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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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NOTE: This commentary is on the original DVD. The 2006 Infiniflm 2-Disc Special Edition DVD has two different commentaries.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director Wes Craven, actors John Saxon and Heather Langencamp, and director of photography Jacques Haitkin Rating:8.1/10 (16 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by reidca on January 5th, 2008:Find all reviews by reidca
Craven is, obviously, at the fore of this track - he offers interesting comment on what is on-screen, humourous bits of production information and significant background for the genesis of the project. Langenkamp often gently bats questions to Craven. Saxon and Haitkin are more reserved, but often Haitkin sometimes talks about budget restrictions and how he accomplished lighting and photographic tricks within those constraints.
Reviewed by vicjd1 on February 2nd, 2008:Find all reviews by vicjd1
This is another worthwhile commentary for owners of this particular edition of NOES.

Craven and DP Haitkin are very proud of this film and that sentiment comes across very clearly as they share some very cool anecdotes about how some things went very well and how other things just didn't work out. Like when Nick Corri cut up his feet while running away from the cops. And how Depp was just up and coming and always prepared. Haitkin's memory for locations are astounding while Craven's is a bit dodgy. Funny stuff.

Heather is also very proud of the film and comments abundantly on this track. She is to this day very impressed with everyone who worked on the film and has some really good recollections of working with others and how to handle the material under Craven's direction. She evens jibes about her hair which is funny and self-depracating.

Saxon is very low key but finds the whole experience of making the film (and doing a commentary) very amusing. He even laughs with everyone about what rank of Officer he was supposed to be. I've heard this commentary recently and really enjoyed it. I'll definately hear again soon. Recommended.