The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning [Unrated] [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8183565
  • Release Date: 01/16/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

    Synopsis


    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
    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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jordana Brewster
      Jordana Brewster - Chrissie
    • Taylor Handley
      Taylor Handley - Dean Hill
    • Diora Baird
      Diora Baird - Bailey
    • R. Lee Ermey
      R. Lee Ermey - Sheriff Hoyt
    • Andrew Bryniarski
      Andrew Bryniarski - Thomas Hewitt/Leatherface



    Customer rating

    4.4
    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Up there with the first two "Chainsaw" films

      Posted
      Signification

      Because I was disappointed with the 2003 remake, I wasn't too excited about a prequel to that remake. However, after reading some positive reviews, I gave the film a chance; I'm glad I did. The two things I especially liked about the remake -- the dark atmosphere and R. Lee Ermey's performance -- are each much better. The tone of this film is darker than the remake, but Ermey has some hysterical lines of dialog throughout, and he has a much bigger role. The film is fairly simple, but it works and ends up being one of my favorite horror films of the last decade. The DVD includes a great hour-long documentary as well as deleted scenes. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bitter Sweet

      Posted
      corporateanalysis365

      What I liked about this movie is that it was strictly to the point. It never leaves you in an unknown midst of curiosity. It is simply horror from minute to minute. Cannibalism to its sickest and human brutality at its worst. For those with a weak stomach this movie will be torture but for those who like it horrifically brutal you will definitely be overwhelmed by this movie. It is one of the best horror movies I have ever seen. When you go to bed you'll hear that chainsaw running. ;)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      texas chainsaw massacre the beginning

      Posted
      tooshort74
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
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      well texas chainsaw massacre the beginning is an ok movie not as good as the remake but still pretty good it has some good kills in it and it has some good humor in it so if you want to know how it all started than i would check it out and the guy that played the cop in the remake is in this and he again has some great one liners like he did in the remake so if you are a fan of the texas chainsaw movies than i would check it out

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good bluray transfer

      Posted
      Havok702
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is one of my favorite Texas Chainsaw films before they got out of hand and sucked. Great job with the video and audio transfer. My only complaint is that there are no extras whatsoever and it plays on a loop once you play it. At least the DVD release had extras and lots of goodies, it's the only reason I kept the DVD.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      pretty good prequel

      Posted
      BigT6603

      I really don't think this movie got the credit it deserved. I really was impressed by the relentlessness of this movie, it never stopped for one second. I particularly enjoyed it because it never paused for some casual humor like most horror movies do these days. It was brutal and unapologetic from start to finish.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It all began somewhere

      Posted
      keggers
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Texas chainsaw massacre: the beginning is a prequel to the 2003 remake. Most of the family of leatherface returns for this one. Very brutal film. In this one its revealed why leatherface wears a mask of bandages. Leatherface is scary in this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Junk

      Posted
      Horrorman

      I didnt much care for the remake, but this movie was worse. It just tried too be dark, somewhat mroe sadistic than the remake. It was watchable by all means, I just thought it was junk is all. The gore was good, the movie stunk.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love It! Love It!

      Posted
      fishnchips
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      love the nutty comedy that kind of floats through the film besides being a great horror film as well. pretty over the top

      I would recommend this to a friend



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