Texas Chainsaw Massacre-Beginning

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Take a bone-chilling journey into evil and witness how thomas hewitt became the infamous serial killer leatherface. Born under gruesome conditions, an abandoned baby is found and taken in by the demented hewitt family. As he grows under their morbid nurturing, thomas develops a ravenous appetite for chainsaws.


Studio New Line
SKU 203458407
UPC 794043106545
UPC 14 00794043106545
Format DVD
Release Date 9/4/2007
Rating UR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Brewster,Jordana
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Cast & Crew
David J. Schow - Story By
John Frick - Art Director
John Larroquette - Narrated By
Jonathan Chibnall, et. al. - Editor
Jonathan Liebesman - Director
Jordana Brewster - Actor
Lee Tergesen - Actor
Lukas Ettlin - Cinematographer
Michael Bay - Producer
R. Lee Ermey - Actor
Sheldon Turner - Story By
Sheldon Turner - Screenplay
Steve Jablonsky - Original Music By
Toby Emmerich - Executive Producer
ReviewSource HorrorWatch
Review I liked this flick but didn't love it, but it does have it's good points. Number one, and best of all, they finally make Leatherface not only scary, but a walking badass as well. Andrew Bryniarski does a great job as the disfigured Thomas Hewitt. He is imposing, demented, dangerous, and animalistic and his presence is amazing throughout the film. This isn't the retarded whipping boy we have seen in the other TCMs, this is a walking being of rage and chaos and it is what Leatherface has needed to be since the beginning in my opinion...I didn't care for any of the victims and the storyline had a few minor holes in it, but all and all this is a pretty decent flick, with some good gore and torture and two great performances thanks to R. Lee and Bryniarski, it's well worth the price of admission.
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Variety
Review Don't get too attached to any of the nubile young twentysomethings in horror prequel "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning." Expectedly grisly pic provides the origin story for Thomas Hewitt, aka "Leatherface" -- which means these kids are little more than chainsaw fodder for the Ed Gein-inspired cannibalistic killer. Whereas the three "Star Wars" prequels set up key events foreshadowing young Anakin's turn to the dark side, implication here is that Hewitt was always evil...Purists who wondered what had become of the family dinner scene (left out of the remake) should be pleased to find an even creepier version recreated here. Auds would be well advised not to attempt "Beginning" on a full stomach.
Reviewer Peter Debruge
ReviewRating 6
Unrated, DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Brewster,Jordana
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat ...a better movie than the 2003 remake...appropriately creepy, right down to aping the look of the 1974 original.
Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times ...a genuine attempt to strip the coating from the audience's nerves...nasty and brutish...
Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly ...the measured, Georgia O'Keefe-on-acid sensibility that guided Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's much-cannibalized original.

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