Schlock-Wire: Synapse Brings Cohen/Lustig Classic MANIAC COP To Blu-Ray

Larry Cohen fans and William Lustig fans, take note: you’ll both be entertained anew in October when Synapse debuts its blu-ray edition of the horror/action crossover fave Maniac Cop.  This Cohen/Lustig collaboration is a unique revenge tale packed with exploitation flick stars – Bruce Campell, Tom Atkins and Richard Roundtree, to name a few – and it’s a classic on both filmmakers’ resumes.  This blu-ray boasts a new hi-def transfer, new soundtrack mixes and some new extras.  Read on for all the killer cop carnage details…



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Innocent people are brutally killed on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. A young cop, Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell, TV’s BURN NOTICE and THE EVIL DEAD Trilogy) finds himself marked as the chief suspect after his wife is murdered. As Lieutenant Frank McCrae (Tom Atkins, DRIVE ANGRY and LETHAL WEAPON) investigates, the death toll rises and he suspects a mysterious police cover-up. This “maniac” cop must be stopped, but it might not be so easy. He seems inhuman, and ready to take on the entire police force, hell-bent on revenge!

Restored and remastered from original vault materials by Synapse Films, MANIAC COP looks and sounds better than ever in this brand-new 2011 high-definition transfer, featuring newly remixed DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound! Long considered a classic of the horror genre, MANIAC COP was written and produced by Larry Cohen (IT’S ALIVE, PHONE BOOTH) and directed by William Lustig (MANIAC, VIGILANTE).


– New 2011 2K HD Restoration of the Original Unaltered Theatrical Release Version

– DTS-HD MA 6.1 Surround / DTS-HD MA 4.0 Surround / DTS HD-MA 2.0 Stereo

– MANIAC COP MEMORIES – Interview with Robert Z’Dar (HD)

– OUT THE WINDOW – Interview with Tom Atkins (HD)


– Motion Still Gallery (HD)

– Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots

– Additional Scenes Filmed for Japanese Television

– Spanish Radio Spot

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