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Added on: 26/3/2003 07:21
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Basket Case: 20th Anniversary Special Edition (US)

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The Tenant In Room 7 Is Very Small, Very Twisted And Very Mad
Certificate: none
Running Time: 91 mins
Retail Price: $14.99
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Carrying a mysterious wicker basket around with him, Duane Bradley arrives in Manhattan and checks into a sleazy Times Square hotel. What`s in the basket, you ask? Why, Duane`s hideously misshapen Siamese twin brother, Belial, of course! Originally born attached to Duane`s side, the little monster was surgically removed by some quack doctors and rudely left for dead in a plastic garbage bag. But Belial survived, and Duane has hit the Big Apple with his beastly bro to wreak havoc on the surgeons who separated them. Things get complicated, however, when Duane gets romantically sidetracked by the sexy, wig-wearing receptionist of one of the doomed doctors, and his jealous telepathic sibling reacts well, poorly.

With memorably gruesome scenes (the multiple scalpels stuck in a screaming face is a particular favorite) and some disturbing stop-motion animation, Frank Henenlotter`s Basket Case - finally available in a Special Edition DVD - is one of the most beloved, cheerfully demented cult classics of all time, and a midnight movie hit that inspired two sequels.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Frank Henenlotter, Producer Edgar Ievins, and Actress Beverly Bonner
Two Theatrical Trailers, Plus TV Spot
One-of-a-Kind Outtakes and Behind-the-Scenes Footage from the Director`s Personal Collection
Special Video Short: In Search of the Hotel Broslin
Gallery of Basket Case Exploitation Art and Never-Before-Seen Behind-The-Scenes Photos
Two Rare Basket Case Radio-Spots
Two Radio Interviews with Actress Terri Susan Smith
Clips from Beverly Bonner`s Comedy Cable TV Show, "Beverly Bonner`s Laugh Track"

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Mono English

Directed By:
Frank Henenlotter

Written By:

Diana Browne
Robert Vogel
Beverly Bonner
Terri Susan Smith
Kevin VanHentenryck

Soundtrack By:
Gus Russo

Director of Photography:
Bruce Torbet

Frank Henenlotter

Edgar Ievins
Arnold H. Bruck

Image Entertainment

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6 / 10
The picture quality is reasonable considering the source material.
The sound quality is in mono and is functional.

First extra is a audio commentary with director Frank Henenlotter, producer Edgar Ievins and and actress Beverly Bonner. 2 trailers, TV spot, 6 minutes of outtakes and behind the scenes footage, 15 minute featurette In Search Of The Hotel Broslin shows Henenlotter and a friend visit some of the locations used in the film, 2 radio spots, 2 radio interviews, 7 minutes of Beverly Bonner`s laughter track which is a cable TV show featuring one of the film`s stars and 5 minute photo gallery.
posted by dvd_man on 11/4/2003 02:48