» NSM / Laser Paradise (see sidenotes)
» 2 Discs
» Special Chainsaw Case
» Unknown amount
» DVD, R2, PAL
» DVD, R2, PAL
» The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
» The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
» Tobe Hooper
» 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
This was the 14th edition I bought of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and it's probably the weirdest one yet. Packaged as three sturdy cardboard pieces cut into the shape of chainsaw, this release definetily gets the price for weirdest idea gone completely bonkers. Now, don't get me wrong, I love crazy packaging but I'm also enclined to wonder what the hell they were thinking. I mean okay, I get the whole idea, it looks like a chainsaw, it's a fun gimmick, sure. But how much fun is it really?
The overall quality isn't bad. The cardboard is really sturdy and thick, and it even came packaged in it's own protective plastic sleeve. My main concern with this release is just the overall practical aspects of it. Where the hell do you put it? How do you store it on a shelf? And does it even stand on it's own or do you need something to support it? Well, thankfully the chainsaw can actually stand on it's own in the proper way if you have it partially folded out. This atleast makes for a thaught out design but at the same time I'm not to crazy about the artwork. I mean it feels a bit like the graphics you would find on a toy. It doesn't look realistic (obviously) and from what I can tell they didn't even attempt screen accuracy in terms of the make and model (so to speak).
As for the disc housing there's not much to say. They rest quite safely in a couple of tight pockets within the chainsaw so I wouldn't worry about them falling out. Then again cardboard pockets are never a great choice in terms of scratchability so I'm not really crazy about this either. Overall I'd say this is mainly a fun idea but that's pretty much it. The final product is humorous but not luxurious. It doesn't look too good and IMO it might even be bordering into the too-ugly-for-display category.
Then again, as a true TCM fan you know I still had to have it. ;)