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Brain Damage (Widescreen) [Import]
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A worm-like parasite named Aylmer latches into Brian^Rs (Rick Herbst) neck and offers to inject his brain with a hallucinogenic fluid, giving him pleasurable psychedelic experiences. There^Rs one catch^Eto keep the high, Brian has to keep feeding the Aylmer his favorite food^Ehuman brains! Directed by Frank Henenlotter (Frakenhooker, Basket Case), this outstanding cult film favorite will have you screaming with laughter as you reach for your barf bag! Available for the first time in it^Rs original uncut version, this new high-definition transfer contains all the gore sequences deleted from the American release prints, including the infamous ^Sbrain pulling^T sequence!
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BRAIN DAMAGE relates the "mind-blowing" tale of the Faustian bargain made between a young man named Brian and an enigmatic, snake-like parasite named Aylmer (pronounced like the name ELMER). Aylmer dispenses an addictive pleasure-inducing drug directly into Brian's brain, but as payment for each "fix," Brian must transport Aylmer around the city so the parasitic pusher can obtain his favorite food--human brains. Though Brian is generally a nice young man who wouldn't hurt a flea, he finds it impossible to resist the demands of the deceptively cute parasite because of his need and desire for the psychedelic "juice," and he ultimately becomes Aylmer's accomplice in murder.
With a meager budget of circa $600,000, Henenlotter and crew have nonetheless succeeded in crafting BRAIN DAMAGE as a polished, professional-looking film. Yes, the violence is graphic, sophomorically comic, and often over the top, and yes, the film has a crude, puerile sexual element (snake-like Aylmer is obviously a phallic symbol).Read more ›
Brian's horrible friend is a vague cousin of E.T. but a little bit more symbolical ; Frank Henenlotter, during the commentary of BRAIN DAMAGE, doesn't deny that he was thinking of the most valuable attribute of the male when designing IT.
Remember the sci-fi novel of Brian Aldiss THE GREEN WORLD ? Well, the animal sticking on the hero's head in this book is the grandfather of Elmer. It loves you but you have to obey it, it will make you happy but you have to feed him first.
A terrific transfer in the DVD standard, a commentary of the director and the trailers of the movie and BASKET CASE as bonus features. Wow!
A DVD dedicated to the vegetarian ones.
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This DVD is wonderful. Seeing this movie uncut is a new experience for me. If you are a fan of Brain Damage or Henenlotter's other movies you owe it to yourself to buy this... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nicky Blade
Brain Damage Was Excellently Funny & Gruesome. One Of The Funniest Movie I Ever Seen. Sadly, Elmer Bit The Dust At The End, He Was Great.Published on March 7 2004 by Diana l Abate
Brain damage noe of the most excellent movies i have ever seen. It has the best story and the most interesting characters ive seen in a while. Read morePublished on March 16 2001 by Nicky
I must of been out of my head to buy this movie, but I gave it a chance anyway, and I must admit that its not that bad, there is plenty of gore, the effects are above average and... Read morePublished on April 3 2000