The Texas Chain Saw Massacre | Limited Edition (Cover A)

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Austria

UPC/EAN/Barcode
None

Distributor
XT Video

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Large Hartbox

Limitation
666 copies (numbered)

Out of Print
Yes

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.theimportforums.com


 Disc 1

Contents
» The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Tobe Hooper, director of photography Daniel Pearl and actor Gunnar Hansen
» Original Trailer
» New Line Trailer
» Leatherface: TCM3 Trailer
» Bloopers (02m 19s)
» 9 Deleted/Alternate Scenes
» - Van Outtake (01m 22s)
» - The Campsite (01m 26s)
» - Tantrum Outside Service Station (01m 28s)
» - Make-up Scene (01m 50s)
» - Death of the Hitchhiker (40s)
» - Sally's Escape (31s)
» - Corpse in the Graveyard (02m 55s)
» - Original Opening (26s)
» - Sally in the Service Station (02m 44s)
» Cast & Crew Filmographies
» - Marilyn Burns
» - Paul A. Partain
» - Edwin Neal
» - Gunnar Hansen
» Bonus Trailers
» - Garden of Love (in german)
» - The Return of The Evil Dead
» - Mark of the Devil
» - Riverplay (in german)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
1.78:1 Anamorphic (see sidenotes)

Audio
English DD 2.0 mono
» German DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
None


 Disc 2

Contents
» The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Family Portrait (documentary) (58m)
» Family Portrait Trailer

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Audio
English DD 2.0 mono
» German DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
None


 Movie Details

Original Title
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Alternate Title
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Year
1974

Director
Tobe Hooper

Cast
Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan, Robert Courtin, William Creamer, John Henry Faulk, Jerry Green, Ed Guinn, Joe Bill Hogan

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271/


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 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This is one out of three large limited edition hartboxes released for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in Austria (please see links to other versions in the sidenotes at the bottom of the page). This version is commonly described as "cover A" and just like the other two variations it comes numbered and is limited to 666 copies. Looking at the graphics I'd say this is probably my second choice among the alternate covers. The classic image of Leatherface is quite nice but it still feels a bit so and so the way they did it (I mean just looking at the standard hartbox edition I think that THAT cover is much more stylish and unique choice if your just gonna focus on the face). All in all graphics are still good and retroesque and just like the others this has proven to be one bad ass collectable when it comes to OOP hartboxes.


Disc contents / Extras

This release features exactly the same discs as the standard 2 disc collector's edition by XT Video. It comes with pretty much the same features as we see everywhere else. There's nothing to exclusive to elevate this above the rest but it does include the lengty Family Portrait documentary, which is obviously a big plus.

Other than that, the audio isn't the best and image quality has improved a lot since this edition came out. So if you're looking for superior image and audio I would suggest checking out some of the later releases as there's a whole bunch of editions out there and several of them that should rank a lot higher than this one.


Sidenotes

The cover states the aspect ratio as 1:85:1 but from what I can tell it's more like 1.78:1 (feel free to confirm the exact ratio cause the whole thing looks a bit odd if you ask me).

The discs in this set are featured in 4 different editions. There is the original collector's edition from XT Video, presented in a small hartbox, and then there are 3 limited edition large hartboxes with alternate cover art (each of these 3 cover variations are numbered and limited to 666 copies). Please see more info on these editions below.

Cover A
Cover B
Cover C


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