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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4K                      review by Bobby Blakey

Throughout the years there have been a select few of film killers that have become iconic like Freddy, Jason and Chucky. One of the biggest, baddest and nastiest is Leatherface who was unleashed in the 1974 Tobe Hooper horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Now the film is getting an all-new Director-Approved 4K Restoration Edition.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows five friends heading out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

Like any good horror fan, I love this film on every level. I actually have a love for the entire franchise, but nothing is like the classic. It’s always surprising how violent we remember these films being and in reality not near as much. Make no mistake its still violent and insanity as we all know, but they have obviously gotten way worse with the bigger budgets.

That is part of the charm and creepiness of this film. Its grime and dirtiness shines through even more in 4K making it all the more disturbing. I love this movie in all its horrific glory and this new version

just makes it look all the better. There have been numerous releases for this film and deservedly so as it deserves to be preserved and offered in all formats.

​In addition to the classic film this release offers up bonus content including commentary,  the new, never-before-seen feature-length documentary The Legacy of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and several featurettes. These include “The Cinefamily Presents FRIEDKIN/HOOPER,” a conversation about the film between Tobe Hooper and The Exorcist director William Friedkin; “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”; and “The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman.”Filling out the generous package are deleted scenes and outtakes, a blooper reel, trailers, vintage TV and radio spots, and much more to thrill fans old and new.


​Grab your copy of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre when it hits 4K in both standard and steelbook edition on February 28th from Dark Sky Films.

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