Big news for all you horror fiends looking to upgrade your film collections to the high definition variety. The ever popular Scream Factory has just announced that it will be giving the high definition makeover treatment to one of horrors most contested films… Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.
Details on the extras included in the Collector’s Edition blu-ray are scarce at this time. One thing that is certain though, we’ll finally be getting a high defintion transfer of the theatrical version of the 1994horror film. Scream Factory has also said that they are attempting to secure the rights for the extended cut of the film as well.
Joel Robinson lends his artistic hand to Scream Factory once again to give us some gorgeous cover artwork. He previously illustrated original covers for In the Mouth of Madness and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, among many others for Scream Factory.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is either one of those films that you love or hate. It massively overhauled the canon storyline and essentially works as a remake of the original film for a more modern audience. Leatherface (this time played by Robert Jacks) and his psychotic cannibalistic family are STILL psychotic but, in this film, they are NOT cannibals. They are more like a truly bizarre collection of cult members with an unknown macabre agenda. As for Leatherface, we see an entirely new side of his personality in this movie.
The film was written and directed by Kim Henkel, who also just so happened to co-write the original with Tobe Hooper. It starred two unknown actors at the time that would go on to conquer Hollywood in the following years as true superstars. Those two unknowns were Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger.
The Scream Factory blu-ray release of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is set to hit store shelves September 25th.