Nightmare (Uncut 30th Anniversary Edition)
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Disc one has a HiDef Master 1:78 16 x 9 cut (this was a good print) and a full frame color corrected cut of the movie (this isnt too good)
while disc 2 has a brand new 2011 telecine 1:78:1 16 x 9 transfer which is the best of the bunch. Disc 2 is labeled DVDr - but rest assured it is not..it's a little Code Red joke..
Bonus features include Audio Commentary with make up artist Cleve Hall and Baird Stafford, an uncensored 95min Italian interview from Romano Scavolini in Italian Language ( no subtitles ) , "Making of a Nightmare" interview with Baird Stafford, Cleve Hall and Tom Ward, "New York Nightmare" interview with Edward French ( special effects artist) 2 different Nightmare trailers, Code Red trailers...
The movie itself is about an adult who keeps having Nightmares about his childhood,his past, leading to his murderous self in the present. It's gory, perverse, sleazy , just the way gore lovers like it..
I will not say too much about scenes and spoil any characters it other than there is a gratuitous amount of splatter gore, nudity, an unforgettable scene with a lady and her *toy*. To answer some questions, their is a head chopping blood spurting scene, a stabbing scene, a woman tied up being eaten by rats, gunfire gore, foaming at the mouth. A ladies' head surrounded by bloody insides, liver, stomach...
At times the film's plot is a little incoherent, hard to follow but if you stick with it like I did,as a first time viewer, you will be rewarded with a sleazy horror gem that is highly compelling.
None of the actors will win academy awards but it was at least credible for a film such as this..
This film isnt for everyone , but if you like movies like Maniac, Rituals, gore, fans of independent genre films this is highly recommended
Good show Code Red !
When it arrived in the mail, I looked over the packaging. Yep. Original theatrical poster art just as I remembered it. A small warning bell went off when I read the promotional blurb on the back. It seemed to focus on talking about how many copies this DVD was likely to sell. Whatever. I watched the first five minutes of all transfers, and realized just how spoiled I've become in regards to picture clarity.
These transfers are a mess. The amount of debris, scratches, pops and everything else make darkened scenes resemble a colorful snowstorm. Given that the project was in the works for roughly ten years, this surprised me. I would think that in that amount of time, a team could have digitally cleaned the film up on a frame by frame basis. Or maybe not. I'm not an expert in film restoration. Maybe they did the best with what they had. Still, I kept thinking "Wow. Ten years and this is the best they could come up with?"
But you know what? Ultimately, it doesn't matter. The degraded quality of the film actually contributes to its overall effect. The makers of "Grindhouse" understood this perfectly, took a crystal clear print, and added a lot of scratches and sloppy splices into the mix. What matters is that "Nightmare" is finally here in all its uncensored glory, leaving a trail of slime wherever it goes. Prepare to be disturbed.
If you've never seen this, it's worth the extra loot (now that it's out of print) as few slasher films ever reached this level of mayhem, especially the finale that still manages to shock and raise goosebumps. If you're a fan, you probably own it...so buy some more for holiday presents!
This release is packaged beautifully! The original theatrical artwork with a strikingly lurid color scheme sets the tone before you even begin viewing. For extras we have a commentary track with Baird Stafford, and FX man Cleve Hall. This commentary track is very informative. Stafford has a razor sharp recollection of many facets of the shoot. I found this a very enjoyable listen. Then we have the "MAKING OF A NIGHTMARE" interview segment with Stafford, Hall, and Tom Ward. And, as an extra bonus, the "NEW YORK NIGHTMARE" interview segment with veteran makeup man Ed French! I was ecstatic to see him included as he also worked on another favorite of mine- "BLOOD RAGE". Sadly, this interview is rather short, and French seems far more interested in pointing out his extensive resume of Emmy nominations, blah, blah. Still a nice little extra, regardless. There is also a 95 minute interview with director Romano Scavolini, but it is in Italian with no subtitles. I am hoping that if this DVD release sells well enough, perhaps one day we might get a BluRay release with the interview subtitled.
Oh, and so there is no confusion, all copies are 2 DISC sets with three separate transfers.Read more ›
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