Another boutique label is making the jump to Blu-Ray. Dark Sky Films, an increasingly potent outfit responsible for a spread of interesting releases including Jim Van Bebber's legendary underground epic The Manson Family and the highly-regarded French thriller Them (Ils) has formally announced plans to release Tobe Hooper's seminal shocker The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in high definition.
It has been called "grisly," "sick," and "perverse," as well as "raw," "unshakeable," and "the movie that redefined horror." It was attacked by churches, banned by governments, and acclaimed by only the bravest of critics. It stunned audiences worldwide and set a new standard in movie terror forever. In 1974, writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper unleashed this dark, visionary tale about a group of five young friends who face a nightmare of torment at the hands of a depraved Texas clan. Today it remains unequaled as a landmark of outlaw filmmaking and unparalleled in its impact as perhaps the most frightening motion picture ever made. Includes never-before-seen bonus features!
List price will be $29.98. No release date has been set. One wonders whether the print being used is the outstanding HD re-master that has screened over cable and satellite sources for some time, and was supervised by Synapse Films' Don May. When we know more, so will you!