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Format: DVD
Sku: 203458407
UPC: 794043106545
UPC 14: 00794043106545
Category Keywords: Killer  Psychos  Slasher  Theatrical Release
Rating: UR
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Too Shocking for Theatres!
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.

"...a better movie than the 2003 remake...appropriately creepy, right down to aping the look of the 1974 original.  Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"...a genuine attempt to strip the coating from the audience's nerves...nasty and brutish...  Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times
"...the measured, Georgia O'Keefe-on-acid sensibility that guided Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's much-cannibalized original.  Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly

Editor's Note
Though it's spawned a handful of sequels, it took more than 30 years for Tobe Hooper's ever-potent horror classic to get an "origin" story. Why is Leatherface so angry? Whose face does he wear as a mask? How did his family get their taste for human flesh? A 2003 remake revisited the original film, painted with post-millenial gloss by former music video director Marcus Nispel. For his second feature, director Jonathan Liebesman (DARKNESS FALLS) follows suit, though wisely eliminating the heavy rock soundtrack of the remake.

The film opens with the 1949 birth of the child who would become Leatherface--to an obese slaughterhouse worker. She dies during childbirth and the deformed baby is later found in a dumpster by his adoptive mother. Twenty years later, Chrissy (Jordana Brewster), Dean (Taylor Handley), Bailey (Doira Bird), and Eric (Matthew Bomer) are driving cross country before Dean leaves for his second tour of duty in Vietnam. A run-in with some bikers leads to an intervention by crazed cannibal clan leader Hoyt (R.Lee Ermey), who has just killed the sheriff of the dwindling Texas town and taken on the mantle himself. The chainsawing begins soon after.

Features

Video Features Unrated, DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: New Line
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/4/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 89 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 10654
Video UPC UPC: 00794043106545
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
By: Chris Cabin filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 1/5/2007 8:23 PM
There's a great conversation that goes on in the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre where a crazed man and a van of hippies awkwardly talk about the difference between the new way of killing cattle and the old, barbaric ways. The new way is painless and more sanitary in general, but it was bad for social matters (layoffs, machinery-over-manpower etc.) but the old way was brutal, unclean and considered inhumane. At the time, this conversation was meant to point out how the '60s counter-culture wanted to help the poor workers but disapproved and actually fought to get rid of the jobs they had....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jordana Brewster
Video Cast Info Lee Tergesen
Video Cast Info R. Lee Ermey
Video Cast Info David J. Schow - Story By
Video Cast Info John Frick - Art Director
Video Cast Info John Larroquette - Narrated By
Video Cast Info Jonathan Chibnall, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Jonathan Liebesman - Director
Video Cast Info Lukas Ettlin - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Michael Bay - Producer
Video Cast Info Sheldon Turner - Story By
Video Cast Info Sheldon Turner - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Steve Jablonsky - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Toby Emmerich - Executive Producer

Professional Reviews

HorrorWatch 7 of 10
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.

Variety 6 of 10
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. - Peter Debruge

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Brewster,Jordana
Product attributeLabel:   Turner Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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