It has been reviled and revered. Attacked by churches, banned by governments and acclaimed by only the bravest of critics. In 1974, a young filmmaker named Tobe Hooper changed the face of horror movies forever with an independent film he directed, wrote and produced. Three decades later, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre stands as an unequaled landmark in the evolution of horror cinema and remains for many the most frightening motion picture ever made. Now, Dark Sky Films announces the definitive DVD edition of the dark, visionary masterpiece with the release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Ultimate Edition DVD. SRP for the tasty 2-disc set, which will be available on September 26, 2006, is 29.98.
Newly transferred in High Definition from the original negative and remixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre grabbed audiences by the throat from the moment it premiered thirty-two years ago. Inspired by the true story of serial killer Ed Gein, the film charts the nightmare journey of five college students as they travel through Texas to visit one of the traveler's grandfather's grave. Picking up a mysterious and dangerous hitch-hiker, the group barely escapes death at the hands of the wandering psychopath when they take refuge in a dilapidated clapboard house nearby. Unbeknownst to them, they have entered the charnel house of the gruesome "Leatherface" (Gunnar Hansen) and his "family" of demented cannibals. Many fans and critics consider the final twenty minutes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre one of the most visceral experiences ever committed to film.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Ultimate Edition DVD presents the horror classic like it's never been seen or heard before, with a new widescreen (1:78:1, 16x9 enhanced) high-definition transfer created from the original 16mm camera negatives and remixed audio in discrete Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 stereo surround and the original monophonic soundtrack, digitally remastered.
The 2-disc set offers a buffet of never-before-seen bonus materials produced for exclusively for this definitive collection, including:
- Feature-length commentary with actors Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen
- Danziger and art director Robert A. Burns
- Feature-length commentary with director Tobe Hooper, cinematographer Daniel
- Pearl and actor Gunnar Hansen
- Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth Documentary
- Flesh Wounds Documentary
- A Tour of the TCSM house with Gunnar Hansen
In addition, the DVD serves up such archival supplements as:
- Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- Radio Spots
- Blooper Reel
- Still Gallery
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ULTIMATE EDITION DVD
Feature running time: 84 min.
Bonus materials running time: approx. 180 min.
Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 Stereo Surround, Original Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish