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Brain Damage [Limited Edition] [DVD] [English] [1988]
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Overview

Special Features

  • New 2003 19 x 9 anamorphic transfer
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 track remixed and designed for home video environments
  • Liner notes
  • Animated menus
  • Original mono soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by director Frank Henenlotter and Brain Damage novelist Bob Martin
  • Isolated music score
  • Original theatrical trailer

Synopsis

Brain Damage
Basket Case director Frank Henenlotter explores another bizarre symbiotic human-monster relationship in this surreal horror comedy about a young man named Brian (Rick Herbst) who emerges from a night of bizarre hallucinations to find a jovial talking slug attached to his body. The creature, a brain-eating parasite called an "Aylmer" (but who prefers the simpler handle "Elmer") came calling after abandoning his former companions -- a European couple who tried to wean him from human brains by supplying him with sheep brains from the local butcher. Preferring prey of the bipedal variety (and a younger, more mobile host), Elmer hitches a ride with Brian, administering doses of a highly addictive psychedelic drug to keep him under control, and sends him out in search of human gray matter. Understandably, this drives a wedge in the relationship between Brian and his girlfriend, Barbara (Jennifer Lowry), who doesn't buy the monster story but nevertheless begins to recognize Brian's junkie behavior patterns. Fighting a losing battle against Elmer's magic juice (and trying to keep Elmer from munching down on Barbara's skull), Brian is forced into a hideous showdown for possession of his own mind. Clever highlights include horror host John Zacherle as the Bing Crosby-esque voice of Elmer and a cute cameo from Basket boy Kevin Van Hentenryck. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Rick Herbst - Brian
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    Gordon MacDonald - Mike
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    Jennifer Lowry - Barbara
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    Theo Barnes - Morris Ackerman
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    Lucille Saint-Peter - Martha Ackerman
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