Lee Ermey to the scene. Pound for pound, it was the undisputed champion of independent films until John Carpenter's captured the crown four years later. As such, Hopper's most memorable film has been released on home video a number of times. Stranded with no place to go, they seek help in Darla, a seemingly innocent insurance agent whose office is located nearby. When they find themselves isolated in a rural Texas community, they fall into the clutches of a monstrous clan of Texas cannibals and find themselves being whittled away by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface. Hooper shows he has sense of humor of the film which put him on the map and brought him to the attention of Hollywood, allowing and welcoming viewers to laugh at the gonzo absurdity that once scared the bejesus out of everyone.
The first sequel, directed by Tobe Hooper, brought comedy to the series that split many fans who were looking for the same dread and intensity that the first film brought. However, sound effects are persistent, finding Vilmer's hydraulic leg constantly whirring and stunts are accompanied by shattered glass and crashed doors. Scoring by Wayne Bell and Robert Jacks keeps the energy up and fills the mix. Personal reflections on the picture's legacy are offered as well. Plus, this movie would mark my first chance to see a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie on the big screen at my local theater! The most noteworthy improvement is a more dynamic and extensive mid-range, giving the screeching roar of the chainsaw a distinct clarity, particularly when Leatherface is grinding against metal or he participates in a swordfight against Lefty.
The sound mix is so intense, the 4K remaster is so clean and in-your-face, it's like a truck bearing down on you for the entire runtime. Biel and Balfour in particular are excellent; though Balfour doesn't stick around long enough to face the nightmare head-on, he delivers a fine performance as a man facing an impossible situation while trying his best to take it all in stride and provide something of a much-needed leadership role to the group after the suicide. The same can be said when he is wearing his female mask. As per usual, Scream Factory furnishes the twisted dark comedy with two listening options, and whether one goes with the closer-to-the-original two-channel stereo or the upmixed 5. The responsive, punchy bass also gives the song selections an appreciable depth and pep, giving the Oingo Boingo, The Cramps and The Lords of the New Church tunes a hilariously ironic vigor.
Of most interest to fans, there is also some good discussion on Tom Savini's special makeup effects, of overcoming budgetary challenges and the movie's reception as well as its impact. Facing off with Sheriff Hoyt in the back of the van, he positively exudes fear in a scene that demands to be witnessed in its entirety to be fully appreciated. There is a thin layer of grain that leads to some decent detail. He's also worn glasses since childhood, so take those visual ratings with a grain of salt. Director Tobe Hooper became a vegetarian during production---and it's not hard to see why---but one gets the feeling that his choice was a long time coming, as evidenced by the on-screen clues. Logan and production designer Deborah Pastor Still Gallery Theatrical Trailer Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation buzzes onto Blur-ray with what looks to be a fairly recent 1.
Sound effects are well managed, including gunshots, the sounds of Vilmer's truck engine, and the squishy sounds involved in the deaths of a few unfortunate folks. Partially based on the exploits of serial killer , Tobe Hooper's second film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 almost needs no introduction. Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , Narrator: Producers: , , , , , » The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Blu-ray Review Today's lesson: never leave home without a means of adequately defending yourself from chainsaw wielding, cannibalistic maniacs. First-timer Robert Jacks even delivers a spirited Leatherface with an ever-changing assortment of outfits and skin-masks. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre serves up a smorgasbord of supplemental features, this package headlined by a trio of commentary tracks.
On one hand, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an incredibly well-made movie in the context of its genre. The gore, combined with the atmosphere, simply becomes too overpowering. I wouldn't call it that. And this is the best so far. Unfortunately, we are likely to never get the thoughts of the two people we want to hear from most Who apparently took immediate issue with likeness being shown on the original cover art for this film. I knew this was terrible waste of space back then even.
The remix is tastefully done with all the strengths and weaknesses you'd expect: some channel pans and rear effects sound more than a little forced traffic , while others fit in quite nicely crickets, other background effects and, of course, the Chain Saw. It's an acceptable mix, just not a menacing one. Flesh Tones: Skin tones are natural and consistent from start to finish. As with the other two commentaries, this one is assembled from various sources and edited together. Scream Factory gives this fan favorite the true Collector's Edition treatment with both cuts of the film, and the disc is fully gassed up with a solid assortment of bonus features.
This means that every sequel skips out on keeping the continuity of the previous film and just wants to be a direct sequel to the original. Logan and production designer Deborah Pastor. No matter how bad they are, there usually is a very watchable core at the heart of the film, but with The Next Generation there is no redemption. In their search for help, they run into Vilmer Slaughter, a vicious psychopath with a mechanical leg, and his twisted family, including the serial killer Leatherface. Also featuring a plethora of bonus materials, this Blu-ray comes recommended to fans of the film. Please read our before submitting. However, he's nowhere to be found, and while Erin once again tries to contact him, Kemper goes missing.
English subtitles are available as well. But maybe that's the point? It really leaves a bad taste in your mouth for the series too, if the sequels all lead to this bullshit. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre may not be pretty, but this Blu-ray seems to capture the film's intended look nicely. Today writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper s dark, visionary tale remains unparalleled in its impact as perhaps the most frightening motion picture ever made. There's no way around it; this is a terribly brutal film that's difficult to watch, and even seasoned gore hounds will likely find themselves wincing during several scenes, though the film's dark and unforgiving atmosphere and hellish locales only add to the intensity of the violence. Though much of the film is bathed in darkness, black levels can sometimes look too bright and unnatural, but then again the film must juggle between being so dark that audiences can't see what is going on and brightening things up just a bit to reveal the intricacies of the set design. I've seen this movie before, everyone has; but this was a completely different experience! The film also comes with a sort of social commentary intuitiveness, besplattering the screen with the same vividly excessive violence that was becoming typical of the genre at the time and possibly even of the 1980s as a whole.