Classic 80s thriller “The Hitcher” is getting a new 4K Collectors Edition release from Second Sight in September

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On September 30th Second Sight are finally bringing us their long-awaited 4K Collectors Edition release of the classic 80s Rutger Hauer thriller The Hitcher.

As usual with Second Sight, this will come loaded with new and archive bonus features. Pre-orders are live right now, and we’ll add more links as we get them.

Pre-order: Zavvi | HMV | Rarewaves | Second Sight (money taken for pre-orders immediately)

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.


Limited Edition Contents:

  • 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

Special Features:

  • 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)

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