Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is billed as a “shockumentary”, a collection that highlights the history of Freddy Krueger and the legacy of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, available again as 2-disc collector’s editions on Blu-ray and DVD.
For fans of the Elm Street series, the extensive collection of features about the making of the movies and all the work that went into creating the mythology of Freddy and the films that followed will be a treat.
The documentary and each of the supplemental features have tidbits that Nightmare fans will enjoy, both comical and informative, and seeing all the behind the scenes and special segments could require a few bathroom breaks — the main feature runs close to 4 hours, and that’s just the first disc!
From the cover:
Murderer. Dream Demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man – one monster – who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger. For decades, he has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters and shows no signs of ever resting in peace. A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp is your dream guide in this thrilling “shockumentary” that takes you deeper into Freddy’s realm than ever before, featuring exciting clips, never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes footage, conceptual art, publicity materials and exclusive interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare, including Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Jack Sholder, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Chuck Russell, Jennifer Rubin, Renny Harlin, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Stephen Hopkins, Kelly Jo Minter, Rachel Talalay, Lisa Zane, Alice Cooper, Patrick Lussier, Miko Hughes, Monica Keena, Brendan Fletcher, Ronny Yu and many more. So get ready for Freddy in the definitive account of modern cinema’s eternal bogeyman and what has been called the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
Extras, Features and Extended Interviews:
- First Look: Heather Langenkamp’s “I Am Nancy”
- For the Love of the Glove
- Fred Heads: The Ultimate Freddy Fans
- Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: Return to Elm Street
- Freddy vs. The Angry Video Game Nerd
- Expanding the Video Game Universe: Freddy in Comic Books and Novels
- The Music of the Nightmare: Conversations with Composers and Songwriters
- Elm Street’s Poster Boy: The Art of Matthew Joseph Peak
- A Nightmare on Elm Street in 10 Minutes
- Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Teaser Trailer
Never Sleep Again is available now from online and local retailers, in both DVD and Blu-ray editions.
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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray)
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