Tom Savini Preps Practical Effects In Exclusive Feature From Blue Underground's 'Maniac'

Months back, Blue Underground announced that they were releasing a new restoration of William Lustig's Maniac. Releasing on December 11th, the Blu-ray will feature a new 4K scan from the recently discovered original camera negative.

Not only will the release boast the best available presentation pf the classic '80s slasher, it will also include a metric ton of bonus features! Uploaded by Bloody Disgusting the featurette below shows special effects guru Tom Savini doing what he does best, creating the gruesome gore effects for the film.

Check out the video below and pre-order your copy today!

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. 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 censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground presents us with Maniac in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival Extras!

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

  • 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


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