Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/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 banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence.
Starring Caroline Munro, Joe Spinell, Hyla Marrow, Tom Savini, Kelly Piper, Gail Lawrence
Special Features: New critically acclaimed restoration in true 4K Ultra High Definition with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, 2 Disc Set
Disc 1: Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) Widescreen 1.85:1 Feature Presentation, Multiple Audio files Including Dolby Atmos (English); 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 DTS-HD (English); and Dolby Digital 2.0 (Castellano, Francais, Italiano, Deutsch), Audio Commentary with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew W. Garroni, Audio Commentary with Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter, and Subtitles in English SDH, Francais, Espanol, Portugues, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
Disc 2: Bonus Extras Blu-ray including 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, The Joe Spinell Story, Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel, Theatrical Trailers, TV and Radio spots, Outtakes, Maniac Publicity, and Maniac Controversy
Blue Underground // 1980 // 88 Minutes // Rated R // Color // English with Optional English SDH Subtitles // All Region
"Some of the Most Unprecedented, Graphically Detailed Depictions of Violence ever put before a Viewing Audience!" - Rue Morgue
"One of the Darkest Films of all Time ... Required Viewing for any Horror Fan!" - HorrorDVDs.com