Rampage: William Friedkin’s Lost Serial Killer Thriller Gets 4K UHD Release in 2024

Los Angeles, CA – The late director William Friedkin was known for his iconic films such as “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist”, but his lesser-known work “Rampage” is now receiving recognition with a 4K UHD release courtesy of Kino Lorber in early 2024. The film, based on a novel by William P. Wood, delves into the topic of legal insanity and the complexities of the criminal justice system. Despite facing challenges during its original release in 1987, “Rampage” is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Starring Alex McArthur and Michael Biehn, the film follows the story of a seemingly normal man who embarks on a chilling killing spree, sparking a complex legal battle and moral dilemma for the liberal district attorney. Despite its initial struggles with distribution and a delayed North American release, “Rampage” garnered attention at the Boston Film Festival and eventually found a new audience after being re-released by the Weinsteins’ company Miramax.

Friedkin’s personal experience with the film’s challenging production and delayed release reflects the tumultuous nature of the industry, but he remained dedicated to his craft. The film’s journey from initial production to its upcoming 4K UHD release is a testament to the enduring impact of Friedkin’s work in the world of cinema.

Fans of “Rampage” can finally experience the film in stunning detail and resolution, a long-awaited tribute to Friedkin’s artistic vision that will surely bring new appreciation to this underrated classic. The film’s re-emergence is a reminder of the resilience of creativity and the enduring legacy of filmmakers like William Friedkin.