Ultimately, the only truly retro thing about this weirdly reactionary potboiler is its politics.
It’s nice to see the old killer bird serpent come out of hiding, but one wishes that Shout! Factory had thrown a more ambitious welcome back party.
Synapse gives the film a righteous Blu-ray upgrade, capturing the grit and grime of Ed Koch’s New York in all its 1080p prime.
William Lustig’s Maniac Cop should’ve been the cult actioneer to end them all.
Maniac Cop is only a petty misdemeanor to Uncle Sam’s gross felony.