Monday, May 14, 2018

ON JUNE 25TH, 88 FILMS HONORS THE MEMORY OF THE LATE, GREAT WES CRAVEN BY REMASTERING ONE OF HIS RARER CLASSICS - MIND RIPPER (1995) - IN HORRIFYING HD!


MIND RIPPER (1995) 
(a.k.a The Hills Have Eyes III)

Label: 88 Films
Rating: Certification: 15 

Duration: 95 Minutes
Region Code:
Video: HD 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1) 
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo with Optional English Subtitles
Director: Joe Gayton 

Cast: Lance Henriksen, Giovanni Ribisi, Natasha Wagner, Claire Stansfield, John Diehl

Every horror fan that is worth a pint of blood knows very well that Wesley Earl Craven created one of the all-time greatest fright films in 1977's timeless terror-piece THE HILLS HAVE EYES. Following up his trendsetting THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972), Craven crafted a chiller that is largely seen as a gore game-changer - channelling cannibalism, family conflict and bone-crunching jump-scares. However what few viewers know is that, after the official sequel THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 in 1985, Craven himself would begin badgering away at an attempt to continue his classic desert-set mythology and expand its already fantastical scope into an even more supernatural-themed direction... The result was MIND RIPPER - released in some territories as THE HAVE EYES PART 3: THE OUTPOST - and a certified VHS-era hit. Released to critical enthusiasm in 1995 and starring the legendary Lance Henriksen (ALIENS/ NEAR DARK/ PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING), MIND RIPPER returns viewers to the endless sand-scapes of the Mojave Desert in California for another heart-thumping race against a mutated monster with limp-lopping evil on his mind!

Co-written and co-produced by Jonathan Craven, the son of the original fear-master, and overseen with the approval of Craven himself - albeit with directorial duties from Joe Gayton (of Dwayne Johnson actioner FASTER) - MIND RIPPER aptly anticipates the later THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake from 2006, by introducing audiences to a science lab buried deep underground. There, scientists experiment with the human form - although their Frankenstein-like enthusiasm from creating Cronenbergian creatures eventually gets the better of them... Also inspired by the pulse pounding sci-fright of the ALIEN franchise, and nodding to such genre benchmarks as John Carpenter's THE THING and HELLRAISER, this is a special effects-heavy heart-thumper that holds up as well today as it did 23 years ago!

Understanding the responsibility of bringing the unofficial third entry in the beloved THE HILLS HAVE EYES series back to UK shelves, the 88 Films team affords MIND RIPPER with a superb special edition that should have any self-respecting addict of sun-soaked shockers drenched in a cool summer sweat! Available soon for exclusive pre-order soon from the 88 Films web site (www.88films.co.uk), and on general release from June 25th, MIND RIPPER hits all good DVD stores with a stunning HD transfer, limited edition slipcase that includes the original VHS artwork, limited edition booklet containing a rundown on the tangled five-part THE HILLS HAVE EYES franchise by Calum Waddell and a brand new 40 minute on-camera conversation with Jonathan Craven himself!


Special Features: 
- HD transfer from the Original Negative
- DTS-HD MA Stereo 2.0 Audio
- Optional English Subtitles
- Scene Selection
- Stories From the Outpost - An Interview with Producer & Writer, Jonathan Craven (41 Mins)
- Original Trailer (HD)
- Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork

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