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For more than 30 years, cinema's most depraved maniac Leatherface, along with his sadistic family, have been terrorizing audiences worldwide. See how it all began with a haunting journey into the gruesome childhood of Thomas Hewitt and his transformation into Leatherface as the hit prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning arrives on DVD on January 16, 2007, from New Line Home Entertainment. Born under the most horrific of conditions, an abandoned baby is found and taken in by the demented Hewitt family. As he grows under their morbid nurturing, the boy develops a ravenous appetite for chainsaws and torture - which is unfortunate for four teens who are captured and brought to the Hewitt's secluded house of horrors. There, the teenagers must fight to survive as Thomas' murderous desires are unleashed, and Leatherface is born.

Directed by Jonathan Liebesmen (Darkness Falls, Rings), the film stars Jordana Brewster (The Fast and the Furious, Annapolis), R. Lee Ermey (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Se7en), Taylor Handley (TV's The OC, TV's CSI), Diora Baird (Accepted, Wedding Crashers) and Matthew Bomer (Flightplan, TV's Tru Calling). Available in both unrated and R-rated versions, the DVD features terrifying extras including deleted/extended scenes, audio commentary from Liebesmen and a bloodcurdling behind-the-scenes documentary. The DVD will be available at $28.98 SRP, and the order due date is December 12, 2006.

The year is 1969. On one last fling before leaving to serve in the Vietnam War, two brothers, Dean (Handley) and Eric (Bomer), embark on a road trip across Texas with their girlfriends, Chrissie (Brewster) and Bailey (Baird). After their jeep crashes on a deserted highway, the sadistic Sheriff Hoyt (Ermey) mysteriously arrives on the scene. Chrissie hides in the nearby brush as she helplessly watches the sheriff abduct her three friends. Taking them to his secluded house of horrors, Hoyt introduces his new captives to the deranged Hewitt family and their gruesome son, Thomas/Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski), who has a ravenous appetite for chainsaws and torture. Chrissie becomes an eyewitness to the gory carnage inflicted by Leatherface upon her friends and quickly realizes that she is their only hope of survival.

DVD Features:

- Deleted/extended scenes

- Audio commentary with director Jonathan Liebesman and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form

- Deleted scenes commentary with director Jonathan Liebesman and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form

- Down to the Bone behind-the-scenes documentary

Technical Specs:

- Aspect Ratio: 16x9 widescreen (1.85:1) version of the film

- Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 6.1, and EnglishStereo Surround 2.0

- Subtitles: English & Spanish subtitles

- CC: Yes

- Rating: R

- Rating Reason: Strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content

- Run Time: 89 Minutes