The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The sole survivor of a 1973 killing spree breaks her silence to tell the story of what really happened on that grisly day, recounting the events that led her and her friends into the clutches of a chainsaw-wielding madman.
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- Marcus Nispel
- DVD and Blu-ray
RStrong horror violence/gore, language and drug content
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; music video; TV spots; trailer.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby True HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; alternate opening and ending; deleted scenes; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette; cast and crew interviews; music video; trailers.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie is not recommended for anyone under 17. Yes, kids love to be scared, but the violence here is so disturbingly realistic that it's too much for most older kids (and some adults) to handle. The various murders are definitely graphic (we get to see the flesh rip and the organs exposed) but the suicide scene is so disturbing that several people walked out of the theater immediately afterwards. Violence aside, there's still no reason to see this movie--the story doesn't make much sense, the acting is mediocre at best, and even at 98 minutes, it feels way too long. Bottom line: Save your money!
- Sexual Content
- Some crude sexual talk. A couple makes out. The camera lingers on a female character's wet tank top and backside.
- This is a very bloody and gory movie. There's an extremely graphic suicide scene, characters are hung from meat hooks (and then tortured), sliced, ripped, cut, shot, murdered in various ways, run over, etc. We see many severed limbs. Stabbings, impalings. The sheriff brags about sexually assaulting female corpses.
- Nonstop extreme profanity.
- Social Behavior
- Dark, cruel sentiments throughout. Crude and tasteless humor ("I guess that's what brains look like--kind of like lasagna.")
- Not applicable.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The sheriff drinks and drives. The main characters smuggle and smoke marijuana.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it