Special features include commentary by screenplay writer/director Alexandre Aja, screenplay writer/art director Gregory Levasseur, and producer Marlanne Maddalena; commentary with producers Wes Craven and Peter Locke; a 50-minute making-of featurette "Surviving The Hills"; 11 minutes of production diaries, availableto watch all together or separately in seven different chapters; the "Leave The Broken Hearts" music video by The Finalist; and up-front ads.
After being stranded in the middle of the New Mexico desert, a cross-country vacation becomes one family's bloody nightmare. When a group of mutants crawl down from the hills to pay them a visit, the family finds themselves doing whatever they have to to save each other's lives. Based on Wes Craven's "The Hills Have Eyes." (Tricia Spears)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits a color palette that is complementary to the setting of the horrific tale, with generally well-balanced colors, plenty of red desert sand, and highly contrasted imagery. Images are quite sharp, but finer details can appear plugged-up at times, although nicely textured at other times. Smearing and pixel breakup is occasionally a problem, as well as the occasional edge halo. (Suzanne Hodges)
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