Until someone comes up with a better transfer, I'm going with the belief that that's the best the film will look. Hell, even Anchor Bay's balls to the walls special edition, where they went back and remastered the film looked like absolute dog dicks. Now, I know that it came out in 2003, but there were other films that were low budget features from that time period, shot on 16mm, like The Evil Dead, that also had new releases either that year or the year before that and they looked fantastic. So, if Anchor Bay could make The Evil Dead (a film shot by a bunch of rookie 20-year olds) look as good as it did, yet The Hills Have Eyes still looks like shit, only slightly crisper shit that's in widescreen now, I'd say it's safe to assume that whatever surviving elements there are, be it prints, negatives, what have you, are in equally shitty shape. If not, then I'm sure AB would have presented us with something that would have wiped the floor with this blu-ray.