Full Details on Blue Underground’s Maniac 4K Blu-ray Revealed

Fans of William Lustig’s cult-classic are getting really spoiled.

By Jay Gervais

Blue Underground has announced the full details on what to expect from their upcoming release of Maniac on 4K Blu-ray and DVD. Check out their press release below.

Coming to Blu-ray November 13th...
Experience Maniac Like Never Before!

  • New 4K Restoration from the long lost, recently discovered 16mm original camera negative
  • Limited Collector’s Edition includes 1080p Feature & HD Extras Blu-ray, Standard [Definition] Extras DVD, Soundtrack CD, collectible booklet, reversible sleeve featuring alternate artwork, and special 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only)
  • Overflowing with hours of new and archival Extras:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) 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
  • NEW! – Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
  • NEW! – Maniac Outtakes Featurette
  • 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 CD – Maniac Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Jay Chattaway
  • BONUS Collectible Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold

Technical Specifications:

  • Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Audio: English 7.1 DTS-HD; English 2.0 DTS-HD; Castellano Dolby Digital 2.0, Français Dolby Digital 2.0; Italiano Dolby Digital 2.0; Deutsch Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Optional Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomen, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
  • All Regions

Blue Underground will release Maniac on both Blu-ray and DVD on November 13th. Head on over to Amazon if you are interested in pre-ordering the Blu-ray or DiabolikDVD for the DVD. Both editions include the same features and bonuses, but the Blu-ray will be a far more superior experience.

For fans of the music, the inclusion of the soundtrack by Jay Chattaway (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is a worthy bonus. A CD reissue of Maniac has been a long time coming, with earlier editions being long out-of-print and strangely only released by a label in the Netherlands. It’s been more widely available on vinyl from other retailers than it’s been on CD.

About the film, Maniac follows troubled psychopath Frank Zito, who prowls the streets of New York City to murder young women and takes their scalps as trophies for his bizarre collection. After Frank meets a beautiful photographer named Anna, he begins to question his perverse lifestyle and whether he should put an end to his killing spree for the woman of his dreams.

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About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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