COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.99
 
Halloween: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$109.99
 
The Doctor and the Devils (Blu-ray)
$8.99
 
Snowpiercer (Blu-ray)
$14.96
 
Spartacus: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$80.76
 
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Blu-ray)
$24.99
 
Arrow: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$39.99
 
Titanic 3D (Blu-ray)
$15.98
 
Megamind 3D (Blu-ray)
$15.70
 
Fargo: Season One (Blu-ray)
$34.99
19 hrs ago
Zodiac (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
The Ring (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air (Blu-ray)
$14.22
 
Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray)
$19.96
 
Rio 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Hannibal: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$27.99
 


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (35514)
 Adventure (27210)
 Animation (8195)
 Anime (4474)
 Biography (3725)
 Comedy (26670)
 Comic book (4978)
 Coming of age (1734)
 Crime (18617)
 Dark humor (3688)
 Documentary (4853)
 Drama (42755)
 Epic (5073)
 Erotic (1057)
 Family (11583)
 Fantasy (15558)
 Film-Noir (1142)
 Foreign (6100)
 Heist (1608)
 History (5606)
 Holiday (1190)
 Horror (13374)
 Imaginary (885)
 Martial arts (3212)
 Melodrama (2283)
 Music (8296)
 Musical (3724)
 Mystery (10861)
 Nature (1794)
 Other (690)
 Period (6656)
 Psychological thriller (3063)
 Romance (15597)
 Sci-Fi (17458)
 Short (373)
 Sport (2728)
 Supernatural (4178)
 Surreal (1406)
 Teen (3110)
 Thriller (31475)
 War (5581)
 Western (2326)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray

United States
273
4
6
MPI Media Group | 1986 | 86 min | Unrated | Sep 29, 2009

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1 (20.18 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 16-bit)

Subtitles
English

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $29.98, Price history

Amazon: $18.44 (Save 38%)
Best Buy: $7.99 (Save 73%)  

New from: $8.49 (Save 72%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.5
72
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
Based on 5 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
Mystery9%
Thriller6%
55%
popularity
524
collections
7
fans




Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

 (1986)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Michael Rooker is unforgettable as Henry, a soft-spoken loner with a cool exterior masking an inner rage that boils at blast furnace intensity. When fellow ex-con Otis invites Henry to move into his Chicago apartment, he becomes a willing participant in Henry's senseless, random killing sprees. Meanwhile, Otis' unsuspecting sister, Becky (Tracy Arnold) is smitten with Henry, whose broken childhood mirrors her own. Masterfully directed by John McNaughton, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a chilling character study of a mass murderer that continues to shock and disturb twenty years after its debut.

For more about Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and the Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray release, see Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold
Director: John McNaughton

» See full cast & crew


Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Let's not sugarcoat this. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is an ugly film. No matter how much you bump the resolution or tweak with the color timing, it will always be an ugly film. In a sense, though, it's perfectly ugly, with form and function, medium and message serving the same gritty, grime-covered ends. Here on Blu-ray, the film receives a 1080p/VC-1 encoded transfer that shows a slight but appreciable upgrade from prior DVD releases. Colors certainly seem stronger, warmer, and more stable, particularly reds, like Henry's coat and the film's ample blood. As Henry was shot on 16mm, an occasionally heavy grain field buzzes over the image and, by extension, the film isn't exactly sharp by modern standards. Close-ups obviously show more detail than the film's DVD counterpart, but some of the medium and longer shots have a softer, unresolved appearance. Black levels prove to be the film's repeat offender, frequently crushing detail during darker scenes. The daylight segments in downtown Chicago tend to look best, but I was also momentarily impressed by the hood-mounted shot of Henry and Otis driving in the rain, a shot that shows a surprising amount of depth. Still, much of the film has a dull, dingy, depressive look that is an inalienable effect of the low-budget source material. Even dressed up in a high definition transfer, Henry is still a grim and dirty affair, but I can't imagine it being any other way.


Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

Henry's Linear PCM 2.0 stereo track likewise represents the film well, even if the lo-fi audio capture is less than impressive today. As director John McNaughton reveals in his deleted scenes commentary, only two lines of dialogue were dubbed in post-production. All other lines were captured on-set or on-location, and the result is a somewhat uneven vocal mix. For example, you'll notice some discrepancies in ambient volume as the camera cuts back and forth between two actors. The sound quality during the scene in the underpass sounds flat-out horrible—muffled and indistinct—and I also noticed two instances of slight clipping. Still, the rest of the dialogue is intelligible and mostly clean. The dated score sounds as good as it can—with digital drums and buzzing synth lines—and for a 2.0 mix there's a decent amount of bass. I won't hesitate to say that this is the best that Henry has ever sounded, but it is noticeably inferior to other catalog titles from the mid-1980s.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray, News and Updates



Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer BD - June 23, 2009

Fangoria magazine has the scoop that Dark Sky Films is set to release John McNaughton's cult film 'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' on Blu-ray on September 29. No specifications are available, but you can expect 1.33:1 1080p video and a stereo lossless audio ...


Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
The Killer (John Woo) 475 Sep 14, 2012



Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu-ray


$29.98 $18.44


Buy Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Godzilla
2. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
3. Godzilla 3D
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
8. Godzilla
9. Godzilla
10. The Fault in Our Stars
11. Hannibal: Season Two
12. Halloween: The Complete Collection
13. My Fair Lady
14. Ghostbusters II
15. Eraserhead

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. The Maze Runner
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5. Snowpiercer
6. A Walk Among the Tombstones
7. Tusk
8. The Drop
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
10. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
11. The Expendables 3
12. Lucy
13. Boyhood
14. The November Man
15. This Is Where I Leave You
16. Hercules
17. Frank
18. The Zero Theorem
19. The Giver
20. The Equalizer

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Fault in Our Stars
5.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
6.  Neighbors
7.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
8.  Halloween: The Complete Collection
9.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
10.  Jurassic Park 1-3
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
2.  Neighbors
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  Halloween: The Complete Collection
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
7.  Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
8.  Snowpiercer
9.  Edge of Tomorrow 3D
10.  Edge of Tomorrow
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  The Fault in Our Stars
$24.99, Save 50%
3.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
4.  Snowpiercer
$14.96, Save 50%
5.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
6.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
7.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
8.  Captain America: The First Avenger
$19.96, Save 50%
9.  The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
$22.99, Save 54%
10.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection

 United States


$199.99 $34.99





Halloween: The Complete Collection

 United States


$169.99 $109.99





The Doctor and the Devils

 United States


$24.97 $8.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices