Get ready to meet Gloria starring the amazing Gena Rowlands in this prime John Cassavetes mob action thriller! So pleased to find and upload this trailer, it’s way rarer than it should be and there’s loads of incorrect versions on YouTube – but now we can share the real one at last!
At Dukefest 2018 we’d announced that we were going to unleash a rare Night On Elm Street find, well now you can watch it here as well, get ready to experience A Nightmare On Alperton Lane!
Back in the 1980s a lot of video labels would send out trailer tapes to rental stores to let them know which release were coming up, these trailer tapes can be a treasure trove of interesting finds and this particular tape from Warner Home Entertainment is one of the highlights form the tapes I’ve collected over the years. Warners would send out a monthly tape for dealers to watch and once in a while the tapes would have an overall theme, sports, crime, sci-fi etc. Luckily for us this tape from 1986 was a horror themed tape to tie in with the home video release of A Nightmare On Elm Street 2, so the powers that be decided they needed to push the boat out on this one and film a linking device to tie all the horror trailers together.
So what we get here is Freddy Krueger himself pursing a hapless employee around the Warner Brothers office on Aplerton Lane, London and forcing him to watch their upcoming horror trailers. It’s quiet extravagant for a simple trailer tape and even atmospheric in certain places, plus as it’s from Warners and features Freddy, does it count a some sort of semi-official Elm St film? probably not as it’s not Robert Englund playing the part, but it’s still a fun footnote in the Elm Street saga!
We unleashed this at DukeFest but now it’s time for everyone else to check it out, here’s a teaser trailer found on a Cannon Video trade dealer tape from 1988 – check out the unproduced teaser trailer for Chuck Norris in Top Kick! We’ve got more these to come…
Here’s a look at the VHS tapes that were chosen by the audience at our DukeFest Great VHS Experiment, HAN stoles the night but we had some other amazing discoveries!