Madman [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]


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Set at the North Sea Cottages, a wooded retreat for gifted children, the film begins with the campfire retelling of the legend of Madman Marz (Paul Ehlers), a mean, drunken farmer who went nuts one night and hacked up his entire family with an ax. Marz was lynched by ten locals and hung from a tree to die, but when they came back for the body in the morning, he had vanished. Now, the story has it, he roams the woods and will come and kill anyone who says his name above a whisper. Of course, a moronic teenaged counselor screams his name, and on the final night before Thanksgiving break, the crazed madman starts hanging and hacking the horny counselors one by one. This all might sound like it has potential to be a rousing gorefest along the lines of Friday the 13th or The Burning (both of which it slavishly imitates), but that would ignore the wretched songs, tedious pacing, bad acting, and ludicrous makeup. Leading man Tony Fish was never heard from again, and co-stars here with Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, and Jan Claire. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Release Date
Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
1 hour, 28 minutes
  • Dolby Digital Mono
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
  • English
Video Features
  • New video interviews with star, Paul "Madman" Ehlers, producer & co-creator Gary Sales, and for the first time ever, "Richie" actor Jimmy Steele.
  • The legend lives: 20 years of Madman documentary by Victor Bonacore (90mins)
  • Madman: alive at 35 featurette
  • Commentary track with producer, director and cast.
  • Commentary track by The Hysteria Continues!
  • Music inspired by Madman and in memoriam featurettes
  • Vintage still gallery
  • TV spots
  • Original theatrical trailer
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