The Texas Chainsaw Massacre…1974 US horror film by Tobe Hooper set for 40th Anniversary UK Blu-ray release on 17th November 2014

Posted: 12 September, 2014 in New Releases
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Texas Chain Saw Massacre Anniversary The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 1974 US horror film by Tobe Hooper.
With Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal and Allen Danziger. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: The 40th Anniversary Restoration was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2014 Second Sight 40th Anniversary Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th November 2014
  • 2014 Second Sight 40th Anniversary (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th November 2014

Censorship History

In the US the film was initially rated X, but attained an R rating after cuts. This was the last X certificate granted by the MPAA prior to the introduction of NC-17. The R rated version has been used for all releases worldwide. In the UK, the 1975 cinema release was famously banned by the BBFC. Some local councils overrode the BBFC ban and passed it X with a local certificate. The ban continued well into the home video era until unbanned (and released uncut) in 1999.

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Promotional Material

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only changed the face of horror in 1974 but still remains one of the most shocking, powerful and terrifying films ever made. Widely banned on its release it’s notoriety has not diminished and this harrowing tale of a depraved Texan clan and its’ chain saw wielding icon of horror Leatherface continues to stun and disturb audiences like no other film.

This new director supervised restoration brings new life and detail to the film and immerses the viewer as never before.

New stunning 4K restoration and 7.1 DTS-HD MA audio mix supervised by director Tobe Hooper. Also features restored DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM Stereo 2.0 and PCM original mono 1.0


  • New audio commentary with Director Tobe Hooper
  • New audio commentary with Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Sound Recordist Ted Nicolaou and Editor J. Larry Carroll
  • Cutting Chain Saw with Editor J. Larry Carroll
  • Grandpa s Tales with actor John Dugan
  • Horror s Hallowed Grounds
  • New deleted scenes / outtakes
  • Additional bonus features:
  • Audio commentary with Tobe Hooper, Actor Gunnar Hansen, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl
  • Audio commentary with Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain and Production Designer Robert Burns
  • The Shocking Truth documentary plus outtakes
  • Flesh Wounds – Seven Stories of The Saw
  • Off The Hook with Teri McMinn
  • The Business of Chain Saw with Production Manager Ron Bozman
  • A Tour of The TCSM House with Gunnar Hansen
  • Tobe Hooper interview
  • Kim Henkel interview
  • Deleted scenes and outtakes, trailers, TV and Radio spots
  • English SDH Subtitles for Hard of Hearing

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