Blue Underground has detailed the Blu-ray debuts of William Lustig's Maniac Cop 2 and Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence, both of which feature a 1080p presentation mastered in 4K high definition from the original camera negative. The first Maniac Cop is already available on Blu-ray. Its sequels arrive on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on November 19th.
Synopsis: The Maniac Cop series' first sequel pits Matt Cordell (Robert Z'dar), the crazed, murderous "Maniac Cop" of the first film (now horribly disfigured after a particularly brutal stay in prison), and Turkel (Leo Rossi), a serial killer who likes to murder strippers, against a frenzied NYPD detective, Sean McKinney (Robert Davi), who is just one step ahead of a nervous breakdown.
Maniac Cop 2 features a new 1080p 1.85:1 video presentation mastered in 4K from the original camera negative and supervised by Director of Photography James Lemmo, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track, and a variety of extras:
Audio Commentary with William Lustig and Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn
Synopsis: When Officer Katie Sullivan (Gretchen Becker) storms a hostage situation, she is shot by the supposed victim who is apparently an accessory to the crime. She manages to return fire before slipping into unconsciousness, ultimately killing her shooter. The whole incident is captured on tape by an unscrupulous media crew who edit the footage to show Kate killing a helpless victim. Now in a coma, Kate's only hope is another detective, McKinney (Davi), who tries to clear her name. Unbeknownst to him, Matt Cordell (Z'Dar), the "Maniac Cop," takes it upon himself to clear Kate's name and exact revenge upon those responsible for smearing her name. His vigilante mission takes a twisted turn when he kidnaps Kate from the hospital and prepares for an unholy wedding in an abandoned church. When McKinney interrupts Cordell's deranged plan, an explosive confrontation may finally send the Maniac Cop to his final fiery doom.
Badge of Silence features a new 1080p 2.35:1 video presentation mastered in 4K from the original uncensored camera negative, a DTS-HD 5.1 surround track, and several extras: