MONDO VIDEO to Release the Limited Edition VHS of the Franck Khalfoun 2012 Remake of Slasher Classic MANIAC Today at a Random Time! Clickity-click and Refreshy-fresh, Tapeheads!
Just about a week ago, it hit the world weird web that the limited edition luminaries over at Mondo have slapped together another slab of video vindication with a limited VHS release of Franck Khalfoun’s 2012 remake of the Bill Lustig slasher classic MANIAC. Limited to 500 copies and housed in a clamshell case with artwork derived from the Mondo poster celebrating the flick, these bad boys are issued on black tapes... but as a special bonus, Mondo will be inserting a purple tape at random. Lucky Videovore who scores that one, I wager!
The full-analog package featuring the poster artwork transformed. Hey, they better get that tab outta that tape, huh?!Here’s some info direct from Mondo: One of our favorite films (and favorite soundtracks) of 2013 is Franck Khalfoun’s remake of MANIAC. Shot entirely from the point of view from the titular antagonist (Elijah Wood), MANIAC is an incredibly disturbing addition to the slasher genre. We are proud to make this our newest MONDO VIDEO release. Limited edition in a clamshell case with randomly inserted Purple cassette for $25. Our MANIAC VHS will be on sale Tuesday, October 22 at a random time at www.mondotees.com Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life: to the outside world, he’s a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill the women who manage to get too close to him. When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank’s shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly-awakened maniac begins to stalk and kill. Based on the classic 1980 shocker, MANIAC is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
A peek at the back of the clamshell. Still got that tab in thurr, mang.Reception for the release has been mixed with resounding shrieks of joy, gimmick recognition and the inevitable cash-in chagrin with some question arising about the aesthetic blend of an HD film committed to analog grain... but either way, expect these slices of fresh VHS flesh to get gobbled up without delay. I have an interview out to Mondo's PR asking about all of the above, but as of now, no response. Rest assured if and when they respond, all the info will be slapped up here on Spare Parts. So, stay tuned to Mondo Tees as they are set to release these bad boys at a random time today. I wonder who’s gonna get that purple tape, man?! And, remember, if you happen to get slashed out of your copy of this new chunk of analog love…