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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: BLU-BD-7075
  • UPC: 827058707596
  • Street Date: 12/15/20
  • PreBook Date: 11/10/20
  • Label: Blue Underground »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 88 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 1980
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Joe Spinell
  • Actor: Caroline Munro
  • Actor: Gail Lawrence
  • Actor: Kelly Piper
  • Actor: Rita Montone
  • Actor: Tom Savini
  • Actor: Hyla Marrow
  • Director: William Lustig
  • Director: William Lustig


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Maniac (2-disc Special Edition)

The Notorious Horror Classic! New 4K Restoration!

Maniac (2-disc Special Edition)
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Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/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 banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of Extras!


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Bonus Materials

  • HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 DTS-HD (English); Dolby Digital 2.0 (Castellano, Francais, Italiano, Deutsch)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, Portugues, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew 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
  • MANIAC Outtakes
  • 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

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  • Stars cult favorites Joe Spinell (THE GODFATHER I & II, ROCKY I & II, VIGILANTE), Caroline Munro (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD), and Make-Up Effects Master Tom Savini (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN)
  • Acclaimed 2012 remake starring Elijah Wood (THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy)
  • From Director William Lustig (VIGILANTE, RELENTLESS, UNCLE SAM, MANIAC COP trilogy)
  • Overflowing with hours Extras
  • Features Full 1080p HD Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate home theater experience
  • Critically acclaimed 4K Restoration from the recently discovered 16mm original camera negative
  • The notorious horror classic returns in a new 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray!

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If you want a definitive release of MANIAC in your collection you can place your order with confidence now. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


MANIAC, for all intents and purposes, is a truly frightening, unsettling, and unforgettable movie experience. Blue Underground has once again exceeded all expectations and delivered a mouth-watering UHD package of the film that is an absolute must-own. Hi

     —The Digital Bits

An undiluted expression of urban horror... A formidable New York grunge flick through and through!


Some of the most unprecedented, graphically detailed depictions of violence ever put before a viewing audience!

     —Rue Morgue

One of the darkest films of all time... Required viewing for any horror fan!



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