'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' Slashes Its Way to Blu-Ray
September 4, 2009
"Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" will hit high definition when Dark Sky Films releases the film on Blu-ray for the first time. The disc, which includes by director commentary, deleted scenes, documentaries and other extras, arrives on September 29, 2009, Dark Sky has announced.
Director John McNaughton’s fact-based drama became instantly notorious upon its premiere at the 1986 Chicago Film Festival. Its story of a conscienceless murderer was so grimly and matter-of-factly presented that it received an NC-17 rating (later surrendered) upon its commercial release in 1990.
Michael Rooker ("The Bone Collector," "The Replacement Killers") gives a chilling performance as Henry, a drifter who leads an ex-jail mate on a killing spree in Chicago, choosing victims at random and varying the execution method to avoid detection. Director McNaughton ("Wild Things") provides running commentary on the Blu-ray disc, which also includes deleted scenes and outtakes, documentaries about the making of the film and about the real Henry Lee Lucas, storyboards, trailers and a stills gallery.
Undeniably one of the most important horror films of the 1980s. We'll see how it looks in high-def.