Starting immediately after the climax of the first movie, William Lustig’s follow-up wastes no time establishing the fact that the Maniac Cop Matt Cordell (Robert Z’Dar) is still alive and kicking.
The murder spree starts again, but this time Cordell hooks up with a sleazy dude played with great relish by Leo Rossi. Cordell still wants revenge and needs help getting what he wants. Detective McKinney played by veteran bad guy (in a good guy role) Robert Davi leads the hunt for Cordell.
Maniac Cop 2 enjoys a bigger budget this time around and Lustig (and screenwriter Larry Cohen) waste no time putting that money on screen with better Cordell make-up, lots of violence and some spectacular action sequences. I’ve enjoyed the series for years and this new Blu-ray is terrific. A great picture and sound along with an informative documentary and other goodies.
Also, the Blu-ray isn’t coded so you can play it anywhere, thanks Blue Underground. Essential stuff all round if this is your thing and if it isn’t, why not?
- Starring Robert Davi Robert Z’Dar Bruce Campbell Claudia Christian
- Director William Lustig
- Distributor Blue Underground