Rampage Director William Friedkin’s 1987 Thriller Receives 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. This remastered version of the film, which tells the story of the chilling descent into madness of a seemingly ordinary man, is generating buzz and anticipation among fans.

Rampage is based on the real-life story of ”Vampire Killer” Richard Trenton Chase, and follows the transformation of a seemingly ordinary man, Charlie Reece, into a violent serial killer. Michael Biehn portrays Reece as his inner demons take hold and he embarks on a violent killing spree that shocks a small California town.

The film delves deep into the psychology of its central character and offers a gripping and disturbing look at the thin line that separates sanity from madness. As Reece is finally caught and brought to trial, the district attorney struggles with his beliefs of guilt as Reece’s own conviction that he’s done nothing wrong appears to sway the jury.

Rampage was initially made in 1987, but faced a long road to release as its distributor went bankrupt, leaving the film on the shelf for five years. Friedkin re-edited the film and even changed the ending before it was officially released in 1992 by Miramax. Kino Lorber has announced the remastered version as “Coming Soon,” but no specific release date has been provided yet.

The 4K Ultra HD release of Rampage offers fans and new audiences the chance to revisit this suspenseful thriller that examines the dark and terrifying facets of the human psyche, drawing attention to the thin line between sanity and madness.