Not many films can boast that they contain German Shepard flashbacks. Wes Craven’s follow up to The Hills Have Eyes, The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 can easily boast in that territory. It can also proudly pound on its chest and declare that it is the more action and dirt bike packed of the two films.
Arrow Video’s limited edition release of The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 is packed to the cannibalistic gills with special features and a nice 2K restoration from some of the films original elements to boot.
The film follows a motocross team crossing a vast dessert to make it to a race. When they are suddenly caught in the snare of the cannibal family from the first film, these young folks are suddenly thrown into a game of survival against a barrage of attacks from the deadly hill people.
The beautiful slip case, with art by Paul Shipper comes with a booklet and 6 collectible postcards. The disc itself is loaded with special features with highlights that include a cool making of segment, and a new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues. Oh, and the whole thing is limited to 3000 copies.
I’ve always had a soft spot for this maligned sequel. In fact, when I was younger, I caught the sequel before I saw the first film. In my opinion the first has a lot more disturbing stuff in its corner, while the sequel has a lot more fun in general. A lot more fighting, motocross and more Michael Berryman all equal a film that moves and is kinda of a blast.
The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 limited edition is out now and can be found over at MVD Entertainment Group’s page.
Full list of features below:
- Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
- Blood, Sand, and Fire: The Making of The Hills Have Eyes Part II – brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with actor Michael Berryman, actress Janus Blythe, production designer Dominick Bruno, composer Harry Manfredini and unit production ma
- Stills gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- 6 Postcards
- Reversible fold-out Poster
- Limited to 3000 units
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Limited Edition 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes and an archival set visit from Fangoria
- Original uncompressed mono audio
- Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements