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- Format: BLU-RAY DISC
- SKU: AV119
- UPC: 760137105282
- Street Date: 02/27/18
- PreBook Date: 01/23/18
- Label: Arrow Video »
- Genre: Horror
- Run Time: 91 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
- Year of Production: 1982
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: US
- Language: English
Cast & Crew
- Kevin Van Hentenryck
- Terri Susan Smith
- Beverly Bonner
- Director: Frank Henenlotter
- Director: Frank Henenlotter
Basket Case [Limited Edition Blu-ray]
The tenant in room 7 is very small, very twisted, and very mad.
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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.
- Behind-the-scenes of Belial's Dream
- Trailers, TV Spots and Radio Spots
- Extensive Still Galleries
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
- Belial Goes to the Drive-In - a brand new interview with film critic Joe Bob Briggs
- Belial's Dream (2017, 5 mins) - brand new Basket Case-inspired animated short by filmmaker Robert Morgan
- Slash of the Knife (1972) - short film by Frank Henenlotter
- In Search of the Hotel Broslin - archive location featurette
- Outtakes Featurette
- Brand new making-of featurette containing new interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actress Ilze Balodis, associate producer/effects artist Ugis Nigals and Belial performer Kika Nigals
- Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary with writer/director Frank Henenlotter and star Kevin Van Hentenryck
- Basket Case 3-1/2: An Interview with Duane Bradley - Frank Henenlotter revisits Duane Bradley decades after the events of the original Basket Case
- Blood, BASKET and Beyond - a brand new interview with actress Beverly Bonner
- Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins - a brand new interview with Florence and Maryellen Schultz, the twin nurses from Basket Case
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Arrow has provided fans a really nicely done package that boasts solid technical merits and outstanding supplements. Recommended.
Arrow Video offers a vital, beautiful, and bracingly irreverent presentation of Frank Henenlotter's cult-film classic.
A fantastic 4K restoration and an over-sized basket-worth of extras.
—Film School Rejects
Basket Case looks fantastic now and with the bounty of extras in tow, it's easily one of their most satisfying discs of the year. Highly recommended to anyone who's still curious about what's in the basket.
—The Digital Bits
Basket Case is an absolute classic and now it finally has the release it deserves. This is an early contender for best Blu-ray of 2018.
Arrow Video once again knocks it out of the park when it comes to their releases of important cult films, with a stellar A/V presentation and an overabundance of extras. The film in question is far from a masterpiece, and it has no desire to be one, but for super low-budget schlock, it's pretty impressive.
Basket Case might be a dingy and gruesome slice of subterranean cinema but this excellent release from Arrow, touting the stunning 4K restoration by MoMA and packed with hours of awesome bonus features, is the kind of treatment Criterion usually provides. Highly recommended.