Since this is pushing close to a week after Nightmare on Elm Street’s two night theatrical re-release, warning people not to go is hardly topical, but it should be mentioned anyway.
Did anyone else go? Apparently not, since there were only 20 or so other people filling seats.
Maybe it was just the theater we were at, but the film quality looked horrible. Absolutely insulting. I don’t know what kind of print source they were using – though my money would ride on a DVD copy – but either way it looked like a blown up VHS tape with an equally flacid sound mix. The Freddy’s Best Kills feature at the end was…neat…but it was mistitled considering it was every single kill from all of the sequels.
It didn’t help that the backrow of the already tiny theater was filled with highschool kids who mocked the groundbreaking film for the first 15 minutes, but the entire experience was anything but encouraging of future re-releases.
I’m dying to see Halloween on the big screen, and the rumored Rob Zombie introduction/post-film interviews are enticing, but unless I can confirm it’ll be playing from a 35mm print of the film, I’m not going to bother. Such worthless watching conditions were a slap in the face to fans everywhere.
At least the movie has enough strength to overcome its shameful presentation. Better luck next time…