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"When you stop screaming, you'll start talking about it" This is a must have for any horror fanatic. which makes this a simple "yes, it's worth buying the physical copy"... Kidding, let's take a look at this film from 1974 and see if this 4k remastered version is worth it?
I picked up my copy of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) from walmart for roughly $14.99. I have seen this version for less on other sites like amazon for as low as $8.00 but with my relationship with amazon isn't at a good point so I paid more elsewhere. for those that don't know what this film is about will start off with a summary of the plot before we go into the rating system that will ask the question is it still worth it to buy physical media?
When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.
The rating is based on 5 points, getting a max of 1 point for each category. The categories are;
- CASE QUALITY
- COVER ARTWORK
- DISC ARTWORK
- EXTRAS IN THE CASE
- BANG FOR BUCK (heavily opinionated)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 1974 - 4/5
- CASE QUALITY ✔
The case overall is fine not the thickest I have seen but it is not a "green" case which is a huge plus. When we get into the artwork it almost makes me wish they would have gone with a different color or maybe a clear case with no dye.
- COVER ARTWORK ✔
The artwork is solid on this film, its an iconic image that is normally seen in black and white. Its simple but, captures a lot of the film in it and can leave you staring at it for hours. I really like the decisions made for this cover. Speaking of iconic the artwork continues on the inside with a very familiar scene of the film.
- DISC ARTWORK ✔
The disc borrows the cover image artwork but with a subtle difference just enough to be different but not so much that the flow is broken.
- EXTRAS IN THE CASE
You get nothing with this film and that basically is the best way to sum up this version of the film. If you just want the film buy this version anything more will cost you a pretty penny.
- BANG FOR BUCK ✔
This is a horror classic and to see it remastered in 4k is a thing of beauty, I don't think I will ever be able to watch this film in the quality I did as a youth. absolutely believe this is a must own to display on the shelf.
This film is currently not available to stream on any subscription services but you can rent it from the following places for roughly 3 dollars to own it it will cost you about the same to own the physical copy.. in my mind that doesn't make sense and you should just by the physical film. as far as quality it appears to be the same 4k but with streaming you may lose some of the quality.
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