These four film favorites pack are an excellent value for fans who want to own all the movies and buy them at a reasonable price. $10.99 for four movies is a very good deal, especially when you consider that a single individual Nightmare On Elm Street film is almost the same price as this four-in-one DVD. Put it this way, this is a cost-effective way of watching and owning the first four films in the Nightmare On Elm Street series, however you lose packaging (you could also buy the Nightmare On Elm Street collection, a complete series box set with individual discs if you're a more serious collector). Unless you really wish to own each film separately, this may be the best way to own all the Freddy movies. This four pack has two flipper discs DVDs with Dream Child (1989) and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) both on disc one, and Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and Freddy vs. Jason (2003) are together on disc two. I know that these are considered the worst Nightmares but with this four film favorites DVD collection, I can still own them all for a reasonable price.
A second "Four Film Favorites" is also available which include Freddy 1-4 : A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), Freddy's Revenge (1985), Dream Warriors (1987) and Dream Master (1988). This is a great way to own 5-8, however, these are the lesser Freddy movies, the ones that are a bit more cheesy, too funny and over the top. Fans usually don't like all the sequels and 5-8 are the ones that aren't remembered too fondly. I say for the value this is an excellent deal, four Nightmares film for this low price is convenient for a movie fan and collector like me. If you don't care about packaging and the flipper discs and just wish to save money, go ahead by all means. It's pretty obvious that some of the Nightmare films are better than others but we're not rating them individually, therefore collectively and with the cheap price this collection deserves a four for including the remaining four Freddy films for a good value. 4/5
on April 8, 2010
Except for Freddy Vs Jason, you won't find any bonus features. You won't find french audio track. Too, they don't give us the longer version of Freddy's Dead (we get the 96 minutes version) and they don't add the 3D ending of this movie too. So I was disapoint with this set for all those reasons. But, it is still the entertaining Freddy that we got on those two two-sided dvds, so that's why I give it a 4 stars.
on March 9, 2009
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites
4 Film Favourites did it again who would ever think they would put Elm Street movies, in a Great 4 Film package, the only thing about having the Elm Street Series 5-8 is that it makes it a MUST to get the Elm Street 1-4 Collection as well and have them all. You will be the envy of every Freddy lover. I have only one wish that 4 Film Favourites keeps the Great Collections coming.