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Maniac Blu-ray

United States
30th Anniversary Edition Blue Underground | 1980 | 88 min | Not rated | Oct 26, 2010

Maniac (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Italian: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Traditional), Thai

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)

Playback
Region free

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.0 of 53.0
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.7 of 54.7
Based on 5 user reviews

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Thriller29%
Psychological thriller9%
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Maniac

 (1980)

Maniac Blu-ray features mediocre video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Frank Zito 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, yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

For more about Maniac and the Maniac Blu-ray release, see Maniac Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Joe Spinell, Kelly Piper, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Rita Montone, Tom Savini
Director: William Lustig

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Maniac Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

Maniac's 1080p transfer looks awfully rough, to say the least. One can expect a lesser quality from a picture filmed at 16mm, but Maniac looks particularly murky and flat, even for a lower resolution film. The image is home to some chunky background noise -- differentiated from its heavy grain structure -- plenty of blocking, and generally poor color gradations. Colors are dim throughout, and details are flat and almost nonexistent in most every shot, whether analyzing close-up shots of actors, building façades, or a streetwalker's fur coat. Black crush is evident in some places, and blacks look pale in others. Several static white spots appear and remain for extended periods of time, while the image briefly stutters in chapter 11. A few random pops, scratches, and stray lines are also visible throughout. Maniac's transfer is simply tough to judge. This isn't a pretty film by any means, and the lower resolution of 16mm film, combined with a generally dark atmosphere, low light conditions, and small budget certainly do no favors for the film's innate picture quality; that roughness is ever-present on this Blu-ray release.


Maniac Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Maniac's DTS-HD MA 7.1 lossless soundtrack fares much better than its video counterpart. Full, crisp, spacious, and clear, Blue Underground's soundtrack excels on the high definition format and supports the movie extremely well. The track's score features a string of strongly-realized highs, a solid midrange, and an excellent low end, with the highs and lows in particular playing off one another and making for some superbly chilling sonic Horror elements. The surround speakers offer their full support to the music, whether helping out with Jay Chattaway's ("Star Trek: Voyager") excellent score, various restaurant atmospherics, or echoing voices. The film's famous shotgun blasts play as startlingly real and with that powerful but somewhat tinny sound that accompanies them; listeners who have fired such a weapon in real life will be surprised with how accurate the blasts sound. Dialogue is clear and precise, even if it comes off as a bit shrill at times, and it remains focused up the middle. Blue Underground is to be commended on the incredible quality of this lossless soundtrack.


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