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The Hills Have Eyes [Blu-ray] [1977]

  • SKU: 1633124
  • Release Date: 09/06/2011
  • Rating: R
$12.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 28)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Peter Locke
    • 2 featurttes: "Looking Back at the HIlls Have Eyes"; "The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven"
    • Alternate ending
    • Theatrical trailers
    • TV spots
    • Behind-the-scenes photos

    Synopsis


    The Hills Have Eyes
    Horror auteur Wes Craven followed his threadbare but horrifically compelling cult classic Last House on the Left with this wonderfully demented morality fable about a bloody war of attrition between two extremely different families. The story opens on the journey of the Carters, a mildly dysfunctional extended family led by patriarch "Big Bob" Carter (Russ Grieve), as they travel across the California desert in search of an inherited silver mine. When a broken axle leaves them stranded in the middle of a former nuclear testing site, their attempts to find help lead them unwittingly into the territory of a savage family of cave-dwelling cannibals, the apparent progeny of the bearlike Jupiter (James Whitworth) and an abducted prostitute. Jupiter's eldest son Pluto (professional movie weirdo Michael Berryman) leads the first brutal attack on the defenseless Carters who, through necessity, are driven to equally extreme measures in order to survive. Though the film is not overtly bloody, the scenes depicting this confrontation are rendered with an unflinching directness, and the violations visited on the Carters are so brutal as to make the survivors' regression into savagery all the more convincing. No one is spared from the nightmare: Jupiter's boys have even kidnapped the youngest member of the Carter family -- a mere infant -- to serve as fodder for their next barbecue, and the baby becomes the main point of contention between the rival clans. Craven nevertheless refuses to take the easy way out by depicting his "monsters" as soullessly evil; parallels between either family's "values" are clearly drawn as the differences between the two clans begin to blur. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Image coming soon
      Robert Houston - Bobby Carter
    • Virginia Vincent
      Virginia Vincent - Ethel Carter
    • Image coming soon
      Russ Grieve - Big Bob Carter
    • Dee Wallace
      Dee Wallace - Lynne Wood
    • Image coming soon
      Martin Speer - Doug Wood



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic horror in incredible packaging

      Posted
      moviesandbeer
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Arrow's release of the classic Hills Have Eyes is one of the best blu ray releases of the year. It comes in a thick slipcover housing a clear blu ray case as well as an impressive booklet and poster. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as the remake but still worthwhile.

      Posted
      Signification

      This movie is good, but I found the remake to be better. The DVD, however, includes two excellent documentaries: an hour-long making-of and an hour-long piece on all of Wes Craven's films. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Horror Bluray Release Of The Year!

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      apple
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      Best Horror Bluray Release Of The Year! This is a steal for this price! You get so many extras with this release! A Poster, Postcards, Booklet! If you like this movie, BUY

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dont go down that road!

      Posted
      NYHCfan

      This is classic 70's horror. This movie is creepy as can be and something you can see possibly happening. Forget the remake this movie is a true classic and Wes Cravens best flick.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome classic horror film

      Posted
      superspecialboy
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      This movie is a terrifying and disturbing classic from the master of horror, Wes Craven. It looks great on Blu-ray and everyone should pick it up for its small price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow!!!

      Posted
      DevilzReject
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
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      Awesome release of this classic film by Wes Craven. Absolutely love the packaging and the poster it comes with. Arrow never disappoints.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      CAMPY YES, SCARY NO.

      Posted
      Jory

      Wes Craven is without any question a great horror film director if you just want to be entertained or repulsed. This being one of his first is very clear.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Cannibals on Film

      Posted
      Vicki436
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      This is a vicious grindhouse style thriller which does not let up once it starts. A great early film of Wes Craven

      I would recommend this to a friend



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