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Synapse Brings Back Belial In High Def For BASKET CASE 2 & 3 On Blu-Ray!

As a die-hard fan of the work of writer/director Frank Henenlotter, this is the news I’d been waiting for!

Synapse-Films has announced Blu-Ray releases for both BASKET CASE 2 and BASKET CASE 3! Something Weird Video has already done a stellar Blu-Ray release of the original BASKET CASE, so finally with these sequels forthcoming, we can celebrate the wacky world of Duane and Belial in high def as of August 9th!

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The original is a perfect slice of early 80’s New York City mayhem; the epitome of “midnight” movie with a wild premise, quirky characters and one of the most memorable killers to come out of the “slasher” cycle. (If one can even call this that? Creature feature is perhaps more apt?) But things get really nutty for Parts 2 and 3. We’re introduced to a whole slew of similar deformed creatures in the sequel, courtesy of FX legend Gabe Bartalos. And to this day, BASKET CASE 2 still has my favorite ending for a sequel, ever!

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Below are all the details and specs for the releases. Right now, you can pre-order them off of Amazon for $12.99 a piece! Get yours right here and here.

BASKET CASE 2

After surviving a fall from a hospital window, Duane Bradley and his surgically-separated twin brother Belial, become media targets. Duane’s aunt, Granny Ruth (played by world-famous Jazz singer Annie Ross), whisks the duo away to a secluded mansion, where other freaks-in-hiding live out their days away from public scrutiny. When a snooping tabloid reporter finds the location of the mutants, Duane and his new family must stand together to keep their freedom a secret. And, in all the chaos, Belial might actually find true love!

Features
•       THE MAN IN THE MOON MASK – Interview with “Half Moon” actor, David Emge
•       BEYOND THE WICKER – Behind-the-Scenes Featurette from Special Effects Makeup Artist, Gabe Bartalos
•       Reversible Cover art with newly commissioned front piece by Joel Robinson

BASKET CASE 3: THE PROGENY

After being separated again from his conjoined twin brother Duane (Kevin Van Hentenryck), Belial finds out he’s going to be a deformed daddy! Mrs. Belial (“Eve”, played by Denise Coop) delivers a litter of bouncing baby monsters, but the blessed event turns into a nightmarish ordeal when the police kidnap the little critters. They should know it’s not safe to anger Belial! Attacking the cops in a climactic, gory rampage, everyone’s favorite mutant mauler stops at nothing to get his newborns back!

Features
•       Original Theatrical Trailer
•       Reversible Cover art with newly commissioned front piece by Joel Robinson

BASKET CASE 2 specs
Runtime: 90 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: High-Definition [1.78:1] 1080p Presentation
Format: Blu-ray
Region: All Regions
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 654930318591
CAT: SFD0162

BASKET CASE 3 Specs
Runtime: 90 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: High-Definition [1.78:1] 1080p Presentation
Format: Blu-ray
Region: All Regions
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 654930318690
CAT: SFD0163

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