Basket Case (Standard Special Edition) [Blu-ray]

Basket Case (Standard Special Edition) [Blu-ray]



Basket Case (Standard Special Edition) [Blu-ray]



Basket Case (Standard Special Edition) [Blu-ray]

The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter (Brain DamageFrankenhooker), 1982’s Basket Case is a riotous and blood-spattered “midnight movie” experience, now immortalized in a lavish 4K restoration by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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.



  • 4K restoration from the original 16mm negative by MoMA

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio restored from the original 35mm magnetic tracks

  • 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, actress 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 – an 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 – an interview with actresses Florence and Maryellen Schultz

  • Blood, Basket and Beyond – an interview with actress Beverly Bonner

  • The Latvian Connection – featurette including interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actress Ilze Balodis, associate producer/special effects artist Ugis Nigals and Belial performer Kika Nigals

  • Belial Goes to the Drive-In – an 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 – a video essay by Travis Crawford

  • Slash of the Knife (1976, 30 mins) – rarely seen 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
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ R (Restricted)
  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.78 x 5.32 x 0.71 inches; 2.72 Ounces
  • Director ‏ : ‎ Frank Henenlotter
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ NTSC, Widescreen, Anamorphic
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 31 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ January 11, 2022
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Arrow Video
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09KMDCHSB
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA