Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is the second sequel to the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and was directed by Jeff Burr. The film stars Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, William Butler, and a then-unknown Viggo Mortensen. New Line Cinema, the distributor, experienced problems with the Motion Picture Association of America, who rated the film X. After the studio made cuts, it was re-rated R, and New Line released it on January 12, 1990. It was refused classification in the UK upon its initial release. It has since been released on home video in both unrated and R-rated versions, and a cut version was accepted with an 18 certificated in the UK.