A Nightmare on Elm Street — Home Video

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is available in several home video formats: Blu-ray, DVD, Laserdisc, and VHS. Additionally, several releases serve as anniversary or special editions which contain behind-the-scenes materials, alternate or deleted footage, cast interviews, and more. See the format listings below for details. Series collections are listed under Boxsets.

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Blu-ray Distribution

  • New Line Home Video
    (2010) Features:
    Ready Freddy Focus Points: Access alternate takes and film-making secrets behind the film while watching the movie
    Two commentary tracks: (1) Director Wes Craven, co-stars Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon, and Cinematographer Jacques Haitkin; (2) Wes Craven, co-stars Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp and Ronee Blakley, Producer Robert Shaye, and Co-Producer Sara Risher
    Three featurettes: “The House That Freddy Built: The Legacy of New Line Horror,” “Never Sleep Again: The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street,” and “Night Terrors: The Origins of Wes Craven’s Nightmares”
    Alternate Endings
    Interactive Trivia Track
    Cover Art (Front) | Cover Art (Back)



Foreign Blu-ray Distribution

  • Alliance (Universal)
    Features: Widescreen (16×9)
    Canada (2008): Cover Art
  • Metropolitan
    France (2010): Cover Art
  • Warner Home Video
    Germany (2010): Cover Art
    1984 Original and 2010 Remake Bundle
    UK (2010): Cover Art
    UK (2010): Cover Art



DVD Distribution

  • Warner Home Video
    (2014) Walmart Exclusive Double Feature
    Bundled with A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
    Features: Widescreen and fullscreen viewing, original theatrical trailer, and 1996 Laserdisc audio commentary
    Cover Art (Front) | Cover Art (Back)
  • New Line Home Video
    (2008) 4 Film Favorites
    Features: Nightmare on Elm Street films 1–4 in widescreen (16×9)
    Cover Art
    (2006) Infinifilm Edition
    Features: Widescreen (16×9)
    All-Access Pass: “Never Sleep Again: The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Freddy’s Coming for You”—trivia challenge
    Beyond-the-Movie: “The House That Freddy Built: The Legacy of New Line Horror” and “Night Terrors: The Origins of Wes Craven’s Nightmares”
    Infinifilm Interactive: Exclusive video clips and feature length audio essays with Wes Craven, Robert Englund, and Heather Langenkamp
    Cover Art (Front) | Cover Art (Back)
    Sleeve (Front) | Sleeve (Back)
    Press Kit Notes | Press Kit Pictures
    (2000) Digitally remastered
    Features: Widescreen and fullscreen viewing, original theatrical trailer, 1996 Laserdisc audio commentary, cast and crew profiles, screenplay, and trivia
    Cover Art (Front) | Cover Art (Back) | Retail Ad



Foreign DVD Distribution

PAL Features: Widescreen and fullscreen viewing, original theatrical trailer, 1996 Laserdisc audio commentary, cast and crew profiles, screenplay, and trivia

PAL Infinifilm (“Special”) Edition Features: Widescreen (16×9)
All-Access Pass: “Never Sleep Again: The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Freddy’s Coming for You”—trivia challenge
Beyond-the-Movie: “The House That Freddy Built: The Legacy of New Line Horror” and “Night Terrors: The Origins of Wes Craven’s Nightmares”
Infinifilm Interactive: Exclusive video clips and feature length audio essays with Wes Craven, Robert Englund, and Heather Langenkamp



Laserdisc Distribution

  • Elite Entertainment
    (1996) The Special Collector’s Edition
    Features: Widescreen, THX, trailers for Nightmare films 1–6, television spots, script, never seen before footage, studio rejection letters, storyboards, early screening results, collectables, Wes Craven biography, and audio commentary with Wes Craven and stars Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon
    Cover Art (Front) | Cover Art (Back)
    (1996) Widescreen
    Cover Art (Front) | Cover Art (Back)
  • Media Home Entertainment
    (1986) Pan and scan format
    Cover Art (Front) | Cover Art (Back)



Foreign Laserdisc Distribution



VHD Distribution



Video (Betamax) Distribution

  • Media Home Entertainment
    (1985) Pan and scan format
    Cover Art



Video (VHS) Distribution



Foreign Video (VHS) Distribution