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Contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of cult horror classic Maniac

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Banned in several countries!

You'll lose your mind over this contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of Maniac: Limited Edition!

It's new release Tuesday, which means we're continuing our streak of giving away great Blu-rays from our friends at MVD Entertainment. Today's release is a staple of the dark horror/slasher genre.

Think you've got what it takes to survive Maniac?

Read these words:

Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of The Spy who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

Directed by William Lustig (Maniac Cop 2, Vigilante) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present Maniac in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival Extras!

My favorite thing about these movies is how so many of them were outright banned in different countries around the world. Have we evolved as a society to understand the difference between fact and fiction, or have we devolved so much as to not care?

To enter to win, comment below telling us why you got banned in several countries around the world. For me, it was obvious -- I'm just too damned handsome. France was intimidated by my beauty, Germany couldn't handle my blonde hair and perfect complexion, and Taiwan thought I was an ancient spirit because I'm paler than a ghost. None of them could handle me.

We have two Blu-rays to give out. Winners will be drawn on Monday, December 17. Since these are physical prizes, you must have a United States mailing address to be eligible to win. Make sure to comment using a Dtoid account with your current email address on file.

Maniac: Limited Edition is available now from MVD Entertainment. Head over to Flixist for more chances to win.

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