After a Decade of Silence... The Buzzz is Back! In 1974 Tobe Hooper quite literally changed the face of horror with his landmark film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Although the hulking Leatherface and his trusty power tool left an indelible mark upon the cinematic landscape it wouldn't be until 1986 that the buzz came back... in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2! Relocating the cannibalistic Sawyer clan to a cavernous labyrinthian dwelling beneath an amusement park Hooper's deliciously demented sequel sees Leatherface and Co. continue their murderous exploits afresh. This time around local DJ Stretch runs afoul of the Sawyers when she gets mixed up in the brutal slaying of two youngsters. Meanwhile Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright is hell-bent on avenging the murder of his nephew Franklin in the first movie. A cult classic in its own right The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 serves up a heady blend of gratuitous gore socio-political critique and jet-black humour - whilst Dennis Hopper's unhinged turn as Lefty needs to be seen to be believed! Whichever way you skin it Leatherface's second cinematic outing is an uncompromisingly delirious vision from one of horror's great directors. Special Features: 3-Disc Limited Edition High Definition Digital Transfers of Three Tobe Hooper Films Original Uncompressed Audio Tracks for all Films Limited Edition Packaging Newly Illustrated by Justin Erickson Individually Numbered #/10 000 Certificate Exclusive Limited Edition Extras The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Presentation from a Digital Transfer Supervised by Director of Photography Richard Kooris 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' - A Documentary Looking at the Genesis Making-of and Enduring Appeal of Hooper's film. With Interviews Including Star Bill Johnson Co-writer L. M. Kit Carson Richard Kooris Bill Moseley Caroline Williams Tom Savini Production Designer Cary White and more! Alternate Opening Sequence with Different Musical Score Deleted Scenes 'Still Feelin' the Buzz' - Interview with Horror Expert Stephen Thrower Author of Nightmare USA Original Trailer Disc 2 Blu-Ray and 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 Available on Home Video for the First Time in the World The Heisters (1964) Tobe Hooper's Early Short Film Restored in HD from Original Elements Eggshells (1969) Tobe Hooper's debut Feature Restored in HD from Original Elements 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 - Limited Edition Exclusive Exclusive Perfect Bound Book Featuring New Writing on the film by John Kenneth Muir an Overview of the Chainsaw Franchise by Joel Harley and an Investigation of Tobe Hooper's three-picture Cannon Deal by Calum Waddell Illustrated with Archive Stills and Posters with More to be Announced!
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 killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock (Caroline Williams), who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.
This 80's sequel to the 1974 hit "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is actually a good movie once you set aside the fact that it is completely different from the original. Those expecting a continuation of part 1 are sadly mistaken. This wild sequel is more about special effects, action, gore and dark humor. I like this one a lot simply because it doesn't take itself too seriously and it's actually a decent movie, there is a pretty good ammount of thrills and laughs, and I like it..
If you are a serious fan of horror films or you already have the bare-bones DVD version of TCM 2 then you need to buy the Gruesome Edition now. Comparing Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 to the original or the other sequels/remakes is pointless because this film is a beast all its own. It was made to be different than the first and Tobe Hooper lived up to it. It is quite obvious that this film is camp, but thats what makes it so great. The absurdness, the heavy gore(lovingly provided..