Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes was one of the finest horror films of the 70’s, a nasty little flick which, for its time, really pushed the boundaries on what was acceptable. Of course, these days we need a remake by Alexandre Aja to make things a whole lot nastier and much more brutal, but there is no denying that Craven’s original easily stands the test of time, and is as disturbing now as it was over thirty years ago. Michael Berryman scared audiences to death with his iconic stare on the sleeve of the video and the poster for this film, and he is all set to do it again as the classic cannibal horror makes its Bluray debut in the US. No doubt the UK Bluray will follow shortly with much of the same extras, but for those who cannot wait, here are the details:
This classic gem features a digitally restored 1080p video, DTS-ES 6.1 Master Audio sound, and over three hours of bonus features which are all listed below. A standard DVD edition, with commentary, will also be available. SRP will be listed at $17.97 for the Blu-ray and $9.98 for the DVD.
- Commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke
- Looking Back At The Hills Have Eyes featurette
- The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven featurette
- Restoration Demo
- U.S. and German Trailers
- Alternate Ending
- Still Galleries
- Wes Craven Biography
- DVD-Rom features
The Bluray will be available in the US from September 6th.
By Matt Wavish