Universal Home Video has announced DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.98) releases of The Last House on the Left which stars Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, and Sara Paxton. Each will be available to own from the 18th August. As well as including both rated (1 Hour 50 Minutes) and unrated (1 Hour 54 Minutes) cuts of the film, each release will deleted scenes, and A Look Inside featurette. The Blu-ray release will also include a digital copy of the film. We've attached the package artwork below:
In addition to the usual violence and gore, the horror film Last House on the Left - opening today - contains an incredibly graphic rape scene. Yet, the film is rated R, not NC-17.
The 1972 film The Last House on the Left became infamous for its intimate portrayal of torture, rape, and revenge — subjects that are still taboo to address in films today without a sensitive touch. Interestingly, largely due to the film’s brutality, the film went on to become a cult classic of the horror genre, a film genre not typically known for having a sensitive touch.
Last House on the Left is a remake of a 1972 film directed by Wes Craven about a Charles Manson-like gang who rape and torture two women to death, prompting the victims' parents to stalk and kill them in a similarly gruesome way. The film is inspired by a 13th century folk ballad about a girl who is raped in the woods and whose attackers unknowingly take refuge in her parents house.