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  • Actors: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hanson, Allen Danziger, Paul Partain, Andrew Bryniarski
  • Directors: Tobe Hooper
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Mar. 2003
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000085RPG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,498 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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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.


This sensational, extremely influential, 1974 low-budget horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Lifeforce, Salem's Lot), may be notorious for its title, but it's also a damn fine piece of moviemaking. And it's blood-curdling scary, too. Loosely based on the true crimes of Ed Gein (also a partial inspiration for Psycho), the original Jeffrey Dahmer, Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of teenagers who pick up a hitchhiker and wind up in a backwoods horror chamber where they're held captive, tortured, chopped up, and impaled on meat hooks by a demented cannibalistic family, including a character known as Leatherface who maniacally wields one helluva chainsaw. The movie's powerful sense of dread is heightened by its grainy, semi-documentary style--but it also has a wicked sense of humour (and not that camp, self-referential variety that became so tiresome in subsequent horror films of the 70s, 80s and 90s). OK, in case you couldn't tell, it's "not for everyone", but as a landmark in the development of the horror/slasher genre, it ranks with Psycho, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A.M. Reade on 15 Feb. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
For a film that has been the subject of more DVD editions than most, a Blu-Ray release was inevitable, but do we really need yet another edition, (a seriously ultimate edition no-less)?
Well, despite my initial scepticism, I'd argue that this latest release is actually quite justified.

Personally, I'm not always convinced that older, lower-budget films really benefit much from the hi-def treatment, and with its grainy 16mm picture, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre hardly seems like an ideal candidate for such a presentation.
So, the transfer on this latest Blu-Ray edition comes as something of a revelation. Yes, the picture is heavy with film grain and obviously it doesn't have the striking sharpness of a modern blockbuster and yet, the remastering has been so remarkably well done, with such richness of colour and surprising clarity of detail, that even within the circumscribed limitations of the source material, the hi-def format is a very fitting showcase for such a great presentation. Audio too is well-served with a choice of 5.1 DTS, stereo, or the original mono soundtrack.

As for the film itself, it hardly needs stating that it is one of the pioneering classics of modern horror cinema. Like Night of the Living Dead, another low-budget independent production, it has clear commercial considerations, but is elevated somewhat by how well constructed it is. The cinematography and art direction in particular are quite startling. Like many American films, it exploits the country's fear of it's own rural lower-class and explores the idea of dark secrets and depravity lurking beneath a veneer of homely familiarity - themes that were quite prescient at the time even if they've since become a little clichéd.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ben30 on 20 Nov. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Scrap the previous dvd releases of TCM
and scrap the previous Ultimate edition blu-ray release by Second sight films

Get this new 40th Anniversary edition by Second sight films
this film has been given a new 4K blu-ray transfer supervised by Tobe Hooper himself
the transfer is the exact same blu-ray transfer from the U.S. edition
the picture quality looks very clear not much Grain
for a film that is 40 years old now the picture is the best it is ever going to get
plus Tobe hooper also supervised the sound quality
and added a new 7.1 Master audio mix which really does boost the sound quality up
much better boost than the 5.1 master audio which is the old mix been around for maybe 5 years now
the new 6.1 or 7.1 mixes are better
but the old 5.1 master audio option & stereo option is on this blu-ray anyway
they're old Audio mixes now it's time boost it up to 7.1

Disc 2 has the special features which are exactly the same as the U.S.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anorakus on 14 May 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
If you want to know how effective TCM is as a horror movie, consider this: director Tobe Hooper was aiming for his film to be given a PG rating, the finished product having little bad language or gore. Instead it was subject to censorship around the world, with the BBFC's director James Ferman declaring that he had a "problem" with the film and refusing to pass it for an 18 certificate. Having your horror movie banned largely on the strength of the atmosphere it creates is high praise indeed. It's interesting to consider why the original "chainsaw" is so more effective than the recent sequels, all of which had the advantage of a higher budget, glossier production and so on. For me, it's very much a case of "less is more". The sparse direction, mundane but creepy dialogue and characters and the low-tech discordant soundtrack all build up a feeling of dread long before Leatherface makes his first appearance, and the basic camerawork and grainy 16mm look add to the realistic documentary feel. The "fish out of water" scenario worked just as well for Alien as it did for this film - in rural Texas, no one can hear you scream. When the horror finally kicks in, it's unrelenting - the suffering of Sally Hardesty is the classic "female in peril" plot device turned up to eleven, and it's this that so upset James Ferman. Technically speaking, this blu-ray release is a significant improvement on the DVD. The HD transfer certainly betrays the film's low-budget origins - the transfer is grainy and uneven with the occasional scratch, but it's sharp and colourful and looks much better than the standard-definition picture. This is probably the best the film will ever look, short of a full-blown theatrical restoration.Read more ›
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