Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning [Import]
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There didn't seem to be much backstory fleshed out about Thomas Hewitt. His childhood is a brief montage during the opening credits as he ages. It doesn't provide enough details surrounding the antagonist or the Hewitt family who adopted him. All we do know is that Tommy is mute, worked at a slaughterhouse and uses a chainsaw for a deadly weapon. The movie mainly focuses on Leatherface's brutal killings.
This slasher contains extreme gory violence and sadistic torture to it like the Saw franchise, which critics have discribed as ''torture porn''. The most gruesome scene I can think of is when Thomas Hewitt/Leather peels off the face of the heroine's captive boyfriend he kills him with his chainsaw. Then wears his face like a mask! Very graphic stuff!
Actor Andrew Bryniarski did an excellent job bringing out the killer in Thomas Hewitt/Leatherface! He must have enjoyed using a real chainsaw throughout the shooting!
I really got a good laugh when Chrissie questions the Hewitts if they've ever had sex with their cousins! Charlie Hewitt's reaction was a riot! He shouted,''You blasphemous bit**!'' Excuse my French!
The special features included three short alternate endings that didn't make the cut!
There's another horror movie with a similar title except it's called ''The Jackhammer Massacre''. But it is obviously a cheap rip-off of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Instead of a chainsaw, this other cutthroat uses a jackhammer to butcher his victims with! Could have worked as a parody! I've seen a brief preview of the film on a bonus disc in the Uncut Edition Saw III DVD package. It contained a full hour of other horror trailers running together.
gorier than any previous entry in the franchise.in fact,i think this
movie makes any of the Friday the 13th movies look like an episode of
Mr.Rogers Neighbourhood.this one just about crosses my gore
threshold.having said that,i don't feel this movie was as thrilling as
the previous ones.i didn't really feel any adrenaline rush.in fact,i
thought some parts were slow.i did,however like how they showed the
genesis of both Leatherface and the rest of the family.they didn't
spend a lot of time on this aspect,but i think they pretty much covered
everything they needed.i also really liked the music.i thought it set a
great tone for the movie.whether it's a better movie than The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre remake of 2001 is a matter of personal taste.my vote
is a 3/5
This Blu-Ray edition (Canadian) is the only edition availible to my knowledge (October 2011). It's in 1080i, but do not let that stop you, as the film looks brilliant on this Blu-Ray, certainly on par with the 2003 remake BD. For those in Region B territory, this disc is Region A locked, so you'll need a region free or region A player to watch this.
Highly recommended, but I have to give it 4/5 due to the missing extras.
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This is not the kind of Texas Chainsaw I rather watch since I saw at the theaters. Do not bother with this movie at all. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kevin Barton
This was a good buy. I enjoyed this movie very much. Id recommend it to young adults, teens and horror loversPublished on Aug. 26 2013 by Derek
Je suis amateure de films d'horreur et je trouve que ce film est vraiment dégueulasse car y a du sang à volonté et surtout, je ne savais pas que... Read morePublished on June 10 2012 by Loulou
Very good version of TCM explaining how Leathrerface became a serial killer we all know and fear. He grew up in a demented household raised by the Hewitt family. Read morePublished on July 14 2010 by Shane Anthony