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This week's films. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review. Marc Webb's superhero sequel is savvy, punchy and dashing enough to stir the blood of even the most jaded adult, writes Xan Brooks.
The movie and its Unrated version 's remake of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes found favour with the reviewers, however the same could not be said of Martin Weisz' sequel. But, as is so often the case these days, even so two vesions of the movie were released on dvd: The R-rated version on double sided disc with both wide and full screen transfers and the unrated-dvd, which over two sides also presents bonus material and arrives in a slip case. It is worth mentioning that the two prints differ only slightly, there are no alternate or extended scenes and only the more visceral scenes have been altered to suit the respective rating.
Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. Bloody, grotesque assaults on traveling family by human mutants; infant in danger carried off by mutants ; dogs yelp off screen and their bloody bodies are discovered by horrified humans; mutants eat human and dog corpses; bird's head bitten off; graphic injuries and body parts including a bloody head and some deformed heads.
A family on vacation travels through the desert on their way to California, in a camper. Taking dubious advice from a gas attendant lands them in the middle of nowhere with two flat tires and a bent axle. Now begins the bizarre visits from a family of irradiated ex-miners, turned cannibals.
The original by Wes Craven is a staple of cult horror, its praises sung by film nerds, but with the release of the remake The Hills Have Eyesdirected and adapted by Alexandre Ajafinally a mainstream audience can learn what all the hubbub was about. The movie about a family that unfortunately stumbles into the desolate and dangerous realm of a group of desert psychos is as iconic as a nightmare and far scarier. Chills are balanced by thrills in the fetching forms of Emilie de Ravin and Vinessa Shawwho might not get naked but add some flesh to the guts, making this a perfectly evenhanded flick to watch one-handedly.