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Released: 29th April 2024. The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker), 1982’s Basket Case is a riotous and blood-spattered “midnight movie” experience. Duane Bradley seems like a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed creature who lives in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at a seedy hotel, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for their separation.  Filmed on a shoestring budget against the backdrop of 1980s New York (where it played on the midnight movie circuit for over two-and-a-half years), Basket Case has clawed its way from its humble origins to become one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time. LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS  4K restoration from the original 16mm negative by the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with director Frank Henenlotter  High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation  Original uncompressed PCM mono audio  Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing  Audio commentary with writer/director Frank Henenlotter and star Kevin Van Hentenryck  Archival audio commentary with Frank Henenlotter, producer Edgar Ievins, actor Beverly Bonner and filmmaker Scooter McRae  Basket Case 3-1/2: An Interview with Duane Bradley – short film by Frank Henenlotter  Me and the Bradley Boys – interview with actor Kevin Van Hentenryck  A Brief Interview with Director Frank Henenlotter – a strange 2017 interview with the director  Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins – interview with actors Florence and Mary Ellen Schultz  Blood, Basket and Beyond – interview with actor Beverly Bonner  The Latvian Connection – featurette including interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actor Ilze Balodis, associate producer/special effects artist Ugis Nigals and Belial performer Kika Nigals  Belial Goes to the Drive-In – interview with film critic Joe Bob Briggs  Basket Case at MoMA – footage from the 2017 restoration premiere  What’s in the Basket? – feature-length documentary covering the three films in the Basket Case series In Search of the Hotel Broslin – archival location featurette  The Frisson of Fission: Basket Case, Conjoined Twins, and ‘Freaks’ in Cinema – video essay by Travis Crawford  Slash of the Knife (1976, 30 mins) – short made by Frank Henenlotter featuring many of the same actors from Basket Case, including optional audio commentary with Frank Henenlotter and playwright Mike Bencivenga  Basket Case and Slash of the Knife outtakes  Belial’s Dream (2017, 5 mins) – animated short by filmmaker Robert Morgan  Extensive image galleries  Trailers, TV & radio spots Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck  Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck  Collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Michael Gingold and a Basket Case comic strip by artist Martin Trafford

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  • Details

    Released:
    29th April 2024
    Category:
    Horror
    Studio:
    Arrow Video
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Certification:
    18 – Suitable only for adult
    Barcode:
    5027035026732
  • Description

    The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker), 1982’s Basket Case is a riotous and blood-spattered “midnight movie” experience.

    Duane Bradley seems like a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed creature who lives in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at a seedy hotel, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for their separation. 

    Filmed on a shoestring budget against the backdrop of 1980s New York (where it played on the midnight movie circuit for over two-and-a-half years), Basket Case has clawed its way from its humble origins to become one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.

    LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS 
    • 4K restoration from the original 16mm negative by the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with director Frank Henenlotter 
    • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation 
    • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio 
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
    • Audio commentary with writer/director Frank Henenlotter and star Kevin Van Hentenryck 
    • Archival audio commentary with Frank Henenlotter, producer Edgar Ievins, actor Beverly Bonner and filmmaker Scooter McRae 
    • Basket Case 3-1/2: An Interview with Duane Bradley – short film by Frank Henenlotter 
    • Me and the Bradley Boys – interview with actor Kevin Van Hentenryck 
    • A Brief Interview with Director Frank Henenlotter – a strange 2017 interview with the director 
    • Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins – interview with actors Florence and Mary Ellen Schultz 
    • Blood, Basket and Beyond – interview with actor Beverly Bonner 
    • The Latvian Connection – featurette including interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actor Ilze Balodis, associate producer/special effects artist Ugis Nigals and Belial performer Kika Nigals 
    • Belial Goes to the Drive-In – interview with film critic Joe Bob Briggs 
    • Basket Case at MoMA – footage from the 2017 restoration premiere 
    • What’s in the Basket? – feature-length documentary covering the three films in the Basket Case series
    • In Search of the Hotel Broslin – archival location featurette 
    • The Frisson of Fission: Basket Case, Conjoined Twins, and ‘Freaks’ in Cinema – video essay by Travis Crawford 
    • Slash of the Knife (1976, 30 mins) – short made by Frank Henenlotter featuring many of the same actors from Basket Case, including optional audio commentary with Frank Henenlotter and playwright Mike Bencivenga 
    • Basket Case and Slash of the Knife outtakes 
    • Belial’s Dream (2017, 5 mins) – animated short by filmmaker Robert Morgan 
    • Extensive image galleries 
    • Trailers, TV & radio spots
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck 
    • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck 
    • Collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Michael Gingold and a Basket Case comic strip by artist Martin Trafford
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Duration:
    91 minutes
    Extras:
    Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.37, PCM Mono, Booklet, Bonus Footage, Commentary: Frank Henenlotter and Kevin VanHentenryck; Frank Henelotter, Edgar Ievins (producer), Beverly Bonner and Scooter McRae (film-maker); 'Slash of the Knife': Frank Henenlotter and Mike Bencivenga (playwright), Documentaries: 'Basket Case 3-1/2'; 'The Latvian Connection'; 'What's in the Basket?'; In Search of the Hotel Broslin'; 'The Frisson of Fission: 'Basket Case', Conjoined Twins, and 'Freaks' in Cinema', Image Gallery, Interviews: Frank Henenlotter (writer/director); Kevin VanHentenryck (actor); Beverly Bonner (actor); Florence and Maryellen Schultz (actors); Joe Bob Briggs (critic), Reversible sleeve; Double-sided fold-out poster; TV and radio spots; 'Basket Case' at MoMA: Footage from the 2017 restoration premiere; Short films: 'Slash of the Knife' (1976); 'Belial's Dream' (2017), Outtakes, Trailers
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