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: http://bit.ly/2kR9dtK
Pre-order Brain Damage *Badge Exclusive!* in the US via DiabolikDVD.comvd: http://bit.ly/2lV8YP4
Release Dates: 8/9 May
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.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
•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
•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
•PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!
EXCLUSIVE ENAMEL “ELMER” PIN BADGE RELEASE ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE ARROW STORE, DIABOLIKDVD AND PRE-RELEASE AT TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND 2017*
*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.