William Friedkin’s 1987 Thriller ‘Rampage’ Set to Receive 4K Ultra HD Release

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Director William Friedkin’s 1987 serial killer thriller “Rampage” is set to receive a 4K Ultra HD release from Kino Lorber, providing fans with a remastered version of the chilling film. The movie, which tells the story of serial killer Charlie Reece and is based on the real-life “Vampire Killer” Richard Trenton Chase, explores the frightening descent into madness of an apparently ordinary man played by Michael Biehn. As Reece’s inner demons take hold, he embarks on a violent killing spree that shocks a small California town.

The film delves deep into the psychology of its central character, offering a gripping and disturbing look at the thin line that separates sanity from madness. “Rampage” is a suspenseful thriller that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as it examines the dark and terrifying facets of the human psyche.

Despite being made in 1987, “Rampage” faced a long road to release. After its distributor, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, went bankrupt, the film sat on the shelf for five years. Friedkin re-edited the film and even changed the ending before Miramax picked it up and officially released it in 1992.

There is no official release date yet for the 4K Ultra HD version of “Rampage,” but Kino Lorber has announced that it is coming soon.

In summary, Kino Lorber is set to release a remastered 4K Ultra HD version of William Friedkin’s 1987 serial killer thriller “Rampage,” providing fans with a chilling and gripping viewing experience. The film, based on the true story of the “Vampire Killer,” offers a disturbing exploration of the thin line between sanity and madness as it follows the descent into madness of the central character, played by Michael Biehn. After a five-year delay, “Rampage” was finally released in 1992 and is now set to terrify audiences once again in its new format.