Basket Case 1982
Basket Case tells the story of the seemingly innocent Duane Bradley (Kevin Van Hentenryck) who arrives in New York City’s center of sin, Time Square, with nothing but a wicker basket under his arm, and checks in to a sleazy hotel. What no one knows is that basket contains his surgically removed, deformed, violent, and telepathic siamese twin. The two have come seeking vengeance on the doctors who separated them and then threw the deformed twin away. But when Duane develops a relationship with the doctor’s receptionist and wants to end his quest of violence, its all too late, and his psychopathic twin goes on a rampage of bloody terror in the shocking conclusion of Basket Case...

This charming little film, made with the budget of about two used shoelaces, heralded the arrival of Frank Henenlotter.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:31:14 | 44.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Frank Henenlotter
Cast: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner
Country: Comedy, Horror
Genre: USA


-- New Audio Commentary: This commentary by Hennenlotter and star Kevin Van Hentenryck is full of amusing anecdotes.

-- Old Commentary: This older commentary from a previous DVD release has Hennenlotter and a chunk of the crew talk about the production in detail.

-- Basket Case 3.5: An amusing new 10-minute short by Hennenlotter that catches up on Belial after all these years.

-- Me and the Bradley Boys: An introspective interview with Kevin Van Hentenryck.

-- A Brief Interview with Director Frank Henenlotter: This bizarre 3-minute "interview" should be seen cold.

-- Seeing Double: This is for super die-hard fans only, since it's an interview with the twins who have a tiny role in the film.

-- Blood, Basket, and Beyond: A short interview with Beverly Bonner.

-- The Latvian Connection features interviews with Edgar Ievins, Ilze Balodis, Ugis Nigals and Kika Nigals.

-- Belial Goes to the Drive-in: Cult horror expert Joe Bob Briggs talks about Basket Case.

-- Basket Case at MOMA: You read that right. Basket Case was restored at MOMA, and this is a Q&A after a screening.

-- What's in the Basket?: A breakdown of all three Basket Case films.

-- In Search of Hotel Broslin: A 2001 tour of the main location from the film.

-- The Frisson of Fission: A really well done 30-minute visual essay by Travis Crawford.

-- Slash of the Knife: An early short film from Hennenlotter, which features a lot of the cast and crew from Basket Case. It's as weird and depraved as you might imagine. It also comes with optional Outtakes and Image Gallery.

-- Belial's Dream: An appropriately weird animated short by Robert Morgan. It comes with a brief Making-of Featurette as well.

-- We also get Outtakes, Image Gallery, and Promo Gallery.