Ah, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’s been imitated and remade, but never equaled. The film rose from a notorious 1974 sleeper sensation to rank as one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Now, to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Dark Sky Films is presenting the digitally re-mastered masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in a stunning Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Collector’s Edition box set.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre now appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper himself.
This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras.
The Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Edition of this release will be released at retail in October but will be available exclusively at www.gorgon-video.com for 30 days starting September 16, 2014. Fans of the film will recognize the unique packaging as a replica of the iconic ‘Black Maria’ cattle truck that comes to Sally Hardesty’s rescue when she’s being pursued by Leatherface, a fitting nod to the legions of TCSM enthusiasts who were instrumental in keeping the film at the forefront of the genre throughout for the past 40 years and a true collectible display piece.’
This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will include a wealth of extras, including:
- A Leatherface apron
- Theatrical mini-poster
- Five audio options
- Four feature commentaries with the filmmakers and cast
- Several making-of featurettes
- Deleted scenes, outtakes, bloopers, trailers and much more
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Keep an eye out for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition from 16th September.