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GET YOUR FREAKFEST ON AS SEVERIN FILMS BRINGS TWO HARDCORE HORRORS

NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN & BAD BIOLOGY

TO SPECIAL EDITION 4K UHD/BLU-RAY IN THE UK

Hailed as ‘brutally effective’ (Screen Rant), ‘a forgotten classic’ (Horror News) and ‘graphic and unapologetic’ (Sex Gore Mutants), Nightmares in a Damaged Brain remains one of the most reviled, controversial and misunderstood genre films of the 1980s. Now ‘the most repulsive, degrading and horrifying movie ever made’ (NY Daily News), can be experienced like never before, as Severin Films presents a brand new Special Edition, which comprises of two-discs, including a never-before-seen restored version and more than five-hours of brand new special features. This must-have box set will be available from 26 February 2024, alongside a standard edition Blu-ray.

Baird Stafford (Dog Tags) gives an enduringly disturbing performance as a seriously disturbed, homicidal patient who escapes from a psychiatric hospital, during an experimental drug programme. What follows is a mind-blowing trail of psychosexual carnage, that takes the maniac from the peep shows of 42nd Street to the shores of Florida, causing unimaginable slaughter and chaos his wake.

Written and directed by Romano Scavolini, this ‘devastating masterpiece’ (Cinefear), can now be experienced like never before, following its painstaking restoration process which involved scanning from the internegative and multiple foreign print sources to create the ultimate version.

The set includes an in-depth feature – Damaged: The Very British Obscenity of David Hamilton-Grant – that explores the salacious career of the mysterious British filmmaker and distributor, who was the only supplier to be sent to prison for releasing a “video nasty”, following the UK release of the film; this joins a slew of fascinating extras, please see full list below.

Prepare to experience something far beyond your worst Nightmares in a Damaged Brain.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Disc 1: 4K UHD

  • Audio Commentary with star Baird Stafford and special effects assistant Cleve Hall moderated by Lee Christian and David DeCoteau
  • Audio Commentary with producer William Paul
  • Trailers

Disc 2: Blu-ray

  • Damaged: The Very British Obscenity of David Hamilton-Grant
  • Audio commentary with Baird Stafford and Cleve Hall moderated by Lee Christian and David DeCoteau
  • Audio commentary with producer William Paul
  • Kill Thy Father and Thy Mother – Interview with director Romano Scavolini (71 mins)
  • Dreaming Up A Nightmare – Featuring former president of 21st century distribution Arthur Schweitzer, actor/unit production manager Mik Cribben, Production Supervisor Simon Nuchtern, Florida producer/special effects artist William Milling, uncredited editor Jim Markovic and archival interviews with actor Baird Stafford and special effects artists Edward French and Cleve Hall
  • The Nightmare Of Nightmare – interview with erroneously credited special effects director Tom Savini
  • Legendary Loser – Music Video by R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn
  • Deleted scenes
  • Image Gallery – publicity pics, behind-the-scenes shots, video covers and death pix
  • Trailers

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After a 17-year break in filmmaking, splatter maestro Frank Henenlotter – writer/director of Frankenhooker, Brain Damage and The Basket Case Trilogy – returned with the most graphic, transgressive and jaw-droppingly depraved black comedy shocker of his career… Bad Biology. Now this wickedly warped feature gets a re-birth from Severin Films in a Special Edition Box set, that includes the film in its newly restored version, scanned in 4K from the camera negative.

This dual 4K UHD and Blu-ray release comes complete with a slew of brand-new special features and gets its UK bow on 26 February 2024, and will also be released on standard edition Blu-ray.

Jennifer, played by singer Charlee Danielson, is a homicidal nymphomaniac who spontaneously births mutant babies, while in another part of town Batz (Anthony Sneed – Chasing Banksy), has a monstrous penis, with a mind of its own, to contend with. In a city ruled by pleasure and pain, will the two made-for-each-other freaks deliver the ultimate orgasmic horror?

Eleonore Hendricks (Daddy Longlegs), radio host Rude Jude and director James Glickenhaus (The Exterminator) co-star in ‘one very entertaining seriously batshit film’ (JoBlo), produced and co-written by underground hip-hop hero R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn, with insane special effects by Gabe Bartalos (Skinned Deep).

Frank Henenlotter’s ball-busting freak fest should-be seen to be believed, so grab a copy for a shocking lesson in Bad Biology.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Disc 1: 4K UHD

  • Commentary With Director Frank Henenlotter, director of photography Nick Deeg and actor Anthony Sneed
  • Archival commentary with Frank Henenlotter and producer R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn

Disc 2: Blu-ray

  • Commentary with Frank Henenlotter, Nick Deeg and Anthony Sneed
  • Archival commentary with Frank Henenlotter and producer R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn
  • Spook House – Interviews with Frank Henenlotter and R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn, production coordinator Michael Shershenovich, Nick Deeg, retired detective David Henenlotter and production manager Chaz Kangas
  • In The Basement With Charlee Danielson – A brief, completely off-kilter interview with the elusive Miss Charlee Danielson and a Basketball
  • Deeg and Sneed – A Conversation between Nick Deeg and Anthony Sneed
  • Swollen Agenda – Interview with make-up effects artist Gabe Bartalos
  • Beyond Bad – Behind the Scenes of Bad Biology
  • F*ck Face – Photographer Clay Patrick McBride runs around the director's apartment filming guys making their 'O Face'
  • SUCK – A wonderfully twisted short film by Anthony Sneed
  • Legendary Loser – Music Video by R.A. The Rugged Man
  • Thorburn Image Gallery – publicity pics, behind-the-scenes shots, video covers and death pix
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Daniel Benson
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Fuelled mostly by coffee and a pathological desire to rid the world of bad grammar, Daniel has found his calling by picking holes in other people's work. In the rare instances he's not editing, he's usually breaking things in the site's back end.
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