Maniac (Retro Cover Art + Postcard)

There is no other movie in the world like "Maniac," an early exploitation horror film based on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat." Part of the Alpha Video "Retrograde" collection featuring retro cover art. Includes collectible postcard!
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item number:  ALP 8477D
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: February 15, 2022
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Alpha Video Retrograde is an ever-growing collection of specially-selected films from our vast library on DVD, now in collectible retro-style packaging inspired by VHS cover art from that format's heyday! Every Alpha Video Retrograde title also includes a free collectible postcard.

A milestone in exploitation filmmaking, Maniac is also one of the most shocking and fascinating movies made in the thirties, pushing the boundaries of acceptable film production to its limits. Created by the husband and wife team responsible for films such as Marihuana and How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband, Maniac was originally shown at burlesque theaters and roadhouses rather than at regular movie theaters. A burlesque house was an appropriate venue for Maniac as the movie includes shots of topless women - a true shocker for 1934! Based partly on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat", Maniac also cleverly superimposes clips from a 1922 movie called Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages to suggest the insanity of characters. The wild plot concerns a mad doctor (Horace B. Carpenter), who blackmails a former vaudeville impersonator (Bill Woods) into helping him obtain the corpses he needs to perform Frankenstein-like experiments. When the doctor is accidentally killed, the impersonator "becomes" the doctor and even attempts to bring him back from the dead. Maniac revels in it's gleeful exhibition of "bad taste."

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,429
  • UPC: 089218847799
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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