Just saw "Maniac" at long last and really dug it!!! I was hesitant to rent it from all the negative commentary I had heard, but it is a really effective film - right now I'm listening to the soundtrack and it is great! I love all those gritty New York street scenes - my favorite has to be the scene with the nurse - there is one point where the camera pulls in on her face, very quickly closer and closer that I have never seen anyone do and it is really effective. She really looked frightened - no bullshit acting here! I will have to pick up the box, instead of just the single disc. Man, sorry for being really naive, but I had no idea that Spinell was the dispatcher in "Taxi Driver" and in the Godfather movies. I fucking love "Taxi Driver" and thought Spinell looked familiar, but... I also love the letters they included in the extras from the "Gallery of Outrage" or whatever - the letter from the movie review board in the Phillippines was priceless - the gall these fucks have to decide what is right for me and you.