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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Family Portrait Revisited
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Family Portrait Revisited
Actors: John Dugan, Jim Siedow, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen, Forrest J Ackerman
Director: Brad Shellady
Genres: Horror, Educational, Documentary
UR     2000     1hr 4min

In 1974 Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist) unleashed a film that was an intense study of homicidal madness and psychological horror. It has since become a cult phenomenon and the most successful independent horror film ever made. T...  more »


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Actors: John Dugan, Jim Siedow, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen, Forrest J Ackerman
Director: Brad Shellady
Creators: Bob Enlow, Brad Shellady, Jeff Carney, Kurt Schreiner
Genres: Horror, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Horror, Educational, Biography
Studio: Mti Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/19/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 4min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great documentary on the best horror movie ever made.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary interviews Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface), Edwin Neal (The Hitchhiker), John Dugan (Grandfather) and Jim Siedow (the cook). Although the picture quality at times is not completely clear on the VHS version, the commentaries the actors deliver on the documentary is by far the most valuble source of information for any TCM fan out there (besides the additional footage on the DVD collectors edition of TCM). There are good stories shared by the actors that portrays the making of the landmark film an intruiging experience. I highly suggest picking this rare documentary up before it goes out of print!Visit my Texas Chainsaw Massacre web page at for more information on the film's location and the family house!Tim Harden"
Hitch hiker guy is weirder in real life
Matt | NJ | 01/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is basically a movie-making documentary from the perspective of the actors. The entire documentary is made up of interviews and clips from the movie. There are in-depth interviews with the actors who played Leatherface, the hitch hiker, the cook and Grandpa. They speak about how they became involved with the project and their experiences on the set with Tobe Hooper and the crew. Many anecdotes from the shooting of the film, especially highlighting the 30 hour period dedicated to filming the dinner scene, where they describe the greuling conditions they suffered through.

The DVD also includes trailers, previews for some other garbage movies and a short trivia game. It's a decent DVD. Nothing too exciting, but it provides some insight into the making of the film."
Good Documentary
Barbara Morgan | San Diego, CA | 06/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When watching this video you will hear what the cast and crew of the film have to say about their experience off and on the set of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It was very interesting to hear what the cast had to say. They all look so much different than they do in the movie. it was amazing to learn that a young man played the part of the old almost dead Grandpa. I recommend this documentart to fans of the originall TCM."
Could have been better
phsychomaniac | fairhope AL, USA | 08/18/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"well I was in the video store the other day and stumbled across
this documentary. I was looking forward to alot of behind the
scenes stuff but did'nt get it. first off marilyn burns was
not iterviewed and niether was kurk greg or franklin.It was just
gunner hanson,{leatherface} the hitchhiker, and the cook. it really was'nt all that great."