Release date: 29 June 2020 Standard Edition Blu-ray
Although not one of Hammer’s best-known films, the lurid Maniac is a tightly paced and intricately plotted thriller, penned by the great Jimmy Sangster, and taking inspiration from both Clouzot’s Les Diaboliques and Hitchcock’s Psycho.
A young American (Kerwin Mathews, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) stranded in rural France takes up with local hotel owner Eve (Nadia Gray), and is soon involved in a plot to spring her criminally insane husband from an asylum...
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
White-Hot Terror: Inside ‘Maniac’ (2017, 11 mins): an analysis of the film by Hammer expert Jonathan Rigby and cultural historian John J Johnston
Hammer’s Women: Nadia Gray (2017, 8 mins): horror-film expert Lindsay Anne Hallam looks at the fascinating life and work of the Romanian stage and screen actor
Focus Puller Trevor Wrenn and Clapper Loader Ray Andrew on ‘Maniac’ (2016, 6 mins): original crew members share their memories of working with Hammer
Original theatrical trailer
Original promotional material: extensive gallery of stills, lobby cards and posters
On-set photography: selections from the personal archives of writer Jimmy Sangster and director Michael Carreras
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
#PHIBD054 BBFC cert: 12 REGION FREE EAN:5060697920796