Posted Fri Aug 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Tobe Hooper's classic horror will be getting two collector's editions this fall.
As previously reported, MPI/Dark Sky Films will be releasing 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray on September 16.
A limited edition Black Maria version will also be available on October 14.
A tale of five 20-somethings whose free-spirited road trip becomes a terrifying descent into madness. When they find themselves isolated in a rural Texas community, they fall into the clutches of a monstrous clan of Texas cannibals and find themselves being whittled away by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface.
It's been imitated and remade, but never equaled. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre rose from a notorious 1974 sleeper sensation to rank as one of the greatest horror films ever made. The film is being released with an all-new 4K digital transfer and newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Tobe Hooper. This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras.
Special features include: Two New Audio Commentaries, the first with writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper; the second with cinematographer Daniel Pearl, editor J. Larry Carroll and sound recordist Ted Nicolaou; Two Additional Audio Commentaries, the first with Hooper, Pearl and actor Gunnar Hansen; the second with actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger and Paul A. Partain, and production designer Robert Burns; 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; The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman; New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes; Grandpa's Tales: An Interview with John Dugan; Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll; Blooper Reel; Outtakes from The Shocking Truth; Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Texas Chain Saw Massacre; Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents Making Grandpa; Still Gallery; 40th Anniversary Trailer; Trailers, TV, and Radio Spots.
The Black Maria version will add a few collectables including a Leatherface Apron, Theatrical Mini-Poster, and Cattle Truck Packaging.
You can find the latest specs for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 16 (and October 14 for the Black Maria version).
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