Death Valley

Overview

While traveling across Arizona with his divorced mother and her new boyfriend, a precocious young boy stumbles onto a grisly murder scene, placing the three of them in mortal danger at the hands of a pair of good-ol'-boy twin psychopaths. It's hard to tell whether the producers of this film decided to "dress up" a standard slasher script with spooky desert vistas and quality actors including cuddly little Peter Billingsley, who forever endeared himself to viewers of the perennial favorite A Christmas Story, or ...
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Overview

While traveling across Arizona with his divorced mother and her new boyfriend, a precocious young boy stumbles onto a grisly murder scene, placing the three of them in mortal danger at the hands of a pair of good-ol'-boy twin psychopaths. It's hard to tell whether the producers of this film decided to "dress up" a standard slasher script with spooky desert vistas and quality actors including cuddly little Peter Billingsley, who forever endeared himself to viewers of the perennial favorite A Christmas Story, or rather chose to inject gratuitous T&A and gore scenes into an otherwise more sophisticated Hitchcockian thriller to lure the Friday the 13th crowd. Whatever the motivation, the end result is a muddled mishmash of family drama and sleazy dead-teen mayhem that never found an audience.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Dick Richards; Theatrical Trailer; TV Spot
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • UPC: 826663137644
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 22,574

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Le Mat Mike
Catherine Hicks Sally
Stephen McHattie Hal
Wilford Brimley Sheriff
Peter Billingsley Billy
Edward Herrmann Paul Stanton
Jack O'Leary Earl
Mary Steelsmith Baby Sitter
Gina Christian R.V. Girl
Kirk I. Kiskella R.V. Boy No. 1
Frank J. Cimorelli R.V. Boy No. 2
J.P.S. Brown Western Sheriff
Roy S. Gunsburg Tour Guide
Fred W.S. Newton Outlaw
Arnold C. Waterman Onlooker
Technical Credits
Dick Richards Director
Stanley Beck Co-producer
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Joel Cox Editor
Roy Downey Special Effects
Allen Jones Art Director
Dana Kaproff Score Composer
Elliott Kastner Producer
Leonard A. Mazzola Set Decoration/Design
Bill Nicholson Special Effects
Clark Paylow Asst. Director
Richard Rothstein Co-producer, Screenwriter
James E. Webb Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Death Valley
1. Chapter 1 [9:52]
2. Chapter 2 [7:42]
3. Chapter 3 [15:49]
4. Chapter 4 [9:00]
5. Chapter 5 [9:53]
6. Chapter 6 [7:25]
7. Chapter 7 [11:27]
8. Chapter 8 [9:03]
9. Chapter 9 [4:39]
10. Chapter 10 [3:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Death Valley
   Play Movie
   Bonus Features
      Death Valley TV Spot
      Death Valley Trailer
      The Island Trailer
      They Live Trailer
   Audio
      Audio
         5.1 Dolby Digital
         2.0 Dolby Digital
         Commentary With Director Dick Richards
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On/Off
         Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Chapters
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