||The Hills Have Eyes 2 (Unrated)
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Mutant Attacks Featurette
Birth Of A Graphic Novel Featurette
Exploring The Hills: The Making Of The Hills Have Eyes 2 Featurette
Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Spanish: Dolby Digital Surround
French: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Run Time: 90 min
Synopsis from DVD Cover:
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!
With even more blood, guts and gore than its shocking predecessor, this chilling sequel picks up two years after the ill-fated Carter family was attacked by cannibalistic mutants while crossing a secret military testing zone known only as Sector 16. Now, a group of National Guard trainees on a routine mission in the area find themselves up against the same bloodthirsty freaks. But this time, the mutant patriarch isn't just looking for a quick bite - he needs female breeders to continue his family line!
Having seen last year's "The Hills Have Eyes," I was expecting for the sequel to come close to the kind of character development and storyline Alexander Aja accomplished with such limited material. Unfortunately, "The Hills Have Eyes 2" just adds to the many points studio execs have as to why not fund horror flicks anymore. With the release of this film, Fox Atomic is slowly getting away from the genre completely.
The story revolves around a group of National Guard trainees, who find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert. As with most terrible horror flicks, the characters are walking stereotypes and make completely illogical decisions in every scene. Silliness ranges from yelling at each other when attempting to hide from the mutants to scurrying off alone behind some rocks when nature calls, seconds after realizing they are being hunted.
Usually with films of this quality, the bonus material is actually fun to watch. And this Unrated DVD is stuffed to the brim. There are several deleted scenes and an alternate ending, which shows the friendly mutant turning on the unsuspecting soldiers. We also get your standard gag reel, showing the cast screwing up their lines and just having a good time. In addition, there are three featurettes, which go into detail of how the mutants were made to look the way they did, and what was going on behind the scenes. Finally, there is "Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School," which is a Q&A session with Wes Craven.
This movie adds nothing to the original, but instead tries to imitate it, failing miserably. Obviously, I'm not surprised, since the horror genre is filled with similar movies and only once in a while that we would get something worth watching. So instead of seeing this sequel, go out and rent "The Hills Have Eyes," "The Descent," or "Saw."