I finally got around to upgrading the DVD of one of my favorite B-Movies of all-time, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. The reason I chose to upgrade was to get it in widescreen and I hoped for a better image as well. Thankfully, the 20th Anniversary Edition released in August of 2008 is a big improvement. The 2001 release has a very soft image that is too bright and is an odd aspect ratio. It appeared like it was transferred from a VHS tape. As stated in the disclaimer at the beginning of the 2008 release the “transfer has been created from the only remaining 35mm print source and it shows the wear and tear of its Grindhouse legacy.” The dirt and scratches are more regular but it doesn’t become distracting because it gives the movie that Grindhouse feel. And that is very appropriate for this movie. Its also nice that it isn’t prevalent during the best scenes. My favorite scene, where Mercedes takes “Bo Bo” back to her place for some TFC, is much better on the 20th Anniversary because it’s much darker and has more detail. I know I’m not the only fan of Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers on this forum. I highly recommend this upgrade to those of you that have dragged your feet like I did. It’s less than $11 at Deep Discount. I would never get rid of the 2001 release because I really like the artwork and I find the dreadfully amateurish DVD menu to be charming. That said, the 2001 release is now obsolete as all the content has been put on the 20th Anniversary except the brief (51 sec) Evil Toon Free Offer, Fatal Justice trailer, and Angel Eyes trailer. And none of that stuff is important. Both Night Owl Theaters made it to the new disc but were combined in the Special features. Some of the new features on the 20th Anniversary are a slick DVD menu and new commentary track with Fred Olen Ray and TL Lankford.