Madman: Vinegar Syndrome brings 1981 slasher to 4K UHD!

Back in 2015, Vinegar Syndrome brought director Joe Giannone’s 1981 slasher Madman to Blu-ray – and you can still pick up copies of that release at THIS LINK. Now the company has brought the legend of Madman Marz to 4K UHD, and they’re taking orders at! The 4K UHD release is currently going for the price of $30.99, and the first 6000 copies will come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Tom Hodge of The Dude Designs. You can take a look at the slipcover at the bottom of this article.

Scripted by Giannone and Gary Sales, Madman tells the following story:

Many terrifying legends are shared around campfires, but very few of them are true. That’s what teenage Richie thought about the story of Madman Marz, a hulking brute who, as the story goes, murdered his entire family decades earlier and who can be summoned from the dead by calling his name. Unfortunately for Richie and his fellow teenage summer camp counselors, the legend is very true, and Madman Marz is back, freshly sharpened axe in hand, to continue the killing spree he began many years ago…

The film stars Dawn of the Dead‘s Gaylen Ross (under the name Alexis Dubin), Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, Jan Claire, Alex Murphy, Jimmy Steele, Carl Fredericks, and Michael Sullivan, with Paul Ehlers as Madman Marz himself.

Here’s some information on the 4K UHD release and its bonus features:

– Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set
– 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
– Scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
“I’m Not a Screamer” – a brand new interview with lead actress Gaylen Ross
– Commentary track with director Joe Giannone, producer Gary Sales, and actors Paul Ehlers and Tony Nunziata
– Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
– An interview with creator/producer Gary Sales
– An introduction by Gary Sales
– “Alive at 35” – a featurette with Gary Sales, Paul “Madman” Ehlers, and “Richie” actor Tom Candela
– “The Legend Still Lives! – 30 Years of Madman” – a feature-length making-of documentary by Victor Bonacore
– Original theatrical trailer
– Still Gallery
– In Memoriam featurette
– TV Spots
– Music Inspired by Madman featurette
– Deadpit interviews with Gary Sales & Paul Ehlers
– Reversible cover artwork
– English SDH subtitles

I love slasher movies from the 1980s, and Madman is a great one. I don’t have 4K capabilities myself, but I’m still glad to see the movie getting this release.

Madman Vinegar Syndrome

Source: Vinegar Syndrome

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