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Among the titles coming out this week to DVD and blu-ray is yet another Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie. The original from director Tobe Hooper gained cult status decades ago and Hollywood can’t seem to let cult status movies exist without a ridiculous number of sequels and remakes. This current incarnation follows the storyline set forth by the original movie as opposed to those of the remakes and even recreates the kill scenes for the opening of the film. So where do I stand on the release of the home video? Should you buy, rent, or skip this movie on Tuesday? Read on to find out.

Plot Summary on IMDB by Tom Thomas

After the first massacre in 1974, the townspeople suspected that the Sawyer family were responsible. A vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer house, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family. Decades later a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her grandmother. she decides to bring her friends along on the road trip to invesitgate her inheritance. On arrival she uncovers she has inherited a mansion but is yet to uncover the terrors that lurk in the basement below it.

Texas Chainsaw 3D, the first half of which should bear the title Tania Raymonde’s Ass (seriously, there is a closeup of it every five minutes), might seem like Lionsgate yet again jumping on the 3D wagon to get even more money from you. And honestly, it is. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t do something new with a storyline that has been treated like a cheap hooker at a stag party. For most of the movie, I thought they were just going to do the same old song and dance and then they changed it up a little. How much? How about having the audience root for old Leatherface for a change?

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The performances from the cast are pretty standard for this type of film. Lots of screaming, heavy breathing, but lack of intercourse which sets it apart from other films with lots of screaming and heavy breathing. The film’s special effects fit right in and don’t throw the viewer out of the film experience (I call this the SyFy Original Movie Effect). And the plot moves along for the most part even though it may seem to drag at times. Overall, I give Texas Chainsaw 3D 

Where do I stand on the buy, rent skip question? Buy if you must have every Texas Chainsaw or horror flick known to man, but skip the 3D version. Rent if you are in the mood for a change of pace in the franchise or are in the mood for a gory entertaining watch. Skip if you don’t watch gore… or don’t feel like looking at Tania Raymonde’s ass.

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