M-Net officially turns 30 years old today – celebrating three decades of bringing viewers across the African continent premium TV content

Reeva Steenkamp's best friend finally breaks her silence with beautiful tribute on Instagram

Restored Texas Chain Saw Massacre gets Cannes slot

2014-04-23 20:30

Paris - A restored version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre marking the slasher film's 40th anniversary will be shown in Cannes next month as part of the Directors' Fortnight.

Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror movie about a group of friends who run into a family of cannibals was originally banned in several countries due to its violence.

But the low-budget film  made by Hooper for less than $300,000 went on to become a box office smash leading to a hugely profitable and long-running franchise.

An independent event started by the French Directors' Guild in the late 1960s, the Fortnight runs alongside the main May 14-25 Cannes Film Festival with the aim of discovering new talent and saluting the work of established directors.

Other films by established names include Queen and Country by Britain's John Boorman and The Tale of Princess Kaguya by Japan's Isao Takahata.

The non-competitive event will run from May 15-25.

Watch the original trailer here:

Read more on:    cannes film festival 2014  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Deadpool director Tim Miller reportedly quit the sequel after he and Ryan Reynolds disagreed over the casting of Cable. Read More »
Add your review

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star as Zelda Fitzgerald in a new biopic currently known as Zelda. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.