PRE-ORDER - Basket Case (4K UHD, Limited Edition)

$34.99
Type: New 4K UHD

STREET DATE 4/30/2024

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The tenant in room 7 is very small, very twisted, and very mad.

The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker), 1982's Basket Case is a riotous and blood-spattered "midnight movie" experience, now presented for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. 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.

Bonus Materials

  • 4K restoration from the original 16mm negative by MoMA
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • 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 VanHentenryck
  • 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 VanHentenryck
  • 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 Maryellen 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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