I left one of the announced Arrow releases off the of the last post because I thought it was righteous and kick ass enough to warrant it's own post. This October 14th Arrow is giving The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 a limited edition 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD release that contains a pair of early Hooper films (Eggshells & The Heisters) and a 100 page book. This is Dennis Hopper's least favorite film he's ever worked on and my favorite film of Tobe Hooper's career, I'll be dropping some money for this one for sure.
If you plan on picking this one up, preorder it now because like the other Arrow titles I posted about any preorders put in before August 12th will be discounted. It's actually a pretty substantial discount for this title, it's currently listed at £19.99 if you order before 8/12, if you order after that it jumps up to £34.99.
Lick this press release, you dog dick!
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Overview: AFTER A DECADE OF SILENCE... THE BUZZZ IS BACK!
In 1974, Tobe Hooper quite literally changed the face of horror with his
landmark film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Although the hulking
Leatherface and his trusty power tool left an indelible mark upon the
cinematic landscape, it wouldn’t be until 1986 that the buzz came back…
in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2!
Relocating the cannibalistic Sawyer clan to a cavernous, labyrinthian
dwelling beneath an amusement park, Hooper’s deliciously demented sequel
sees Leatherface and Co. continue their murderous exploits afresh. This
time around, local DJ Stretch runs afoul of the Sawyers when she gets
mixed up in the brutal slaying of two youngsters. Meanwhile, Lieutenant
‘Lefty’ Enright, is hell-bent on avenging the murder of his nephew
Franklin in the first movie.
A cult classic in its own right, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 serves up
a heady blend of gratuitous gore, socio-political critique and
jet-black humour – whilst Dennis Hopper’s unhinged turn as Lefty needs
to be seen to be believed! Whichever way you skin it, Leatherface’s
second cinematic outing is an uncompromisingly delirious vision from one
of horror’s great directors.
3-DISC LIMITED EDITION SET FEATURES:
-High Definition digital transfers of three Tobe Hooper films
-Original uncompressed audio tracks for all films
-Limited Edition Packaging, newly illustrated by Justin Erickson
-Individually Numbered #/10,000 Certificate
-Exclusive Limited Edition Extras
DISC 1 – THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a digital transfer supervised by Director of Photography Richard Kooris
-Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
-Audio commentary with director and co-writer Tobe Hooper, moderated by David Gregory
-Audio commentary with stars Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams and special-effects legend Tom Savini, moderated by Michael Felsher
-“It Runs in the Family” – A documentary looking at the genesis,
making-of and enduring appeal of Hooper’s film. With interviews
including star Bill Johnson, co-writer L. M. Kit Carson, Richard Kooris,
Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Tom Savini, Production Designer Cary
White and more!
-Alternate Opening sequence with different musical score
-“Still Feelin' the Buzz” - Interview with horror expert Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
DISC 2 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 3 [DVD] – TOBE HOOPER’S EARLY WORKS – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition (DVD)
presentation of two of Tobe Hooper’s early works, available on home
video for the first time in the world
-The Heisters (1964) Tobe Hooper’s early short film restored in HD from original elements [10 mins]
-Eggshells (1969) Tobe Hooper’s debut feature restored in HD from original elements [90 mins]
-Audio Commentary on Eggshells by Tobe Hooper
-In Conversation with Tobe Hooper - The legendary horror director speaks
about his career from Eggshells to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
-Trailer Reel of all the major works by Tobe Hooper
100-PAGE BOOK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
-Exclusive perfect bound book featuring new writing on the film by John
Kenneth Muir, an overview of the Chainsaw franchise by Joel Harley and
an investigation of Tobe Hooper’s three-picture Cannon deal by Calum
Waddell, illustrated with archive stills and posters with more to be