‘The Hitcher’ – 4K Restoration of 1986 Horror Classic Finally Up for Pre-Order!

One of the most hotly anticipated releases for physical media collecting horror fans in recent years has been Second Sight’s 4K upgrade of The Hitcher, and we finally have a date this week.

The 1986 horror movie comes to 4K UHD & Blu-ray on September 30 from Second Sight.

The new 4K restoration features D​olby Vision grade, Atmos audio and hours of new bonus material, plus a hardback book, script book and more. Standard Editions are also available.

Of particular note, this is a REGION FREE release.

Special Features include:

  • Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both discs
  • A new 4k restoration by Second Sight Films from the original camera negative supervised and approved by Director Robert Harmon
  • UHD presented in HDR with Dolby Vision
  • Features Dolby Atmos and original stereo audio mixes
  • New audio commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Audio commentary with Robert Harmon and Writer Eric Red
  • Scene specific audio commentary with Robert Harmon, Eric Red, Executive Producer Edward S Feldman, Composer Mark Isham, Director of Photography John Seale and Actors Rutger Hauer and C Thomas Howell
  • The Projection Booth Podcast: featuring Robert Harmon and Rutger Hauer
  • Bullseye: a new interview with Robert Harmon (41 Minutes)
  • Penning the Ripper: a new interview with Eric Red (41 Minutes)
  • Doomed to Live: a new interview with C Thomas Howell (28 Minutes)
  • The Man from Oz: a new interview with John Seale (10 Minutes)
  • A Very Formative Score: a new interview with Mark Isham (15 Minutes)
  • Duel Runner: Leigh Singer on the evolution of The Hitcher and Rutger Hauer (20 Minutes)
  • China Lake: a short film by Robert Harmon newly restored (35 Minutes)
  • The Calling Card: Robert Harmon on China Lake (15 Minutes)
  • Telephone: a short film by Eric Red (26 Minutes)
  • The Hitcher: How do these movies get made? (38 Minutes)
  • Trailers (5 Minutes)

Limited Edition Contents include:

  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Adam Stothard
  • 200-page hardback book with exclusive Robert Harmon interview by Lou Thomas, exclusive Eric Red interview by Matthew Thrift, new essays by Heather Drain, David Kittredge, Craig Ian Mann, Rebecca McCallum, Meagan Navarro and Jon Towlson, archival Fangoria article and Behind the Scenes photo gallery
  • Eric Red’s original screenplay book
  • 6 collectors’ art cards

Released in 1986, The Hitcher starred the late Rutger Hauer as a murderous hitchhiker and C. Thomas Howell as the young man who makes the mistake of picking him up. The film was written by Eric Red (Near Dark, Bad Moon), and directed by Robert Harmon.

In The Hitcher, “A would-be samaritan picks up a hitchhiker and soon discovers the man is a relentless serial killer. Framed by the cold-blooded murderer for a string of slayings, his only help comes from a caring waitress as they attempt to flee from both the law and the hitcher.”

You can pre-order your copy of Second Sight’s release for $54.42 today.


The Hitcher 4K Blu-ray

The Hitcher 4K

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