Arrow Films to Bring A 4K Restoration of 'The Hills Have Eyes' in September


Much like Billy Madison on "nudie magazine day", the most exciting tome of the month around the DreadWorld office is Arrow Video US release day. The release slate for September from Arrow is no different. The jewel of Septembers pile (and yes, we are breaking up the press release for more clicks) is the 4K restoration of the Wes Craven classic, The Hills Have Eyes. But it's not just the 4K restoration that makes the release so special. As I'm sure you know, Arrow releases are always chocked full of awesome extras. Check out our lazy cut and paste job from the press release below.

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.

Taking a detour whilst on route to Los Angeles, the Carter family run into trouble when their camper van 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 grueling 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.

Limited Edition Contents

* Brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised by producer Peter Locke and viewable with both original and alternate endings 
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation 
* Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
* 6 Postcards 
* Reversible Fold-out Poster 
* Limited Edition 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Brad Stevens and a consideration of the Hills franchise by disc producer Ewan Cant, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
* Brand new audio commentary with actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Susan Lanier and Martin Speer
* Brand new audio commentary by academic Mikel J. Koven 
* Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke 
* Looking Back on The Hills Have Eyes - making-of documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Peter Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Dee Wallace and director of photography Eric Saarinen
* Brand new interview with actor Martin Speer
* The Desert Sessions - brand new interview with composer Don Peake
* Never-before-seen Outtakes 
* Alternate Ending, in HD for the first time 
* Trailers and TV Spots 
* Image Gallery
* Original Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

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