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A Nightmare On Elm Street


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Original Series
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 US horror film by Wes Craven.
With Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp and Robert Englund. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut on VHS but the cut US Theatrical version is the only one available on UK/US DVD. The uncut MPAA Unrated version was used for Blu-ray releases though.

Summary Review: A new kind of Boogeyman

In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer Freedy Krueger stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.

The acting isn't always the greatest and it looks just the slightest bit dated, but it's still a really damn good movie. It's power lies in the fact that sleep cannot be avoided.

Robert Englund as Freddy is flawless, a new kind of Boogeyman - a smartass. Freddy is hideously burned, covered in scar tissue and has all the fashion sense of a wino, but he's cool. Not content to simply disembowel his screaming victims, Freddy has to tease them a little first, flirting, humiliating or showing off.

Versions

uncut
uncut
Unrated Version
run: 90:58s
pal: 87:20s
18

MPAA Unrated

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Turkey

UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2020 Warner A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collection R0 Blu-ray [HMV exclusive]
  • 1998 EIV VHS
  • 1995 EIV VHS
  • 1985 CBS/Fox VHS
  • 1985 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Thanks to Jon who notes that the 2020 HMV exclusive Blu-ray Collection is uncut:

The scene where Tina's corpse is seen hitting the bed, and the resultant splash of blood all over her boyfriend Rod, is shown intact and complete.

And, during Glen's death (Johnny Depp), the huge geyser of blood spurting up and hitting the ceiling, is also shown in full.

Thanks to Dave:

I recently watched the 2 disc box set of A Nightmare on Elm Street which they say is cut to the death of the girl Tina via a blood splash as she hits the bed. The scene plays out on R2 Turkish release. When Tina hits the bed we see the blood spurt all over her shocked boyfriend Rod. A pretty tame and lame MPAA cut by any standards to make an R and obviously it never offended Turkish censors for this new uncut DVD release! The A geyser of blood spurting up from Glen's bed is also intact in this Turkish release

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut Theatrical Version

cut: 13s
run: 91:08s
pal: 87:29s
18

MPAA R

UK: The cut US R Rated Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

The cut version is used so that the distributors could use the US audio commentary track without needing edits.

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

The US Collectors Edition laserdisc (Elite Entertainment) details cuts made as the film went through the MPAA:

  • 5s : Tina's corpse hitting the bed, and the resultant large splash of blood all over her boyfriend Rod
  • 8s : A geyser of blood spurting up from Glen's bed and hitting the ceiling.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy's Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 is a 1985 US horror film by Jack Sholder.
With Robert Englund, Mark Patton and Kim Myers. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

All releases have been uncut.

Summary Review: Not Bad

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.

The second in the series doesn't do a bad job. This time another family have moved into the house and the son is stalked by Freddy and Freddy becomes him.

It's occasionally let down by some terrible ideas / effects (see the hell hound scene at the end / exploding budgie), but as a horror film it delivers - relying more on suspense and fear than body count and gore.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 85:11s
pal: 81:47s
18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut for
  • 2020 Warner A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collection R0 Blu-ray [HMV exclusive]
  • 2011 Warner Online
  • 2011 Warner Nightmare on Elm Street 1-7 Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2001 EIV R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 EIV VHS
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1986 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is a 1987 US horror film by Chuck Russell.
With Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and Craig Wasson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for the original R Rating and the cuts have persisted through all releases since.

Summary review: Popular Sequel

Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

This is the perfect horror film. It's scary, funny, has great suspense, good acting, great writing, good cinematography.

What makes A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 a great sequel is that it has a lot of good horror scenes such as Freddy turning into a snake and trying to eat Kristen (Patricia Arquette), and it also has good suspense, and even a sense of adventure.

Versions

best available
best available

mpaa cut
cut 

run: 96:16s
pal: 92:25s
18

MPAA R

UK: The cut R Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2020 Warner A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collection R0 Blu-ray [HMV exclusive]
  • 2011 Warner 1-7 Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 On Demand VoD
  • 2001 EIV R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 EIV VHS
  • 1988 Warner VHS

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

Thanks to Andrew:

  • The MPAA required some toning down of the gorier scenes. Most famously, the death of Taryn (switchblade toting punk girl). Originally Freddy injected her with heroin to the degree the top of her head blew out. The subtle tone down is kind of obvious when watching the film, as it fades to white before we're shown the results of Freddy's actions.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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Nightmare on Elm Street 4 is 1988 US horror film by Renny Harlin.
With Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman and Lisa Wilcox. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the US but cut by the BBFC to remove nunchuks. BBFC cuts waived in 2001.

Summary Review: Witty Freddy

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.

While things may have become a little predictable by the fourth Freddy film, this episode is one of the best of the series. The film delivers some deliciously creative deaths and witty repartee a la Krueger. It bolsters and redefines the balance between what has been and what will be, keeping the series fresh while maintaining the overall continuity.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 93:03s
pal: 89:20s
15 Certificate

MPAA R

UK: Passed 15 uncut with all BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2020 Warner A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collection R0 Blu-ray [HMV exclusive]
  • 2011 Warner 1-7 Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2001 EIV R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 EIV VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
 cut
cut: 1:07s
run: 91:50s
pal: 88:10s
18UK: Passed 18 after 1:07s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Film and Video VHS
  • 1989 cinema release

Thanks to Adey. The cuts weren't actually made to violence, but to 2 scenes both featuring nunchuks:

  • The first being the character "Rick" practicing martial arts in his garage and swinging the nunchuks.
  • Secondly the character "Alice" realizes that she is absorbing all of her dead friends powers when they are killed by Freddie so she has a swing of the nunchuks.
A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

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  • Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Nightmare on Elm Street 5 is a 1989 US horror by Stephen Hopkins.
With Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox and Kelly Jo Minter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating. Europe got the uncut version for cinema and VHS but all DVDs and Blu-rays have been the cut Theatrical Version.

Summary review: Re-tread

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again

Part 4 the series had become the Freddy Krueger show . Basically the character became bigger than the series and so the films became little more than vehicles for his wisecracks andways of dispatching moronic teens. Part 5 continues the theme.

This film has a brilliantly surreal score and some great-looking imagery, and the silly campness of Part 4 is toned down a little. But it's all just a re-tread.

Versions

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut
cut

cut: 30s
run: 89:25s
pal: 85:50s
18

MPAA R

UK: The cut R rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2020 Warner A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collection R0 Blu-ray [HMV exclusive]
  • 2011 Warner 1-7 Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Thanks to Jon who comments on the 2020 HMV Exclusive Blu-ray Collection:

Some of the previously cut material has been reinstated (the death of the motorcyclist at the 38m as Freddy consumes his bike and body), but other stuff is still the R-rated version (Greta being force-fed is still cut heavily).

UK: The cut R rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com . The R Rated Version suffers 30s of cuts to:

  • A scene showing tubes and the likes from a motorcycle painfully embedding themselves into the unfortunate rider Dan and eventually totally fusing with the victim.
  • A scene showing Freddy force feeding Greta her own innards extracted from a gaping hole in her stomach.
uncut
uncut
run: 89:40s
pal: 86:05s
18

MPAA Unrated

The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1990 Film & Video VHS
  • 1990 cinema release
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 6
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is a 1991 US horror by Rachel Talalay.
With Robert Englund, Lisa Zane and Shon Greenblatt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK cinema release and VHS was cut by the BBFC. The cuts were waived for DVD

Summary Review: For the Fans

This film was made just for the fans of Freddy Kruger. If you thought you knew all about him you were wrong unless you've seen this. A few unimpressive special effects with a not too thrilling story line but it will teach you about the mind of Freddy.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 89:01s
pal: 85:27s
18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 18 uncut with BBFC cuts waived for:
  • 2020 Warner A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collection R0 Blu-ray [HMV exclusive]
  • 2011 Warner 1-7 Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2003 EIV R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 2001 Pathe R2 DVD

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
 cut
cut: 6s
run: 88:49s
pal: 85:16s
sub:  
sub:  
18UK: Passed 18 after 6s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 Guild VHS
  • 1991 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from movie-censorship.com :

  • A sight of throwing star in Freddy's leg was cut.
  • Another throwing star pinning Freddy's sweater to a wall was also cut.
  • Maggie throwing another at Freddy deleted
  • Maggie firing a crossbow bolt into Freddy's leg was cut


A change of direction
 
Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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  • New Nightmare

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 US horror by Wes Craven.
With Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and Miko Hughes. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Only exists in one uncut version.

Summary review: Well Done

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Wes Craven and Heather Langenkamp return alongside Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger in what Craven himself calls "The Definitive Nightmare", and indeed, it is. So much goes on in the 7th Nightmare on Elm Street entry that it could be expected one might find it confusing and trivial, but the film is smart, eerie and outstandingly well done by all those involved.

Versions

uncut
uncut
run: 111:56s
pal: 107:27s
15 Certificate

18

MPAA R

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong horror and violence for:
  • 2020 Warner A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collection R0 Blu-ray [HMV exclusive]
  • 2011 Warner Online
  • 2011 Warner 1-7 Collection R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2004 EIV R2 DVD via UK Amazon
  • 1994 cinema release
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 1995 EIV VHS

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Freddy vs. Jason

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  • Freddy Krueger Versus Jason Voorhees
Freddy vs Jason is a 2003 Canada/US/Italy horror by Ronny Yu.
With Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger and Kelly Rowland. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

Only exists in one uncut version.

Summary Review: The Final Showdown

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Freddy vs. Jason is a massively entertaining film. It's not a traditional slasher film although there are slasher elements in it. It's not a character driven film, either, except for the two killing machines. The entire film exists solely as background for the final showdown. Maybe for fans only though.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

93:14s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong language, bloody violence and horror for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:


Remakes
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 US horror by Samuel Bayer.
With Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner. YouTube icon IMDb

The remake of Nightmare on Elm Street only exists in one uncut version.

Summary Review: Remake

A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

Very mixed reviews as to whether the film is any good and how it compares with the original. Perhaps 2/3rds preferring the original. And then about 2/3rds enjoying the remake anyway.

Versions

uncut
uncut
18

MPAA R

91:31s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and threat for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:


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