't understand why some fans get so freaked out over these films not having their own box. This was clearly done because Blu Rays are still expensive to make and Part 2 will have little hope of doing well on its own. The price is great, it's almost like getting two for the price of one. So, if you're not a fan of Freddy's Revenge, think of it as a free gift.
I actually hope they keep releasing these this way. Four is seen as stronger than five and seven stronger than six. This way they pair up and all get out on Blu Ray.
That's the real point here people. That the movies we love get a high definition transfer done up right and put out on Blu Ray. To me, it doesn't matter if they films land in one box or two.
As for the films themselves, I love them both.
To me, the homo-erotic psycho-sexual nature of this film was a huge plus. I think I heard Robert say once that this film did a lot better in Europe than in America. Not bashing America, I think he was just pointing out that the Europeans had an appreciation for that type of film that most Americans really didn't at that time. Also, homosexuality itself was a topic not really well welcomed or well known in the days this film came out. As a young kid, 23 now, I grew up with this film from the DVD Box Set. It was very personal for me. And, as Never Sleep Again points out, it was clearly personal for the actor too. The film shows an inner conflict in its subtext. Sometimes it boils to the surface. Newline and Bob Shaye were very brave for going out on a limb and making this type of a film when they did.Read more ›
Blu ray when done well can really do amazing things to a film and surprisingly 2 - FREDDY'S REVENGE which is indeed the more inferior of the films presents itself brilliantly on blu ray. The opening sequence with the school bus is of very poor quality but the very next scene the film bursts into glorious vivid colors, superb clarity with excellent black/white ratios. For the entire remainder of the film the video is superb and rivals that of the original on blu ray. And the audio is just as good. Dialogue is strong and present, surround sound is utilized superbly and the atmosphere never falters. Blu ray makes this film much better than it actually is. It is a joy to watch.
Sadly DREAM WARRIORS which is most fans favorite after the original is all over the place. The video will have little snippets of clarity but is mostly very grainy and overall appears here only slightly better than the dvd. The video quality just goes in and out. This would be passably acceptable if the audio was supreme as in FREDDY'S REVENGE but sadly it is very lacking. Dialogue goes in and out as well.Read more ›
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bought just 4 part 2 freddys revenge . good picture and sound .Published 7 months ago by horror movie man
This is the best film out of all the NOES- "Freddy" franchise series. I first saw this film in the movies when I was 9 or 10, and still have a high opinion of the movie... Read morePublished 12 months ago by American Samurai-Soldier
A decent package of the first two "Nightmare on Elm St." sequels. I am very pleased with this set as it is reasonably priced for two good horror movies from this franchise. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Leland
Glad I bought this. I'm slowly building my bluray collection of nightmare on elm street movies. Glad I got both on one disc. Good stuffPublished 19 months ago by Michael Rose
This double feature consists of the best and the worst in the series. Part 2 was rather atrocious and bland while part 3 is arguably the very best sequel Ever. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Ivan Lopez
These are two of my favorite Freddy films. They are scary and very entertaining. Robert Englund's iconic portrayal will go down as one of horrors best villians. Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Griffalicious1
After watching this disc now i know why this movie is one of the best rated scary movie series from the 80's. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by mister davy
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|Are these digitally remastered?||
It's not out yet.
Aug 18, 2011 by Vacant Mind | See all 5 posts
|blu ray elm st pt 2 n 3||
from what I've read on other forums 2 discs and at the current price that's a steal however if you'd rather wait then that's cool too
Jul 14, 2011 by Jimbo Jones | See all 5 posts