The Texas Chain Saw Massacre | Collector's Edition

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Austria

UPC/EAN/Barcode
None

Distributor
XT Video

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Hardcover Box (Small Hartbox)

Out of Print
Yes

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.dvduncut.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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 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This release comes in a 2 disc hardcover box with a somewhat glossy exterior. The surface has some slight texture to it and feels sort of crackled (like dried paint or such). This is not a totally uncommon typ of surface but I don't think it's very widely used for these particular cases.

All in all I think this cover design actually looks better than the re-issued XT limited edition covers but that's just my personal opinion.

To be honest I expected more from this release as this edition is oftenly described as having a skin-like quality to it.


Disc contents / Extras

This release 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.

All in all I'd say it's still worth considering for the packaging alone.


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).

This release is the original collector's edition version from XT Video and as far as I know this was not limited to a specific number.

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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