Tobe Hooper’s shocking, all-too-realistic-feeling slasher, Texas Chainsaw Massacre has always been something of a controversial piece. Some critics love it, some hate it. The same can be said for fans, and a large portion of the negativity hurled at the film over the years centers on the actual quality of the film. It’s insanely grimy, almost home videoish in nature. That helped to hammer home the terror of the story, but what happens when that picture, and the audio tracks get all cleaned up and made pretty? We’ll find out soon enough, as Turbine Media Group is planning a full on 4K release.
We’ll soon see Texas Chainsaw Massacre in a way very few ever anticipated.
Here’re a few details from the press release:
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre remains one of the best horror films in cinema history, and the 1974 movie now gets another release. From Turbine Media Group, this time on 4K UHD Blu-ray, the most controversial and influential horror movie becomes immersively scary as it will come with a 13.1 Auro-3D® mix.
Remixed specifically for the home theater environment, the Auro-3D® mix creates an exciting three-dimensional soundscape thanks to the addition of a height layer in front, above, and all around the listener. Auro-3D® is an exciting move from two-dimensional surround sound formats to three-dimensional sound. The Auro-3D® sound format is the next generation in audio, marking an exciting leap forward from standard Stereo and Surround Sound that increases the dramatic impact of feature films such as THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE.
We don’t have a release date for this latest release, but when word comes in, best believe we’ll be sharing!
Synopsis: Back in 1974 writer, director, and producer Tobe Hooper unleashed his dark vision on humanity with a story about five young friends whose innocent trip into the woods on a summer’s afternoon became a horrible nightmare. The film follows this group of friends as they fall victim to a family of cannibals whilst on their way to visit an old homestead. For an entire generation, Leatherface became a horror icon and the film became a cult hit.