Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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Bear witness to the birth of the most horrifying legend in the history of cinema as director Jonathan Liebesman explores the nightmarish origins of the psychotic Hewitt family in this sequel to director Marcus Nispel's 2003 hit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The year is 1969, and despite the fact that the Vietnam War is raging halfway across the globe, all is ominously quiet on the back roads of America. Eighteen-year-old Dean Hill (Taylor Handley) has just received his draft notice, and his older brother, Eric ...
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Overview

Bear witness to the birth of the most horrifying legend in the history of cinema as director Jonathan Liebesman explores the nightmarish origins of the psychotic Hewitt family in this sequel to director Marcus Nispel's 2003 hit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The year is 1969, and despite the fact that the Vietnam War is raging halfway across the globe, all is ominously quiet on the back roads of America. Eighteen-year-old Dean Hill (Taylor Handley) has just received his draft notice, and his older brother, Eric (Matthew Bomer), is determined to watch out for his younger sibling by ensuring that Dean enroll in the Marine Corps rather than risking his luck at the local induction center. Dean has other plans, though, and as soon as the pair and their girlfriends, Bailey (Diora Baird) and Chrissie (Jordana Brewster), return from their final fling in sunny Texas, he plans to confront his brother with the prospect of dodging the draft. When an unsettling encounter with malevolent bikers Holden (Lee Tergesen) and Alex (Cyia Batten) results in a serious car accident in which Chrissie is thrown from the vehicle, the arrival of Sheriff Hoyt (R. Lee Ermey) at first appears to be a moment of divine intervention. However, when Sheriff Hoyt murders thieving Alex in cold blood and then shepherds her friends into the back of his police cruiser as Chrissie watches from the brush, their momentary reprieve soon gives way to an unimaginable terror. As Hoyt transports her ailing friends to the Hewitt home, where a childlike man named Thomas is currently undergoing the transformation into cannibalistic madman Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski), a desperate Chrissie attempts to enlist the aid of Holden in rescuing her friends from a fate worse than death.
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Special Features

Feature and deleted scenes Audio Commentary with Director; Jonathan Liebesman and Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller; Deleted and extended scenes; Down to the Bone behind-the-scenes documentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2013
  • UPC: 883929342587
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 28,347

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jordana Brewster Chrissie
Taylor Handley Dean Hill
Diora Baird Bailey
Matthew Bomer Eric Hill
R. Lee Ermey Sheriff Hoyt
Andrew Bryniarski Thomas Hewitt/Leatherface
Lee Tergesen Holden
Terrence Evans Monty
Kathy Lamkin
Marietta Marich Luda Mae
Leslie Calkins
Tim de Zarn
Allison Marich
Marcus Nelson
Lew Temple Sheriff Wintson
Cyia Batten Alex
Technical Credits
Jonathan Liebesman Director
Jeffrey Allard Executive Producer
Michael Bay Producer
Stacy Brownrigg Sound/Sound Designer
Mari-An Ceo Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Chibnall Editor
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Lukas Ettlin Cinematographer
Lisa Fields Casting
Mike Fleiss Producer
Andrew Form Producer
John Frick Art Director
Brad Fuller Producer
Kim Henkel Producer
K.C. Hodenfield Asst. Director, Co-producer, Executive Producer
Tobe Hooper Producer
Steve Jablonsky Score Composer
Sally Jane Jackson Casting
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Robert Kuhn Executive Producer
Alma Kuttruff Co-producer, Executive Producer
Mark Ordesky Executive Producer
Kelly Port Special Effects Supervisor
Marco Rubeo Production Designer
David J. Schow Original Story
Michael Scott Camera Operator
Guy Stodel Executive Producer
Sheldon Turner Original Story, Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOO MUCH GORE??????

    Are you serious? this is Texas Chainsaw Massacare your watching... were you expecting a romantic comedy? i thought it was great how the BF was sawed apart while she was under him hiding... i wouldnt be scared of these movies A. i live in NJ B. i dont wonder around woods or the south. so unless a canibal family lives in Jersey then i wont worry too much about it... and this movie is a HUGE exageration on the life of Ed Gein. he did have a house of horror, but not as intense... but sick enough to make him into a celebrity. gore-tastic movies like these are great... more blood the better....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too much gore!

    This movie surprised me. I didn't expect so much blood and gore. It is just disgusting. Some scenes made me sick to my stomach. Literally! The other Texas Chainsaw Massacre installments weren't as gory as this one. I used to be a fan of slasher horror films when I was a teenager, but come on. Do horror movies really need to show so much gore? I have gotten to a point where I'm afraid to watch these new slasher horror flicks now. I still like to watch classic 80s horror flicks, because they are scary enough without so much blood and gore. Whenever I go to the movie store now, I read the back of the boxes to see what the content is. If the fine print says that the film contains scenes of gore or graphic violence, I won't rent it. This movie should not have even been rated R. It should have been rated NC-17 or higher. I don't recommend this film for anyone under the age of 18.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    The killer that Leatherface is based on is named Ed Gein and there are several movies about him. They get away with saying based on a true story by having some ties to this actual killer, but it is loosely based at best. Hanibal Lector (Silence of the Lambs) and Norman Bates (Psycho) are also based on him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    This movie wasn't terrible, but very disappointing to say the least. I couldn't get over how little they did to make it different the the last. Granted they had to throw in a bit of background so they could give fans a reason to go see it, but that didn't care this poor attempt. This is just my opinion, but this seemed like a pretty blatant try to grab a few more $ from the horror fan community. Not bad, but not worth watching more then once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not great.

    This film was mediocre. And the last reviewer was right about the film being worse than the last one. It's just pointless gore without the scare. Not to mention, there's not a really great story as to why the sheriff becomes the sheriff, why leatherface is so angry, and why the dumbass old guy in the wheelchair is in a wheelchair. Plus, the cannibalism is so unrealistic. This story is not heavily based on true events. The actual killer referred to was a somewhat cannibal who was similar to the guy from silence of the lambs. Plus, his family weren't killers and he only killed two official people.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SCARY

    i saw this movie when it first came out and let me tell you this movie is not for the fate of heart. this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat untill the end. this movie get's better it is unrated so it has to be good. warning do not watch this by yourself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    scary but not great

    I thought that the remake of the original was better than this one. I think that this movie was not good because of the music and because.of some of the characters. Some of them where so dumb and stupid that they actually made me laugh at the for a little while. I'm not saying I hated the movie I'm just saying that I kinda thought that it was fake for being based on a true story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    events before the remake movie, and i have to say it was okay and not that good of a scary movie. then again most scary movies aren't that good but movies can't be perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better then the Last Film!

    It was scary then the last Texas Chainsaw film and I liked it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NOpe

    The only good thing about this movie is Jordana Brewster, just because she's hot and worth looking at. Other than that, this movie shouldn't have been made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2009

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