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Texas Chainsaw Massacre


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  • Actors: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail
  • Directors: Tobe Hooper
  • Writers: Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel
  • Producers: Tobe Hooper, Jay Parsley, Kim Henkel, Richard Saenz
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Mpi ( Sma )
  • VHS Release Date: June 1 2002
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (514 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302921058
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #86 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sebastien Lessard on July 4 2010
Format: DVD
This is one the most dividing movies in film history. You either love this film or hate it, there is no middle ground. I know people who hate this movie with a passion, I on the other hand view it as one the most influential horror films ever. The first I viewed it was when I was 10 years old and watched it again recently and it still has the same effect. You watch it with a level of dismay and nausea, it will leave you feeling jittery and drained.

The documentary "The Shocking Truth" is very informative with insight into the filmmakers and the shooting of the movie. There's a also a featurette about the house where TCM was filmed is now a restaurant. Odd to say the least.

If you like the movie then buy the Ultimate Edition. If you dislike it, there's nothing that I can mention to change your mind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Dillard on June 3 2004
Format: DVD
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is about a group of five people which runs afoul of a psychopathic family of cannibals living in the Texas hinterlands. The film inspires dread and nervousness right from the start with unsettling music and little hints of bad things yet to come such as a horoscope and a drunk old man both predicting awful things. It also gives several moments of absolute shock and terror. The first appearance of Leatherface (the chainsaw wielding psycho who wears a mask of sewed-together skin) ranks right up there with the infamous shower scene from Psycho. Surprisingly, though, there is very little gore in this film. Most of the shocking action either takes place behind closed doors or in the background. The viewer is left to fill in the awful details with his/her imagination. The grainy film stock used to shoot the movie actually works to the film's advantage in that it gives the whole thing a documentary sort of feel, something clearly meant by the somber narration at the beginning of the film which states what the viewer is seeing is real.
If you want a real scare, this is the film for you. Ignore the horrid recent remake.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Tweeder on May 21 2004
Format: DVD
Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal.
Running Time: 83 minutes.
Rated R for extreme violence and mild language.
Director Tobe Hooper's defining moment as a film creator took place about twenty-five minutes into "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". In this scene, a happy-go-lucky teenager, who forsees himself getting laid later that night, stumbles inside an old farmhouse in search for directions to a lake. As he walks into the house, he trips and falls at the feet of Leatherface, the cannibalistic maniac that captures people for his family to eat. Leatherface proceeds to bash his head and face with a hammer and drags him into the kitchen, shuts the door quickly, and the audience if left to hear a resounding "grrrr" from the scratchy soundtrack. The scene sets the tone for the entire film, if not Hooper's entire career.
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" revolves around a group of young adults who are investigating the grave diggings of some of their relatives. While they are staying at their grandparents' cottage out in the middle of no where, they are tormented by a chainsaw wielding freak who wears past victim's skin as a mask. The overall premise is disturbing, twisted, and halfway stupid, but Hooper creates great tension and incorporates a diabolically shrieking score to send chills down viewers' backs.
While the film is as influential as any to the horror genre, along with "The Exorcist" and "Halloween", this classic is unique compared to many films because of the theatrical presence that it had--which is obviously lost on video or DVD. Truly terrifying during its day, slightly more comical in the present. One of the best horror films of the middle 1970s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Corporon on Sept. 12 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I had watched the newest Chainsaw Massacre and wondered what the original version was like. I am a movie buff and think that originals are always the better movie (kind of like saying a book is always better of than the movie). This version may not have the affects of the newer one but it certianly did not disappoint.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leah-S TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 5 2013
Format: DVD
I saw this at a fairly young age, 9 or 10 years old, which in my opinion is young for the violence & gore this movie contains, maybe other people feel differently. I remember renting this, my friend & I were so excited because we had finally found the original that started it all.

The movie itself is creepy & disturbing, it's raw & feels quite real. Leatherface is a well known horror character & you'll understand why after seeing this, who could forget the man chasing after people with a chainsaw & then wearing their skin, creepy stuff!

The DVD was super cheap when I bought it, only $3 on amazon.com. I'd never intended to buy this movie because I remembered being a bit disturbed by it, but being the horror fan that I am & the low price, I thought it was a good addition to my collection. The case is really cool & sturdy, I like it. I haven't watched any of the Special Features, but I'm sure they are interesting for all of you Leatherface fans out there.

If you're a fan of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) then I highly recommend getting this version, like I said before, the case is great & unlike all others out there.
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