Blue Underground has confirmed that a brand-new 4K restoration of Maniac is now underway! William Lustig broke the news at Exhumed Films "Class of 1988" marathon on Saturday. The new 4K scan was made from the 16mm Original Camera Negative, which had been missing since 1980 and finally located earlier this year.
As many of you may know, Maniac was blown up to 35mm for its original theatrical release. All prior film prints and home video transfers were made from the less-than-ideal blow up materials. The new 4K restoration is leaps and bounds ahead of everything seen before, finally presenting Maniac as it was originally shot for the first time ever!
Well be sure to keep you updated as more details become available.