BluRay Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Limited Edition – 2013)

Written by Lewis Mainwaring

This Limited Edition (Nov 2013) release by Arrow Films (10,000 copies) of the 1986 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is the sequel to the 1974 iconic movie The Texas chainsaw Massacre.IMG_2332

Tagged lined ‘The Buzz is Back’ this second installment of the franchise sees the Sawyer clan relocated from their family home and on a killing spree in an abandoned amusement park.

The original film poster is a parody of the 1985 film The Breakfast Club.

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface (Bill Johnson) is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top (Bill Moseley). This time, the masked serial killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita “Stretch” Brock (Caroline Williams), who teams up with Texas law-man Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair.

IMG_2329Included in this 3 disc set:-

  • High Definition digital transfers of three Tobe Hooper films,
  • Original uncompressed audio tracks for all films,
  • Limited Edition Packaging, newly illustrated by Justin Erickson,

 

 

 

  • IMG_2328Individually Numbered #/10,000 Certificate,
  • Exclusive Limited Edition Extras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC 1 – THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2:

 

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p),
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio,
  • 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” documentary,
  • Alternate Opening sequence with different musical score,
  • Deleted scenes,
  • “Still Feelin’ the Buzz” – Interview with horror expert Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA,
  • Cutting Moment with bob Elmore – Interview with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2′s stuntman,
  • Gallery featuring never-before-published behind-the-scenes images,
  • Original Trailer.

 

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 restored by Watchmaker Films with Tobe hooper, available on home video for the first time in the world,
  • The Heisters (1964) Tobe Hooper’s early short film restored in HD,
  • Eggshells (1969) Tobe Hooper’s debut feature restored in HD ,
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing,
  • 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 – AMERICAN FREAK ILLUMINATIONS – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE:

 

  • Exclusive perfect bound book covering everything you wanted to know about Tobe Hooper, chainsaws and more!

 

Film. 4/5 – A cult classic in it’s own right.

Set – 5/5 – Extensive and a must have for any horror fans.

Copies of this limited edition release are still available from Amazon & Zavvi

 

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