Nightmares

Nightmares

Director: Joseph Sargent

Cast: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James

     
 

This horror anthology gets an adequate but unremarkable presentation for this release on DVD. Nightmares has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the original monophonic sound track has been mastered in Dolby Digital. No multiple language options have been included. As a bonus, the disc features the movie's originalSee more details below

Overview

This horror anthology gets an adequate but unremarkable presentation for this release on DVD. Nightmares has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the original monophonic sound track has been mastered in Dolby Digital. No multiple language options have been included. As a bonus, the disc features the movie's original theatrical trailer, as well as a reduced-size reproduction of Nightmare's original poster.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Despite earning a theatrical release, this anthology was created for television and it has a certain, t.v.-level mediocrity that it can't escape. None of the four stories this anthology contains are bad, it's just that they revolve around themes and narrative hooks that will be familiar to anyone who has watched at least three episodes of The Twilight Zone, right down to the predictable twist endings. The film is also hurt by some cheap, t.v.-level effects, particularly during the ambitious final story. That said, Nightmares does offer a modest level of entertainment for the patient horror enthusiast. Joseph Sargent's direction keeps the stories looking professional and moving at a reliable pace. Nightmares further benefits from an excellent cast: standouts include Emilio Estevez's energetic turn as an obsessed video game fan in the second story, Lance Henriksen's soulful work as a confused priest in the third story and Richard Masur as a domineering businessman in the final tale. Ultimately, Nightmares is modest stuff whether evaluated on movie or television terms but its professionalism and solid performances make it watchable for genre completists.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
UPC:
0013131086997
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Full frame presentations; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cristina Raines Wife
Joe Lambie Husband
Anthony James Clerk
William Sanderson Gaspump man
Emilio Estevez J.J. [Bishop Of Battle]
Mariclare Costello Mrs. Cooney
Louis Giambalvo Cooney [Bishop Of Battle]
Moon Zappa Pamela
Billy Jayne Zock
Lance Henriksen MacLeod
Tony Plana Del Amo
Timothy Scott Sheriff [The Benediction]
Robin Gammell Bishop
Richard Masur Steven [Night Of The Rat]
Veronica Cartwright Claire [Night Of The Rat]
Bridgette Andersen Brooke [Night Of The Rat]
Albert Hague Mel [Night Of The Rat]
Raleigh Bond Neighbor
Gary Cervantes Mazenza [Bishop Of Battle]
Clare Nono Newswoman
James Tolkan Bishop [Bishop Of Battle]
Joshua Grenrock Willie [Bishop Of Battle]

Technical Credits
Joseph Sargent Director
Alan Barnette Associate Producer
Alex Beaton Executive Producer
Jeffrey Bloom Screenwriter
Michael Brown Editor
Christopher Crowe Producer,Screenwriter
Cameron Crowe Screenwriter
Gerald Finnerman Cinematographer
Bo Gehring Special Effects
Mario di Leo Cinematographer
Dean Edward Mitzner Production Designer
Lee Poll Set Decoration/Design
Craig Safan Score Composer
Jim Scribner Makeup
Rod Stephens Editor
Jack Taylor Art Director
Jack Gammon Taylor Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selections
1. Start Program/Main Titles [2:03]
2. The Cop Murder [2:41]
3. Terror in Topanga [3:08]
4. Sneakin' Out for Cigarettes [7:02]
5. The Gas Station [4:27]
6. The Bishop of Battle [4:27]
7. Punk Rock Pinball [4:08]
8. Beating the Bishop [5:04]
9. Grounded by Dad [4:18]
10. Level 13 [4:36]
11. "Get Away From Me!" [1:53]
12. In the Machine [1:23]
13. The Benediction [2:10]
14. Funeral Weeping [6:33]
15. Remembering Death [2:36]
16. Demon Truck [3:04]
17. Groundhog Auto [3:15]
18. Faith Restored [2:07]
19. Night of the Rat [4:35]
20. Active Cupboards [4:51]
21. Rosie Bites It [4:36]
22. The Stuffed Rat [5:52]
23. The Devil Rodent [2:03]
24. Rat Games [4:50]
25. "Bring Baby" [4:31]
26. End Credits [3:00]

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