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post #1 of 23
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Does anyone know if there are pre-recorded tapes of the episodes floating around? I know there were 5 videos w/ two episodes each put out by WB in the early 90's...but if anyone from then ever recorded them and saved 'em? DUMB SHOW I know alot of ya are gonna say - but its nostalgia for me.


Also, I wonder if they'd ever re-run this show on the upcoming HORROR CHANNEL next year. Hmmm...
post #2 of 23
The US VHS tapes are still very much available. You can get them pretty cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=video

The series is also out on DVD in the UK on Region 2 PAL DVDs. Time to get that multi-region DVD player if you don't already have one ...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...948257-6004416
post #3 of 23
Er... I wouldn't say that Freddy's nightmares justify the cost of a new dvd player... I saw a couple of episodes last week and there's only one word to describe them. Terrible.
post #4 of 23
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Originally posted by alice's girl (chucky's ex)
Er... I wouldn't say that Freddy's nightmares justify the cost of a new dvd player... I saw a couple of episodes last week and there's only one word to describe them. Terrible.

Yeah, most of the episodes were pretty horrible, like bad attempts at classic storylines (ie. revenge, Monkey's Paw, etc.)

The pilot, which attempted to explain Freddy's parential execution has merit, but ultimately fell flat in my opinion. (Hey, thanks Tobe Hooper)

This series, for me, is a nostalgia trip back to the good 'ol days when horror was ripe on TV on a Saturday night. (Even if Freddy lost out most weeks to Saturday Night Live or Howard Stern on WWOR).

Remember those days? War of the Worlds the series, Monsters, Friday the 13th the series, Tales from the Darkside...

Ah, to be a kid again...
post #5 of 23
I loved War of the Worlds. That was a great show. Very gory and great stories. I wish SciFi would start showing those great shows again
post #6 of 23
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Originally posted by Altar
I loved War of the Worlds. That was a great show. Very gory and great stories. I wish SciFi would start showing those great shows again
I'm still trying to find these...even on vhs.
i loved that show. It was so mean spirited and yup, gory too.

Oh I miss that show!
post #7 of 23
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Remember those days? War of the Worlds the series, Monsters, Friday the 13th the series, Tales from the Darkside...

Ah, to be a kid again...
I miss those days terribly. If anything, catching an occasional Friday the 13th: The Series episode on SciFi takes me back there for an hour. I too watched all those shows (I was in my early teens at the time) and remember looking forward to Saturday late nights with excitement.

I've got the pre-recorded tape of "No More Mr. Nice Guy," the Tobe Hooper directed "Origin of Freddy" episode the Dude mentions above. It's terrible. Not only is it super-duper cheapo 80's TV garbage, but it just barely grasps at certain elements of the continuity established in the films. (There must've been some sort of conflict with using certain characters / situations mentioned in the movies, especially since the show is credited as being "based on a character created by Wes Craven.") "Unscarred" Freddy is kept in constant shadow (for some reason) even in his trial (in which I believe he's kept in a cage of some sort) and it's not set in the fifties or sixties, it's clearly some sort of generic 1988 (the year the show was produced).

As nostalgic as I might get for Darkside, Monsters, Friday the 13th: The Series or War of the Worlds, Freddy's Nightmares was really the one I could do without. Consistently uninspired crap. I thought so then and I hold to that opinion now.
post #8 of 23
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Yea exactly - its a notstalgic trip for me for the NIGHTMARES' series. But I do understand how its viewed as crap. It just brings me back to those good ole' saturday nights of horror programming. Anyhow - I have those Warner Bros. vhs tapes they put out of Freddy's Nightmares in the 90s, and yes they are cooooorrrrrrrny. However I have read about some episodes here and there that seemed cool. So thats how my curiosity peeked again. I really dont have crappy taste. Promise
post #9 of 23
I just got the entire WOTW series on VCD from a guy for $50. They're for sale on ebay all of the time.
post #10 of 23
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Originally posted by Gr8Kabuki
I just got the entire WOTW series on VCD from a guy for $50. They're for sale on ebay all of the time.
They could at least burn them on DVD-R like everyone else. Damn low-tech bootleggers ...
post #11 of 23
If you shell out for the Nightmare on elm st box set it has a DVD with all of the episodes
post #12 of 23
seriously?
post #13 of 23
No episodes of Freddy's Nightmares are on the Elm Street box set.
post #14 of 23
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Originally posted by Gr8Kabuki
I just got the entire WOTW series on VCD from a guy for $50. They're for sale on ebay all of the time.

Ok, looks like I'm visiting e bay...
thanks for the info.
post #15 of 23
I just saw it the other day with the Freddys Nightmare dvd. I might have miss read it
post #16 of 23
I actually just found 3 episodes on VHS for 3.99 each in the Walmart cheapo bin as I was looking for Adventures of Ford Fairlaine dvd last weekend...

Yeah- Reading this over again I guess my taste in entertainment has really slid huh?...

Later
Tony D
post #17 of 23
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Originally posted by Altar
If you shell out for the Nightmare on elm st box set it has a DVD with all of the episodes
If they are supposed to be in there, they are missing from mine. That wouldn't surprise me too much though considering that my box set has two NOES2 and no NOES1. Yep...bought it like that from the store and didn't notice until it was too late to return it. Shitty.

I used to love WOTW, but to be honest I can't remember much about it other than the cool sound the laser weapon things made. Friday the 13th was like my favorite TV show back then. I catch an episode now and then, but it just isn't the same. I remember one night finding it on TV when a bunch of my younger friends were over and telling them how great the show was. We watched it all for a little while and then they all looked at me funny and started telling me how stupid it was. Oh well...it may be a bit dated, but I still love it for nostalgia sake.
post #18 of 23
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Originally posted by Addix
Friday the 13th was like my favorite TV show back then. I catch an episode now and then, but it just isn't the same. I remember one night finding it on TV when a bunch of my younger friends were over and telling them how great the show was. We watched it all for a little while and then they all looked at me funny and started telling me how stupid it was. Oh well...it may be a bit dated, but I still love it for nostalgia sake.
I was not a fan of Freddy's Nighmares, but I loved Friday the 13th the Series back in the 80's. Robey was hot! I would always have to be home by midnight so I could watch it because I didn't trust my VCR (with a remote on a cord!) to tape it. I've seen a guy selling VCDs of all the episodes on E-Bay but I'm not too sure about the quality of those. I suppose I'll have to buy them one of these days because a DVD box set of all three seasons doesn't seem likely. Hey, they have Forever Night on DVD so maybe there is still hope!
post #19 of 23
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Originally posted by David Toy
I was not a fan of Freddy's Nighmares, but I loved Friday the 13th the Series back in the 80's. Robey was hot! I would always have to be home by midnight so I could watch it because I didn't trust my VCR (with a remote on a cord!) to tape it. I've seen a guy selling VCDs of all the episodes on E-Bay but I'm not too sure about the quality of those. I suppose I'll have to buy them one of these days because a DVD box set of all three seasons doesn't seem likely. Hey, they have Forever Night on DVD so maybe there is still hope!
I see the VCDs on Yahoo Auctions sometimes too. I'm not sure if it's the same guy or not, but I've gone as far as reading through the feedback and everyone says they are good quality. I just can't quite get myself to actually plunk down the $70 for them though.
post #20 of 23
The person on E-Bay is selling them for $70 too so it's probably the same guy. It's only $1 an episode but I'm having a hard time getting myself to buy those VCDs too. Maybe I'll do it after the holiday bills get paid.
post #21 of 23
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Originally posted by David Toy
The person on E-Bay is selling them for $70 too so it's probably the same guy. It's only $1 an episode but I'm having a hard time getting myself to buy those VCDs too. Maybe I'll do it after the holiday bills get paid.
Heh...a bunch of us should pool our money together and buy a VCD set, then burn a copies for each of us.

Even at $1 an episode, $70 still seems like an awful lot for a TV capture. You know what I mean?
post #22 of 23

Well....

I'm surprised to see someone talk about vcds and such on here, most people are against "bootlegging".But since most of those sets aren't available on retail dvds I can understand getting them any way possible until they are officially released.I myself have the below sets I bought off a guy since I can't get the series from suncoast,bestbuy, etc, I don't feel too bad about picking these up:

Tales from the crypt complete series 22 dvdr set
Twilight zone complete series on 45 dvdr set
Real Ghostbusters complete series on 10 dvdr set

all have menus, and are really nice to have as those are 3 of my favorite shows in the world, all are great quality for "bootlegged" stuff as well, above vcd quality anyways.When/if they are ever released officially I'll buy the dvds of course.In the meantime it's nice to watch all my favorite episodes.Anyways just my two cents.I would love to have freddy's nightmares even though it's cheese-tastic would still be a nice addition.
post #23 of 23
"Freddy's Nightmares" was a decent series. I own two of the commercial VHS releases but I'd love to see more. Same with WAR OF THE WORLDS. I remember the two-hour pilot but not much else. I do remember enjoying it though. The good old days.
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