July 30, 2011

Maniac Cop Slashes Its Way Onto Blu-ray


William Lustig's Maniac Cop, and its subsequent sequels, are still not-so-guilty pleasures of mine. I enjoyed them when they were first released and I still get a kick out of them now. So this is definitely good news for fans of the first movie as it hits Blu-ray on Oct 3rd from Arrow.


Maniac Cop (Arrow Video)

Police brutality never felt so good

Notorious video nasty creator William Lustig and B-Movie legend Larry Cohen return to the dirty streets for a unique high speed collision of the slasher movie and police thriller in Maniac Cop, a blood splattered tale of brutal cop vengeance from beyond the grave.

When reports come in of a man in a police uniform committing gore drenched bloody murder on the city streets, officer Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell) stands accused. Now, with few friends, powerful enemies and a psychopathic slayer still at large, it's up to Jack to prove he's not guilty and bring down the killer.
Now, Arrow Video brings the Maniac Cop back from the 80s video vault to stalk the night time streets once more, looking for fresh victims…

THIS EDITION CONTAINS
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
- Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
- Collector's booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by author Troy Howarth and The Original Maniac: An interview with William Lustig, adapted from Calum Waddell's book Taboo Breakers

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Brand new High Definition transfer of film film
- Exclusive UK introduction to the film from star Tom Atkins
- Doomed Detective: Tom Atkins on Maniac Cop
- Lady of the Night: Laurene Landon remembers Maniac Cop
- Scripting a new Slasher Super-Villain: Larry Cohen on Matt Cordell
- Trailer

Original Art by Rick Melton

In original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Original Stereo 2.0 Audio
Optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Feature and extras 1080/24p Region ABC playable worldwide
RRP 27.99
Released 3rd October





1 comment:

Mick said...

The arrow video releases to date have all been fairly impressive. I can imagine this will be the same. Plus you can't go wrong with maniac cop, it's a pretty good film!

I've read a few of your reviewsand will definately be looking out for some of them, and have placed a link to your page onto mine! I have a blog myself, perhaps you could tell me what you think?

Michael :)