The Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets a Best Buy exclusive steelbook

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Edwin Neal Jim Siedow John Dugan Gunnar Hansen

If for some reason you don't yet have a copy of director Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, or if you're a fan who likes to collect special releases of the film, you're in for a treat this June. Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for a steelbook Blu-ray release of the 1974 classic that will only be available through their store.

The artwork that will be seen on the steelbook, sporting a sticker that lets you know it can only be found "@ Best Buy", is displayed below.

Directed by Hooper from a screenplay he wrote with Kim Henkel, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE has the following synopsis:

Tobe Hooper's influential cult classic continues the subgenre of horror films based on the life and "career" of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein, which began with Alfred Hitchcock's own influential cult classic PSYCHO. When Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) hears that the Texas cemetery where her grandfather is buried has been vandalized, she gathers her wheelchair-bound brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) and several other friends together to see if grandpa's remains are still in one piece. While in the area, Sally and her friends decide to visit grandfather's old farmhouse. Unfortunately, a family of homicidal slaughterhouse workers who take their job home with them have taken over the house next door. Included amongst the brood is Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), a chainsaw-wielding human horror show who wears a face mask made out of human skin. Sally's friends are rapidly exterminated one-by-one by the next-door neighbors, leaving only Sally left to fight off Leatherface and his clan. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Burns, Partain, and Hansen were joined in the cast by William Vail, Teri McMinn, Allen Danzinger, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and John Dugan (with John Larroquette narrating the opening text.)

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is one of my all-time favorite films. While I'm happy with the DVD and Blu-ray copies I already have and probably won't be picking up this new steelbook, I'm always glad to see new versions being released for fans and new viewers to add to their collections.

If you'd like to pre-order a copy of the Best Buy steelbook, which is set to be released on June 5th, you can do so at THIS LINK.

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Source: Best Buy



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