Maniac (1980) restored in 4K for Blu-ray release – news

William Lustig’s 1980 cult classic Maniac is being re-released by Blue Underground on on November 13, 2018, as a three-disc Blu-ray + DVD + CD set, with the movie having been remastered in 4K from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative.

Special features:

  • New! 3-Disc Set includes Blu-ray with New 4K restoration of the film + 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


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