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Maniac Cop (1988)

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Commentary 1: Director William Lustig, screenwriter/producer Larry Cohen, actor Bruce Campbell, and composer Jay Chattaway Rating:9.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by TNAJason on December 20th, 2006:Find all reviews by TNAJason
A Great insightful and hilarious commentary. Recommended
Reviewed by frankasu03 on June 6th, 2015:Find all reviews by frankasu03
This is a very fun and informative listen. Campbell, Lustig, and Larry Cohen are always "sure things" when it comes to delivering interesting and entertaining commetaries. It's pretty apparent that this was recorded for the Laserdisc way back in 1995 or so. The mere mention of Hugh Grant during the Undercover streetwalker scene, as well as refernce to the "O.J" trial certaintly time stamp the track. What's very interesting is how Bruce seems generally concerned with the technical aspects of Lustig's film. Given that this period coincides with his time directing television for "Xena," that makes perfect sense. The group help highlight the numerous "character" actors that appear on screen, show the different shooting locations, and regale the listener with all manner of background production info during the brief running time. For example, the producer was hesitant about the "Maniac Cop" title itself, and contractually wanted to have the authority to change it. Lustig also helpfully points out how many minutes constitute a theatrical film in Japan. Just a sample of the many anecdotes that fill this nearly 20 year old recording to the brim. A fine complement to a genre classic. 9/10