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Maniac/Narcotic

Overview

Two exploitation classics are packaged together in this twin set from Kino Video. Maniac, a supposed hard-hitting examination of mental illness, and Narcotic, an anti-drug film that owes more than a little to the camp classic Reefer Madness, are both presented in their original aspect ratios of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary by film historian Bret Wood, the original ...
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Overview

Two exploitation classics are packaged together in this twin set from Kino Video. Maniac, a supposed hard-hitting examination of mental illness, and Narcotic, an anti-drug film that owes more than a little to the camp classic Reefer Madness, are both presented in their original aspect ratios of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary by film historian Bret Wood, the original theatrical trailer for and screenplay excerpt from Maniac, a photo gallery, and a history of the censorship faced by these films produced outside the Hollywood system. This is a very entertaining DVD.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer for Maniac; Audio commentary by Bret Wood; Censorship records ; Photo gallery; Excerpt from the screenplay of Maniac; Video excerpt of Maciste in Hell
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/1999
  • UPC: 738329014223
  • Source: Kino Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,700

Scene Index

Side#1--
0. Narcotic Chapters
1. Opening titles. [6:03]
2. Marvels of modern science. [5:35]
3. A taste for the pipe. [5:50]
4. Inspiration to spiel. [5:50]
5. Flames of addiction [4:52]
6. Collision with destiny. [3:42]
7. Midway medicine man. [4:06]
8. Authentic 'dope' party. [10:22]
9. Hitting the skids. [:54]
10. A feast of snakes. [2:03]
11. Human wreckage. [7:51]
Side #1--
0. 'Maniac' Chapters
1. Opening titles. [1:40]
2. The lab of Doctor Meirschultz. [3:29]
3. Night shift at the morgue. [7:53]
4. A visit to the undertaker. [3:39]
5. I am Meirschultz. [5:37]
6. Treating Mr. Buckley. [9:07]
7. "The gleam is gone!." [3:07]
8. The fur business. [1:40]
9. Girl talk. [4:33]
10. A doctor's dilemma. [4:09]
11. Into the basement. [4:51]
12. "My supreme impersonation." [1:05]
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Menu

Side#1--
   Begin 'Narcotic'
   Begin 'Maniac'
Side #1--
Special Features.
   Soundtrack options.
      Audio Commentary by Bret Wood
   Censor files.
   "Maniac" script extract.
   "Maniac" original trailer.
   Photo Gallery.
   "Maciste in Hell" excert.
   DVD credits.
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