The problem with older horror films is that none of the studios really put effort into brining us a really good DVD release, which is why I’m quickly falling in love with Dark Sky Films. A few months back, Dark Sky announced their plans for a brand-spanking new DVD release of Tobe Hooper’s classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The “Ultimate Edition” was said to be a two-disc release, but no other details were revealed… until today. Read on for a release date and spec details…
Davis DVD writes:
We told you about it last March, and now we have a street date: Dark Sky Films’ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Ultimate Edition will be released on September 26th. This two-disc set of the 1974 horror classic will include an anamorphic widescreen transfer (from a new high-definition transfer of the 16mm camera negative), along with new Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo mixes and the original mono track.
Bonus materials will include a new commentary track with stars Marilyn Burns, Alan Danziger, Paul A. Partain and Production Designer Robert A. Burns, a second track with Tobe Hooper, Director of Photography Daniel Pearl and Gunnar Hansen (ported over from Pioneer’s release), deleted & alternate footage, trailers, TV spots, radio spots and still galleries. Making its Stateside debut on disc 2 is David Gregory’s 2000 documentary “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth” with outtakes, the new “Flesh Wounds” featurette featuring new interviews with various cast & crew members, a tour of the house with Gunnar Hansen, plus other goodies. Retail is $29.99.