I Maniaci

I Maniaci

Director: Lucio Fulci

Cast: José Luis Lopez Vasquez, Walter Chiari, Enrico Maria Salerno

     
 
A minor comedy from Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci (Zombi 2; L'Aldila), this anthology is of interest primarily to cult devotees for marking the notorious director's only collaboration with legendary "scream queen" Barbara Steele (La Maschera del Demonio). Lushly photographed and filled with popular comedians of the era (including Franco Franchi

Overview

A minor comedy from Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci (Zombi 2; L'Aldila), this anthology is of interest primarily to cult devotees for marking the notorious director's only collaboration with legendary "scream queen" Barbara Steele (La Maschera del Demonio). Lushly photographed and filled with popular comedians of the era (including Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, who made several of their "Franco and Ciccio" comedies with Fulci), the film's sketches spotlight various manias. As might be expected, nymphomania gets an extended treatment, with all the requisite mugging, leering, and smarmy asides common to Italian comedies of the period, as well as a lengthy parade of songs, many scored by Ennio Morricone, and some international burlesque performers. Enrico Maria Salerno and Walter Chiari lead a cast which includes Lisa Gastoni, Gaia Germani, Umberto d'Orsi, and Raimondo Vianello.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
UPC:
0812592010042
Original Release:
1964
Source:
Mya Communication
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:32:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
José Luis Lopez Vasquez Actor
Walter Chiari Actor
Enrico Maria Salerno Actor
Barbara Steele Actor
Raimondo Vianello Actor
Franco Franchi Actor
Ciccio Ingrassia Actor
Lisa Gastoni Actor
Franco Fabrizi Actor
Gaia Germani Actor
Umberto D'Orsi Actor
Sandra Mondaini Actor
Aroldo Tieri Actor
Margaret Lee Actor
Ingrid Schoeller Actor
Franca Valeri Actor
Vittorio Caprioli Actor

Technical Credits
Lucio Fulci Director
Franco Castellano Screenwriter
Alfio Contini Cinematographer
Giuseppe Moccia Screenwriter
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Riccardo Pallottini Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Maniacs
1. Chapter 1 [3:22]
2. Chapter 2 [9:21]
3. Chapter 3 [1:42]
4. Chapter 4 [8:07]
5. Chapter 5 [2:31]
6. Chapter 6 [5:19]
7. Chapter 7 [7:34]
8. Chapter 8 [14:52]
9. Chapter 9 [3:40]
10. Chapter 10 [2:13]
11. Chapter 11 [8:19]
12. Chapter 12 [24:48]

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