Arrow Video Bringing Gore Classic ‘Brain Damage’ To Blu-ray

By the time Brain Damage made its way to the fans in the late 80’s – gorehounds thought they had seen it all – director Frank Henenlotter said – “So, you think so – do ya” and unleashed the splatter gore classic Brain Damage on the world.  It only got a limited theatrical release – most of us at the time were treated to the VHS release that Paramount let loose.  I can still remember seeing that box on the shelf at the local video store.

In 2007 Synapse gave us a pretty kick ass DVD rollout but until now – a Blu-ray had eluded us.  Arrow Video has taken care of us once again.

From the press release:

The ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!

Pre-order Brain Damage *Badge Exclusive!* in the UK via the Arrow Store here:
Pre-order Brain Damage *Badge Exclusive!* in the US via DiabolikDVD.comvd:
Release Dates: 8/9 May


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.

•Digital transfer from original film elements
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
•Brand new interviews with cast and crew
•Q&A with Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival
•Theatrical Trailer
•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


*Limited quantities available, whilst stocks last.

So, just a quick recap.  May 9th is when you can pick this one up and if you want to pre-order – follow the links at the top of this article.


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