Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Announced

Independent British distributors Optimum Home Entertainment will release a Double Play edition (Blu-ray/DVD) of John McNaughton’sHenry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), starring Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, and Tom Towles. Street date is October 24th.

Special features:

  • Portrait: The Making of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Serial Killers: Henry Lee Lucas
  • Interview with Director John McNaughton
  • John McNaughton in conversation with Nigel Floyd
  • Censorship History
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes with commentary by John McNaughton
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original storyboards
  • Trailer


Based on the harrowing true story of one of America’s most notorious mass-murderers, Henry Lee Lucas (portrayed with a dead-eye passivity by a scarily resonant Michael Rooker), John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer builds to a disquieting and horrific climax and provides a sobering, nightmarish glimpse into a deranged and damaged mind. On its initial release, America’s MPAA gave the film the notorious X-rating, claiming that they “wouldn’t know where to begin cutting”. While in Britain, Chief Censor James Ferman took a whole year to give the film a certificate. “One of our psychologists said the film was remarkably accurate,” he argued, effectively giving it its best review.

Originally reported at blu-ray.com

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