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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Original Uncut Edition [1974] [DVD]

Marilyn Burns , Gunnar Hansen , Tobe Hooper    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen
  • Directors: Tobe Hooper
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Mar 2004
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001KZNYM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,110 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The 2003 version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre adheres to the pure-and-simple slasher-movie formula: introduce a gaggle of sexy young people, make vague gestures to distinguish them--Jessica Biel wants to get married and doesn't like pot, so she's our moral compass--then start hacking them to pieces one by one. The visual palette includes grimy crucified dolls, fly-specked pig carcasses, body parts floating in murky jars, a tobacco-chewing redneck sheriff and many slender beams of sunlight cutting through dank, dusty interiors. The camera lovingly photographs Biel's tank-topped bosom and sculpted abs as she's running in terror from a bloated, chainsaw-wielding, human-skin-wearing maniac. This remake lacks the macabre comedy of the original; it's all about the nauseating sensation of waiting for something to jump out of the dark. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

The original uncut version of director Tobe Hooper's blood-splattering classic, based on the true-life exploits of serial killer Ed Gein. A group of five teenagers drive down to Texas to check that their grandfather's grave is intact and stumble upon a farmhouse inhabited by a family of unemployed slaughterhouse workers, including the grisly 'Leatherface' (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask made of human flesh and wields a fearsome chainsaw.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thankfully this remake spawned 'The beginning' 1 April 2012
Format:Blu-ray
First seeing the original by Tobe Hooper and Gunnar Hanson the Texas Chainsaw Massacre terrified me, the intro, eerie music and insanity of it. The fact it had leatherface grab a pretty good looking innocent teenage woman and stuff her on a meathook made me feel weak and helpless besides asking 'What merciless psycho would do that?!' This film started it all but it was not without its 'minor' flaws.

Upon hearing a re-make of the original was in cinemas I was one of the first to get down there and see if it could still hold up against the original. Well it definately did and you could spot the similarities. Adding to that a fantastic mock Police report at the start and finish gave realism so an excellent job of breathing new life into the most hardcore of slasher movies. Limiting the gore was keeping intouch with the original and more about playing on the mind about what was happening. Thankfully it spawned a prequal 'The Beginning' in which the story of leatherface is told with even more brutality and gore.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning film to experience on Blu Ray, 5/5* 2 July 2011
By lwk94
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
TV watched on: 32" LG 32LD490 (HD READY TV)
Blu Ray player: LG BD555 Blu Ray Player (Connected with a HDMI cable)
The film itself is incredible, a very worthy remake of a horror classic and 10 times better then most of the horror remakes made after it. Anyway, less about the movie and more about the Blu Ray. This film looks stunning in 1080p in contrast to 480p on the DVD version(which I also have). Every detail is pin sharp, including facial shots where you can see the finest details (e.g. hair, sweat etc.). Landscape shots look excellent and vivid. All in all the picture looks great. Horror films are perfect for Blu Ray, it helps enhance the experience a horror film gives the viewer, with the gruesome details more sharper then on a DVD and the terrifying sounds much more clearer too, it makes you feel like you're right inside the movie.
All in all a great film to experience on Blu Ray and with a reasonable price, it is most definitely worth buying.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
When the film was first announced, I have to admit I was VERY sceptical about the whole thing. One of the best films in horror history was about to get the remake treatment. Well, the day came and went, the film was released, and I saw it. Never have I been more pleasantly surprised. This was as good, if not better, than the original (I actually prefer this version now....). No matter - if you like this film or not is a different thing alltogether when it comes to rating this Blu-Ray edition.

It's great. Simply great. The transfer is STUNNING, to say the least, with incredible detail.
Highly recommended if you like Horror, remake or not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best remakes I've ever seen 23 Feb 2013
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Very rarely I am of the opinion that a remake of a classic film is even better than the original, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is one of those rare exceptions.

The story is different enough (with new scenes and added characters) from the 1974 classic that I believe it will still keep a lot of people guessing as to what's coming next. It's brutal and an emotional thrill from start to finish. This version benefits from a higher budget, the music is perfect and the acting from all the players in this film (even the side characters) is very strong indeed.

If anything, I think that I much prefer this modern 2003 version, and it is not often (if ever) that I say that.

A brilliant remake of a classic horror movie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep outta Texas for the time being 16 Jun 2012
Format:DVD
The ultimate film for horror fans which I'm sure will stand the test of time. The movie is about a family of cannibals that live in rural Texas and they are stumbled upon by a group of friends that have gone out for a long summer drive in their camper van. When the family want something to eat they will call upon their chief executioner Leatherface, who was a boy that grew up with facial deformaties that was kept away from other children and therefore had no social contact growing up. Thomas Hewitt then became a vicious murderer with his favourite toy, a chainsaw. If you like gore then this is for you, and the best acting performance is delivered by Ermey (the villianous sheriff Hoyt) and this movie works really well as a re-release, with brilliant effects and a new dimension to the franchise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "..AWESOME REHASH.." 24 April 2012
Format:DVD
One of best remakes over the years, good creepy story and a nice cast including the sexy Jessica Biel in one of her first early roles, Leatherface looks better than he ever did making him a bit more scary again. Over all allot more brutal and intense than the original. A must own horror I would say.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cult Shocker 9 Oct 2009
Format:DVD
This film, although no-where near as nasty as some might think, is still a brutally scary shockfest of a movie that hasn't lost it's atmospheric edge over the years. Scared the Bejezus outta me when i first saw it.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the original?? Oh yes!! 4 Feb 2004
Format:DVD
Being an extremely avid fan of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Tobe Hooper and starring Gunnar Hansen, Marylin Burns et. al. I was almost sure that the remake would be like any other remake; just a big budget Hollywood production starring A-list celebrities. And for people who like seeing this kind of thing in films, fair enough, it can work. But with a masterpiece as raw and horrifying as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, i believed that C.G special effects and top celebrities would somewhat distract from the horror of the picture.
However, I believe this an extremely rare exception to the rule. The film is an excellent homage to the original, taking the best parts of it, doubling the tension, slotting them back in and then adding a whole lot more. A certain newspaper said that, 'Scary movies are back'. They couldn't be more right. This film does not stop at anything in trying to scare you witless.
The film is brilliantly directed by German-born Marcus Nispel, once highly commended for his music video and commercial direction. This was his first feature film, and what a debut it was. He has tried his best to keep the rawness of the original film, but include more in depth camera detail, and it definitely works very well in this film.
Starring Jessica Biel as Erin, Jonathan Tucker as Morgan and Eric Balfour as Kemper, this movie stars relatively unknown stars in the U.K, with the exception of Biel. This adds to overall quality of the film. Because we have not seend these people before it is easy to imagine that the whole film is a real video filmed by someone there at the time, a horrifying thought.
In conclusion, this film is just as good as the original, if not better and is definitely worth the purchase. If you are of a nervous disposition, make sure you dont watch it alone!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great horror dvd
Published 1 month ago by nadine
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
did not work
Published 1 month ago by danielle fergusson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not as bloody as it seems !
Published 1 month ago by Lars Jönlid
5.0 out of 5 stars Have rewatched countless times
Fan of (good) horror and thriller movies and this is one of them; excellent plot, strong acting (especially Jessica Biel who is a very convincing lead), good intensity, and very... Read more
Published 4 months ago by AA_student
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Really Good
I was quite reluctant to see this remake. The original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is a classic and its for this reason i eventually decided to see it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by OwenDavies2
4.0 out of 5 stars horror revived
I am a huge fan of horrors and the Texas chainsaw massacre is a classic and unlike most great horror movies this was a brilliant remake just like the original. Read more
Published 6 months ago by joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Remake!
Im a big fan of the horror genre and this movie doesn't disappoint. This remake is awesome. The story's brilliant and fast paced, the acting is pretty good for a horror movie, its... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Miss Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas c m
Love this 2003 remake of the original movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Published 11 months ago by Jarand Barkved
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't age well
This might have scared me if I had watched it when I was 10 but having just watched it for the 1st time I found it completely crap. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film
I haven't seen the original, but the remake is a brilliant film As a horror fan I would Defiantly recommend it.
Published 12 months ago by Emma Lizzie
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