Directed By: William Lustig
Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro
Release Date: October 26, 2010
Studio: Blue Underground
The Notorious Horror Classic Returns In An All-New 30th Anniversary BLU-RAY High Definition Special Edition!
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, 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. Blue Underground is now proud to present MANIAC in a new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored negative, loaded with hours of brand new Extras!
Disc 1 Extras:
· 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
Disc 2 Extras:
· The Joe Spinell Story
· MANIAC Publicity
· MANIAC Controversy
· The notorious horror classic is now available on High Definition Blu-ray Disc in an all-new 30th Anniversary Special Edition!
· Brand new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored negative in Full 1080p HD Resolution and upgraded 7.1 DTS-HD audio for the ultimate home theater experience
· 2-Disc Set loaded with over 7 hours of Extras, many created especially for this release!
· From acclaimed Director William Lustig (VIGILANTE, RELENTLESS, UNCLE SAM, MANIAC COP trilogy)
· Stars cult favorites Joe Spinell (THE GODFATHER I & II, ROCKY I & II, VIGILANTE, THE LAST HORROR FILM), Caroline Munro (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE LAST HORROR FILM), and Make-Up Effects Master Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, upcoming MACHETE)