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Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The

Ultimate Edition
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 114 (Nov 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen & John Dugan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes commentary with Actors Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danziger, and Art Director Robert A. Burns; another commentary track with Tobe Hooper, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, and Actor Gunnar Hansen; six theatrical trailers; three TV spots; and two radio spots. The Disc Two bonus disc includes the 73-minute Texas Chain Saw Massacre The Shocking Truth documentary, the 72-minute Flesh Wounds documentary, an eight-minute A Tour Of The TCSM House With Gunnar Hansen featurette, 25 minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes, a two-minute blooper reel, an eight-minute outtakes reel from The Shocking Truth, the Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents Making Grandpa still gallery, and a poster gallery.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dark Sky Films
(Catalog Number): 6292
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 83
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1974
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/26/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tobe Hooper
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Horror cult favorite "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (the murder weapon in the title is listed as two words) is Tobe Hooper

DVD Picture:
The now anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture does look better than the original DVD release, with improved resolution and slightly more consistent color fidelity, although it still has a very dated look. The image is still hazy and wanting in better contrast and shadow delineation, but it is an improvement. (Danny Richelieu)

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