The Hills Have Eyes (Limited Edition): Blu-Ray Review


Arriving on Limited Edition Blu-ray this week is 1977’s “The Hills Have Eyes”, which was the third feature film from the late Wes Craven.  Although I am one of the very few who prefer Alexandre Aja’s 2006 remake over Wes Craven’s original, I will agree with most that both versions of “The Hills Have Eyes 2” suck big time.  Just because this is one of the very few times I prefer a remake, that doesn’t mean I am not a fan of Craven’s original film.  The original is twisted, gritty and now looks the better than I have ever seen it before, thanks to the beautiful transfer.

Fans of Craven’s film will definitely want to pick up this release which features a 4K restoration as well as a limited edition booklet.  Arrow Video also jam packed this release with tons of bonus features, including the alternate ending in HD.  If you love “The Hills Have Eyes”, purchasing this release is a no-brainer.


  • Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements, supervised by producer Peter Locke
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 6 x postcards
  • Reversible fold-out poster featuring new and original artwork
  • 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
  • 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 for the first time
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM Content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

By: Marc Ferman

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