IT’S A HEADACHE FROM HELL!
From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker, comes Brain Damage – the ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!
Meet Elmer. He’s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer’s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite’s preferred food source – brains!
Featuring late TV horror host John Zacherley as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishing bad taste gore-gags ever realized, including the notorious “brain-pulling sequence” and a blow-job that ends with a distinctly unconventional climax.
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
– Original Mono and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Isolated Score
– Brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
– Listen to the Light: The Making of Brain Damage – brand new documentary featuring interviews with actor Rick Herbst, producer Edgar Ievins, editor James Kwei, first assistant director Gregory Lamberson, visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti and makeup artist Dan Frye
– The Effects of Brain Damage – FX artist and creator of “Elmer” Gabe Bartalos looks back at his iconic effects work on the film
– Animating Elmer – featurette looking at the contributions of visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti
– Karen Ogle: A Look Back – stills photographer, script supervisor and assistant editor Karen Ogle recalls her fond memories of working on Brain Damage
– Elmer’s Turf: The NYC Locations of Brain Damage – featurette revisiting the film’s original shooting locations
– Tasty Memories: A Brain Damage Obsession – an interview with superfan Adam Skinner
– Brain Damage Q&A with Frank Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival
– Image Galleries
– Original Theatrical Trailer
– Bygone Behemoth – animated short by Harry Chaskin, featuring a brief appearance by John Zacherle in his final onscreen credit
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
– Limited Edition O-card with exclusive artwork
– Collector’s Booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Gingold, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
Street Date: 05/09/17
Label: Arrow Video
Run Time: 86 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Year of Production: 1988
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Actors: Rick Hearst, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes