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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Blu-ray Disc 9/30


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#1 of 55 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted May 30 2008 - 07:50 AM

Blu-ray.com - Texas Chainsaw Massacre Announced for Blu-ray

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Dark Sky Films has announced that they will release the horror classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' for Blu-ray on September 30th. Full specs for the release are still forthcoming, but word has trickled down that the release will include never before seen bonus features. We expect to hear more details about this release as the street date gets closer.

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#2 of 55 OFFLINE   MattFini

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Posted May 30 2008 - 08:19 AM

This is more fantastic news, Paul! Thanks for posting this. I'm going to start saving my pennies for the fall ... looks like there's going to be some terrific stuff for genre fans. I cannot wait to have TCM on Blu-Ray!
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#3 of 55 OFFLINE   Travis Brashear

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Posted May 30 2008 - 08:51 AM

Perfect opportunity for them to fix the audio concerns which sullied an otherwise extraordinary SD release!
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Posted May 30 2008 - 01:48 PM

One of my favorite movies and like Travis said, I hope they fix the audio problems.

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Posted May 30 2008 - 04:53 PM

Not to be a wet blanket but.........Wasn't this filmed on just 16mm then blown up to 35mm? If so going from the DVD to a BD, how much more resolution can you squeeze out of this? In other words what is the max lines of resolution that 16mm can provide? I'm curious.
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Posted May 30 2008 - 05:17 PM

If they fix the audio, then that alone would be worth the upgrade. I'll wait for the reviews.

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Posted May 30 2008 - 06:03 PM

I'll upgrade only if the audio is fixed. Otherwise, I'll stick with the steelbook edition.

#8 of 55 OFFLINE   Travis Brashear

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Posted May 30 2008 - 07:01 PM

If 35mm film is equivalent to 4,000 lines of resolutions then I would assume the rule of halves would put 16mm at slightly under 2,000, still well above Blu-ray's 1,080. Of course, I could be unintentionally speaking out of my ass...
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Posted May 30 2008 - 08:22 PM

There was a completely new HD master created for the steelbook edition, so this should look about as good as this movie will ever look. Psyched to hear the news.

#10 of 55 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 31 2008 - 09:36 AM

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If 35mm film is equivalent to 4,000 lines of resolutions then I would assume the rule of halves would put 16mm at slightly under 2,000, still well above Blu-ray's 1,080. Of course, I could be unintentionally speaking out of my ass...


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That's logical but I seem to remember reading somewhere on another site that super 16mm was about 1000 or 1040 lines (can't remember exactly) - close to 1080 but not quite.

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#11 of 55 OFFLINE   Travis Brashear

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Posted May 31 2008 - 02:05 PM

Even if that proves to be the case, that's still more than twice the resolution of the SD, so yes, the Blu-ray stands to be a marked improvement over that already-great release...
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Posted June 04 2008 - 01:44 AM

The video transfer on the 2006 2-Disc Ultimate Edition DVD is outstanding, so I can't even imagine how good it's going to look in HD. This is a must-buy Blu-ray title. Never before seen bonus features? The 2006 DVD is packed. What more can be included? Maybe a third commentary track with Teri McMinn, William Vail, and Edwin Neal? With Chainsaw on the way, I'm hoping Critical Mass will deliver us a Black Christmas (1974) Blu-ray release this December.
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Posted June 04 2008 - 03:52 AM

The audio of the standard stopped me from buying. Fix the audio for this Blu-Ray or no sale.
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Posted June 04 2008 - 06:30 AM

The video transfer on the 2006 2-Disc Ultimate Edition DVD is outstanding, so I can't even imagine how good it's going to look in HD.
You have NO idea! I still have all four films in HD when they broadcast them on the horror channel "MonstersHD?" I can't remember the exact name of it, but I'm pretty sure it was something like that and all four films look absolutely GLORIOUS in HD especially when comparing them to their DVD counterparts. The original Texas looked absolutely MAGNIFICENT in HD, while the 2nd one showed an even greater improvement over the extremely blurry, extremely soft, hideous transfer of the original DVD. Part 3 looked very, very good as well and the remake also showed major improvement over the soft, edge-enhanced DVD. In fact, I still have the comparisons that I took of Texas Chainsaw (the original) from the DVD to the HD version... I'll post them on here so that people can have a look. You won't believe your eyes!

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Posted June 05 2008 - 01:07 AM

Not to be a wet blanket but.........Wasn't this filmed on just 16mm then blown up to 35mm?

If so going from the DVD to a BD, how much more resolution can you squeeze out of this? In other words what is the max lines of resolution that 16mm can provide? I'm curious.

It was shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm for theatrical release, but, when I restored the film for Dark Sky, I stayed in the realm of the 16mm negative. I created a new 16mm element from the 16mm A/B roll negative and transferred that... I didn't use anything in 35mm for the HD transfer.

Also, I have been in contact with Dark Sky regarding the title and a representative of Dark Sky has assured me that the audio will be corrected for the BD release. Dark Sky actually DID correct the audio of the SD version, too, and I imagine you can contact them for a disc exchange to get a proper replacement... maybe? I know they sent me a few fixed ones. I bug Dark Sky all the time about this because, had I been in charge of the audio portion of the transfer (which I would've gladly supervised had they let me), that mistake wouldn't have happened in the first place! Posted Image
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Posted June 05 2008 - 03:28 AM

..... Also, I have been in contact with Dark Sky regarding the title and a representative of Dark Sky has assured me that the audio will be corrected for the BD release. ....
Oh my. I'll be snagging that on my trip to finally get a BD player...along with Lord of the Rings. Very cool!
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#17 of 55 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted June 05 2008 - 05:27 AM

Also, I have been in contact with Dark Sky regarding the title and a representative of Dark Sky has assured me that the audio will be corrected for the BD release.

Fan-friggin-tastic! Thanks for the sharing the great news!

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Posted June 05 2008 - 06:02 AM

Thanks for the great info, Don! Posted Image

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Posted June 10 2008 - 05:36 AM

What was wrong with the audio? I never bought the disc. Hopefully they will not DVNR the grain out. 16mm blown up to 35mm has grain. LEAVE IT IN!
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Posted June 10 2008 - 06:59 AM

It was shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm for theatrical release, but, when I restored the film for Dark Sky, I stayed in the realm of the 16mm negative. I created a new 16mm element from the 16mm A/B roll negative and transferred that... I didn't use anything in 35mm for the HD transfer.





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