THE NOTORIOUS HORROR CLASSIC RETURNS IN A NEW 4K REMASTERED LIMITED 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 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!
SPECIAL FEATURES: NEW 3-Disc Set includes Blu-ray with NEW 4K restoration of the flim + DVD + CD NEW! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold NEW! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with MANIAC score by Jay Chattaway NEW! Maniac Outtakes Featurette NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig The Joe Spinell Story (49:12 ) 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 assistant Luke Walter MANIAC PUBLICITY: 'Paul Wunder' Radio Interview with William Lustig, Joe Spinell, and Carline Munro (19:11), William Lustig on 'Movie Madness' (47:18), Joe Spinell at Cannes (0:44), Joe Spinell on 'The Joe Franklin Show' (13:13) and Carline Munro TV Interview (2:54) MANIAC CONTROVERSY: A selection of archival broadcast TV news clips, interviews and reactions to the film. (41:15) Mr. Robbie: 'Maniac 2' Promo Reel (7:28) Maniac Men Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky (10:38) Dark Notes Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway (12:13) The Death Dealer Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini (12:11) Anna and the Killer Interview with Star Caroline Munro (13:08) Theatrical Trailers TV Spots Radio Spots and more!
Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.
Original English language along with Spanish, French, Italian and German dubbed options .
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai