American Psycho became one of my favorite films when it first debuted almost two decades ago. Based on Brett Easton Ellis‘ hit novel of the same name, it follows a square, nerdy, yet hugely successful investment banker in New York City named Patrick Bateman. When Bateman isn’t busy being boring and working, he moonlights as a brutal and vicious serial killer around NYC. In this darkly comedic story that combines comedy, horror, and 1980s pop tunes, you can’t help but laugh and be scared by the OCD of Patrick Bateman as he navigates his business life, business cards, making reservations at restaurants and killing people with axes and chainsaws.
It’s a fantastic film that still holds up today. The new 4K UHD transfer is the best this film has ever looked and the new Dolby Atmos audio track is fantastic. All of the extras from the previous version are imported here along with a brand new commentary track from the filmmaker Mary Harron. This comes Highly Recommended!
- NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
- Previously Recorded Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
- Audio Commentary with writer Guinevere Turner
- Deleted Scenes with optional director Audio Commentary
- “The ‘80s: Downtown” Featurette
- “American Psycho: From Book to Screen” Featurette
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