British distributors Arrow Video have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray director Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986), starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, and Bill Moseley. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on October 14th.
This upcoming release 3-disc Blu-ray set will include re-mastered High Definition digital transfers of not one, but three Tobe Hooper movies. Alongside The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, the set will include both The Heisters (1965) and Eggshells (1970) which have now been fully restored. All three films will be included within the newly illustrated limited edition release which also includes a host of extra features.
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 backï¿½ 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 ï¿½ 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.
3-Disc Limited Edition Set Features
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
DISC 1 – THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a digital transfer supervised by Director of Photography Richard Kooris
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio • 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 6-part 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
"Still Feelin' the Buzz" - Interview with horror expert Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
Cutting Moments with Bob Elmore – Interview with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2's stuntman
DISC 2 [BLU-RAY] & 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 restored by Watchmaker Films with Tobe Hooper, available on home video for the first time in the world
The Heisters (1965) - Tobe Hooper's early short film restored in HD from original elements [10 mins]
Eggshells (1970) - Tobe Hooper's debut feature restored in HD from original elements [90 mins]
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
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 covering everything you wanted to know about Tobe Hooper, chainsaws and more! Featuring new writing on the director's early works by Brad Stevens, an investigation of Tobe Hooper's three-picture Cannon deal by Calum Waddell, new writing on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 by John Kenneth Muir, a look at the film's long battle with the BBFC and an exclusive interview with Hooper by Stefan Jaworzyn, author of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Companion, rounded off with an appraisal of the highs and lows of the Texas Chainsaw franchise by Joel Harley, all illustrated with archive stills.