An "idiot"? I dunno man, that transfer looks pretty rank...
If Image and others don't want people to second guess their materials and integrity, then they simply can't release sh*t to start with. The Hills Have Eyes is an upscale, there's no question about it. Hellbound may well not be, but it really doesn't look that much better, and the HDTV version (while certainly not flawless) is indeed an improvement.
Under the circumstances, Image has gotten no less than they deserve.
Oh, snap! That JP release is only as a trilogy box set? No singles? A pity... if I have to hang onto the AB Anniversary DVD until doomsday, so be it.