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Brain Damage (Special Edition)

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Genres: Comedy, Horror
Starring: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Plot Synopsis:

From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favorites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker, comes Brain Damage

Meet Elmer. He s your friendly neighborhood 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 friend s preferred food source brains!

Featuring late TV horror host John Zacherle as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishingly bad taste gore gags ever realized, including the notorious brain-pulling sequence and a xxxx-job that ends with a distinctly unconventional climax.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 4th, 2020
    MPAA Rating: R
    Movie Release Year: 1988
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:86 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    English: PCM Mono
    Music: LPCM 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Isolated Score
    • Audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
    • Listen to the Light: The Making of Brain Damage 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