Excerpt: i did expect some crappy B-Movie slasher here. ive never seen the movie before but i did my idea was this is another of these 80 trash splatter movies.. hell was i wrong ! I loved it. i hope arrow is gonna release part 2 and 3 in a similar style in the UK. like always they did a good job with the bonus features.. this movie comes with a "good" video transfer. its not one of these DNR massacres of the early days. but it cant compete with the newest releases as well.
Excerpt: I remember watching this film as a teenager and taping it onto a VHS tape from Bravo (showing my age a little here). This film brings back great memories so it is difficult to be objective but suffice to say, I love it. I think that Maniac (an earlier piece by Lustig) is a better film but this is far more fun. Arrow have done a good a job as possible with the PQ. There are lines and specks but very little trace of DNR or edge enhancement.
Excerpt: I guess this is a horror version of what would happen if the system busted Dirty Harry and he came back as a half-dead zombie to terrorize the innocents and those who betrayed him. For the most part, it's good 80's horror fun featuring some very under appreciated actors in Bruce Campbell and Tom Atkins. Generally, the sequel is never as good as the original, but Maniac Cop 2 is awesome and I'd give it a 5 easily. Too bad, it hasn't been announced for Blu yet.
Summary: Maniac cop is a pure slasher based classic from the end of the 80s. Starring Bruce Campbell and Tom Atkins, the movie is creating a well done story for the brutal killer. The character will be more polished in the next two sequels, however this debut is more than ok. Thanks for Arrow for this great disc which presents the oldy slasher in a superb way, including great picture and awesome bonuses.
Summary: Great 80s low budget cheesy horror from the guy who brought us maniac.
Arrow have brought out some fantastic rare forgotton classics recently such as vamp, demons and runaway train. At this price, buy it. Worthy of a place in any horror collection. Bruce Campbell is brilliant as always and the cop is dark and brutal. A classic.