Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has a new 4K restoration of director Frank Henenlotter’s iconic 1982 (ish) horror film, Basket Case, ready for distribution on Feb. 27 as a limited edition Blu-ray release.
This Blu-ray edition from Arrow Video comes packed with bonus goodies that will have genre fans salivating. Leading the list is a new commentary presentation featuring writer/director Frank Henenlotter, who is joined by actor Kevin Van Hentenryck (Duane … the twin who carries the murderous Belial around in the basket) and the two are also featured in the video session titled “Basket Case 3-1/2,” in which filmmaker Frank Henenlotter interviews “Duane” in character.
There are also featurettes titled “Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins” (featuring “nurse” twins Florence and Maryellen Schultz), “Blood, BASKET and Beyond” and “Belial Goes to the Drive-In,” plus a new making-of featurette.
Additionally, there are deleted scenes, two short films — “Slash of the Knife” and “Belial’s Dream” (which includes a “making-of” featurette — and the location-revisited featurette titled “In Search of the Hotel Broslin.”
Yes, circle Feb. 27 on your release calendar … if you are a genre-fan this is one upgrade that you will be adding to your DVD and Blu-ray film library.