Packed with gut-wrenching gore and heart-stopping suspense The Hills Have Eyes will keep you on the edge of your seat. Extras: Fox starts off the supplements section of this release with a commentary track from director Alexandre Aja who is joined throughout by one of the films producers, Marianna Maddalena, and art director Gregory Levasseur. Craven was looking to simply scare some folks with blunt violence and a lecture on the primal nature of man. When the characters start to sweat out there under the sun, you really feel it. Thankfully, the whining and fear that yet another cherished horror movie would be screwed up by a big studio remake was proven to be in vein — and Aja's film was a keeper. Speaking of Wes Craven, he shows up on the second commentary track where he's joined by fellow producer Peter Locke. The r-rated version is shorter and shows occasionally alternate material: Here the headshot can be heard in the off while you see an interior wall on which blood splatters.
Ultimately, Aja has made quite the accomplishment with his remake of Craven's film. While Craven's movie scores points for originality and for cooler looking bad guys, it did suffer from some pacing problems that Aja has corrected with his take. Either way, it is an interesting layer to the film regardless of where your political leanings may lie and it makes the story more interesting in much the same way that the politics behind last year's Land Of The Dead made that movie more than just a zombie gut muncher. Government for nuclear testing that was intended to be empty. The Hills Have Eyes 2Two years after an innocent family was attacked by flesh-eating mutants in the New Mexico desert, a group of National Guard trainees on a routine mission face the same killer freaks. While the make up and appearance of the desert dwelling 'family' is a little too contrived looking their actions in the movie are given sufficient motivation so that when they occur we understand why they're doing what they're doing.
I wouldn't call the earlier film a classic, but it certainly has retained a cult following -- devotees able to appreciate how Craven worked wonders with a non-existent budget and a screenplay geared toward shock value entertainment. The following shot of the mutant shaking his head back and forth is also longer in the beginning. The Hills Have Eyes 2 - The loudest screams may be your own when you experience this Unrated Edition of The Hills Have Eyes 2 with gruesome added footage not shown in theaters - plus spine-tingling special features, including graphic featurettes and a killer alternate ending! For those who don't know the story little has changed between the original version and this new one in terms of basic plot lines The Hills Have Eyes follows a family lead by macho ex-cop 'Big' Bob Ted Levine and his wife Ethel Kathleen Quinlan. Highly recommend this unrated collection. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. Special effects are decent and the story does not get too campy.
The Hills Have EyesA cross-country road trip takes a deadly turn in this chilling remake of Wes Craven's classic horror film about a stranded family that falls prey to a freakish clan of blood-thirsty mutants. While given ample opportunity to muck around with the original script, Aja plays his version fairly close to the original effort. Subtitles are provided in Spanish French and English and there's an English language closed captioning option provided for the feature as well. The reason for the cut is probably that the mutant with the flag still sticking in his throat is seen in the foreground 0,47 Sec. With Craven on board as producer, Aja sticks pretty closely to the first film's script and storyline, but with the help of a larger budget, special effects, better actors, and slick cinematography, creates a much scarier story. Skintones are stable, and a few print nicks were detected. I thought the directors did a great job considering they were following behind the master himself, Wes Craven.
After they regroup Bob decides to head back to the gas station and sends Doug on up the road to see what lies ahead. I would recommend this to a friend. The documentary more or less follows Aja from pre-production through shooting the feature out there in the middle of the desert and then on into post production for editing and tweaking. Two shots are extended: Brenda screams and defends herself some more, the mutant pins her in the beginning of the next shot longer to the bed. So what is there in the unrated version to make you want it over the R-rated theatrical cut? Sure, the magic of Michael Berryman is missed, but what Aja dishes up here is sheer terror, not a parade of oddity. The price may be the seller's own price elsewhere or another seller's price.
This is, all in all, a very solid presentation in the visuals department. A cross-country road trip takes a deadly turn in this spine-tingling remake of Wes Craven's classic horror masterpiece about a stranded family that falls prey to a freakish clan of bloodthirsty mutants in the New Mexico desert. It is a cheap price for what you are getting. Don't you know you should never trust strangers when you are at a creepy gas station in the middle of nowhere? Now a group of National Guard trainees on a routine mission find themselves up against the same bloodthirsty freaks. Color reproduction is accurate here but the color scheme itself is quite unusual in that it is made up of mostly earth tones and hot reds and yellow in the desert, so keep your expectation in check in that regard.
While we meet more of the clan in this outing, their dialog is cut down severely, thus elevating the scare factor and emphasizing their horrifying deformities and thirst for blood. Aja still plays around with those contradictory extremes, but he pushes the character into more brazenly iconic realms. Dialogue is clean and clear and free of any hiss or distortion. No time difference Unrated: R-Rated 1. Locke appears to have spent significant time with the production, making him the more insightful personality of the commentary, and he does a competent job articulating his experience making the picture. Packed with gut-wrenching gore, ghastly makeup effects and heart-stopping suspense, The Hills Have Eyes will keep you on the edge of your seat - and your sanity! Mutant grunts and groans are also well cared for, elevated slightly to retain intimidation.
This equals roughly a tenth of a second. The theatrical version has instead a longer closeup in this scene. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , » The Hills Have Eyes Blu-ray Review The mutants have returned and they've left Wes Craven behind Reviewed by , September 26, 2011 On a road trip through the vast emptiness of New Mexico, the Carter family including Kathleen Quinlan, Ted Levine, Emilie de Ravin, Aaron Stanford, and Vinessa Shaw has found themselves stuck in the middle of nowhere. He and Peter Locke go way back and are obviously comfortable with one another throughout this talk as made apparent by some of the in-joking that occurs. Warned to vacate, the miners that lived there refused to leave, thus subjecting themselves to high levels of toxic radiation, and breeding mutant babies as a result.
Clearly, the sinister story doesn't need such repetitive counterfeit jolts, but the director trots them out with an unmistakable display of pride. They decide to take a short cut suggested to them by a gas station attendant and inevitably get into a wreck, twisting the frame of the truck and having to hole up in their Airstream camper while they try and figure out what to do. In the following sequence blood splatters on the wall, then the woman falls to the side. But their trip takes a detour into an area closed off from the public, but more importantly from society. When the Carter's car breaks down at the old site, they're stranded. Start of the movie 0.