Released by: Arrow Films
Release Date: Jul. 22nd, 1977 (Theatrical)
Oct. 11th, 2016 (Blu-ray)
Region Code: REGION FREE
Run Time: 1h 29m
Audio: English: LPCM Mono
Video: 1080p (1.78: Aspect Ratio, not 1.85:1 the booklet and case say)
Arrow has gone above and beyond for their release of Hills. The outer packaging is a thick card
stock slipbox that holds all the goodies found inside. Inside the box is a regular “Arrow” case that holds the blu-ray and six postcards that feature different posters from around the world. The cover for the case is reversible: one side is the newly commissioned artwork that is also found on the slipbox, and the other side is the original theatrical poster.
Arrow has impressed me again with this release. The picture, while still not the greatest, is definitely the best the film has looked since its release in 1977. The special features are excellent, especially in the audio commentary department, and the packaging makes the release standout amongst the crowd. This is a release that fans will love and may convert naysayers.