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Basket Case Limited Edition Blu-ray from Arrow Video gets special features

One of my favorite horror-comedies of all-time is writer-director Frank Henenlotter's BRAIN DAMAGE. That said, one of my other favorites is Henenlotter's BASKET CASE. The strange little monster it is.

Speaking of strange little monster that is BASKET CASE, Arrow Video just recently announced that they are putting out a new Blu-ray special edition of the film and it is set to hit February 27th.

Below you will find the box art and other details, including the full list of special features, which are pretty killer if you ask me. I don't own the film on Blu-ray myself, but this might be the time to remedy that,

After giving all of that a look-through make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of Frank Henenlotter's BASKET CASE in the comments below or on social media!

Rundown via Arrow Video:

The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker), 1982’s Basket Case is perhaps his most revered – a riotous and blood-spattered midnight movie experience, now immortalized in a lavish new 4K restoration by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Duane Bradley is a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed, fleshy lump whom he carries around in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at the seedy Hotel Broslin, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for their separation. But tensions flare up when Duane starts spending time with a pretty blonde secretary, and Belial’s homicidal tendencies reach bloody new extremes.

Filmed on a shoestring budget against the backdrop of 1980s New York (where the movie would become a staple of the infamous 42nd Street grindhouse circuit), Basket Case has clawed its way from its humble origins to become one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.

Special features:

Audio commentary with writer/director Frank Henenlotter and star Kevin Van Hentenryck (new)

Basket Case 3-½ - Frank Henenlotter interviews Duane Bradley decades after the events of the original Basket Case (new)

Making-of featurette containing interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actress Ilze Balodis, associate producer/effects artist Ugis Nigals, and Belial performer Kika Nigals (new)

Blood, Basket and Beyond - Interview with actress Beverly Bonner (new)

Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins - Interview with twin actresses Florence and Maryellen Schultz (new)

Belial Goes to the Drive-In - Interview with film critic Joe Bob Briggs (new)

Outtakes

In Search of the Hotel Broslin - location featurette

Slash of the Knife - 1972 short film by Frank Henenlotter

Belial’s Dream - new Basket Case-inspired animated short by filmmaker Robert Morgan

Behind-the-scenes of Belial’s Dream
 
Trailers, TV spots and Radio spots

Still galleries

Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Gingold (first pressing only)

BASKET CASE synopsis:

Duane Bradley is a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed, fleshy lump whom he carries around in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at the seedy Hotel Broslin, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for their separation. But tensions flare up when Duane starts spending time with a pretty blonde secretary, and Belial’s homicidal tendencies reach bloody new extremes.

BASKET CASE hits Blu-ray via Arrow Video February 27th.

Extra Tidbit: Pick a flick: Basket Case or Brain Damage?
Source: Arrow Video

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