Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
In this sequel, Hopper plays a man determined to
avenge his murdered family by hunting down Leatherface and his
brethren. His trail leads him to caverns of death where victims are
the ingredients in a nightmarish enterprise. After ten years of
silence, the buzz is back. Sequel: "Leatherface: The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre 3."
A tongue-in-cheek sequel to the 1975 splatter
classic. Dennis Hopper stars as a Texas Ranger seeking revenge on
the murderous, chainsaw-wielding clan who dismembered several
members of his family in the first flick. Body parts and
self-referential jokes fly, as the crazed lawman (he's almost as
wacked as the villains he's stalking) heads toward the final,
Locations included the Cut-Rite Chainsaw Store and
Austin American Statesman Newspaper building in downtown Austin,
Texas, and the Prairie Dell Amusement Park north of Austin, Texas.
Shot in TVC color and Todd-AO.
Began shooting May 5, 1986; completed shooting prior to July 4,
1986. Released in the USA August 22, 1986.
Additional credits: modelmaker, Tobe Hooper; special effects
technical adviser, Eddie Surkin.
The Elite Entertainment CLV laserdisc (Cat. #EE-8622) contains a
digital transfer of the film struck from a 35mm intermediate
positive, a brief column of copy, a short credit stack on the
jacket, and 10 minutes of raw sound-effects-less deleted scenes at
the end of Side 2.
"...A vision at once ghastly and
hilarious....Director Tobe Hooper is back on the Texas turf he knows
best and proves there are still a few thrills and chills left to be
"...Caroline Williams as Stretch is a winning
"...This is one horror movie that delivers
the goods -- and then some....It's done with such style and energy,
such bursts of red-hot invention and anarchic, madly irreverent
satire that sometimes it almost scorches you out of your
Pan & Scan -
Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Additional Release Material:
1. Original Theatrical Trailer