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

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Release Date:10/11/2016
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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


    • Alternate ending, presented in HD for the first time
    • Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke
    • Brand new audio commentary by academic Mikel J. Koven
    • Brand new audio commentary with actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Susan Lanier and Martin Speer
    • Family Business - a brand new interview with actor Martin Speer
    • Image gallery
    • 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
    • Never-before-seen outtakes
    • Original screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
    • The Desert Sessions - a brand new interview with composer Don Peake
    • Trailers and TV spots

    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


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




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