Blu-ray Release: Maniac: 3-Disc Limited Edition

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 11, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $26.42
Studio: Blue Underground/MVD

Blue Underground and MVD present a new edition of the violent and twisted 1980 thriller Maniac in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative.

The immortal Joe Spinell (Nighthawks) stars as Frank Zito, a screwed up dude who, haunted by the traumas of child abuse, prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk, slaughter and scalp innocent young women. Even after he begins a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad) his vile compulsions remain…

Directed by William Lustig (Maniac Cop) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (Day of the Dead), this new edition of the oh-so-graphic grindhouse cult flick arrives with a trove of new and archival extras, including the following:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew W. Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell’s Assistant Luke Walter
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:

  • NEW! MANIAC Outtakes
  • NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
  • Anna and the Killer – Interview with Star Caroline Munro
  • The Death Dealer – Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
  • Dark Notes – Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
  • Maniac Men – Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
  • The Joe Spinell Story
  • Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
  • MANIAC Publicity
  • MANIAC Controversy

BONUS! MANIAC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Jay Chattaway

BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.