Texas Chain Saw Massacre (40th Anniversary Edition)

Burns, Marilyn

SKU: 030306193090

UPC 030306193090
Release Date 2014-09-16
Studio Dark Sky
Discs 1
Length 83
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is, without a doubt, the granddaddy of all splatter films. Inspired by 1950s mass murderer Ed Gein, Tobe Hooper's debut feature opens with five unsuspecting teenagers driving in a van through sun-scorched rural Texas. After a terrifying exchange with a demented hitchhiker, the group ends up at an old farmhouse. At first, the house appears to be abandoned, but soon, the evil residents begin to wreak havoc on the youngsters' lives. With her friends and wheelchair-bound brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) disappearing one by one, the terrified Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) must summon the strength to escape from the ghoulish family of mass murderers, who are led by the gruesome, chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen). Hooper's low-budget exploitation horror film became a cult hit and favorite midnight movie that helped define the splatter genre by introducing such standard features as the house of terror, where innocent victims meet horrible ends, and the girl in peril who survives the mayhem to become the heroine. Spawning several sequels, as well as a 2003 remake, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remains an untouchable work of sheer terror that continues to shock audiences all over the world.The granddaddy of all splatter films. Five teenagers driving through rural Texas stumble onto an old farmhouse which turns out to be inhabited by a ghoulish family of mass murderers. Chainsaws and meat hooks are the tools of these white trash psycho-killers' trade -- they decorate their home with human bones, skin and other gruesome relics, supplementing the body count with corpses from the local graveyard when fresh victims are scarce. It looks like curtains for certain for the teen travellers trapped inside this house of horrors -- unless one scantily-clad female can elude the powertools and survive the night of terror intact.Theatrical release: October 1974 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was director Tobe Hooper's first feature film. The film's estimated budget was $350,000. Featured songs by Roger Bartlett & Friends, Timberline Rose, Arkey Blue and Los Cyclones. The film was loosely based on the real-life crimes of Ed Gein, which also inspired Hitchcock's PSYCHO. John Larroquette makes an uncredited vocal appearance, providing the film with it's unsettling opening narration.My family's always been in meat. -- Hitchhiker (Edwin Neal)...CHAINSAW is one of the scariest movies of all time......Tobe Hooper's horror classic remains as sharp as ever...Few horror films can match the unflinching, sadistic force of this low-budget 1974 triumph...4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he film throws the American Dream into a hellish world of murder and cannibalism....Often copied, rarely equalled.5 stars out of 5 -- CHAIN SAW remains one of the most punishing, exhilarating films ever made.
Cast Tobe Hooper (Producer)
Allen Danzinger (Star)
Teri McMinn (Star)
Tobe Hooper (Composer)
Wayne Bell (Composer)
William Vail (Star)
Kim Henkel (Screenwriter)
Tobe Hooper (Director)
Paul A. Partain (Star)
Ed Neal (Star)
Gunnar Hansen (Star)
Sallye Richardson (Editor)
Larry Carroll (Editor)
Robert A. Burns (Art Director)
John Larroquette (Voice)
Daniel Pearl (Cinematographer)
Tobe Hooper (Screenwriter)
Jim Siedow (Star)
Marilyn Burns (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: 4 Feature Commentaries: Writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen, cinematographer Daniel Pearl Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain, and production designer Robert Burns NEW commentary with writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper NEW commentary with cinematographer Daniel Pearl, editor J. Larry Carroll and sound recordist Ted Nicolaou Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby True HD 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.19000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror,Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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