BASKET CASE: LIMITED EDITION REVIEWED
“Basket Case” gets a brand-new release from Arrow. The transfer was based on elements sourced from the Museum of Modern Arts. If you’re a horror newbie, I’ll break it down for you rather fast. Country rube Duane arrives in New York City with a strange basket. It turns out that Duane and his basket brother Belial are taking revenge on the surgeons that split the Siamese Twins apart. Now, they sport mild telepathic powers and a deep rage against the medical professionals.
What follows is a mix of early 80s NYC exploitation with some rather fun Stop-Motion animation. The animated effects really stand out on this transfer. While it was noticeable on the old Something Weird Blu-ray, it doesn’t quite pop like this release. The grand takeaway is the sheer volume of special features on the set. You can spend hours going between featurettes and interviews about the production. Mind you that this film has a dedicated fanbase.
If you can’t hang with the first film, then the sequels will utterly lose you. For those that aren’t bothered, then welcome into a beautiful world of brotherly crime.
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- 1.33:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM MONO