40th Anniversary Texas Chain Saw Massacre Blu-ray Slicing Up the UK


We’re now just a few days away from September 16th’s 40th anniversary Texas Chain Saw Massacre extravaganza here in the States, a date that marks the home video release of all sorts of goodies. But don’t feel left out, those of you who live in the UK, because you too are in store for some treats!

On November 17th, UK label Second Sight will be releasing its own 40th anniversary edition of the classic film, which was at one point in time banned by the BBFC. A two-disc limited edition steelbook Blu-ray, stacked with brand new bonus features, and a standard two-disc Blu-ray will be offered up. Both will feature the newly-restored transfer.

While we wait for more word, check out the release’s brand new cover art below, courtesy of artist Doaly!

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.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre



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