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DVD Reviews:  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 25th Anniversary Edition

The Final Say!

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Reviewed by Richard Hill
Distributed by:
Magna Pacific
Running Time: 83 Minutes

You have to love the originals, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an original. Based on a true story, although I donít know how true as there are sequels to this film, it is a tale about five teenagers who set about checking on their grandfatherís graves due to grave robbers. Only one youth survives in this tragic tale.

In the 25 anniversary directorís edition, the film is digitally remastered in widescreen and Dolby sound. It has extra footage over the original, although it doesnít exactly say how much. Picture quality is what is to be expected as this film was made in 1974, so itís a bit grainy but also adds to the atmosphere. Tobe Hooper has done an excellent job directing this film, having the right music to set the tone in the right places.

While this isnít a film which I would watch with someone on the first date, it is an invaluable item to add to anyone's collection. The special features included a director's narrative over the film, which gave it a true to life sort of feel.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 25th Anniversary Special Edition Features

  • Audio Commentary


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