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Maniac (1980): 3-Disc Limited Edition

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Genres: Horror, Thriller
Starring: Joe Spinell, Kelly Piper, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, and Rita Montone
Director: Bill Lustig
Plot Synopsis:

Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival Extras!

  • Release Details
    Release Date: December 11th, 2018
    Movie Release Year: 1980
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Blue Underground
  • Technical Specs
    BONUS CD – MANIAC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Jay Chattaway
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:TBA
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:NEW – Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
    NEW – MANIAC Outtakes Featurette
    Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew W. Garroni
    Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter
    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
    Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Radio Spots
    Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
    The Joe Spinell Story
    MANIAC Publicity
    MANIAC Controversy
    BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold