R.A. The Rugged Man is back with a new episode of his podcast, The R.A. The Rugged Man Show (aka 'Ignorant Long Island Guy's Podcast’). This time, R.A. is joined by filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, known for writing and directing cult horror classics like Brain Damage and Frankenhooker. The host and guest have a history together, as they co-wrote the acclaimed 2008 film Bad Biology, which was produced by the Rugged Man and directed by Henenlotter. With R.A.'s protege A-F-R-O serving as guest host, Henenlotter recalls wild stories from New York’s 42nd Street theaters in the 1960s and 70s, displays his deep knowledge of movie history, explains some of his most memorable scenes, and praises the work of some of his favorite directors, including Jess Franco, John Huston, Otto Preminger, and more.
New York City’s prestigious Museum of Modern Art recently added Henenlotter’s iconic first feature Basket Case to it’s permanent film collection and commissioned a brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original 16mm negative. First screened at MoMA in late 2017, the restoration is now receiving a special edition Blu-ray release courtesy of Arrow Video, featuring exclusive cast interviews, new audio commentary by Henenlotter, outtakes, rare photo galleries, a collector’s booklet, and much more.