Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer (30th Anniversary Edition)

Rooker, Michael

SKU: 030306197296

UPC 030306197296
Release Date 2016-12-06
Studio MPI Home Video
Discs 1
Length 82
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, loosely based on the case of Henry Lee Lucas, a confessed serial killer, is a terrifyingly intimate journey into the twisted life of a murderous psychotic. As the blank-eyed Henry (Michael Rooker) drifts from place to place, he selects victims at random, slaughters them, and captures the brutality on videotape. When he is joined by his deranged roommate, a loudmouthed ex-convict named Otis (Tom Towles), the almost unfathomably malevolent acts multiply. John McNaughton's film, in the tradition of such classic studies of homicidal personality as PEEPING TOM and TAXI DRIVER, goes further than both of these movies in its flat refusal to tell the killer's story on anything other than the killer's terms. McNaughton is able to present the world Henry aimlessly traverses as Henry sees it--almost unendurably bleak and meaningless--and in doing so he allows his film to go as deep into the nightmarish mind of a killer as anything ever committed to celluloid.You want some fries?--Henry (Michael Rooker) to his shaken pal Otis (Tom Towles) after he kills two prostitutes in front of Otis The moose is loose.--bumper sticker on the back of Henry's carHENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER was originally rated X by the MPAA. The film's distributors chose to release the film without a rating instead. It's probably too bloody for the art crowd and too arty for the blood crowd.--director-cowriter John McNaughton, discussing HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLERAn assault on the sensibilities of a sane person, this film coldly observes the horrendous actions of a serial killer who executes random victims in various ways....Spare, intelligent and thought provoking....This film gives off a dark chill that follows you all the way home......Exceptionally well-acted....[A] challenging, uncomfortable and honourable approach to real-life horrors......A more explicit PSYCHO made with Hitchcock's integrity... -- 4 out of 4 stars...Profoundly disturbing....[McNaughton's] artistic control of the camera and narrative is evident from the start......Rooker captures a psychopath's charisma in a film as raw as a fresh blade wound. -- Rating: B+...As fine a film as it is a brutally disturbing one...[It is the] careful, naturalistic direction of actors that gives the film its creepy staying power.
Cast Richard Fire (Screenplay Collaboration)
John McNaughton (Producer)
John McNaughton (Director)
Tracy Arnold (Star)
Steven A. Jones (Producer)
Michael Rooker (Star)
Malik B. Ali (Executive Producer)
Charlie Lieberman (Director of Photography)
Waleed B. Ali (Executive Producer)
Robert McNaughton (Music)
Ken Hale (Music)
Lisa Dedmond (Producer)
John McNaughton (Screenplay Collaboration)
Tom Towles (Star)
Steven A. Jones (Music)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Commentary with Director John McNaughton In Defense of Henry: An Appreciation Henry vs MPAA: A Visual History Henry at the BBFC: An Interview with Nightmare USA Author Stephen Thrower It's Either You or Them: An Interview wiht Artist Joe Coleman Portrait: The Making of Henry Deleted Scenes & Outtakes Interview with John McNaughton, 1998 Original Trailer - 30th Anniversary Trailer Still Gallery Storyboards Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama,Biography
Attribute Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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