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Turbine Cuts Up New Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4K Ultra HD MediaBooks
Now the good news for you collectors out there that already picked up the SteelBook Slipcase editions from last year, there’s nothing new here to force you into making another purchase of Tobe Hooper’s horror classic. You’re getting the same great Dolby Vision transfer with the same great Atmos and Auro 13 audio tracks and 65-page booklet (in German), with extra discs of bonus content. Read our review here
With that. Second Sight and Dark Sky Films will also have their own releases of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre later this year. We aim to review those as soon as they’re available. but this release is a very good option. The Dolby Vision transfer sourced from the original 16mm negative is first rate and the Atmos is pretty slick. And for those not rigged up for Atmos or Auro 3D, there are legacy audio tracks as well.
Here are the new Mediabooks:
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Turbine Mediabook US Artwork
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Turbine Mediabook Jason Edmiston Cover
If fancy packaging isn’t your thing, a standard release is also available:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Standard Edition
Here’s all the gory details of each set:
4K Restoration from 16mm Negative. Featuring HDR Dolby Vision for the first time on Ultra HD Blu-ray
In 1974, writer, director and producer Tobe Hooper unleashed his dark vision upon mankind. a story about five young friends whose innocent journey to. turns into a nightmare on a summer afternoon. The film was labeled perverse and glorified violence, was banned in many countries and, at the time, was only recognized by the bravest critics as the film that redefined horror. The Texas Bloody Judgment divided, shocked and stunned audiences around the world, set a benchmark in its genre, set a new course and made Leatherface a horror icon
Language / Sound: German Auro-3D 13.1, German Dolby Atmos, German DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, English Auro-3D 13.1, English Dolby Atmos, English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, English DTS 2.0 Stereo, German DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround, German DTS 2.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround, English DTS 2.0 Stereo, DTS 2.0 MonoAspect ratio: 1.85:1 (2160p24). 4K Ultra HD with HDR10 / Dolby Vision, 1.85: 1 (1080p24 Full HD)Subtitles: Main film: German for the hearing impaired, German, English. Audio Комментарии и мнения владельцев: GermanRunning time: 84 minutes
Bonus material: 64-page booklet by Tobias Hohmann about the history of the creation and the franchise four audio Комментарии и мнения владельцев by cast, director, cameraman. editor and sound engineer Documentaries and interviews The chainsaw business: From grandfather’s sewing box, The chainsaw cut, The hallowed ground of horror Documentaries: TCM. A Family Portrait. The Shocking. Truth, Flesh Wounds and Off the Hook A tour of the TCM house with Gunnar Hansen Removed Scenes and Outtakes The Shocking Truth Outtakes 40th Anniversary Trailer, Cinema Trailer (USA, D), US TV Radio Spots
The bonus material has optional German subtitles and is partly in SD.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre ending explained: How the post-credits scene sets up a Netflix sequel
Texas Chainsaw Massacre might leave the door open for another sequel.
When Netflix revives an iconic franchise, it’s only fair to wonder what’s going to happen next. A sequel to the 1974 horror classic, Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of young hopefuls on a mission to cultivate a thriving community far away from the damage of the big city. But their goal of gentrifying this small Texas town turns into a fight for survival as the legendary killer, Leatherface, resurfaces to stop their takeover.
After Mama is evicted from the orphanage she runs and then dies, Leatherface returns and wants revenge on the gentrifiers who illegally kicked her out. Unfortunately, Leatherface’s only way of coping with these perceived threats is by tearing them apart.
“He just doesn’t understand these kids,” producer Fede Álvarez tells Inverse. “They terrify him, and he just kills them all. Clearly, he’s a man who reacts in fear and hate — which is what we all do with everything we don’t understand these days.”
This Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a quick-paced cavalcade of violence that is sure to keep fans talking. It also brings back the franchise’s original final girl, Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), who, too, is bent on revenge. But will it sustain enough interest for another sequel to be put in the works? Director David Blue Garcia (Tejano) and producer Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) spoke with Inverse about the film’s ending, where this installment falls in the franchise’s Canon, and what it means for the future of Leatherface.
Warning! Major spoilers for Texas Chainsaw Massacre ahead!
Texas Chainsaw Massacre ending explained
Lila (Elsie Fisher), who survived a school shooting that left many of her friends dead, has similar scars to Sally Hardesty — and none of them are completely healed.
The film’s final act sees Sally shoot Leatherface and stab him in the gut. His rebuttal comes with a chainsaw as he puts it through her torso. Lila’s sister Melody (Sarah Yarkin) tries to ram him with Sally’s truck but crashes instead. She frantically pleas with Lila to run. Preparing for her own chainsaw fate, Melody tearfully apologizes to Leatherface for “what we did to your Mama.”
So when the ending shows Lila holding a gun, it sends an array of messages to the audience. She’s a victim of a shooting and has been thoroughly traumatized by gun violence. Yet, here she appears with a semi-automatic weapon in her hands, ready to take down Leatherface, who has been murdering her friends. When she pulls the trigger, though, it doesn’t go off. Now, with Leatherface hot on her trail, she’s left to run away once again.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022). Credits Scene | 1080p ”Leatherface”
Thanks to Sally’s final Hail Mary move, who gets him with two more shotgun bullets, the monster bails into a rundown movie theater. Lila takes the weapon, and Sally dies, officially passing the final girl torch to Lila.
A haphazard scuffle transpires, which almost drowns Lila. As Leatherface tosses the chainsaw at her ankle, Melody jumps on his back to distract him. Lila makes it to the shotgun and successfully fires off a round, which shoots the chainsaw out of his hands. A bullet hits him square in the chest, and Melody comes in with the finishing move. Armed with his revved-up chainsaw, she pummels Leatherface in the jaw, delivering a potential death blow as he fell backward into the pool and slowly sank.
Shaking off the night’s horrors, Lila grabs Sally’s cowboy hat and the old polaroid of Pamela (Terri McMinn), Kirk (William Vail), Jerry (Allen Danziger), and Franklin (Paul A. Partain) — Leatherface’s original victims — and joins her sister in Dante’s self-driving car.
Lest we forget, this is a slasher movie, and there are slasher movie rules to abide by. He may have been shot four times, stabbed in the gut with a hunting knife, knocked out by his chainsaw, and left to drown, but Leatherface is a hard man to kill.
After the girls share a brief reprieve, Leatherface pops out of nowhere to smash the window and take Melody. Unable to stop the car, Lila watches from the sunroof as her sister’s head is cut clean off. Crying hysterically, she’s motored away in an end sequence that mirrors the tearful escape Sally Hardesty experienced five decades prior.
“That was always the plan,” David Blue Garcia tells Inverse. “Those two end sequences were always in the script. We didn’t reshoot that ending at all.”
It’s a jarring way to end the movie, to be sure. The audience gets the satisfying slasher face-off, punctuated with a surprising twist leaving Lila in an empowered yet extremely damaged position. Just as she begins to deal with her trauma and heal, a new source of grief takes its place.
Are the other Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies Canon?
Texas Chainsaw Massacre being a direct sequel to the 1974 film raises questions. After five decades of waiting, Sally Hardesty returns and tracks down Leatherface. But pride ends up being Sally’s undoing as she is surprised that Leatherface doesn’t remember her after all this time.
It’s worth pointing out that he’s in his 70s now, and a lot of murders could have potentially happened over the decades. If you consider the seven other Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequels to be Canon, his foggy memory makes sense.
“There’s a photo that shows him quite young in the orphanage,” Fede Álvarez says. “So you can believe he went there to hide after the crime scene from the first film. Maybe he was pulled out of there by the family, did some other bullshit, and then went back to the home. Maybe he was in and out throughout the years and then finally settled there. That’s the way I want to see it because that’s the way it makes me believe all the sequels connect to the first one in the franchise.”
By being a direct sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre doesn’t entirely erase what came before it. It simply adds a new thread to an expanding horror franchise.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre post-credits scene: Will there be a sequel?
A quick end-credits scene shows Leatherface ambling down a country road to his childhood home. The place where the atrocities of the first film took place. The story comes full circle, indeed.
Does this mean a sequel is in the works? This is the ninth installment in the franchise, and there’s always the potential for more. At the end of the day, though, it all depends on the fans.
“We’ll be here waiting for the call,” Fede Álvarez says. “We have ideas for a way to take it. You got to go crazy with something like this; you have to be unconventional. You cannot just do a standard sequel because that’s usually when they suffer. But we’ll see. It’s really up to the audience. If they show up, there’ll be more.”
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now streaming on Netflix.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Netflix release date, time, cast, plot, and trailer for the Leatherface sequel
Netflix is reviving the classic horror franchise for a new generation.
The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a grindhouse horror hit when it was first released back in 1974, shocking audiences with the stomach-churning tale of a dysfunctional family of deranged hillbilly cannibals living in the Lone Star state.
The R-rated fright flick became legendary for its bloody, unflinching terror and created an instant icon in the character of Leatherface, who paraded around in a macabre mask made of stitched-up human skin while menacing innocent folks with a buzzing chainsaw. This low-budget classic has spawned a number of sequels and remakes over the years, most recently 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D and the 2017 prequel origin story, Leatherface.
Now Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been adapted into an upcoming feature film on Netflix that promises more Texas-style sacrificial slaughter and a return appearance of Leatherface.
So gas up the chainsaw and let’s unpack all the details for this ravenous new reboot!
What is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre release date on Netflix?
Texas Chainsaw Massacre slashes its way onto the airwaves this February 18 and will not be for the faint of heart. The 83-minute sequel will stream exclusively on Netflix.
Texas Chainsaw (2013)- The post-credits scene
When is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre release time on Netflix?
Netflix typically releases its originals at 3 a.m. Eastern (midnight Pacific). If you are looking for a late-night horror feature, you can watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the middle of the night on February 18 at 3 a.m. Eastern.
What is the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre plot?
This 9th film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise takes place in Harlow, Texas, a remote ghost town where influencer entrepreneurs are attempting to exploit and capitalize on the abandoned, fixer-upper destination.
The aged, masked maniac Leatherface happens to call this dilapidated outpost his retirement home and starts targeting and taking out the greedy influencers one by one. But Sally Hardesty, the revenge-fueled solo survivor from Leatherface’s original bloodbath, just might mess up his latest reign of terror.
Who is in the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre cast?
Joining Mark Burnham as Leatherface are Sarah Yarkin (Melody), Elsie Fisher (Lila), Olwen Fouéré (Sally), Jacob Latimore (Dante), Moe Dunford (Richter), Alice Krige (Mrs. Mc), and Jessica Allain (Dante’s girlfriend). Actor John Larroquette, who provided the voice-over for the 1974 film and 2003 remake, will reprise his role as the narrator.
This iteration of Texas Chainsaw Massacre is directed by award-winning cinematographer David Blue Garcia (Tejano, Blood Fest) from a screenplay courtesy of Hollywood newbie Chris Thomas Devlin (Cobweb). It’s produced by Legendary Pictures in conjunction with Lionsgate’s Bad Hombre and Exurbia Films.
Is there a Texas Chainsaw Massacre trailer?
Netflix released the final release trailer for Texas Chainsaw Massacre on January 31, and you can check out the gruesome gore in the preview below. Please try and refrain from snickering when you hear the cringe-worthy line, “Try anything and you’re canceled, bro.”
Will there be a sequel to Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre?
At this time nothing has been announced and any follow-up feature will no doubt be dependent upon the ultimate viewership numbers and how well this film is received critically.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre arrives on Netflix on February 18, 2022.
‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Review: Leatherface Slashes Gen Z Gentrifiers in Bloody Sequel
Naive young entrepreneurs kick an old woman out of her home and wake the sleeping slasher in this serviceable sequel.
Associate Editor, Film
Nobody likes landlords these days, but we can agree that most don’t deserve to die by chainsaw. In the snippy and totally serviceable ninth sequel to the horror classic, Netflix takes a stab at “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” reviving the lumbering Leatherface from his cannibalistic slumber. The quintessential slasher villain is somewhat humanized in the latest chapter, which positions the mute giant as a mourning son avenging his adopted mother’s death. That would make the plucky young gentrifiers who kicked her out of her house the bad guys, if only they weren’t systematically severed limb from limb.
Aside from a mild commentary of mass shootings and late stage capitalism (the term even gets a shout-out), the story of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” hangs loosely around dopey characters and unsurprising plot developments. Still, it delivers plenty of blood spattered, gut-spilling gore to satisfy genre lover’s bloodlust, even if we’ve pretty much seen everything a chainsaw can do by now.
The movie opens with a group of friends driving across the wide open plains of deep Texas. At a roadside gas station, oddball Lila (Elsie Fisher) catches a crackling newscast about the masked murderer from 1973 who was never caught. “One of Texas’s most famous unsolved murders,” warns an ominous old timey voice (original narrator John Larroquette). The movie takes a page from many horror sequels by building the lore of the first film into the present day, though thankfully things don’t get so winkingly self-satisfied as the recent “Scream” redux. (Unfortunately it’s even less fun.)
Lila’s reverie is interrupted by older sister Melody (Sarah Yarkin), who hovers over the moody teenager with cloying concern. They’re traveling with her business partner Dante (Jacob Latimore) and his girlfriend Ruth (Nell Hudson), who have all teamed up to…buy an abandoned town in order to…open up a restaurant? They’ve managed to convince the youngest banker ever to bus a group of wide-eyed influencers and entrepreneurs out to bid on storefronts, in what Jacob hopes is “a chance for people to start fresh somewhere.” As the group spill out of their shiny car to survey the abandoned town, which made little effort not to look like a set from an old Western, they see only possibility. “This would be the perfect space for my art gallery,” Ruth marvels.
But when they see a tattered Confederate flag hanging, they force their way into a building that appears empty. South African actress Alice Krige (“Chariots of Fire”) makes a meal of her brief scene, as the mysterious old woman who wonders why these kids are in her house. After some back and forth about the deed, Dante decides to call the Sheriff and have her removed from her home, believing her to be trespassing. In the stress of the scuffle, she loses contact with her oxygen machine and goes into cardiac arrest. The man she calls her son, a hulking shadowy figure with a familiar gait, accompanies her in the ambulance.
Meanwhile, back in old town Harlow, the auction for retail space in full swing. It wouldn’t be a B movie without some cheesy dialogue, and “Sold to Candace Brady of Brady’s Brunch! I Love brunch, that’s great,” takes the cake. The scruffy local contractor who drives a pick-up truck and flashes his gun has a few choice lines as well. He gets: “I’m a Texan. I don’t like people telling me what to do. Especially smug, self-righteous, rich city folk.” Despite all his bravado, he doesn’t end up faring too well in the end.
In fact, there isn’t a lot of successful fighting back in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” which stays true to its roots but doesn’t offer much in the way of suspense. Pretty much anyone Leatherface wants to kill he does, with little fanfare. There are a few inventive slices and gouges, and it’s satisfying to see the disaffected youth live-streaming their mass execution. “Try anything and you’re canceled, bro,” says one phone-wielding dupe before quickly losing his entrails.
Though the story was developed by Fede Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues (“Evil Dead,” “Don’t Breathe”), the execution seems to have gotten lost in the handoff to screenwriter Chris Thomas Devlin. Austin-based director David Blue Garcia puts his cinematographer eye to good use, constructing some striking shots that capture the beauty of his home state and a genuine love of the franchise. Take Leatherface charging across a dusty field of dead sunflowers, perfectly browned in the hot Texas sun. After he carves his surrogate mother’s face to wear as his mask, he holds it up in the light, the bloody skin glowing like burnt embers. Garcia puts the Texas in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Everything may be bigger in Texas, but the chainsaw stays the same.
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is now streaming on Netflix.