A Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of those classics that we have all owned on different formats from VHS to blu-ray. Well, get ready to purchase it once again. Dark Sky Films announced that they have a 4K UHD special edition of the classic coming soon.
A film like Texas Chainsaw Massacre is unlike anything else that has ever been filmed. From its chilling John Larroquette read beginning, to Leatherface dancing with his chainsaw in a Texas sunrise with its inevitable cold cut to black, Tobe Hooper’s film is a masterpiece.
The upcoming release of TCM on 4K UHD is inevitably going to be a beautiful transfer. But, the Texas-sized amount of special features is the thing that is going to knock everyone’s socks off. Perhaps on of our favorites is the late-great Tobe Hooper having a one-on-one conversation with Exorcist director, William Friedkin.
The synopsis for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre goes like this:
The film follows a group of young friends (played by Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail and Teri McMinn) road-tripping by van through Texas who fall victim to a bizarre family of cannibals – including a huge masked madman known as Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) who always has a gas-powered chain saw at the ready. The shocker originated many elements of the slasher genre that would soon explode: the use of power tools as murder weapons, a hulking faceless killer, a desolate rural setting, and the sadistic slaughter of innocent young victims.
The special features on the 2-disc collection goes like this:
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE arrives in deluxe 4K UHD and 4K UHD Steelbook editions, each containing a bonus disc containing a wealth of supplemental materials. Disc 1 holds the 4K UHD feature film and four commentary tracks: writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen and cinematographer Daniel Pearl; actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger and Paul A. Partain with production designer Robert Burns; Tobe Hooper solo; and Daniel Pearl, editor J. Larry Carroll and sound recordist Ted Nicolaou.
Disc 2, a Blu-ray, contains the new, never-before-seen feature-length documentary The Legacy of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and several featurettes. These include “The Cinefamily Presents FRIEDKIN/HOOPER,” a conversation about the film between Tobe Hooper and The Exorcist director William Friedkin; “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth”; “Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw”; a tour of the TCSM house with Gunnar Hansen; “Off the Hook with Teri McMinn”; and “The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman.”Filling out the generous package are deleted scenes and outtakes, a blooper reel, trailers, vintage TV and radio spots, and much more to thrill fans old and new.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre arrives on 4K UHD from Dark Sky Films beginning February 28, 2023. Head over HERE to pre-order your copy today.