Texas Chainsaw UNRATED Only Available as a Digital Download

Texas Chainsaw UNRATED Only Available as a Digital DownloadWell, here's a real kick in the pants. Fans of Texas Chainsaw 3D are bound to be seething with lots of online angst at this latest news story. If you want to see Texas Chainsaw 3D unrated, you're gonna have to settle for Digital Download ONLY.

Yep, it doesn't matter if you buy the Blu-ray, the DVD, or whatever. The only way you're going to see this film in its unedited form is via digital download. This first was brought to our attention by DC reader Chris E, who pointed us to the official Texas Chainsaw 3D Facebook page, where the following message was printed... "The torture is waiting... In 2 WEEKS, Texas Chainsaw is served early and UNRATED on digital download. Pre-order now on iTunes. "

We did some digging, sent a few emails, and it turns out that is exactly the case. That being said... What do you cats think?

From the Press Release
The pulse-pounding horror film Texas Chainsaw arrives on 3D/2D Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on May 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Texas Chainsaw will also be available for Digital Download on April 30th, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release. The film stars Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Dan Yeager (Metal Heads), Tremaine 'Trey Songz' Neverson (GRAMMY® nominated R&B International superstar), Tania Raymonde (TV's "Malcolm in the Middle," TV's "Lost"), Shaun Sipos (The Grudge 2, Final Destination 2), Keram Malicki-Sanchez (American History X), James MacDonald (Phone Booth), Thom Barry (TV's "Cold Case"), Paul Rae (True Grit) and Richard Riehle (Office Space). Also featuring special appearances from four beloved cast members from previous installments of the franchise: Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface), Marilyn Burns, John Dugan and Bill Moseley, Texas Chainsaw carries on the legacy of the shocking film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 39 years later.

Texas Chainsaw continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic left off. In Newt, Texas, people have been going missing without a trace for decades. Years later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young girl, Heather (Daddario), discovers that she has inherited a sprawling Texas estate from an unknown grandmother. To claim her estate, Heather goes on a road trip with her friends to Newt but learns that wealth comes at a price when she discovers the horror that waits in the cellar of her new mansion.

The Blu-ray and DVD features extensive bonus materials including audio commentaries, a look back at the history of the Texas Chainsaw series, exclusive interviews with the film's director, producer and writers, plus multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes. Texas Chainsaw will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with producer Carl Mazzocone and filmmaker Tobe Hooper
  • Special "Chainsaw Alumni" audio commentary with stars Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns and John Dugan
  • "Texas Chainsaw Legacy" featurette - A look back at the history and 40-year legacy of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series with filmmaker Tobe Hooper
  • "Resurrecting the Saw" featurette - A look at the development of Texas Chainsaw with director John Luessenhop, producer Carl Mazzocone and writers Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan, Kirsten Elms and Stephen Susco
  • "The Old Homestead" featurette - A detailed look at the re-creation of the shooting location from the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre with production designer William A. Elliott and cast members (and Chainsaw series alumni) Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns and John Dugan
  • "Casting Terror" featurette - Interviews with the cast including Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Tania Reynolds, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Scott Eastwood, Sean Sipos and others
  • "Leatherface 2013" featurette - An interview with Leatherface actor Dan Yeager on his interpretation of this legendary role, along with a look at the creation of Leatherface's costume, mask and signature chainsaw
  • "Lights, Camera, Mayhem" featurette - A look at the film's 3D photography with director of photography Anastas Michos along with a look at the creation of several sequences from the film
  • "It's in the Meat" featurette - An detailed look at the film's grisly special make-up effects with make-up effects supervisor Robert Kurtzman, and make-up artists Alex Diaz and Mike McCarty
  • On-Set Short Subjects: Five-Minute Massacres
    - Burning Down the House
    - Trapped in the Van
    - Carnival Time
    - Leatherface in Action
    - Hot Times in Louisiana
    - Bloody Good Times

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    kiddcapone's picture

    Doesn't matter, I wasn't going to buy this fuck anyway. "Do your thing, cuz..."

    Submitted by kiddcapone on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 7:04am.

    Jesus, the mask looks even worse on the slip cover. It looks like he made it in the first grade.

    Submitted by LSD Zombie on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:16am.
    Screamz's picture

    Not a fan of digital downloads. I've only done it once with "Watchmen." Guess what? Ain't gonna start with this one (especially after hearing the reviews). I'll rent it, then when the Blu-Ray is cheap, maybe - maybe - I'll buy it. And I still won't download the unrated version. I want a physical copy so next time my computer crashes - and it will - I won't lose it - like I did with Watchmen...

    Submitted by Screamz on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 2:49am.
    theGoldenSimatar's picture

    I think it's quite annoying as when I fork over my $30 for the 3D Blu-Ray combo pack I expect this to be the ultimate edition including any alternate cuts. I do redeem my digital copy code (annoyed that most don't give the option of HD or SD, prefer SD for space sake) but so far I haven't bought a film as only digital download. I prefer the physical format.

    I do plan to buy the 3D Blu-Ray; but I'm not going to get the Unrated Digital Download, not forking over double when the Unrated should be on the disc anyhow.

    Submitted by theGoldenSimatar on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 9:37pm.

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