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 26th 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.
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
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