Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Horror classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets immersive facelift in 4K UHD/Auro-3D Blu-Ray re-release

Classic Horror Story gets an immersive release in Auro-3D®


Turbine Media Group releases The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Auro 13.1 on 4K UHD Blu-ray™ in select territories


‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ remains one of the best horror films in cinema history and the 1974 movie now gets another release. From Turbine Media Group, this time on 4K UHD Blu-Ray™, the most controversial and influential horror movie becomes immersively scary as it will come with a 13.1 Auro-3D® mix.


Remixed specifically for the home theater environment, the Auro-3D® mix creates an exciting three-dimensional soundscape thanks to the addition of a Height layer in front, above and all around the listener. Auro-3D® is an exciting move from two-dimensional surround sound formats to three-dimensional sound. The Auro-3D® sound format is the next generation in audio, marking an exciting leap forward from standard Stereo and Surround sound that increases the dramatic   impact of feature films such as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.


Wilfried Van Baelen, CEO of Auro Technologies, states, “To have such an iconic and influential movie released again in Auro-3D, is truly worth the excitement. We are glad to have worked with Turbine Media Group to have this movie mixed at Galaxy Studios and to soon release this on 4K UHD Blu-Ray™. Having 4K image combined with true 3D sound, will uplift this classic tale to a new dimension’.  


‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is a 1974 American horror film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper. As one of the best and scariest horror films in history, the movie is credited with originating several elements common in the slasher genre, including the use of power tools as murder weapons and the characterization of the killer as a large, hulking, faceless figure. Though initially branded as perverted and glorifying violence, only the courageous critics at that time saw it as “the film that redefined horror”. ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ has shocked and stunned audiences worldwide, but set a standard in its genre, making Leatherface and his chainsaw one of the most iconic characters in the horror scene.


Consumers can maximize the Auro-3D® immersive experience at home with Auro-3D® enabled AV receiver and speakers or enjoy the soundtrack in 5.1. Territories featuring the Auro audio technology include Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


Synopsis:  Back in 1974, writer, director and producer Tobe Hooper unleashed his dark vision on humanity with a story about five young friends whose innocent trip into the woods on a summer’s afternoon became a horrible nightmare. The film follows this group of friends as they fall victim to a family of cannibals whilst on their way to visit an old homestead. For an entire generation, Leatherface became a horror icon and the film became a cult hit.


Country/Year: USA / 1974

Actors:Marilyn Burns, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen,…

Director:Tobe Hooper

Distribution:Turbine Classics


Release date:May 27th 2016


Technical data UHD Blu-Ray™:

Audio: German: Auro-3D 13.1, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround, 

    DTS 2.0 Mono

    English: Auro-3D 13.1, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround, 

    DTS 2.0 Stereo, DTS 2.0 Mono

    Music and effects: DTS-HD 7.1

Image: 4K (3840 x 2160 Pixels) 

Subtitling: Main movie: German for the hearing impaired, German, English

                   Commentary: German