Arriving this week on Special Edition Blu-ray is Herschell Gordon Lewis’s 1964 horror film, “Two Thousand Maniacs!”. Referred to by fans as the second part of “The Blood Trilogy”, which was preceded by “Blood Feast” in 1963 and concluded with “Color Me Blood Red” in 1965. Arrow Video has packed this release with tons of bonus features, but one of the most notable ones would be that of 1964’s “Moonshine Mountain”, which was also directed by Lewis.
Although, I am more partial to the 2005 remake, “2001 Maniacs”, if you are a fan of Herschell Gordon Lewis, you will most likely want to pick up a copy of “Two Thousand Maniacs!”.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Bonus Feature! 1964 s Moonshine Mountain
- Introductions to the films by H.G. Lewis
- Archive audio commentary on Two Thousand Maniacs! by H.G. Lewis
- Two Thousand Maniacs Can’t be Wrong filmmaker Tim Sullivan on H.G. Lewis gore classic
- Hickspoitation: Confidential visual essay on the depiction of the American South in exploitation cinema
- David Friedman: The Gentlemen’s Smut Peddler a tribute to legendary producer David F. Friedman featuring interviews with H.G. Lewis, filmmakers Fred Olen Ray and Tim Sullivan and editor Bob Murawski
- Herschell’s Art of Advertising H.G. Lewis shares his expert opinion on the art of selling movies
- Two Thousand Maniacs! Outtakes
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
By: Marc Ferman