Maniac/the Narcotic

Maniac/the Narcotic

Marcel André
Director: Dwain Esper Cast: Marcel André
Marcel André
, Horace B. Carpenter
Horace B. Carpenter
, Jennie Dark
Jennie Dark
Dwain Esper

DVD (Black & White)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/1999
UPC: 0738329014223
Original Release: 0000
Source: Kino Lorber
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 49,797

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

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

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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