The Texas Chain Saw Massacre | Ultimate Collector's Edition | Keepcase

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Sweden

UPC/EAN/Barcode
7319980044601

Distributor
Atlantic Film

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Keepcase

Out of Print
No

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.discshop.se


 Disc 1

Contents
» The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (movie)
» Audio Commentary by cast members Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danziger and production designer Robert A. Burns
» Audio Commentary by actor Gunnar Hansen, cinematographer Daniel Pearl and director Tobe Hooper
» A Family Portrait documantary (60m 27s)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
1.77:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian


 Disc 2

Contents
» The Shocking Truth documentary (72m 49s)
» Flesh Wounds documentary (71m 41s)
» House Tour With Gunnar Hansen (08m 02s)
» Trailers & TV-spots
» - Original Trailer
» - Original TV-spot
» - Re-release Trailer
» - Re-release TV-spot
» - Radio spots
» Outtakes (actually deleted/alternate footage)
» - Van (01m 22s)
» - Campsite (01m 25s) (no audio)
» - Outside Gas Station (01m 27s) (no audio)
» - Make Up (01m 49s) (no audio)
» - Hitchhiker's Death (40s) (no audio)
» - Sally's Escape (29s) (no audio)
» - Corpse (01m 19s) (no audio)
» - Original Opening Sequence (24s) (no audio)
» - Sally In The Gas Station (02m 44s)
» - Blooper Reel (02m 20s)
» - Props & Set (06m 25s)
» - Shocking Truth Outtakes (07m 40s) (no audio)
» Stills (slideshow) (01m 59s)
» Quality Comparison (04m 03s)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Subtitles
None


 Movie Details

Original Title
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Alternate Title
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The

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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 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

The original artwork for this is actually pretty good and the out of print steelbook version is a real beauty (I mean the artwork is perfect for a silver style tin)... but as for this keepcase... meh, it's not a very interesting case is it?

Plus, that "2 DVD" spot on the cover doesn't help either.


Disc contents / Extras

This edition has been restored and remastered and (I'm guessing) looks pretty much like the R1 ultimate edition (also in a steelbook). There's a bunch of interesting extras including several lengthy documentaries.

The documentaries are the big payoff here and after sitting through a little over 3 hours worth of interviews and such I must say that I feel pretty damn satisfied.

As for the deleted and/or alternate footage (or "outtakes" as they've so suspiciously called it) it's a rather mixed bag. There's some good moments and some bad ones but what strikes me as the oddest part is that the final selection on the list - simply entitled "Shocking Truth Outtakes" is completely free of audio (!!!).

Granted, there's a lot of missing audio on the other footage in this section as well but that's on really really old behind the scenes clips and stuff like that. The Shocking Truth footage is completely new in comparison, and quite frankly the most pointless outtakes reel I've ever seen. I mean these are interview outtakes for crying out loud! And you have no idea what they're saying!? I mean what the fuck is that?! All we get is a bunch of people talking and all of the sudden we see them laughing but we have no idea what they're laughing about.

So what the fuck happened here? To be honest I'm starting to think that the missing audio on the Shocking Truth outtakes is actually a production error... cause I can't see anyone in there right mind including this as an extra without having the audio track intact.

But anyway, this is still a great edition and I doubt you'll be wanting to much more after you've gone through all that documentary footage.

(And yeah, the film looks pretty good too)


Sidenotes

Despite being presented as a limited edition steelbook from the start, very few retailers even made mention of the fact that the steelbook had gone out of print when this keepcase replaced it. In fact, many retailers still have the old stock pictures of the steelbook case up on their websites. Both versions have the same artwork and barcode. For a close look at the steelbook, click here.


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