Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Renato Polselli's unreleased MANIA - the complete trailer

I posted the trailer for Renato Polselli's Italian horror movie MANIA from 1974 a little while ago but unfortunately it was a rather aborted version. Now, thanks to a private collector, here's the complete trailer finally. And in a really good condition too. It comes from a 35mm print.

Wayne on Cinehound informed me MANIA has NEVER been released anywhere on VHS or any other format, nor has it been shown anywhere on television. There exist no bootlegs either. And even when it came out it only had a very limited run in the Italian cinemas. When you watch the trailer it's hard to understand why it didn't cause more interest but maybe the stimmung back then just wasn't in favour of it. :(
It's a crime against all humanity that this film doesn't exist on DVD and I certainly hope we'll get to see it released soon.