Search our Archives for press releases from other collectibles:
- All Press Releases
- Art Press Releases
- Coin Press Releases
- Comics Press Releases
- Currency Press Releases
- Domain Names & Intellectual Property Press Releases
- Entertainment Press Releases
- Historical Press Releases
- Jewelry, Timepieces & Luxury Accessories
- Movie Poster Press Releases
- Real Estate Press Releases
- Sports Press Releases
- Wine Press Releases
Press Release - July 30, 2019
Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre Outtakes and Stills Sold for a Combined $26,880 in Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters EventReel adds to 1973 classic that changed horror film genre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) Original 400' Reel of Original 16mm Work Print Outtakes sold for $22,800. The offered outtakes have never been seen by the public and never have been included in any documentary about the film, which director Tobe Hooper created on a budget of just $60,000. The final cut was violent and shocking enough to terrorize generations of audiences.
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre changed the genre of horror films," Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith said. "It was marketed originally as being based on true events, which only added to the effect it had on audiences. This reel of outtakes contains images and scenes that never have been seen before, making it as unique as any auction lot can be."
The reel from the film, considered one of the goriest ever made, includes print outtakes from a number of scenes, including shots of "Pam" and "Kirk" approaching the house, "The Hitchhiker" and "Leatherface" chasing "Sally" through the woods, Leatherface chasing the truck driver and numerous shots of Sally in captivity. About 400 feet of film runs for roughly 11 minutes was accompanied by an MP4 flash drive transfer.
A second lot, included Texas Chainsaw Massacre (7) Color 35mm Film Negative Strips and (7) Black and White 35mm Film Negative Strips, (16) Color Transparency Slides, (1) a Contact Sheet made from Color Negs and an Original Japanese Program, which sold for $4,080. The extraordinary collection of original production stills has never before been published and comes from the collection of Edwin Neal, the actor who played "The Hitchhiker" in the film. The photos were shot by assistant director and film editor Sallye Richardson and include behind-the-scenes images of the making of the film. Photos include shots of Hooper, director of photography Daniel Pearl, soundman Ted Nicolaou, makeup artist Dorothy Pearl and art director Robert Burns, among others.
Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
The Internet's most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.
Eric Bradley, Director, Public Relations
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
That the sale was a world record is very much a result of the effort and care you put into the sale and should be considered a salute to you.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)