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. 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!
Check ’em out below!
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
- 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
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- Radio Spots
- Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
Disc 2 (DVD) Extras:
- The Joe Spinell Story
- MANIAC Publicity
- MANIAC Controversy
- BONUS! MANIAC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Jay Chattaway
- BONUS! Collectible Booklet with New Essay by Michael Gingold
The film stars Spinell, Munro, Savini, Gail Lawrence, Kelly Piper, and Hyla Marrow. Blue Underground’s Maniac 3-Disc Limited Edition 4K Restoration Blu-ray hits November 13th.