Today: May 18, 2024

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 4K Unboxing

Second Sight Films’ impeccably designed, beautifully lavish limited editions have deservedly come to be considered the finest releases in physical media, and they’ve all been building toward this. Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – easily the grittiest, grimiest, and most relentlessly harrowing horror in film history – has joined Second Sight’s celebrated catalogue in 4K UHD and the results are beyond breathtaking. This release is utterly perfect across the board; the premium packaging, the colossal wealth of special features, the hardback book that could easily become an essential part of any film fan’s bookshelf in itself – it all conspires to make Second Sight’s best release yet. And that’s saying something.

The film needs no introduction; those who know it will never forget it, those who don’t are in for a grisly treat (if they can stomach it). It looks and sounds revelatory, and yet still retains that dirty 16mm charm. This is a film that shouldn’t look perfect, and the 4K deftly balances that with an incredible clarity and grain structure. Dolby Vision HDR and a stunning Dolby Atmos track add to this incredible viewing experience that ratchets the terror to new levels.

I honestly cannot articulate just how flawless this release is, so I’ll let it speak for itself in our brief unboxing and urge you with all my might to add it to your collection as a matter of urgency. This one is essential.

Synopsis

Five friends travelling through rural Texas stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. The group soon find themselves picked off, one-by-one, by a masked madman with a chainsaw.

Special Features 

  • 3 disc edition; 1 UHD and 2 Blu-rays with bonus features on both formats
  • A new presentation featuring additional restoration work
  • UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR produced by Second Sight Films
  • Audio tracks include new Dolby Atmos and restored original mono mix produced by Second Sight Films
  • New Audio commentary by Amanda Reyes and Bill Ackerman
  • Audio commentary with Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper
  • Audio commentary with Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Editor J. Larry Carroll, Sound Recordist Ted Nicolaou
  • Audio commentary with Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Actor Gunnar Hansen
  • Audio commentary with Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger and Paul A. Partain, and Art Director Robert A. Burns
  • The Legacy of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – a new feature length documentary produced by Second Sight Films
  • Behind The Mask: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Shocking Truth documentary, plus outtakes
  • Cutting Chain Saw with Editor J. Larry Carroll
  • Granpaw’s Tales with Actor John Dugan
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds
  • Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of The Saw
  • Off The Hook with Actor Teri McMinn
  • The Business of Chain Saw with Production Manager Ron Bozman
  • House Tour with Actor Gunnar Hansen
  • Tobe Hooper interview
  • Kim Henkel interview
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Trailers
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Stills Gallery

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with original classic UK VHS artwork
  • 190 page hardback book with new essays by ​​Heather Buckley, Tim Coleman, Martyn Conterio, Miranda Corcoran, Heather Drain, Lee Gambin, Caden Mark Gardner, Lindsay Hallam, Cerise Howard, Kimberly Lindbergs, Annie Rose Malamet, Maitland McDonagh, Neil Mitchell, Jerome Reuter and Robert Skvarla, illustrated by Adam Stothard
  • 6 collectors’ art cards
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