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The Last House on the Left Q&A – Garret, Monica Potter & Wes Craven

The Last House on the Left Region 2 Blu-rayThe Last House on the Left will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in region 2 on October 19. British film site Stale Popcorn posted their Q&A sessions with Garret, Monica Potter and Wes Craven. Here is a snippet:

Q: How is Krug different in this movie to the villain in the 1972 version?

A: Times have changed, and I wanted my guy to be more of a rageaholic, without the drug influence. And the father angle is explored further in this movie as well.

Q: Krug must be one of the most horrific characters you have ever played.

A: Yes, but I also felt sorry for him. I know people who are angry at what life has handed them – albeit not to that extreme – and take it out on everyone around them.

Q: And it’s even more tragic here due to the fact that he also has a kid…

A: And a good kid who, despite Krug, is kind of normal and ultimately does what is right, so it’s tragic that he doesn’t have a proper father.

Q: So, your character is multi-layered then?

A: That’s what I liked about him. His complexity made my job interesting.

Q: It seems that as an actor you like to challenge yourself with very different roles, going from one extreme to another…

A: I know, but I thought that’s what we were supposed to do as actors: one day you are the king and the next you are the beggar. I feel a sense of accomplishment if I can pull off a character that is very far from me or from the last character I played. It’s important to me.

Q: When you think of a villain that has impressed you on screen, which film comes to mind?

A: I really like Terrence Malick’s BADLANDS because that villain – a serial killer – is very interesting.

To read the whole thing, go here.

The Last House on the Left is out on DVD & Blu-ray today

A quick reminder, from Wes Craven among others: The Last House on the Left is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Details below.


Widescreen 1.85:1/16×9
English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Spanish DTS 5.1
French DTS 5.1



Supplements Subtitles



Original Theatrical Version: 110 min.
Unrated Edition: 114 min.
Price: $39.98

Release Date: 8/18/2009

Bonus features

Both Theatrical and Unrated Cuts of the Film
Deleted Scenes
“A Look Inside” Featurette
Digital Copy

The Last House on the Left – behind the scenes video

CinemaJudge.com posted a 25-minute video that includes the trailer, clips from the movie, cast & crew interviews, and some behind the scenes stuff. Most of this has already made the rounds on the net, just never in the same place. To see it in HD, go to YouTube.

Last House – UK release date, new TV spot, premiere clip

A new TV spot for The Last House on the Left, which opens wide today, has emerged online:

Fearnet.com posted a video from the premiere:

‘The Last House on the Left’ – PremiereMore amazing videos are a click away

And some bad news (unconfirmed for now) for the UK fans. If you were planning on seeing the film legally, you may have to wait until September, which is probably around the same time the unrated cut hits the DVD shelves in the U.S. According to HorrorMovies.ca, Wes Craven “thinks” that the movie will be released on September 4.

Last House press junket: Craven, Iliadis, Paxton, Potter, Dillahunt

garret dillahunt,last house on the left,krugHorror.com has new interviews with producer Wes Craven, director Dennis Iliadis, and cast members Sara Paxton, Monica Potter and Garret.

The video can’t be embedded so poke Krug -> to go to the site.

And if you live in the L.A. area, there will be a free screening of The Last House on the Left on Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Los Angeles Film School, followed by a Q&A with writers Adam Alleca and Carl Ellsworth. Click here for details.

Finally, MovieWeb.com was at the same press junket and has interviews with the same bunch. Video below. Good stuff.