I’m one of the privileged few to own the now out-of-print release of MADMAN Anchor Bay put out back in 2001, but I’ll sure as hell be looking forward to this one if the features are right! Came across this news at Shock Till You Drop:
We’ve learned that Code Red DVD is in the early stages of prepping a new special edition of the early 80’s “slasher” cult classic Madman. Anchor Bay Entertainment initially put out the DVD back in 2001 which has long since been out of print.
While the new features for this edition are still being worked out, we do know that the original commentary track with writer/director Joe Giannone, writer/producer Gary Sales and stars Tony Fish and Paul “Madman Marz” Ehlers will be carted over from the Anchor Bay release. (Sadly, Giannone and Fish are no longer with us.)
Early word has it the disc will sport new interviews with some of the cast, as well as a featurette visiting the original shooting locations with Madman Marz himself, Paul Ehlers.
Madman pre-dated the original Friday The 13th and has become a “slasher” fan favorite in recent years, especially with frequent plays on IFC. Code Red has released DVD editions of other genre titles such as Don’t Go In The Woods, Beyond The Door and Dead Pit, amongst others.
We’ll keep you posted on more details for this release as they become official. Expect the new special edition Madman DVD later this year.