This month will see the anticipated dvd-release of the notorious early 80′s cult gem The Last Horror Film, fittingly let loose on obscure movie-lovers by the one company with the most dubious taste in movies, Troma Entertainment inc.
Troma Team Video is proud to unleash for the first time uncut on DVD, one of Joe Spinell‘s (“Rocky”, “The Godfather”) most perverse, unnerving performances, since his unforgettable starring role in “Maniac”, in this underrated gem of the 80s — “The Last Horror Film”.
“The Last Horror Film” will be the third installment in the ‘Tromasterpiece Collection’ -- Troma’s new line of video product which promises fans and new audiences alike, optimum quality releases, along with the comprehensive supplemental material, of the world’s greatest obscure entertainment.
Cult/horror fans will rejoice, as this film also reunites Spinell with another “Maniac”-alum; Hammer horror film star and Bond-girl babe Caroline Munro. Contrary to the typical ‘psycho-stalker-roaming-the-streets’ affair, “The Last Horror Film” at the height of the American slasher revolution takes place during the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.
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Vinny Durand (Spinell), a lonesome New York cab driver who lives at home with his mother, has dreams of becoming a famous film director. Consumed by his depraved obsession with beautiful horror actress Jenna Bates (Bond-Girl Caroline Munro) and determined to have her star in his first film, Vinny trails her to the Cannes Film Festival. While Vinny’s disturbing fascination grows, a mysterious killer begins slaughtering all people in Jenna’s entourage. Is the obsessed fanatic and the psychotic killer one in the same? Will this be Jenna’s Last Horror Film?
The Last Horror Film DVD will include the uncut version of the film, which has never been released in America on video and was only available on the pre-certification UK VHS tape released over 25 years ago. The Troma Team produced a fascinating new featurette, My Best Maniac which features Spinell’s closest friend, Luke Walter who boldly reminisces about the hilarious antics and vivacious spirit of Spinell during the film’s production. Also inclusive on the disc, is a brand new audio commentary with Walter, a new interview with Maniac director William Lustig, Buddy G’s (Combat Shock) rarely-seen short film Mr. Robbie (aka Maniac 2) which features Spinell in one of his last performances before his untimely death, original and new trailers, and much more!
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
- My Best Maniac: An afternoon with Spinell’s best friend, Luke Walter
- Audio commentary by Walter
- Buddy Giovinazzo’s short rarely-seen short, MR. ROBBIE, a.k.a. MANIAC 2, starring Spinell
- Interview with Maniac director William Lustig
- Original theatrical trailer and tv spots
- Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of the Toxic Avenger
- Plus more Tromatic extras!