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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is definitely one of the most shocking, hard to sit through movies. Not because it’s terrible, but because of how rough and gritty it is. It also happened to introduce us to Michael Rooker, who is now one of the most beloved bad-asses, like Danny Trejo. The film is set to celebrate its 30th Anniversary just like any other underappreciated gem should; with a brand new 4K transfer of the film on Blu-ray coming from Dark Sky Films, loaded with all kinds of cool features (which you can see below along with the box art)! If you haven’t seen the film, I can’t recommend it enough. It not only showcases Michael Rooker’s first film, but you also see how dark, disturbing and amazing his performance is and what better way than with a new Blu-ray? Check it out on December 16th!

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Extras:

  • In Defense of Henry: An Appreciation
  • Henry vs MPAA: A Visual History
  • Henry at the BBFC
  • It’s Either You or Them: An Interview with Artist Joe Coleman
  • In The Round: A Conversion with John McNaughton
  • Portrait: The Making of Henry
  • Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
  • Feature Commentary with John McNaughton
  • Interview with John McNaughton, 1998
  • Trailer (original)
  • Trailer (30th anniversary)
  • Still Gallery
  • Storyboards
  • Reversible Sleeve featuring original Joe Coleman artwork

Henry (Michael Rooker) is a psychopathic drifter who has coldly murdered a number of people for no particular reason and without any remorse. Leaving bodies in his wake, Henry makes his way to Chicago, where his he settles into the run-down apartment of his drug-dealing former prison friend and occasional roommate Otis (Tom Towles). Also moving into the space is Otis’s younger sister Becky (Tracy Arnold), who is fleeing her abusive husband. As she fends off her brother’s incestuous advances, Becky finds herself attracted to Henry – unaware that he, along with Otis, are continuing their murderous rampage.

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