I think we just peed a little. Yes. Yes, we did. On September 16th The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will be hitting stores, both online and beyond, and we have a look at the stellar artwork for you cats. We saw. We peed. We liked.
We don’t know much about the release other than that there will be a four-disc Blu-ray package (that’s right! four discs!) as well as a standard Blu-ray and DVD edition.
Could the four-disc version be the mysterious “Black Maria” (the name of the truck that saved Sally Hardesty from the Sawyer clan) edition everyone’s wondering about? We think so, but just in case we have feelers out to Dark Sky/MPI to get you the skinny on that. Given Amazon’s pricing (see links below), color us confused.
Expect official details soon. In the interim drool over both the Blu-ray and the DVD art.
In 1977, Tobe Hooper, a cast of unknown actors, and a crew of Austin film students and recent graduates headed to Round Rock, Texas, in the middle of July. For the next 72 days they worked around the clock in 100-degree weather to make The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
The movie became a huge hit on the drive-in circuit and eventually grossed $70 million. It was invited to the 1975 Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight and was acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Since then, it has become the eighth highest-grossing horror franchise of all time. In 2012 Sight & Sound magazine named it one of the 250 most important movies ever made.
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