Full Specs Revealed: Image Entertainment’s The Hills Have Eyes on Blu-ray

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We’ve been waiting patiently for the full specs on this one to come in, and now that they’re here, we couldn’t be happier. If only someone would give us a Blu-ray of the second flick so we can see the dog’s flashback in glorious 1080p!

From the Press Release
Image Entertainment proudly announces the high-definition debut of a genuine cult gem with the September 6th Blu-ray™ premiere of Wes Craven’s 1977 horror classic The Hills Have Eyes. Featuring digitally restored 1080p video, DTS-ES 6.1 Master Audio sound, and over three hours of bonus features including audio commentary by writer/director Craven, retrospective featurettes on the film and the director, an alternate ending, U.S. and international trailers & spots, photo galleries, storyboards and more! A standard DVD edition, with commentary, will also be available. SRP is a very tasty $17.97 for the Blu-ray™ and $9.98 for the DVD.

Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Shocker, Scream) gave 70’s filmgoers a whole new definition of disturbing with The Hills Have Eyes, starring Dee Wallace (The Howling, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial) and John Steadman (Fade to Black, Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie). The Carters are an all-American family on their way to California when their car breaks down far from civilization in the remote southwestern desert. But they are not alone. Watching from the hills is a very different kind of clan, a family of marauding inbred cannibals with an unspeakable taste for human flesh and monstrous brutality. In the nightmare that follows, what depravities must this wholesome family endure to survive? In a primal wasteland ruled by lust and rage, who will become the most shocking savages of all?

Susan Lanier (“Welcome Back Kotter”), James Whitworth (Planet of Dinosaurs, The Hills Have Eyes Part II) and genre favorite Michael Berryman (Weird Science, The Devil’s Rejects) star in the film that spawned one sequel, and as well as the 2006 remake.

Special Features

  • 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

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    Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

    • Masked Slasher

      With the exception of the Resrotation demo, everything is ported from Anchor Bay’s 2 disc SE. That’s fine and everything – as long as the picture quality kicks all kinds of ass.

      We’re getting BOTH versions of The Hills Have Eyes this fall, I think, and I’m pumped about that. This is one of those rare instances where I think the remake actually matched the original.