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, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this notorious classic was censored all over the world for its graphic violence. But MANIAC is more than just one of the most relentlessly depraved films of our time; it is quite possibly one of the most disturbing horror movies ever made. Now experience MANIAC like you've never seen or heard it before!
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
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
Fans should know what they are in for here with Maniac. This is gritty and vile. Saying that one can't help but applaud the work of Blue Underground - these guys are coming across as top producers of the Blu-ray format... - DVD Beaver4/5