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 !
Directed by Frank Henenlotter, who brought us films like Basket Case and Frankenhooker, Brain Damage is a cult classic beloved by many genre fans. Arrow Video released it at the beginning of May 2017, in a limited edition including special features such as : a brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter, a brand new making-of documentary, a Q&A session with Henenlotter from 2016 and much more. When ordering directly from Arrow Video’s website, you also receive an exclusive pin representing Elmer, the creature of the film.
I didn’t pre-order Brain Damage but not to miss out on the slipcover edition (as I have in the past with several releases and now greatly regret), I decided to grab it before it sells out. Below is a photo gallery showing you the edition in details. You can also scroll down and watch my unboxing video of Brain Damage.