Basket Case [Blu-ray] [1982]

  • SKU: 19387393
  • Release Date: 09/27/2011
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • New video introduction by Frank Henenlotter
  • Audio commentary by director Frank Henenlotter, producer Edgar Levins, and actress Beverly Bonner
  • Rare outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage from the director's personal collection
  • Two theatrical trailers plus TV spot
  • 2001 video short: in search of the hotel Broslin
  • Two rare Basket Case radio spots
  • Gallery of Basket Case exploitaiton art and behind-the-scene photos

Synopsis


Basket Case
The poor social skills of a young yokel turn out to have a horrifying explanation in this low-budget splatterfest, which marks the debut of Frankenhooker director Frank Henenlotter. The film begins with a bloody prologue and the arrival of young Duane Bradley (Kevin Van Hentenryck) at a broken-down New York hotel full of drunks, hookers, and assorted weirdos. An upstate native with few big-city survival skills, the earnest Duane seems slightly off. He flashes lots of bills at the hotel manager, carries a large wicker basket with him, and seems bewildered at the variety of characters on display. Once he's alone, Duane's own behavior becomes bewildering as he talks incessantly to some unseen presence and drops prodigious quantities of fast food into his basket. After Duane visits a surgeon's office and the doctor gets rendered into a mangled corpse, all becomes clear; Duane is half of a pair of Siamese twins who were separated against their will in a brutal operation a decade earlier. Belial, his lumpen, beachball-sized brother, secretly survived the procedure and now wants to exact revenge on those who separated him from Duane. Things go according to plan except for one thing: Duane falls hard for coy, busty Sharon (Terri Susan Smith), the receptionist of one of the nefarious doctors. That doesn't sit well with the malformed Belial, who's as attracted to Sharon as he is jealous of Duane's romance with her. Although no sequel appeared for several years, Basket Case was eventually followed by Basket Case 2 and Basket Case 3: The Progeny; Hentenryck and Belial also make a cameo in the director's Brain Damage. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Kevin Van Hentenryck - Duane Bradley
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    Sean McCabe - Young Duane
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    Terri Susan Smith - Sharon
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    Beverly Bonner - Casey
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    Robert Vogel - Hotel manager



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basket Case Bluray

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    dudeitskrys
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    If you're a fan of Arrow Video than you know that they always put extra goodies on all their releases & this is no exception. The comic is a nice touch as well

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cult Horror Film

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    EvilMonkey
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    The movie and effects are dated but it's still an enjoyable, low budget film. I look forward to checking out the sequels. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Old horror classic

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    MoreHumanThanHuman
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    Real old school style horror that shows its age. Entertaining and better than the sequels that followed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Funny But Not Quite 5 Stars

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    MDeHart
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    Great funny movie but poorly made, funny plot line though that somewhat made sense but still worth the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good one to see

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    BurntPopcorn
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    This is one of those classic Halloween flicks you'll love to see again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's in the basket?

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    Dave
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    I remember this as a child on VHS, good for the extras on blu ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    gross out fun

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    THutch
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    such a great movie for it's time and it's low budget

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    B movie greatness

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    Jim77
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    This is the best in B movies from the past.........

    I would recommend this to a friend



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