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‘Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III’ Finally Coming to Blu-ray in 2018!

Before this year’s Leatherface, there was Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

One of the most underrated franchise sequels, if you’re asking me, is Jeff Burr’s Leatherface, released in 1990 as the third installment of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. It was New Line’s first (and only) foray into the Chainsaw franchise, an attempt by the studio to turn Leatherface into their next Freddy Krueger.

Sadly, the film bombed… despite having the coolest teaser trailer ever.

Like my fellow fans of Chainsaw III, I’ve been asking for a Blu-ray release of the film for many years, so it brings me great personal joy to be able to let you know that it’s coming!

In a video teaser over on Twitter today, Warner Archive quietly revealed that Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III will be part of their Blu-ray slate in 2018.



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  • Kelvin Cruz

    Still No Critters Blu-ray. Come on New line/ Warner

    • J.J.

      It’s a small world. I saw Critters for the first time ever last night…… it sucked xD

      • zero2815

        The only thing small is your brain.

        • J.J.

          Because most of it got bashed out with a Flying V guitar.

    • dukeblues

      I remember Critters being on Showtime about 8 times a day for a year straight back in the early 90’s.

  • dukeblues

    I remember seeing this trailer as a kid. Scared the chit out of me

    • Meatwad

      You ever see what starts out as ‘Excalibur’ and ends up being a trailer for this movie? It’s good! Check it out.

      • dukeblues

        Thats the one I’m talking about. Its awesome

  • Demented Daniel

    This one is my least favorite out of all of them.

    • J.J.

      And you are?

    • Meatwad

      You like TCM: The Next Generation over this? This movie may have a few flaws, but other than that its awesome.

      • Adean

        I hate to say it, but I like this one over 2. TNG is complete misguided crap.

        • Although I much prefer TCM2, I agree with both of you on The Next Generation. That film was an utter disaster. It makes Texas Chainsaw 3D look like the original.

  • IWC-3PO

    I hope it includes an audio commentary by the Horror Icon Johnathon Schaech.

    • J.J.

      I hope it doesn’t 😉

      • IWC-3PO

        Every horror movie deserves a commentary track by the Horror Icon Johnathon Schaech.

    • Saturn

      From my understanding He was approached for a role in the movie, but because Leatherface had already been cast, he decided against it, as he felt he could add some kind of Shakespearean oompf to the role which the film makers didn’t want – although they did borrow his suggestion of having Leatherface appear with soulful eyes.

  • Is this the Unrated version or the Theatrical Cut?

    • J.J.

      Do you see a rating on the box art?

      • Why would the MPAA rating be on the front of the American box art? Think.

        • J.J.

          To let people know what the film’s rating is? Like duh, why do you ask such stupid questions tiger?

  • This and Jason Goes to Hell both need real Director’s Cuts, given the amount of content that was removed. As a result of that, both films were disjointed.

    “It was New Line’s first (and only) foray into the Chainsaw franchise…”

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning were both from New Line Cinema.

    • J.J.

      Jason Goes to Hell needs to have the original prints destroyed and pretend that it never existed.

      • You can easily do that on your own. Plenty of fans are interested in seeing what could have been.

        • J.J.

          I would but unfortunately i’m dead after an incident involving my Flying V. 🙁

          • dukeblues

            As bad as JGTH is, I still hold it in high regard because I grew up watching it as a young teenager when it was released. Nostalgia can cloud judgement but it was pretty bad ass renting it on VHS back in the mid 90s

      • NOCC Monkey

        No kidding. I’ve watched my share of bad horror movies,but that movie probably takes the cake. It’s downright stupid.

    • dukeblues

      I loved both of those movies. The Beginning gets a bad wrap. Its a pretty damn good movie. And the remake was pretty damn awesome.

      • I thought The Beginning was bland with good moments, but the 2003 remake is awesome! It managed to be faithful to the original while adding to it. I still get creeped out watching this scene:

        http://i55.tinypic.com/2rptc2h.jpg

        • Saturn

          The TCM remake was pretty good.
          With the mess of a timeline that’s now going on with the original series of films, I think I’d prefer it if they just went back to the remake universe for any further movies.
          Hell, in fairness, the recent Leatherface movie felt more at home in the remake universe than the original universe.

    • Saturn

      Are you sure? I thought they were Platinum Dunes?

      • Platinum Dunes collaborated with New Line. I don’t think they ever make films on their own.

        • Saturn

          Okay – I guess it’ll soon be a moot point when Disney buy them out too!

  • Jair H Castillo

    Hopefully it will include spanish subtitles

    • Saturn

      Don’t US bluray/Dvds come with Spanish subtitles as standard?
      If not then that’s a surprise as I know that Spanish is basically the 2nd language of the US.

  • Josh Nitsche

    Does anyone know any other horror gems that Warner Archives has yet to release?

    • Although this isn’t from Warner Archive (nor is it really a gem), Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Genration has yet to receive a Blu-Ray release. I think it’s now the final Texas Chainsaw film that doesn’t have one yet.

      • Saturn

        It would be nice if that one get a special edition, with both cuts of the movie.
        Even though I know the movie is pants, I still have a good time with it after a few beers.
        It’s better, for me anyway, than Texas Chainsaw & the new Leatherface.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    They could’ve just rolled credits after the trailer and called it a day.

  • I can’t speak for everyone else but I found the film to be excessively cheesy, disjointed, and repetitive of the original. And thanks to the MPAA, there was no decent chainsaw kills or gore. Leatherface never gets a chance to shine, or to be scary. It also suffered from studio interference and creative differences with the director, as well as budget problems (for example, they changed the ending so that Ken Foree survives but they didn’t have enough money to re-shoot his death scene, creating a blatant continuity error).

    If you want to see the definitive version of the movie, I would recommend reading the four-issue Leatherface (1991) comic book series. It was uncensored and based on earlier drafts of the screenplay. The comic is awesome; it’s a shame that the film itself went awry. Oh, what could have been.

    https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/3/33224/680187-leatherfacenumber1.jpg

    • Brey Compton Arriaga

      I see ur point of view, but I still thinking this is one of the strongest sequels in the franchise and it’s very underrated, I’ll check that comic u tell me about man, thanks 🙂

    • dukeblues

      A lot of sequels are like that. I found Star Wars the force awakens to be repetitive too, just like the original. Very little originality out there.

    • Saturn

      I didn’t know that comic-book even existed.

  • dukeblues

    There is a scene in this movie that made my friends and I crack up when we were kids. The scene where Ken Foree throws the lighter on the gasoline and kinda snickers as he runs off before the explosion. Its the best.

    • Necro

      Another laugher scene with Ken Foree is when he’s fighting ‘Leatherface’ in the swamp and ‘Leatherface’ puts his chainsaw right into Ken’s head, and it appears to gash the shit out of his head from the way that they showed it, and then the next time you see Ken he has this wee-little bruise where the chainsaw ‘cut’ him! In reality he should’ve been missing a large chunk of his head, or at least his left ear or something! And you see it’s just a minor scrape! Haha! They were way off on that one!

    • bigval

      Alfredo’s songs he sings when he’s in the swamp disposing of bodies has always been the funniest for me.

  • I watched this summer with my little brother, because we were trying to find a bad old horror movie, just to watch and making funny jokes about the bad effects. So, we watched the trailer of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 and we decided to see it, however we got surprised because the movie is good.

    • Brey Compton Arriaga

      Exactly!!! It was very terrifying and serious, I really love that entry

      • dukeblues

        Leatherface was a bit of a pussy, but the tone is good. I like it a lot.

    • Saturn

      It’s the best movie of the lot, aside from the original.
      Although there is no way in hell that Foree’s character should have survived that chainsaw, only to turn up unharmed at the end!

      • Adean

        I don’t get why people say that it’s hard to follow and has a ton of plot holes because they eliminated gore. I followed it. The only part that seemed weird was when her man is strung upside down. They push a button and it kills him. I think it was an automatic sledgehammer thing? Other than that it was great. Lots of fun.

  • I hate when they recycle the old dvd covers. Studios should try new br artworks!
    After years of Scream Factory stepping up the game, this looks half-assed as the Friday the 13th br set

    • BreeBennett

      Yes! For a blu-ray release, this artwork is dated, they could have done something new.

    • Necro

      For a brief moment there I assumed it was Scream Factory, but yeah that cover should be something new!

      • Shaun Shaffer

        It should have been Scream Factory releasing this because I bet this will be the same as the 2003 New Line DVD.

        • Necro

          Yeah it gives off that cheap and quickly rushed look and feel.

  • John Connor

    Aren’t there at least three versions of this film?

    • Saturn

      There is the R rated version, and unrated.
      I suppose a 3rd cut of the movie exists if you take the original UK release into account, which was originally heavily cut.
      From my understanding though, the unrated version is still heavily cut as compared to the original version of the movie, so whether there is a bootleg of that floating around, perhaps?

  • Francesco Falciani

    Great news…i just hope it will be the uncut version…’cause with jason goes to hell they only released the theatrical one.

    • Necro

      You know it! That still til this day pisses me off to no end!

    • bigval

      I’ve got the region 1 DVD which comes with both R-rated (81 mins) & unrated (86 mins) cuts.

  • Necro

    FINALLY! Now my ‘TCM’ collection can be officially complete! I hate having all but one on Blu-ray. Now when is the box set coming is the real question here?!

    • bigval

      Has The Next Generation ever been released on Blu-ray?

      • Necro

        No. Part 3 is next then I’m assuming it’s coming after that cuz it’s the only one left to transfer.

      • Necro

        I know what you’re saying cuz technically then my collection still isn’t complete as far as Blu-ray is concerned. Honestly ‘bigval’ I don’t like the film and could care less if I ever found it, the only reason I have it on DVD is cuz it was bought for me as a gift. So yeah I guess technically my ‘TCM’ isn’t complete. I should’ve worded my comment as such.

  • I was so hoping this was going to announce a Scream Factory edition. While it will be nice to have a Bluray, it’s likely going to be just a half-hearted port of the DVD.

  • bigval

    Leatherface: TCM III is still my favourite horror movie of all time. Everything about it the creepiness, Alfredo, the dark humour, Alfredo, Viggo Mortensen, Alfredo etc

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