Anchor Bay Press Release: The Hills Have Eyes SE & RE

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The Lucky ones saw the Original first!

    On March 7th, Anchor Bay Entertainment, an IDT Entertainment company, will reduce the price of two great DVD editions of Wes Craven’s cult classic The Hills Have Eyes. The Special Edition 2-disc DVD set will be an astonishing $19.98 SRP and the single-disc Regular Edition will be priced at only $14.98 SRP. Presented in anamorphic widescreen with remastered Dolby Digital and DTS-ES sound, the original version of The Hills Have Eyes is the late 1970s horror masterpiece that still resonates today, even as the remake hits multiplex screens March 10th.

    Uncut and Uncensored, The Hills Have Eyes tells the harrowing tale of the Carters, 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 clan of marauding inbred cannibals with an unspeakable taste for human flesh and brutality.

    The Hills Have Eyes 2-disc DVD set serves up the following tasty bonus features:

    Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Wes Craven and Producer Peter Locke
    Theatrical Trailers
    TV Spots
    Looking Back On THE HILLS HAVE EYES – A 55 minute documentary featuring interviews with Writer/Director Wes Craven, Producer Peter Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Dee Wallace, and Director of Photography Eric Saarinen
    The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven – A 59 minute career retrospective featuring interviews with Director Wes Craven, and Actors Courteney Cox-Arquette, David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Neve Campbell, Robert Englund, Mitch Pileggi, Bill Pullman, Meryl Streep, Kristy Swanson, and Ray Wise
    Original Storyboard Art
    DVD-ROM: Original Screenplay
    DVD-ROM: Screen Savers
    Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    Posters & Advertising Art
    Alternate Ending
    Wes Craven Bio


    THE HILLS HAVE EYES - 2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION DVD

    Catalog #: DV 12577
    UPC: 0-1313-125779 3
    Run Time: 89 Minutes
    Rating: Not Rated
    SRP: $19.98


    THE HILLS HAVE EYES – REGULAR EDITION DVD

    Catalog #: DV 12634
    UPC: 0-1313-126349 3
    Run Time: 89 Minutes
    Rating: Not Rated
    SRP: $14.98
     
  2. Russell G

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    Good news for those who don't have it. The 2 disc is a pretty great package.
     
  3. Charlie O.

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    So its the same discs, just repriced?
     
  4. Michael Elliott

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    Yep, just a re-release in time for the upcoming remake.
     
  5. Vincent_P

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    "Uncut and Uncenrsored" is inaccurate, since it's discussed in the commentaries and supplements that the original HILLS was cut to avoid an X-rating, and what we have on this DVD set (great as it is) is that same R-rated theatrical version that's always been available.

    It still is a great set, though. The "restoration" demo is pretty eye-opening in revealing just how bad the elements on this title were, and how good a job Anchor Bay did in cleaning them up.

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