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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Getting 4K Restoration Blu-Ray

November 1, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Henry: Portrait of Serial Killer is going 4K. Dark Sky/MPI have announced that the controversial 1986 thriller is set to be released on digital platforms and Blu-Ray in a 4K restoration on December 6th. The film received an X rating due to disturbing content despite the fact that there is little gore on the screen.

Henry is loosely based on a true story and charts the adventures of the titular character (Michael Rooker), 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 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.