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Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left gets epic Blu-ray via Arrow Video

I don't know about you guys but one of my favorite horror movies of all-time is Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. While I don't necessarily enjoy watching the film, I have seen it countless times as a reminder that even the greats can start with so little. The story and script are great, David Hess is untouchable, and the score (also by Hess) is catchy and strange as sh*t.

It is with this love of the film in mind that I wanted to let you guys know that Arrow Video has just announced an all-new Limited Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray of the film, and it is a whopper. Not only are the special features seemingly endless and badass, but this edition will boast three different cuts of the film - including the "Krug and Company" R-rated Cut!

You can check out all the sweet specifics below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (and its remake) in the comments below or on social media.

LIMITED 2 X BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements 
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper 
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork 
  • 6 x lobby card reproductions 
  • Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower 

DISC ONE – THE UNCUT VERSION 

  • Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes 
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham 
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Junior’s Story – a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler 
  • Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
  • Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul 
  • Songs in the Key of Krug – never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess 
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century – archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove 
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left – archival interview with Wes Craven 
  • Scoring Last House on the Left – archival interview with actor/composer David Hess 
  • It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left – archival documentary 
  • Forbidden Footage – the cast and crew of Last House on the film’s most controversial sequences 
  • Deleted Scene 
  • Outtakes and Dailies 
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots 
  • Image Gallery

DISC TWO – THE ‘KRUG & COMPANY’ & R-RATED CUTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film 
  • The Craven Touch – brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven’s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss 
  • Early Days and “Night of Vengeance” – filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left 
  • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out – excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short

See? I told you those were some massively badass f*cking special features. Wes Craven would be proud Arrow Video. Bless you.

Rundown via Arrow Video:

The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favorites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release. 

On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture, and murder. 

Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalize on its success. It is Wes Craven’s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

The film was written and directed by Wes Craven (his feature film debut) and produced by Sean S. Cunningham (FRIDAY THE 13TH). The movie stars David A. Hess, Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, and Marc Sheffler.

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT hits Blu-ray via Arrow Video "May 28/29" (whatever that means).

Extra Tidbit: The story is inspired by the 1960 Swedish film The Virgin Spring, directed by Ingmar Bergman
Source: Arrow Video

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