Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre A Family Portrait Revisited Review


There are a lot of documentaries floating around right now and they all deal with different aspects of horror and scary movies. I like most of them, and then there are rare gems that offer nothing new, and don’t even give you a full HD version or anything that you haven’t seen before, and that makes me a little mad. I have no reason to be mad, but you would think that with technology being so easy to get a hold of, that producers and film makers would revisit things with the power of media today, then again, we are talking about a low budget horror movie that set the stage for some of the most iconic villains and victims ever. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait is available now, and it is not a long-winded feature, it’s relatively short, but showcases a great deal of insight into the filming and production of the classic horror movie.

You will find that the documentary is low quality, grainy, and transferred from what can only be assumed was VHS or even Beta Max. This might be done on purpose to go along with the low budget quality of the original movie, or it could be something that is just a coincidence. Regardless of what is going on here, it’s obvious that something is up, because the film grain is just insanely poor.

This documentary is interesting, for some people, but overall is not worth recommending. If you’ve seen the original movie, you’ve seen most of the things you hear about here. I feel like I’ve seen this before on a special feature of the re-release of the dvd or even blu ray…is it on blu ray? I don’t know. It’s ok to watch, but I don’t recommend it.

1 comment:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

That image of Leatherface wielding the chainsaw is still one of the most iconic images in the entire history of horror movies, right from Edisons Frankenstein in 1910 to the present day, in over 100 years of horror film making Leatherface still looks bloody scary ! ! !, a quite superb and truly memorable character.