The Hills Have Eyes – Limited Edition 4K Restoration Blu-ray & DVD!
THE LUCKY ONES DIED FIRST…
The Hills Have Eyes is one of the late, great Wes Craven’s seminal masterpieces, as well as one of the enduring classics of American horror. A gruelling tale of rape, revenge and cannibalism, the film helped redefine what we think of as a horror movie and it’s presented here as never before in a stunning 4K restoration.
Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street but for many genre fans, the director’s seminal 1977 effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece and alongside The Last House on the Left, they are two of the toughest and most memorable of the mans amazing filmography.
Taking a detour whilst on route to Los Angeles, the Carter family run into trouble when their campervan breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters are forced to fight back by any means necessary.
As gruelling a viewing experience today as it was upon initial release, The Hills Have Eyes stands alongside the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead as one of the defining moments in American horror cinema
“We can revisit The Hills Have Eyes and be reminded of a time when horror was anything but safe, and you had a sense that there was a madman in charge and no censor or distributor was going to take his film away from him.” – Empire
“…a rightful cult classic of the 1970s.” – Scream
“Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes remains a seminal slice of down-and-dirty 70s horror, there’s no debating it.” – Dread Central
As with all of the wonderful Arrow releases, the special features are amazing. Here is the confirmed list so far.
Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements, supervised by producer Peter Locke
High Definition (1080p) presentation on Blu-Ray Edition
Original mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
6 x postcards (Blu-Ray only)
Reversible fold-out poster featuring new and original artwork (Blu-Ray only)
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Brad Stevens and a consideration of the Hills franchise by Ewan Cant, illustrated with original archive stills (Blu-Ray only)
Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke
Looking Back on The Hills Have Eyes making-of documentary featuring interviews with Craven, Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Dee Wallace, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier and director of photography Eric Saarinen
The Desert Sessions brand new interview with composer Don Peake
Alternate ending, in HD on the Blu-Ray edition for the first time
Trailers and TV Spots
Original Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
Arrow Video’s new release of this genre mainstay sees it look better than ever before with a brand new 4K restoration, supervised by the film’s producer Peter Locke, and a host of extras and special features. This really is the definitive release of a film that has been often imitated but never bettered.