The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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Overview

Over ten years after making the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper returns to his deranged family of reclusive cannibals for another round of chainsaw chases and non-stop screaming. Hooper brings a real budget this time having recently directed Poltergeist for Steven Spielberg and the talents of veteran make-up artist Tom Savini. This means he can make things bigger, louder, and gorier than ever before -- and they are. He also brings a wacky, self-deprecating sense of humor, as if deliberately ...
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Overview

Over ten years after making the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper returns to his deranged family of reclusive cannibals for another round of chainsaw chases and non-stop screaming. Hooper brings a real budget this time having recently directed Poltergeist for Steven Spielberg and the talents of veteran make-up artist Tom Savini. This means he can make things bigger, louder, and gorier than ever before -- and they are. He also brings a wacky, self-deprecating sense of humor, as if deliberately flaunting Texas Chainsaw Massacre's status as one of the first and still greatest "splatter" movies. The result is an impish take-off on the original film and contemporary horror movies in general that elevates its own clich├ęs -- buckets of blood and gore, droll dialogue, the screaming female lead -- to the level of high camp. The movie is loosely concerned with a small-town disc jockey named "Stretch" Caroline Williams, who does most of the screaming and an embittered Texas Ranger named "Lefty" Dennis Hopper. They team up and decide to put an end to the murderous activities of the Sawyer family once and for all that is, of course, until Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. The real highlight of the film is when Stretch and Lefty find their way into the Sawyer family hideout -- a ruinous, winding abattoir underneath an abandoned amusement park -- and engage in a chainsaw-battle-to-the-death with Leatherface Bill Johnson and the rest of the clan. Jim Siedow is back from the first film as the acerbic Drayton Sawyer, the family cook and owner of the Last Roundup Rolling Grill. Chop-Top Bill Moseley and Leatherface do most of the movie's dirty work.
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Special Features

Feature audio commentary by director Tobe Hooper with David Gregory, director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth; Feature audio commentary by actors Bill Moseley and Caroline Williams with special effects makeup creator Tom Savini; The Cutting Room Floor: deleted scenes; It Runs in the Family featurette; 6 still galleries
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Much-hated at the time of its release, Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 has aged remarkably well, now playing as a strangely effective if none-too-subtle satire of several facets of '80s excess. Pure Grand Guignol, it turns its cannibal family into successful entrepreneurs, marketing their human stew to a wider audience than ever before. As an unstated goal, Hooper seems to want to outdo the countless imitators inspired by the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the upped ante on blood, gore, and general nastiness caused some troubles with the MPAA. While certainly not for all tastes, as a kind of extreme satire, it works pretty well. Dennis Hopper's over-the-top performance takes the edge off the sordidness and generally sets the tone of comedic excess, helping make Massacre 2 an interesting companion piece -- and, in many respects, a response -- to its predecessor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • UPC: 027616061522
  • Original Release: 1986
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,454

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Hopper Lt. "Lefty" Enright
Caroline Williams Vanita "Stretch" Brock
Bill Johnson Leatherface
Jim Siedow Drayton Sawyer the Cook
Bill Moseley Chop-Top
Lou Perry L.G. McPeters
Barry Kinyon Mercedes driver
Chris Douridas Gunner
Tobe Hooper
Ken Evert Grandpa
Harlan Jordan Patrolman
Kirk Sisco Detective
James Harrell CutRite Manager
Judy Kelly Gourmet Yuppette
Kinky Friedman Sports Anchor
Wirt Cain Anchorman
Daniel Jenkins TV Commentator
Joe Bob Briggs Gonzo Mothcock
Technical Credits
Tobe Hooper Director, Score Composer, Producer
L.M. Kit Carson Screenwriter
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Henry Holmes Producer
Carin Hooper Costumes/Costume Designer
Alain Jakubowicz Editor
Richard Kooris Cinematographer
Jerry Lambert Score Composer
Daniel Miller Art Director
Tom Savini Makeup Special Effects
Pat Welsome Set Decoration/Design
Cary White Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
1. Introduction/Main Titles
2. Road to Nowhere
3. Dead on the Air
4. Just an Accident
5. Earwitness
6. An Eye for Meat
7. Chopping Mall
8. Doing Business
9. By Special Request
10. Late Night at K-OKLA
11. Studio Tour
12. Little Brother
13. Incoming Mail
14. How Good Are You?
15. A Job Well Done
16. Texas Battleland
17. Fear No More
18. Skinned Alive
19. Dance With the Devil
20. Eyes Without a Face
21. The Family Business
22. "Don't Cry, My Brother"
23. The Gates of Hell
24. Bubba's Got a Girlfriend
25. Eat and Run
26. Bringing In the Sheaves
27. To the Finish
28. End Titles
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Audio: English Dolby Surround
      Audio: Feature Commentary With Director Tobe Hooper and Filmmaker David Gregory
      Audio: Feature Commentary With Actors Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Special Makeup Effects Creator Tom Savini and DVD Producer Michael Felsher
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary With Director Tobe Hooper and Filmmaker David Gregory: On
      Feature Commentary With Director Tobe Hooper and Filmmaker David Gregory: Off
      Feature Commentary With Actors Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Special Makeup Effects Creator Tom Savini and DVD Producer Michael Felsher: On
      Feature Commentary With Actors Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Special Makeup Effects Creator Tom Savini and DVD Producer Michael Felsher: Off
      The Cutting Room Floor
         Opening Credits
         Leaving for Work
         Die Yuppie Scum!
         The Gonzo Moviegoer
         Clothes Off His Back
         Play All
      In Runs in the Family
         Part I: The Texas Screenplay Massacre
         Part II: The Art of Mayhem
         Part III: A Cast of Characters
         Part IV: Prime Meat
         Part V: Father of the Saw
         Part VI: Requiem for a Sequel
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      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Still Galleries
         Behind-the-Scenes
         Home Video and Soundtrack Covers
         Lobby Cards
         Official Stills
         Promotional Materials
         Special Effects Behind-the-Scenes
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

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    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is better than the first one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVED IT! NOT! Which I could give it zero stars.

    The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre that came out in 1974 was excellent. It was way before its' time. I bought the craziness of that particular and peculiar little town in Texas. It was brilliantly eerie. No other Texas Chainsaw Massacre has matched the original, at least, not until the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre that came about in 2003. I still don't think it was as eerie as the original but it was effective in all its' gore and doom. The Hewitt family was simply insane and I believed it. I didn't feel like they were acting crazy, I felt like they were crazy. For some strange reason I was more affected by Morgan's plight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beware of the chainsaw

    The movie was the scariest ever. I loved it i learnd not to go in the woods at all. I recomend any one to see it if you like to be scared and surprised. Its a killer. 5 star movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WORST MOVIE EVER!!!!!

    This movie was the antithesis of what a good movie should be. Movies are my second favorite media next to music and the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a very good eerie film which had a very good sense of creepiness about it. Given the fact that this movie is based on a radio DJ and Dennis Hopper stars, I thought that this movie would prove to be a worthy sequel to the original. However, DO NOT EVEN LOOK AT THE CASE OF THIS FILM. That action alone is enough to make you dumber. This movie had the worst special effects and an even dumber plot, and I'm not even going to mention how terrible the ending is (even though I just did). My respect for Dennis Hopper has gone down to a near minimum after viewing this film. This movie has made it to the top of my worst movies ever list. There is nothing left to say about this piece of cinematic rubbish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Movie

    I saw the new version of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and it was the greatest! Idon't know if it was the same but it was an excellent scary and mysterious movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BLOODBATH

    IT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO GO AND KILL MY FAMILY! I GIVE IT 5 STARS GREAT, IM SHARPENING MY CHAINSAW RIGHT NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BOO

    I hate this movie because it was so incredibly stupid. The gore looked so fake strait from the beginning of the movie even for an old movie it was horribly fake. I love all the othe TCM movies and including the new one in theaters which is the scariest movie ever. And this movie had really stupid things like a HORNY LEATHERFACE!!! and an insane hipi which has a metal plate in his head. Don't rent this movie yet alone buy it. Sorry about the spelling errors.

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    Posted March 10, 2010

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