If you’re like me you’ve probably been dying to snag a Blu-ray player, but have been hesitant to do so (just not enough retro titles yet to justify the purchase) because the format still has a long way to go. Things are changing for the better, at least it appears to be, anyway, with the folks at Dark Sky finally releasing one of the genre’s true classics. Of course, by now, I’m sure you know I’m talking about Tobe Hooper’s immortal classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
As far as special features are concerned, there aren’t a whole lot on this Blu-ray edition that are any different from the two-disc DVD Ultimate Edition Dark Sky released a couple of years ago. On the other hand, if you didn’t grab that one initially and now have a Blu-ray player, this would definitely be the version to pick up when it hits the streets.
The details are as follows:
-Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 Stereo Surround and 2.0 Mono Audio
-Brand New Featurette with Actress Terri McMinn, Created Exclusively for This Release
-Feature-Length Commentaries with Director Tobe Hooper, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Actors Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danzinger, and Art Director Robert A. Burns
-The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth Featurette
-Flesh Wounds Featurette
-TV and Radio Spots
-A Tour of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre House with Gunnar Hansen
-Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
The Blu-ray edition hits the streets September 30/08. Click here to pre-order a copy.